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Working with families with physical illness: a systemic approach

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The care and support of children and adults affected by serious physical illness, disability and treatment regimes falls largely to their families.

Familial relationships are affected by and can affect the development, treatment and prognosis for serious illness. This course is designed to assist professionals in engaging with families and working across the many different professional agencies that may be involved.

The National Service Framework (NSF) commissioning children’s and young people’s palliative care services recommends offering psychological support and therapy to families. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for long term chronic illness also recommend emotional and psychological support for children, parents and carers.

The aim of the course is to enable professionals to reflect on the psychosocial aspects of their work with illness and disability using a systemic framework, thinking about families as a resource and a context for change. Seminars will offer participants a theoretical understanding of the systemic model and skills needed to apply this when working with the physically ill.

The course will draw on your own experiences and the experiences of the facilitators in both hospital and community based adult and child health. It will include a variety of teaching methods including seminars, group and experiential work, clinical reflection and consultation and presentations from external speakers.

Location London
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 05 Sep 2019
19 Sep 2019
03 Oct 2019
17 Oct 2019
Start time 10:00am
Date info The course runs fortnightly over 5 Thursdays
Venue Address Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, London, NW3 5BA
Amount £810
Organiser The Tavistock and Portman
Contact No. 020 8938 2285
Keywords Health, Psychological, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Therapy
Regions Greater London