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Iron Mill College

We pride ourselves on offering excellent standards of creative and inspiring teaching, delivered by highly experienced professionals.

We offer a very special learning environment to our diverse and growing community of students.

Our expanding range of courses includes University programmes and professional training, from entry level right through to post qualifying.

 

Iron Mill was founded over 40 years ago in 1981,taking its name from a stream that ran past its original home on the edge of Exmoor. The College is now based at 'Morwenstow', a beautiful and historic building in the centre of Exeter, with 'The Quadrangle' providing fantastic extra spaces and facilities in the annexe to the rear. Iron Mill College also established a further training centre a few years ago in Poole, which is also going from strength to strength, with the college recently moving to a new, larger venue with improved facilities. These locations have enabled more people to gain access to our training and have helped contribute to the busy, lively learning environment that the college is renowned for. Our academic staff team has also grown, and we employ people who are good team members, relational, friendly, highly experienced, and passionate about inspiring others.

Iron Mill College is a place of creativity, reflection and academic development. We are taking what was so valuable in Iron Mill College’s previous and respected educational history and applying it to the contemporary demands of the mental health and wellbeing professions today. We are large enough to give a good choice of externally validated, nationally recognised professional qualifications that employers will value, and small enough that we all know and value one another within a rich and diverse learning community

Iron Mill College is growing - this is an exciting time to become part of this community and to shape and influence the college as it moves forward.

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Professional Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Workshop

A 6-day (weekends) professional certificate in CBT.

About this event

Begins with an introduction to the application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), followed by a specific focus on its use in treatment for depression and anxiety.

A highly interactive and practical course and all participants will be given time to explore and implement the skills taught.

Includes consideration of various pitfalls or difficulties in this work and a look at cases we find “difficult to treat” or “complex”.

Schedule:

  • Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th September 10am - 4pm 
  • Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th October 10am - 4pm 
  • Saturday 20th - 21st Sunday November 10am - 4pm 

Key features:

The first weekend will be a thorough introduction to and critical exploration of CBT. This will include looking at the key therapeutic principles underlying CBT, the application of CBT with clients and an exploration into the ‘Socratic Method’ (a cornerstone technique within CBT). We will also consider why CBT has become more popular in recent years, when and how should it be used and when its use is contraindicated.

The second weekend will look at how to apply these underlying principles in greater depth with a specific focus upon how to treat clients who present with symptoms of depression. Key ideas in the treatment of depression such as behavioural activation and cognitive reframing will be explored. Various techniques and skills for treatment will be demonstrated. More advanced CBT concepts such as ‘Core Beliefs’ and ‘Intermediate Beliefs’ will be explored.

The final weekend will continue to build upon the prior 2 weekends learning and will focus on the use of CBT for various anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, etc. We will explore the key differences between these different types of anxiety and discuss the ways in which CBT can be applied accordingly.

Eligibility:

Our CPD workshops are open to anyone who is interested in the subject matter, wants to develop their skills and expand their knowledge. This workshop is particularly aimed at counsellors, psychotherapists and those in helping professions who work therapeutically with others.

About the Tutor: 

Dr Penny Utton (BSc (Hons), CPsychol. DPsych., BPS Reg., MBACP):

Penny is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Registered Psychologist with the Health Professionals Council (HCPC).

Penny currently runs an independent practice, which includes work with families, children and young people as well as adult mental health, supervision, tailored training and legal work. She specialises in and has completed research on trauma, complex trauma, attachment and abuse.

Penny's background includes running a charitable counselling service for young people, as well as work within the NHS adult mental health and child and adolescent mental health services. She has also worked in student counselling and bereavement counselling, trauma and domestic abuse services, as well as acute and secure settings.

Penny is an integrative practitioner who is trained in cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy, psychodynamic and person centred approaches.

COVID-19 College Regulations:

  • Do not enter if you have displayed any symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days or potentially been in contact with anyone who has had or displayed symptoms within the last 14 days.
  • Please adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times ensuring to keep 2 meters distance at least.
  • Do not share stationary or tools these should be kept for individual use.
  • All paperwork to be signed and sent electronically only.
  • Use hand wipes, gels or other sanitisers provided.
  • Ensure any equipment you are bringing on site has been cleaned and disinfected prior to coming onto site.
  • Please wash your hands on a regular basis.
  • Please cough, sneeze or blow your nose into tissues and dispose of these immediately, if none are available please cough or sneeze into your elbow and wash immediately.
  • Use any PPE required as per the sites rules.

We will be sending all attendees a COVID-19 Pre-Visit Declaration Form prior to the event.

This is an 'in person' workshop, based at Iron Mill's venue in Exeter. The running of this workshop as an 'in person' workshop is dependent on the Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing measures in place at the time of the workshop date. If Covid-19 restrictions are such that the workshop cannot go ahead in person, it will either be postponed or moved online. If this happens, all delegates will be contacted and offered the choice to re-book or receive a refund. We will review arrangements 2 weeks' before the event and inform you of any changes.

*Please note: Ticket Sales end midday the day before the event starts.

 

Workshop

Anger, Rage and Relationship - Sue Parker Hall

Join Sue Parker Hall for this popular 2-day workshop. Deepen your understanding of working with your clients' anger & rage.

Short Description:

This course, delivered over 2-days, will help counsellors, psychotherapists and others in helping professions deepen their understanding of, and confidence in, working with their own and clients’ anger and rage.

This workshop defines and differentiates between anger and rage, explores the positive aspects of anger and identifies a wide range of ways in which anger gets distorted.

Presents neuroscience, academic and positive outcomes in psychotherapy research, which support a relational approach and methodologies for working with anger and rage.

Provides really useful models to guide participants' practice and to share with clients, as well as methodologies that are both professionally and personally useful.

Deepens understanding about how a therapeutic relationship alone provides clients with everything they need to address their anger and rage issues.

Arms participants with up to date neuroscience, positive outcomes in therapy and academic research findings.

An empathic, relational approach will be experienced first hand as the process of the training mirrors the approach being advocated.

There is an opportunity to view a demonstration of the approach, skills practice, a supervision slot to discuss a case and opportunities throughout for Q&A.

Course Schedule:

Upcoming Workshops (Weekends)

2 x Daily Sessions (including Session Breaks):

Saturday 27th November 2021 (9.30am - 5.00pm)

Sunday 28th November 2021 (9.30am - 4.00pm)

Daily Session Breaks: Three (Morning, Lunch and Afternoon)

Please note that you will need to attend all of both days in order to receive a CPD certificate

Key Features (10 good reasons to book your place):

  • 12% of the population of England, Scotland and Wales said they had trouble expressing their anger; that’s a very sizeable client group (Boiling Point report, MHF, 2008).
  • More and more health authorities do not make provision for patients with anger issues and suggest to their patients that they seek help privately.
  • You will deepen your understanding about how a therapeutic relationship alone provides your client with everything they need to address their anger and rage issues.
  • Feedback about the quality of this training, it’s relevance to practice and it’s usefulness personally to participants is consistently very high.
  • Through this training you will discover that you already have all the necessary skills to work with anger and rage.
  • Rage is an issue for all of us, not just those who come to the attention of authorities or come to us as clients; participants have experienced helpful insights into their own anger and rage processes.
  • You will find it really helpful in your practice to deepen your understanding about the differences between anger and rage and how to work with them.
  • You will take away really useful models to guide your practice and to share with your client.
  • You will be armed with up to date neuroscience, positive outcomes in therapy and academic research findings which challenge the mainstream understanding of and approach to rage issues.
  • Participants have commented on how the process of the training mirrors the approach being advocated and experience an empathic, relational approach first hand.

Target Audience:

Our Anger, Rage and Relationship workshops are open to anyone with an interest in the subject matter, wants to develop their skills and expand their knowledge. This workshop is particularly aimed at counsellors, psychotherapists and those in helping professions who work therapeutically with others.

About the Tutor:

Sue Parker Hall

Sue is passionately committed to practising, researching and teaching philosophy and methods that recognise a real human relationship as the crucible and the vehicle for positive change.

She has over 20 years of practice working with a wide range of issues and diverse client groups and is author of ‘Anger, Rage and Relationship: An Empathic Approach to Anger Management’ (2008, Routledge).

Sue trains other counsellors and psychotherapists, nationally and internationally to work with these phenomena in an empathic, relational way.

COVID-19 College Regulations:

  • Do not enter if you have displayed any symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days or potentially been in contact with anyone who has had or displayed symptoms within the last 14 days.
  • Please adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times ensuring to keep 2 meters distance at least.
  • Do not share stationary or tools these should be kept for individual use.
  • All paperwork to be signed and sent electronically only.
  • Use hand wipes, gels or other sanitisers provided.
  • Ensure any equipment you are bringing on site has been cleaned and disinfected prior to coming onto site.
  • Please wash your hands on a regular basis.
  • Please cough, sneeze or blow your nose into tissues and dispose of these immediately, if none are available please cough or sneeze into your elbow and wash immediately.
  • Use any PPE required as per the sites rules.
  • We will be sending all attendees a COVID-19 Pre-Visit Declaration Form prior to the event.

This is an 'in person' workshop, based at Iron Mill's venue in Exeter. The running of this workshop as an 'in person' workshop is dependent on the Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing measures in place at the time of the workshop date. If Covid-19 restrictions are such that the workshop cannot go ahead in person, it will either be postponed or moved online. If this happens, all delegates will be contacted and offered the choice to re-book or receive a refund. We will review arrangements 2 weeks' before the event and inform you of any changes.

*Please note: Ticket Sales end midday the day before the event starts.


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