This knowledge and skills-based course will help you to help people tell their story and make sense of their emotional distress, troubled and troubling behaviour.
You will learn how to help people with complex needs make sense of their lives, without labelling, or ‘diagnosing’. You will have a go at co-creating narratives including by individualised, creative case-formulation. You will discuss the wide range of ways people can create narrative, beyond talking, such as the use of art and movement.
The course draws on the British Psychological Society’s Power Threat Meaning Framework to understand the diversity of human suffering and its meanings.
What you will learn
- An overview of the Power Threat Meaning Framework
- The links between personal distress, social injustice and inequality
- How we can move from ‘diagnosis’ and symptoms to ‘threat responses’
- The four questions from the Power Threat Meaning Framework that can help individuals, families and communities to create new hopeful meanings
- Trauma informed approaches
- Adverse Childhood Experiences as threats
- Understand the diverse experiences and expressions of human distress
- Understanding meaning and distress at social, community and cultural levels
- A range of ways to create hopeful narratives
- How this framework might inform the development of Psychologically Informed Environments
1 day course
Wharf Chambers, Leeds, LS 7EQ
Open course with individual places
Certificate of attendance (equivalent to 6 hours of CPD)
If you have a number of people in your organisation who would benefit, it may be more cost effective to bring it to you.