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CPD Workshop Programme 2018 – Elsa Struwig

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 2 March 2018

 Engaging Boys in Therapy – Creative Approaches

ES Workshop 2 March 2018

Date: 02 March 2018

Time: 09h00 – 16h00
Cost: R980 (Discount available for students & Interns)

Presented by: Elsa Struwig

Venue: Vista Clinic, 135 Gerhard Street, Centurion

Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za

Enquiries: Cindy Fourie 012 664 0222 ext. 348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CPD Points: HPCSA 6 points applied for; SACSSP 3 points applied for

 

Summary:

As Selekman (1997) noted, it is rare to hear stories of botched treatment as workshops or to read about therapeutic failures. We speak of our grand interventions, we write of our magical moments. But the truth is that therapy particularly with children and adolescents, is rarely a tidy affair. Talking to our colleagues one theme often submerge; boys and therapy make an odd and uneasy couple. This poor fit can perpetuate treatment failure and lead to therapists

making erroneous conclusions about boys, particularly that they are resistant, unemotional and unmotivated to change. The concept of cultural competence has been given just due in the field of psychotherapy within the last couple of years but often gender competence is overlooked. Therapists should view gender with a wider lends than a binary standpoint of male and female. Many other factors serve to inform identity and impact gender formation, including race, class, ethnicity, socioeconomic status temperament and culture.

During this workshop we will specifically look at creative approaches. Different therapeutic interventions will be presented to the delegates which will be practiced during the workshop. Case examples will inform each treatment option to assist the delegates in grasping encopresis and enuresis within a practice framework.

 

 

 

01 June 2018

Struggles with Smiles: Social Skills Training for Children

 
Date: 01 June 2018

Time: 09h00 – 16h00
Cost: R980 (Discount available for students & Interns)

Presented by: Elsa Struwig

Venue: Vista Clinic, 135 Gerhard Street, Centurion

Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za

Enquiries: Cindy Fourie 012 664 0222 ext. 348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CPD Points: HPCSA 6 points applied for; SACSSP 3 points applied for

 

Summary:

Therapists can play a broad role in supporting children and youth with social skills deficits and their families. It is beneficial to work with a therapist that has an understanding of the characteristics and gifts of children struggling on a social level. There are different reasons why children may have difficulty with social interaction. They may be diagnosed with a condition like Asperger's Syndrome, or their struggles may be due to temperament. Case examples will be used to help the delegates understand how social skills problems present themselves during daily interaction, as well as understand the impact on the general functioning of the child and family.

Children with social challenges usually find it difficult to master skills that are necessary for successful interaction by observing typically developing peers in the classroom or other environments. More direct instructions on how to socially interact is needed in order for them to learn these abstract skills.

The aim of this workshop is to present different practical tools to help the child with social difficulties. The delegates will get the opportunity to practice some of the tools during the training to be able to use it effectively in practice. Role play will also be used to assist the delegates in the practical facilitation of the different techniques.





03 August 2018

Encopresis and Enuresis – The Silent Struggle: Causes and Therapy

 

Date: 03 August 2018

Time: 09h00 – 16h00
Cost: R980 (Discount available for students & Interns)

Presented by: Elsa Struwig

Venue: Vista Clinic, 135 Gerhard Street, Centurion

Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za

Enquiries: Cindy Fourie 012 664 0222 ext. 348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CPD Points: HPCSA 6 points applied for; SACSSP 3 points applied for

 

Summary:

Elimination disorders (enuresis and encopresis) are conditions that can only be effectively

addressed within an interdisciplinary team approach. There is a need that psychologists in

health care, as well as in mental health care, should translate evidence from other health care professionals in order to delineate the interventions that best fit our clients.

Inappropriate, inadequate or aversive toileting experiences are often considered as explanations to toileting problems. Although most toileting problems resolve in time, more serious issues can result in encopresis and/or enuresis. Issues of control and self-management are often evident in children with elimination problems. By the time children with encopresis and enuresis reaches us as therapists, most parents are completely disillusioned with toileting programs, star charts and dietary advice.

They often feel exhausted, angry and deskilled as parents. Literature on the treatment of toileting issues is scarce. Case examples will be used throughout the presentation of the literature to put this

problematic behaviour into context. During this workshop a combined treatment plan will be discussed, where the parent and the child are involved during the therapeutic process. Different therapeutic interventions will be presented to the delegates which will be practiced during the workshop. Case examples will inform each treatment option to assist the delegates in grasping encopresis and enuresis within a practice framework.




05 October 2018

Cognitive Behavioural Play Therapy: Effective Treatments and Techniques

Date: 05 October 2018

Time: 09h00 – 16h00
Cost: R980 (Discount available for students & Interns)

Presented by: Elsa Struwig

Venue: Vista Clinic, 135 Gerhard Street, Centurion

Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za

Enquiries: Cindy Fourie 012 664 0222 ext 348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CPD Points: HPCSA 6 points applied for; SACSSP 3 points applied for

 

Summary:

With Cognitive Behavioural Play Therapy, cognitive and behavioural interventions are incorporated within a play therapy paradigm. Cognitive Behavioural Play Therapy (CBPT) provides a novel theoretical approach to child psychotherapy, in that the most significant differences between CBPT and other play therapies are its structure and psycho-educational components. Play activities as well as verbal and nonverbal forms of communication are used in resolving problems.

Cognitive Behavioural Play Therapy places a strong emphasis on the child's involvement in treatment in a way that many other behavioural therapies for young children do not. The child is thus an active participant in change. For example, children who are helped to identify and modify irrational beliefs may experience a sense of personal understanding and empowerment. Cognitive Behavioural Play Therapy is thus structured, goal orientated, short-term, collaborative with the child and its family, guided by both the child and the therapist, play based and psycho-educational.

In this workshop theory, practice and pragmatic applications of CBPT is brought to a wide range of health care practitioners.


 

 

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Presenters and attendees of all CPD activities must please note that the attainment of continuing education units (CEUs) does not licence any professional to practice outside their official scope of practice.  CEUs are intended to broaden the knowledge of professionals but do not constitute professional training.

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