Counselling helps to develop children’s skills to strengthen their resilience and deal with any problems and challenges they may face. In the United Kingdom, there is still a vast gap between what is provided for children suffering from mental health problems and what is needed to treat them.
As a school counsellor, being aware of the impact of various guidelines, is a key component of your role. The School Counsellor Conference will enhance your ability to provide the ideal environment for your students to receive adequate therapeutic support during and after the current challenges facing us.
Please note: this conference will now be taking place online.
What topics will be covered at this crucial conference?
- Bereavement Counselling
- Counselling in the 21st Century
- COVID19 – Mental Health Impacts
- Working with BAME Students
- Counselling LGBT Students
- Working effectively with SEN students
- Registration and refreshments
- 09.30 - 9.35
- Chairperson’s Welcome
- 09.35 – 10.30
COVID19 – Mental Health Impacts
- What was the impact of isolation on student mental health?
- The possible long-term impacts of COVID-19 on mental health
- What therapeutic approaches are successful following national crisis situations?
- 10.30 – 11.15
Counselling in the 21st Century
- What does research tell us about the use of technology in counselling
- What are chatbots and can we use them?
- How can we use on-line counselling as part of our school practice?
- 11.15 – 11.45
- Morning Break & Networking
- 11.45 – 12.45
- Models and stages of grief
- How children manage bereavement at each age stage
- Bereavement counselling for students
- Setting up bereavement support groups
- 12.45 – 1.45
- Lunch and networking
- 1.45 – 2.30
Working with BAME Students
- What are the unique barriers and problems faced by BAME students?
- How to understand and incorporate cultural differences into your daily practice
- Monitoring and challenging our unconscious bias
- Support organisations for BAME Mental Health
- 2.30 – 3.00
Counselling LGBT Students
- What are the complex issues faced by LGBTQ+ students?
- Why are LGBTQ+ students statistically more likely to suffer a mental health condition
- How to work therapeutically with LGBTQ+ students
- Working with the school to effectively support LGBTQ+ students
- 3.00 – 3.15
- Afternoon break and networking
- 3.15 – 4.00
Working effectively with SEN students
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder Students – what are the most effective therapeutic interventions to support their mental health
- Working therapeutically with non-verbal students
- 4.00– 4.15
- Open Forum/Q&A and Farewell