Who is this course for?
This course is for both Primary and Secondary teachers, support staff and pastoral staff.
Drawing on psychological theories including CBT, Transactional Analysis and the DMM; PEAR will invite participants to look at how to engage with parents presenting in challenging ways.
Working at one step removed PEAR facilitators will look at how to address difficult conversations with parents and offer opportunities to consider more effective strategies to achieve positive outcomes.
The workshop will be interactive and experiential. PEAR adopts a strengths-based, motivational approach and provides a safe working environment for professionals to share and build best practice.
Meet the facilitators – Pear
Stephen Morris is a specialist in psychological education that promotes behavioural change. He is an experienced facilitator, programme designer and supervisor. In addition, he is an accomplished conference speaker and presenter.
Stephen has worked with clients including McKinsey, National Grid, Talk Talk and Barclays Bank, delivering psychological education programmes focused on stress management, group/team dysfunction and interpersonal skills. More recently he has worked with RSSB, Herts for Learning and NACRO. Stephen has an MSc in Attachment Studies from the University of Roehampton,
Hilary Dawson is an experienced therapeutic group-work facilitator, and trainer. Hilary draws on key skills based in motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural theory, experiential learning techniques, structured improvisation and applied drama for education and rehabilitation. Recently she has been training Birmingham child protection social workers in Motivational Interviewing. In addition, she has worked extensively with the Estonian Ministry of Justice to radically redesign (and train all staff in the delivery of) an evidence based substance misuse intervention for offenders.
Hilary has a BSc Hons from the University of Bath in Sociology, a BA in Community Theatre Arts, a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW).