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Training Workshops for Trainers in Manchester

Training Workshops for Counselling and Psychotherapy Trainers with Dr Cathy McQuaid TSTA(P) in Manchester, 2017-19

All the following workshops are for qualified and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists who are now working as trainers of counsellors or psychotherapists in further or higher education, whether this is within a college, university or private training centre. Each two-day block will offer a mix of theory, practice and experiential work. 

All the workshops will be tailored to meet the specific needs of participants.

Cathy has over 20 years experience as a trainer, 12 of which has been training counsellors and psychotherapists. She was the EATA English and Other languages CTA exam coordinator for 5 years and in 2010 was presented with a Silver Medal by EATA for her work. In 2010 she was awarded a Doctorate in Psychotherapy for her research into TA psychotherapy training. She is a member of the UKATA Training Standards Committee and EATA COC and author of 'What You Really Need to Know About Counselling and Psychotherapy Training: An Essential Guide' published by Routledge. in 2014.

Theories of Education and Training a 2-day workshop

This 2 day workshop will assist trainers or those thinking of becoming trainers of counselling and psychotherapy to explore some of the theories used in education and training.

Maximum group size: 10

Fees: £195 / €225

Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th November 2017, 10:00 - 17:00

The Affinity Centre, 7a High Street, Cheadle, SK8 1AX

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Teaching Methods and Styles a 2-day workshop

This two-day workshop is for trainers or those thinking of becoming trainers of counsellors and psychotherapists to experiment with different teaching methods and styles, to help them find one, or more that suits them. The workshop will be creative and fun!

Maximum group size: 10

Fees: £195 / €225

Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th March 2018, 10:00 - 17:00

The Affinity Centre, 7a High Street, Cheadle, SK8 1AX

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Marking Assignments and Writing Feedback a 2-day workshop

This two day workshop is for trainers or those thinking of becoming trainers of counselling and psychotherapy to learn the art of marking and how to write feedback for the trainees. Clear marking and unambiguous feedback are key to helping trainees to develop, supporting their developmental edges and celebrate they achievements.

Maximum group size: 10

Fees: £195 / €225

Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th May 2018, 10:00 - 17:00

The Affinity Centre, 7a High Street, Cheadle, SK8 1AX

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Dealing with Challenging Students a 2-day workshop

This two-day workshop is for trainers, or those thinking of becoming trainers, who would like to explore and find ways of dealing with challenging students. We will discover some of the underlying and transferential issues that can arise in training, both for the trainer and the trainee, and consider how these can be managed in a training situation.

Maximum group size: 10

Fees: £195 / €225

Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd July 2018, 10:00 - 17:00

The Affinity Centre, 7a High Street, Cheadle, SK8 1AX

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Developing a Personal Style a 2-day workshop

This workshop will focus on helping you to define who you are as a trainer, to discover what is at the heart of your training philosophy and underpins your professional identity. We will explore your personal style as a trainer and what makes you different from other trainers. 

Maximum group size: 10

Fees: £195 / €225

Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th September 2018, 10:00 - 17:00

The Affinity Centre, 7a High Street, Cheadle, SK8 1AX

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Supervision of Training a 2-day workshop

This workshop will be a space for you to bring all your training issues, conundrums, dilemmas and curiosities for supervision within the group. There will be ample opportunity for helping your peers in the group with their questions and joining in rigorous discussion as we grapple with some of the thorny issues that arise in our roles as trainers.

Maximum group size: 10

Fees: £195 / €225

Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th November 2018, 10:00 - 17:00

The Affinity Centre, 7a High Street, Cheadle, SK8 1AX

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QAA Benchmark / UKCP Professional Occupational Standards

QAA Benchmark Statement for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the UKCP Professional Occupational Standards for Psychotherapy and Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapies) a 2-day workshop

This workshop will introduce you to some of the external standards that inform the standards for training in counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. You will have the opportunity to see which of these are currently covered by your training programme and consider which ones you have yet to include.

Maximum group size: 10

Fees: £195 / €225

Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th March 2019, 10:00 - 17:00

The Affinity Centre, 7a High Street, Cheadle, SK8 1AX

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