Training In Expatriate Issues for Therapists, Supervisors and Health Professionals

 

Date:   Saturday 22nd July, 2017

Venue: The Affinity Centre, 29a Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AR. 10am – 4pm.

Cost:   110 GBP per person

About this course

In our increasingly mobile world, therapists are often called upon to address the needs of clients who have lived and worked overseas. Expatriate living impacts individuals on multiple levels therefore understanding the expatriate frame of reference is key to working successfully with this client population. Questions surrounding identity and belonging, feelings of restlessness and relational struggles are some of the challenges caused by the ever changing landscape associated with the expatriate lifestyle. In particular, repeated cycles of loss and grief are the most poignant issues facing expatriates today which can have a profound impact on well-being.

This course is essential for those who wish to further develop their counselling skills for working with children, young people and adults from an expatriate perspective. The course delivers 5 hours of CPD and a certificate of completion will be issued. The course aims to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the expatriate profile.
  • Examine how key psychological and emotional aspects of expatriate living may impact individuals and families.
  • Identify and understand factors that affect expatriate mental health and wellbeing.
  • Build on therapeutic skills and introduce a variety of adapted and newly created interventions developed to serve the needs of this unique population.

About the presenters

Kathy and Melissa are trained therapists, accredited by the BACP who have lived and worked extensively in expatriate communities. Kathy and Melissa have used their in-depth knowledge to guide professionals in how to work effectively with expatriates by adapting and devising therapeutic skills, theories and interventions to promote expatriate wellbeing. Their expatriate counselling courses will equip both the qualified counsellors who work with such clients and the supervisors who support them in their work, with the additional skills and expertise necessary to ensure the therapeutic experience is grounded in a deep understanding of this unique population.

Participants must hold a recognised qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy or related fields.

To sign up or for more information, please email contact@expatriatealliance.com or ring 07591 691 242

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Ian Tomlinson

I am the Director of the Affinity Centre and provide therapy and counselling in Wilmslow for straight and gay individuals and couples. My intention is to support you in making the changes you want in your life so you can feel happier, more contented and at peace in the world.

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