Is youth mental health getting worse? If so, why? And what can be done about it?
The straight talking un-PC Guide to working with Suicidal Youth. Imagine, you are in your office. Other staff bring in a student with casts on both arms, hospitalised earlier in the week after a serious suicide attempt. His parents are with him. They are distraught. The student is glaring at you, swearing, yelling that all professionals are useless, and we just need to let him die. He has intent, an immediate plan, and determination.
With communities as the common reference point and driving force for change, our sector needs to be innovative to overcome the challenges that hold us all back from our full potential. While New Zealand is a small country, we are made up of many communities and each of these have their own hopes and needs.
A one day conference for all those interested in learning, and sharing solution focused practice. Keynote speakers Paul Hanton & Chris Iveson. There is also a pre conference workshop and post conference masterclass.
"Motivational interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to, a specific goal, by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion” (Miller & Rollnick, 2012).
This one-day training will examine and address, the following questions regarding Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): What is personality? How does personality become disordered? What is Borderline Personality Disorder? Why does BPD have such an impact on staff? How is BPD most effectively managed and treated? How do we support the client and their families effectively.