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The Use of Big Empathy Drawings in Helping Traumatised Children and Young People to Heal

The Use of Big Empathy Drawings in Helping Traumatised Children and Young People to Heal

About the event

This is a key intervention to convey empathy to children and teenagers in ways which enables them to feel safe enough to engage with you in the vital act of collaborative sense-making about what’s happened to them. The most defended children often start to reflect rather than react and re-define themselves as worthy and competent instead of bad and useless.

The intervention provides vital mental state talk for the child/teenager when we know that a key component of depression, anxiety, self-harm and eating disorders is not having words for feelings (alexithymia). Through moving case material, Dr Sunderland will demonstrate the powerful impact of big empathy drawings and provide a wealth of tools and tips to use this intervention successfully.

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Presenter: Dr Margot Sunderland

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.   More info:


Event Information

Event Date 09-02-2023 5:00 pm
Event End Date 09-02-2023 6:30 pm
Individual Price £20 + Eventbrite booking fee
Location Online
Categories CPD live stream events

Company Information

Company Registration 11457893
Palladium House, 1-4 Argyll Street,
London, United Kingdom, W1F 7LD