Integrative Relationship Therapist, Safeguarding Consultant and Trainer. MBACP, PGCE, Adv Dip, QTS
Everything you need to know about safeguarding and intimate partner violence all in one weekend's training.
Safeguarding is one area of this work that causes counsellors and therapists a high level of anxiety, and online guidance is often outdated or sends mixed messages.
Come and spend time with experienced safeguarding professionals, unpicking the nuances of this complex topic. This experiential 2-day training will support therapists at all stages of their careers to gain a robust understanding of what is required of them to keep their clients safe.
While giving you a firm foundation in all areas of safeguarding, we will offer a deep dive into working with clients where there are concerns about Intimate Partner violence. You will be given up-to-date and important information about the law and ethical responsibilities and will learn how to work safely when legal proceedings may be initiated.
UKCP states that a therapist should:
“Safeguard children and vulnerable adults, recognising your legal responsibilities concerning their rights and taking appropriate action should you consider any such person is at risk of harm.”
“We share a responsibility with all other members of our professions for the safety and wellbeing of all clients and their protection from exploitation or unsafe practice. We will take action to prevent harm caused by practitioners to any client”
Equip yourself with our practical toolkit prepared by experts – to help you act appropriately in a range of safeguarding matters.
Friday – The foundations of safeguarding, legal vs ethical frameworks, contracting and documentation, working with suicidality, managing risks to children and families, safeguarding adults at risk, making disclosures and breaking confidentiality, social care protocols, non-leading questioning techniques.
Saturday – Introductions to Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Abuse. Legal frameworks and therapists’ responsibility, consent, pre-trial therapy, making disclosures, working with historical disclosures of sexual abuse, individual therapy clients vs. couple therapy clients, and safety planning.
Who should attend?
This training is suitable for qualified or nearly qualified therapists and counsellors and is aimed primarily at those working with adults in private practice. However, as many safeguarding concerns are family-centred, we will also discuss critical issues around safeguarding children who are part of your client’s network too.
Participation on Zoom
Please note that active participation is required for this training in the style of small group tasks and whole group discussions. This is not suitable for a listen-along style of attendance. Input from each group member is actively encouraged. Thanks for your understanding.
How is the training delivered?
You will benefit from a mix of taught sessions, small group work on case studies and larger group discussions. Our aim is to get to the heart of what safeguarding means in therapeutic work, and how to hold a trauma-informed perspective that keeps the client at the centre of your decision-making. There will be lots of opportunities for questions and to get your questions answered.
What will we cover?
We will look in depth at issues around intimate partner violence and sexual violence, leaving participants confident in knowing what to do to best support their clients welfare, carefully balancing the confidentiality and the therapeutic alliance.
Over the 2 days, we will explore best practice for record keeping, who to share information with and when, and consider how your practice setup helps or hinders safeguarding.
This is a unique opportunity to discuss the complex nuances of safeguarding with professionals who have worked in this field for many years.
CPD certificates will be issued to reflect 12 hours of CPD across 2 days of attendance.
This workshop will be held entirely on Zoom.
The course is held on the weekend of Friday 10 May 2024 and Saturday 11 May 2024.
Times each day: 10 am – 4:30 pm
Applicants are expected to be qualified and experienced professionals in a mental health or helping profession, who are established in their practice. This will be covered in the application form. All applicants are expected to:
The Grove Practice is accredited by NCIP (National Council for Integrative Psychotherapists) as a CPD training centre. As such, all The Grove’s courses are awarded NCIP accreditation for CPD (Continuous Professional Development). This accreditation provides reassurance regarding high standards of teaching and course content. The NCIP is one of the longest-established membership organisations for this profession, formed in 1971 following the “Foster Report” on the statutory registration of psychotherapists, with a national and international network of therapists.
This retreat is recognised as CPD as part of membership requirements for professional bodies such as BACP, UKCP, AHPP, BPS, NCIP, NCPS, COSRT.