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This conference is a must for any child professional who feels anxious, de-skilled or out of their depth to help children and teenagers who, in a desperate state, turn aggressively against themselves, engage in self-harming behaviours and suffer from debilitating levels of self-hate and feelings of worthlessness. Presenters will support delegates to shift from impotent bystanders to be able to engage these children and teenagers in meaningful dialogue to move from self-destructive ways of being in the world to healthier energised engagement.
Mark is a rehabilitated offender, former drug user and the founder of the charity User Voice. Mark’s story embodies the transformative change which User Voice strives to achieve. Mark’s direct contact with the criminal justice system, and later as an employer of ex-offenders and consultant for government and other charities, left him convinced of the urgent need to create a model of service user engagement that is fair for all involved. His principal aim was to foster dialogue between service providers and service users that is mutually beneficial, aiding rehabilitation and recovery and results in better and more cost-effective services. Mark is bestselling author of Wasted which documents his descent into the depths of addiction and criminality. Homeless, hooked on heroin and crack, noone, least of all Mark, believed he would survive. And yet, astonishingly, Mark somehow pulled himself through.
Nick’s career has included teaching English and Drama in schools and prisons, teaching counselling at Oxford Brookes University, running a youth centre and youth theatre, setting up and managing a young people’s counselling and information service, working as a school counsellor and as a counsellor with young refugees and asylum seekers. He is the author of eleven books includcing Listening to Young People in School, Youth Work and Counselling (2000), Working with Anger and Young People (2006), Feeling like Crap: Young People and the Meaning of Self-Esteem (2008), Young People in Love and in Hate (2010), Young People and the Curse of Ordinariness (2011), Young People, Death and the Unfairness of Everything (2012), School Counsellors Working with Young People and Staff: A Whole-School Approach (2013); Essential Listening Skills for Busy School Staff: What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say (2014), Horny and Hormonal: Young People, Sex and the Anxieties of Sexuality (2016), Practical Supervision For Counsellors Who Work With Young People (2017), and his latest work, The Art of Working with Anxious, Antagonistic Adolescents: Ways Forward for Frontline Professionals’ published April 2019. Nick Luxmoore writes a blog for Psychology Today, a quarterly column for BACP’s Children, Young People and Families magazine, and currently works as a freelance trainer, counselling supervisor and writer.
Inspector Jack Rowlands
Jack Rowlands is a police Inspector in the Metropolitan Police. During his 15 years service he has focused his work around primary prevention and diversion. Working within response policing, safer neighbourhoods and specialist violence reduction he is motivated by long term solutions. Founder and Prorgramme lead for DIVERT (@DIVERTLondon), a police custody diversion programme, is an example of his work that has been recognised nationally as best practice.
Dr Margot Sunderland
Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health, London. Honorary Visiting Fellow at London Metropolitan University, Associate member of The Royal College of Medicine and Child Psychotherapist with over 30 years’ experience of working with children and teenagers. Author of over 20 books in the field of child mental health. What Every Parent Needs to Know (Dorling Kindersley) won First Prize in the British Medical Association Medical Book awards 2007 (Popular Medicine section). Originator of ‘Helping Where it Hurts’, a therapy programme for troubled children in North London schools.
For more details about Dr Margot Sunderland: www.margotsunderland.org
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