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  • Metanoia Institute is delighted to offer the first of our live Zoom workshops which will support and develop our students’ understanding and awareness of Mental Health.  These workshops are free to attend and will form part of a series running across the academic year.

    It is expected that psychotherapy students should complete a minimum of 120 hours of Mental Health Familiarisation during their training, usually after the first two years, to gain first hand experience of mental health provision, clinical methods, diagnosis and the Mental Health Act (2017).

    At least 14 of these hours (though we recommend more) must involve direct experience with service users of mental health services.  MHF hours may also be taken as workshops in order to enhance learning and understanding.

    About the workshops:

    All of the listed workshops will be facilitated by Dr Emma Haynes on behalf of Metanoia Institute.  They are free to attend, via Zoom and will also be recorded and stored on Moodle in our growing bank of resources for students.

    Attending or viewing these workshops will contribute a total of 10 hours towards your MHF training.

    N.B:
    Trauma – the basics and Developmental Trauma cannot be counted separately, so you are strongly advised to attend both.

    Dr Emma Haynes is a relational TA psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer working in private practice.  She specialises in working with all aspects of trauma, maternal mental illness and puerperal psychosis. She also works with parents and families, teaching attachment and bonding, and developmental trauma.  Emma sees these two specialisms as combined – severe maternal mental illness can have severe implications for the infant.  Developmental trauma can be one of those implications.

    Emma completed her PhD researching TA psychotherapy at The University of Salford, UK.

    For further information from Emma, please contact:
    Dr Emma Haynes, PhD, MSc, PTSTA (P), CTA, UKCP
    Email: emmafhaynes@aol.com
    www.emmahaynes.co.uk

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    Mental Heather Disorder - Tuesday 24th November 2020, 6pm - 8pm COMPLETED

    RECORDING OF THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW AVAILABLE VIA ZOOM.  The passcode is Kp8Wy?y#

    https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/CSLHdD9Gug_paWuXfeM-a8UI_Sge4k-anYGzcFazUn9isWpJSyjlK_6zpfoC3iVr.16UUMvWx4n_e7PRO

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    Psychiatric drugs - the basics - Tuesday 8th December 2020, 6pm - 8pm COMPLETED

    RECORDING OF THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW AVAILABLE VIA ZOOM. The passcode is i8+xCuQB

    https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/ahgEU482fDPRoV5sNqZfO-MjwWYGIzSYUZzfO0L43DqHuzpWo-wmk8jSS8K2CTs.xOsRe8YPIVc953aQ

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    Maternal Mental Illness - Tuesday 12th January 2021, 6pm - 8pm FULL  (Changed to 26th January 21)

    Trauma - the basics - Tuesday 16th March 2021, 6pm - 8pm FULL

    Developmental Trauma - Tuesday 13th April 2020, 6pm - 8pm FULL

    • Metanoia Institute is proud to be continuing with its series of free workshops this academic year.  These sessions offer curriculum enrichment and personal and professional development opportunities to our community of students.  Details of events for November and December are listed below; these sessions are free to attend. 

      Please note that due to the content of Di Hodgson's workshop it will not be stored on Moodle resources.  All others will be recorded and stored on Moodle in our growing bank of resources for students.

      About our November and December workshop conveners:

      Dr Di Hodgson is the Director of Studies and programme leader on the MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy. Di has been a psychotherapist for over 25 years, and a clinical supervisor for over 20. She completed her DPsych in 2011. She is a regular facilitator of workshops at National and International workshops, an external examiner in Poland, and is on the editorial team of the British Gestalt Journal. Di is also an all-year-round sea swimmer.

      Professor Carrie Weston, PhD, MA, PGCE, BA, FHEA, is Deputy CEO at Metanoia Institute.  Carrie has spent over 30 years in teaching, educational psychology, education leadership, writing and research.  She is an experienced examiner and research supervisor.  Carrie’s  research interests and experience are in the areas of Higher Education, pedagogy, inclusive learning, disability and developmental movement.  She completed her PhD in Scotland in 2007. Carrie is also a widely published children’s author and has performed at Glastonbury and the Bath literary festival.

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      Medical to Social Model-and Beyond Prof Carrie Weston Wednesday 9th December Completed

      RECORDING OF THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW AVAILABLE VIA ZOOM. The Passcode is: @7m@Ep1P

      https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/Q_tj3SbPFXy5llrT6GGe6Jgl7AagFKgt-5ZI1gB7BDJvd_cxqg8L3BJanillgZHo.uG7Sb-KUn0xsr8F8

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    • About the conveners:

      Ruth Nightingale has been a tutor on the Gestalt Psychotherapy Training at Metanoia for five years, after being an assistant on the training for three years.  She has a keen interest in working with the movement we bring in contacting our environment and others – our embodied experience of being in the world.  She also trained in Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy (Ruella Frank), alongside her Gestalt training and continues to develop this lens in her psychotherapy work.

       Lucy Christopher qualified as a gestalt psychotherapist in 2015 from Metanoia Institute, where she currently works as a primary tutor on the Gestalt training. Lucy also has a private practice and runs therapeutic weaving groups for a women's centre in London.  She has a specific interest in how we work with creativity and experimentation in therapy. 

      Nicola Blunden
      is Director of Studies for Person Centred. She uses a mixture of teaching input, 
      reflective and experiential exercises, plus discussion, to give you a rich and enjoyable learning space.  All students, at any level or modality of training, are welcome to attend this exploratory workshop in January.

    • Assessment Training

      Dr Lia Foa

      Conducting an Assessment 4th & 5th March 2021 – 9.30 – 4.30 PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. ACCEPTING WAITLIST APPLICATIONS ONLY

      This workshop will introduce a format and rationale for structuring clinical assessments. We will cover different forms of assessment, topics that need to be explored during an assessment, using questionnaires, and consider outcomes of an assessment. We will also explore complex aspects of assessment, including the assessment of risk and different forms of medication.

      Formulation and Diagnosis in Assessment 18th & 19th March 2021 – 9.30 – 4.30 PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. ACCEPTING WAITLIST APPLICATIONS ONLY

      This workshop will explore using your theoretical approach to formulate main themes in an assessment, as well as introduce the structure and approach to formal clinical diagnosis using DSM-5. The advantages and disadvantages of diagnosis will be discussed as well as using the therapeutic relationship and transference in diagnosis. We will go on to consider different types of diagnosis, including psychosis and the mental health act.

      Each 2-day workshop counts towards 2 days for MHFP.

      A foundation certificate is available for those wishing to attend both workshops, and complete a 2000 word essay.

      We hope to host this workshop as an in person event, however, this is dependent on the pandemic situation. As such, the workshop is limited to 25 people per day. All applications after this cap will be placed on the waiting list.

      The price for the workshops are:

      Students: £35 per day

      Metanoia members: £70 per day

      Non-members: £90 per day


      • Please complete the application form below and return by post to :13 North Common Road, Ealing, London, W5 2QB; or by email to: shea.holland@metanoia.ac.uk.

      • We currently have places available on the following Practitioner Certificate:

        CREATIVE WRITING FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (CWTP) FOR THERAPISTS AND COUNSELLORS

        COURSE DATES

        Day 1 & 2 Friday 26th and Saturday 27th February 2021

        Days 3 & 4 Friday 26th March and Saturday 27th March 2021

        Days 5 & 6 Friday 23rd  and Saturday 24th April 2021

        Days 7 & 8 Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd May 2021

        Days 9 & 10 Friday 25th and Saturday 26th June 2021

        Training days run from 9.30-5.30

        FACILITATORS

        Fiona Hamilton, Graham Hartill, Nigel Gibbons, Claire Williamson, Foluke Taylor

        FEES 

        Standard Members: £1,050 Early Bird: £850

        Standard Non-Members: £1,250 Early Bird: £1,050

        Early Bird available until 1st February 2021

        If you are currently or have in the past studied with Metanoia you may be a member, in which case you may be eligible for members pricing as listed above.

        If not, the standard non-member fee will apply.

        We must receive the course fee in full before you begin your training, please wait until your place has been confirmed before submitting payment.

        Payment methods are: Bank Transfer or Card Payment

        (see application form here for details)