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Workshop Saturday 17 June 2017

The Vital Parenting Tasks: Thinking about parenting and the experience of having been parented (That’s Everyone!)

On Saturday June 17 2017 at London’s NCVO, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists Laine Jäderberg MA and Mandy Sarankin MA will offer a workshop.

This workshop introduces a model for thinking about parental capacity and its use in clinical practice. The model’s roots were borne out of psychotherapy with children and adolescents, however it can be applied by adult one-to-one therapists or those working with couples. We explore how a client’s own experience of being parented is played out in various ways such as how they may parent their own child, in their couple relationships, friendships, work and other relationships.

The day will include:

  • An introduction to the basic principles of The Vital Parenting Tasks model
  • A mix of experiential and didactic learning
  • The opportunity to explore your own and client material in relation to this topic

Mandy Sarankin is an Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, with over twelve years clinical experience working with children and families in NHS settings, primary schools and private practice. Before becoming a psychotherapist Mandy worked with children as a nursery school teacher in Johannesburg, South Africa and New York City. She has always had a keen interest in the dynamics between parents and children. This has lead to establishing a way of working with parents and children together in order to enhance the parent child relationship.  Mandy currently delivers training to a range of audiences, including the British Psychological Society, teaching staff and health care professionals. Her courses are dynamic, offering participants, a novel exploration of the subject.

Laine Jäderberg is an Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist who has worked in the NHS (CAMHS, primary care and inpatient forensic units), private practice and has set up a parent-child school psychotherapy service for a number of schools in London.  She is Visiting Lecturer on the MSc in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy at Birmingham Newman University and clinical supervisor for a number of professional training courses. Laine is currently involved in Doctoral research inquiring into her specialist interests: parent-child psychotherapy, expressive arts research, and clinical best practice with children and young people using qualitative research methodologies.

Early Booking Fee (until May 21)  UKAPI members £100, Non-member £115.  Standard Booking Fee (from May 22)  UKAPI members £115, Non-member £130.

Location: National Council for Voluntary Organisations N1 9LR.

Timing: Registration and coffee 9.30am, the workshop will be from 10am to 5pm.



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The United Kingdom Association for Psychotherapy Integration (UKAPI) is a UK based professional association for practitioners who hold an interest in relational, integrative psychotherapy.

UKAPI views integrative psychotherapy as an approach to the psychotherapeutic endeavour which acknowledges the resonances between different schools of therapeutic thought, draws on concepts from various models, and explores client relationships both inside and outside the therapy room.

UKAPI aims to provide opportunities for practitioners to explore integrative psychotherapy theory, practice and current thinking through continued professional development events in the form of workshops and conferences, and our annual journal, The British Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.

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