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Thinking Therapeutically in Classrooms- Brain & Trauma and Challenging behaviour


This course will provide participants with vocabulary to consider Therapeutic issue around about “challenging behaviour” and explore how trauma can impact learning in relation to the circumstances and needs of children with learning disabilities.

The course will focus on two main elements, Brain and Trauma and challenging behaviour.


Participants will be introduced to:

  • A working understanding of how trauma affects the brain and impacts learning
  • The Jungian model of the psyche
  • The concepts of transference and counter transference
  • The attachment theory and the significance of thinking about this in relation to students with learning disabilities

Participants will explore the signs and symptoms of trauma and how to work creatively with challenging behaviour in students.


Participants will:

  • gain an understand of the neurological impact of trauma
  • explore ways of working with the symptoms of trauma within a classroom setting
  • have a working understanding around the terms Transference and Counter-Transference
  • be able to explore different approaches to offering psychological and emotional support.
  • gain an understanding around the therapeutic “non-negotiables”.
  • obtain a working knowledge about the Attachment Theory in relation to students with learning disabilities.
  • be able to understand why children with learning disabilities are more vulnerable to abuse.
  • understand how the effects of trauma and abuse in children

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Price includes lunch, refreshments and course material. Please state if you have any dietary restrictions.

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12 Jul 2019 09:00 - 16:00

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Woodfield Teaching School Alliance - professional development
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Date and Time

12 Jul 2019 09:00 - 16:00


The Village School- Grove Park, Kingsbury, London, NW9 0JY


Dimpi Hirani
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