Anchoring your Adolescent

CTC Training Course

Specialised Courses for Parents, Carers and Professionals

Anchoring your Adolescent: How to Keep
Connection Through the Adolescent Years

Live Online Course Course Fee: €35
Course Date: 25th of April 2024
Session Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm

This live online course explore how to remain connected to an adolescent as they navigate one of the most challenging times in development. It is suitable for parents and carers and also for professionals working with adolescents. The webinar will be facilitated by a highly experienced child and adolescent psychotherapist with a specialisation in play therapy.

During the webinar we will:
• Learn about the developmental challenges and tasks of adolescence both for the adolescent and the adult.
• Explore how connection with an adolescent looks different to earlier childhood.
• Learn about what the adolescent needs from the adult around connection .
• Learn some ways to make this fun and engaging, while also developmentally matched to the adolescent.

The course is designed to equip professionals, and parents and carers, with helpful tools for the adolescent in their care.

Participants are required to have the following tools.

Space and technology:
• Sound cancelling headset or confidential room to participate in
• A computer or other suitable device (e.g. i pad), ideally, but not essentially, with built in (or external) microphone, speaker and camera.
• Uninterrupted internet connection

All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Cancellations: Full fee is non-refundable in the event of cancellations within 14 days of the webinar. You can nominate another person to attend in your place.

Emer McDonagh
CTC Staff
Role:MA Course Leader

Emer is the Assistant MA Course Leader at CTC. She holds an MA in Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy and Play Therapy and a BA (HONS) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care. She has extensive experience working with children who have experienced domestic violence and also with non residential parents and their children, maintaining and promoting quality contact. Emer has been involved in the Daphne III programme Responding to Child Parent Violence action research project, training in Non Violent Resistance and the Break 4 Change programme targeting services to families affected by Child Parent Violence. Emer has also completed Intensive Filial Therapy Training, and mindfulness training. Emer also provides a family support role with families affected by meningitis. She has developed a number of workshops to support adults such as “You, Your Thoughts & Your ACTions”, addressing stress and anxiety, “Don’t Just Survive, Thrive!, parenting children affected by Meningitis”. She has also developed and facilitated workshops to support whole families including “Reconnecting after Meningitis” and the sibling support workshop “Me Too!”. Emer has worked with the Brothers of Charity services and been involved in a number of Humanitarian aid projects in both Ethiopia and Peru. Currently Emer is in private practice at Acorns 2 Oaks Therapy Services and also provides trainings for professionals working with vulnerable children. Emer facilitates our Level 6 Therapeutic Play Skills Certificate in Galway and also works as a CTC supervisor.

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