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Life Story Work

Description

Making Sense of Fragmented Lives Through Life Story Work

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 at least 15 techniques which have been successfully utilised to assist children in communicating their trauma.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gathering and collating 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

Who should attend? 

Social work professionals working with care experienced children and young people.


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