Join Prof. Richard Rose who will be hosting a live classroom on supporting children with fragmented lives. An in-depth understanding of the Life Story process and how this work helps children to make sense of their past so that what has happened to them does not dominate, control, or inhibit the present. Based on Richard Rose’s book, ‘Life Story Therapy with Traumatised Children – A Model for Practice’, attendees will be shown a range of techniques which have been successfully utilised to assist children in communicating their trauma.
Prof. Richard Rose is the Director of Therapeutic Life Story Work International (TLSWi). TLSWi provides consultancy and training on Therapeutic Life Story Work and working with ‘hard to reach’ children and adolescents and develops academic training programmes in the UK and Internationally. TLSWi is also the professional body for Therapeutic Life Story Work and engages in research, supervision and professional development of all members.
Richard has worked with traumatised children and families since he was 17 years old, and in that time has been shaped by those he has journeyed with over the last 38 years. He qualified in Social Work in 1989 and since then worked in the UK in local authority child protection and from 1997 with the highly regarded residential therapeutic treatment agency SACCS, including four years as the Clinical Practice Director of the Mary Walsh Institute.
- You will be supported to consider the gathering and collating of information.
- The importance of identity and meaning.
- Listening and interpretive skills
- The significance of ‘magical thinking’
- Working with the ‘stuck’ child
- Techniques for producing the Life Story book.
- Forward facing
What to bring
Participants should bring along pens, paper and curiosity
Participants may want to read this page that explains more about what Therapeutic Life Story Work is.
We will be using Zoom as the platform to host the live classroom. We would encourage you to read this document for advice on how to access zoom particularly if you haven’t accessed zoom before. If you are planning on attending via a work device, to ensure access is not blocked you may need to seek access permission in advance.
You will receive a zoom link to access the live classroom at least 48hours before the live classroom takes place.