CPD News – May 2021

We look forward to welcoming Karl Tomm back in June, see below.

The IFT summer programme is ready to roll and we have quite a line-up for you  season.  So on these unexpectedly cool afternoons and evenings you can snuggle up with a warm zoom connection even if we can’t yet have that shared cup of coffee.   Most of our workshops are now being offered on a half day basis. This has been popular as you can still do important work appointments and maintain your practice whilst also seeing to your CPD needs and expanding your repertoire of skills and knowledge.    

We kick off on 6th May with a Spotlight on The International Handbook of Black Community Mental Health from 5 to 7 pm. Two of the editors (our own Karen Carberry is joined by Theodore Ransaw) will be joined by four of the authors of this important new book which is an essential contribution to our understanding all the many forms of racism which confront us today.  Please note that applications will close at 4 pm on the 6th.  And don’t forget to vote beforehand! 

That free event will be followed on 1st 2nd and 8th and 9th July by four half day training events involving an in-depth exploration of specific areas raised by the presenters.   COME LET US REASON! BLACK COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH You can come to one or book all four for a discount.  

One impact of the pandemic has been an enormous increase in adolescent mental health referrals. Our teenagers have really suffered. Matthew Selekman addresses this in his two half day workshops on 20th and 21st of this month in STANDING UP FOR ADOLESCENTS AGAINST COVID 19.  Matthew will lead us through the many lively and creative ways we can help our young people recover from the effects of isolation, lack of support and lockdown misery.  If you are looking for inspiration in working with distressed teenagers, look no further. 

Following Matthew Ganda’s recent and well-received presentation regarding tier four complexities, we look forward to John Cavanagh who will help us to STAY SYSTEMIC IN A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS on Friday 28th May.  He will be followed up on June by Simon Shattock who will end this series of five workshops with ENGAGING THE PARENTS IN THE PROCESS OF HEALING on Friday 18th June.  These are half day workshops which run from 9:30 to 1 pm.

Don Waisanen at IFT in 2019

For our final Spotlight for the season we are delighted to host Don Waisanen.  Some of you will remember Don well from the leadership conference at IFT in 2018.  He had us all on our feet and energised.  His book IMPROV FOR DEMOCRACY is an inspirational resource of energising spontaneity both for you and for the people around you in whatever role you are in.  Don is joined by Barbara McKay for this free event on Wednesday 9th June from 6 to 8 pm.  

Karl Tomm takes us into high summer.  Karl will be joining us via zoom from Calgary.  He will present  THE IPSCOPE: A SYSTEMIC TOOL FOR CLARIFYING INTERPERSONAL PATTERNSdeveloped by his team on three Monday evenings from 5:30 to 9:30: 21st and 28th  June and 5th July.  Places on this workshop are limited so do book now.

We look forward to seeing you.  And look out for a very exciting autumn coming up! 

Chip and Angela, 

The CPD Team

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