This practical course will allow you to develop an understanding of strengths-based and Solution Focused Therapy approaches to support. The benefits of strengths-based approaches are widely recognised and have an established evidence-base for working with individuals with histories of complex trauma. Here you will learn – how to help people build-up the river-bank of resources in order to support them in containing and managing the torrent of traumatic experience, spot sparkling moments and use scaling to recognise each precious step towards meaningful progress for them. We will also explore how to deliver a strength-based assessment, have strength-based conversations, how to design services and utilise legislation in a strengths-based way as well as discuss specific strength-based therapeutic approaches such Solution Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy.
Length: 4 modules, Duration: 30 - 45 mins of study per module.
Passionately working across organisational boundaries to develop new approaches to address health inequalities, Dr Williamson has a national reputation as leader in the development and delivery of services to address the needs of complex and multiply disadvantaged populations. With over 10 years’ experience using innovation to address social exclusion, Dr Emma Williamson (Principal Clinical Psychologist) continues to lead award winning NHS services for South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, spanning multiple London boroughs.
Emma formerly worked at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in their innovative Primary Care Psychotherapy Consultation Service and has a personal interest in contributing to service redesign and development of the evidence base for working with socially excluded and multiply disadvantaged populations. Emma is also the CEO of aneemo Ltd staff training and development company, works in private practice, teaches on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate at the Kings College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and is a published author; regularly talking at conferences, in national media, TV documentaries & news programmes.