Presented by Dr Karen John

Counselling CPD Workshops are open to counselling students, practicing counsellors/psychotherapists and other professionals. The workshops can also contribute towards ‘The Advanced Certificate in Counselling Studies’

This one-day workshop offers counselling students and practicing counsellors, psychotherapists and other professionals, the opportunity to review and extend their clinical understandings and skills regarding suicide and suicidal behaviour.


The facts, myths and disturbing effects of suicide and suicidal behaviour, along with practice wisdom, will be reviewed.   Each participant’s experiences and expressed learning needs will combine to form the way the material and experiential exercises are approached and processed.  Participants are invited to bring case material (appropriately disguised) or specific issues relating to their own experience in the counselling/ psychotherapy process. The aim is to make the workshop as relevant and immediate as possible to all.

Hot water is available for drinks but please bring your own tea/coffee/milk.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Dr Karen John is a developmental psychologist who works as a researcher, trainer, lecturer, consultant, psychotherapist, and as supervisor of therapeutic and work-based practice. With 47 years of experience in mental health services, research and training, her abiding aim is to help individuals, families, organisations and a range of professionals to recognise and overcome internal and external obstacles that interfere with their healthy functioning and development. Over the past 21 years she has supported agencies, leaders and staff involved in integrating services for children and families. She has developed a number of short courses on child, adolescent and adult mental health, leadership, work-based supervision, family change and changing families, leadership, group dynamics and working with young people and families with complex issues.

Course Details

Day Sunday
Time 9.45-17.00
Weeks/Term 1 day
Start Date 11/06/2023
Cost £80
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