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KidsWIN: Using a Human Givens approach to support children and young people’s mental health

Venue: The Portland by Thistle, Manchester
Date: Wednesday 18th September 2013


Human Givens (HG) is a bio-psychosocial approach, or organising idea developed in the 1990s. This stripped back, non-complex model is helpful in assessing and addressing emotional and behavioural needs, and may be usefully and creatively applied to children and young people in schools.

There is a plethora of therapeutic interventions from which psychologists may choose to address children and young people's mental health. They have become unnecessarily complicated and lengthy, serving as barriers to change rather than facilitators of change.

The developers of HG revisited the core elements of the personal resources required to manage life's difficulties, and identified the best evidence based tools from existing therapies with up to date scientific insights into the psychology and biology of human functioning. It is a distinctive approach, as it takes into account all aspects of what we know about being human.

This workshop will outline the HG model, provide information on the theory underpinning it, invite delegates to participate in practical activities using advocated techniques, supply details of actual cases from the presenter's experience and offer sample questioinnaires.

Target audience
Anyone who works with children and young people. The workshop aims to enhance the existing skills of professionals working with children and young people experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Learning outcomes and objectives

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
1. Describe the values, principles and goals of Human Givens
2. Describe the range of presenting issues which are amenable to the HG approach
3. Adopt therapeutic strategies for which there is a good evidence-base
4. Describe the HG model
5. Use the model with children and young people to assess and address their emotional/behavioural needs

Facilitator:  Dr Yvonne Yates CPsychol

If you wish to register for this event please complete the online booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224505.


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