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Training Experience

Since 1993 I have trained over 2000 practitioners and managers in a wide range of services in statutory and voluntary settings. In addition I have delivered training to various professional courses and presented workshops and key note addresses at professional conferences in the UK and abroad.

Delivered training to 300 practitioners and managers working with children and young people in Gateshead & Newcastle via Passport to Services, the DfES Information Sharing & Assessment Trailblazer.

  • Social Workers
  • Connexions P.A.s
  • Health Visitors
  • Teachers
  • Youth Workers
  • Education Welfare Officers
  • School Health Advisors
  • Special Education Practitioners.
  • Visiting Lecturer in Solution Focused Practice, Systemic Practice and Narrative Therapy, to professional courses at Northumbria University, Newcastle University, Durham University, Sunderland University, Teeside University.

  • Social Work
  • Psychology Nursing
  • Systemic Practice
  • Child Protection
  • Presented workshops at European Brief Therapy Association Conference, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009; the Solution Focused Trainers Conference in Amsterdam, 2006; The first Solution Focused World Conference in Aruba, 2008.

    Plenary presentation and workshops on Solution-focused Practice and Signs of Safety at "Alternative Methods of Practice" Conference for Social Workers in Torun, Poland 25-26 November 2011.

    Two day Masterclass in Solution Focused work with Children and Families, Solutions Centre, Amsterdam. January 2008.

    Key note presentation for conference on working with children: Brief Therapy Practice, London. 2004.

    Two day workshop in Delhi, India, for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Family Therapists, Special Educators, Teachers, School Counsellors.