Dr. Sian Phillips
Therapy Talks in Creemore, Ontario
During the 4 days, practitioners will have opportunities to further develop their skills, talk through work they feel is going well and work where they feel stuck, whatever level they feel they are at. The trainer will tailor the course to meet the consultation and skills training needs of the group.
Therapists will bring examples of their work with children and their parents and caregivers or their work with parents. Sometimes social workers and professionals who work primarily with parents, or in residential or educational settings, wonder what work examples would be helpful to bring.
The aims of this training are:
• To gain a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of the interventions and parenting principles used in this approach.
• To follow up on any relevant themes that participants would like more teaching on.
• For each participant to have opportunities to focus on the successes and barriers experienced in applying the model in their practice via supervision or consultation about their work with families or their specific practice. This is the main aim.
• To provide participants with the opportunity to explore (in small groups of 3 people for one hour a day) how their attachment history and experiences may inform and have an impact on their work.
Open to clinical psychologists, social workers, parent mentors, therapists and other practitioners, who have completed the 4-day Level One training. It follows on from the ideas and skills introduced in Level One and is suitable for those who are beginning to use the principles and interventions in their day-to-day work.
Dr. Sian Phillips is a psychologist in private practice in Kingston. She received her Ph.D. from University of Toronto in 1996 and has been working with children and families in Kingston since that time. She specializes in the assessment of trauma and attachment difficulties and works with children, foster parents and adoptive parents using Daniel Hughes model of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy ®©. This exciting way of working helps the parent understand what lies behind difficult behaviour and to provide a safe, empathic relationship in which the child can begin to explore traumatic, hurtful and shameful experiences and importantly learn to experience themselves differently. Sian is a certified DDP therapist, consultant and trainer. She has two clinical chapters in Art Becker Weidman’s book The Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Case Book published in 2011. She is also an adjunct professor at Queens, supervising students in their clinical placements.
Fees and Refund Policy
Fees are paid in full when you decide to register for the workshop or training. An 80% refund will be issued up to 60 days in advance of the workshop when written notice is given. Between 59-31 days prior to the workshop or training, a 50% refund will be issued upon receiving written notice. 30 days prior to the date of the workshop or training, no refund will be issued. We determine whether a workshop or training will run 30 days in advance of the workshop date. If there are not enough participants and the workshop is cancelled, all money will be refunded and participants notified as soon as possible.