Managing Complex Behaviours

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Training programmes for helping traumatized young people change their behaviour

Approaches to changing problem behaviour rooted in behaviourism are widespread. These approaches reward wanted positive behaviours through privileges and rewards, and remove privileges or apply sanctions for unwanted behaviour. This approach may be effective if children have some internal controls, and are willing and able to adapt to a set of pro-social rules. However, lacking inner control or a coherent, organized representation of caregivers as safe and trustworthy, children with highly anxious and disorganized attachment who have been traumatized by early and prolonged failures of attachment mistrust authority figures and view such approaches as untrustworthy. They lack motivation to change to achieve rewards, and respond with apathy, combativeness, isolation and depression to a system that primarily emphasizes control.

Managing Complex Behaviours from an Attachment and Trauma Perspective

This one day course combines experiential learning with evidence-based approaches to practice.  The focus of the programme is a relational perspective to working with children and young people with traumatic experiences of attachment, and it is structured to provide opportunities for considering real practice examples brought by learners.  The programme provides a brief summary of attachment development and the nature of developmental trauma as the background for developing practical approaches to managing complex behaviours self

Learning points

  • Development of patterns of attachment
  • Consequences of early trauma
  • Representations of attachment
  • Reflection on caregivers’ experiences of attachment
  • Developing a therapeutic alliance
  • Analysing behaviour and understanding its communication
  • Responding to unmet attachment needs
  • Re-parenting
  • Matching approach to attachment style
  • Supplying empathy
  • Helping integration

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Taking account of humanistic and cognitive explanations and rooted in attachment theory and the effect of early trauma, this one day course examines what anger is, and unpacks the practice tools required to intervene effectively, therapeutically and safely when a child is angry.

Learning outcomes

  • Evaluate own anger style
  • Understand the anger cycle
  • Develop intervention skills appropriate to stages of the anger cycle
  • Intervene with an angry child in an effective, therapeutic and safe way
  • Promote improving anger skills in young people

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An Attachment Focus to  Challenging Behaviour

Taking account of humanistic and cognitive explanations and rooted in attachment theory, this one day course develops strategies that can be successfully employed within a planned environment, to work effectively and therapeutically with highly complex and difficult behaviour. The emphasis is on developing adult thinking that promotes understanding of the child’s perspective and safely holds un-containable emotions, allowing a safe space for recovery.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the context of challenging behaviour: Attachment and interactive variables, the child’s moral development, the child’s skills deficit
  • Respond to challenging behaviour as expressing unmet needs
  • Assess what keeps a problem going
  • Intervene at a social level
  • Respond effectively to aggression

 

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Working with Conflict

Taking account of humanistic and cognitive explanations and rooted in attachment theory, this course looks at skills and understanding to defuse, de-escalate and resolve conflicts in a way that takes account of the effect of poor primary experiences and trauma, and protects self-esteem, maintains individual dignity and trust, reduces stress, restores control, and empowers and safeguards children.

 

Learning outcomes

  • Recognize and reflect on own conflict style
  • Respond effectively to defence mechanisms
  • Promote good conflict skills in young people
  • Develop practice in dealing with power struggles
  • Develop confidence and assertiveness in dealing with conflict

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