This innovative training will explore the integration of a solution focused approach to enhance professional practice with adolescents (11-25yrs). It will offer a space to explore the issues of adolescence and the implications for the engagement with clients in this stage of transition.
This workshop will centre on the use of solution focused techniques as part of a proactive approach to engaging with adolescents.
Participants with gain an understanding of a proactive approach to working with adolescents
Participants will learn about developmental considerations when working with adolescents
Participants will learn the tenets of solution-focused therapy in relation to clinical work with adolescents
Participants will practice solution focused questions and techniques for goal setting, scaling, and focusing on strengths
Gayle holds a Master’s Degree in Practice Based Play Therapy, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Play Therapy, a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education and a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. Gayle is a play psychotherapist and the company director of Butterfly Children Ltd.
She is accredited by the International Board of Examiners of Certified Play Therapists and the Irish Association of Play Therapy and Psychotherapy. Gayle is also co-founder and developer of the WOW (Wipe Out Worries) programme. She has worked for the HSE, Barnardos and in private practice as a child and adult psychotherapist.