With Lorna Cordwell
These are specially designed working days where a number of therapists (trainee and experienced) can come together and build upon their knowledge and skills – particularly with regard to putting this into practice with clients.
Morning Sessions: From Training to Practice
The focus of the morning sessions is to help you transition from training to professional practice.
This is a difficult period for many students, as they realise that they are out on their own. Establishing ongoing relationships with other therapists is key to overcoming this anxiety, and these workshops will encourage this.
Afternoon Sessions: Group Supervision
The afternoon session is more traditional group supervision where those in practice can present cases and the group will discuss the case, led by the supervisor.
If you want to attend just the supervision element in the afternoon then please let us know.
- To focus on critical issues of clinical practice: client suitability, when to refer, confidentiality, risk assessment, issues around medication, clinical notes etc
- Assessment Skills – structuring and practising initial assessments, assessment tools etc
- Case conceptualisation and Treatment Planning: how to develop a working model of the client’s problem and from that design a treatment plan
- Timing: learning to work within a typical 50-55 minute session slot
- Clinical Techniques & Methods: developing more skills with particular interventions
- Business setup and administration issues; Marketing & Practice Building
Therapists can bring real life case examples or clinical vignettes will be provided.
A very approximate structure for the day is:
25% – Covering essential issues – the stuff you need to know to start practising
50% – Building clinical skills, reviewing cases, practising assessments, treatment planning
25% – Practice Building, Marketing, Administration
However the agenda for the day is very much “participant-led” – and so is created from the needs and requests of the participants.
Note: These Supervision-Practice days will fulfil the requirements for supervision that the different registers require (NCH, GHR, REBHP etc)
About Lorna Cordwell
Lorna Cordwell has been a practising therapist since 1987. A psychotherapist specialising in hypnosis, Lorna originally trained at the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. She holds a Bachelors degree in Social Psychology from the University of London and a Masters Degree in Psychological Research methods from the University of Hull. As well as having a private practice, Lorna has trained and supervised therapists for the past 9 years.
Lorna takes an integrative approach to therapy, blending several techniques, although she has a particular interest in the Socio-Cognitive model of Hypnosis. Lorna is accredited by UKCP and REBHP as a therapist and supervisor, and is a member of BPS, CNHC and NCH.