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Strengths-Based Approaches

Strengths-based approaches to working with issues of trauma and power

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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.


Your Instructor


Dr Emma Williamson
Dr Emma Williamson

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.



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if this isn't the course I wanted?
If your chosen course isn't what you wanted, you may be entitled to a course exchange, subject to our 14 day cooling off period.

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