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Therapeutic Story Writing (Accredited Training)

Next training session

Day 1: 01 October 2018 - 9am to 3.30pm

Day 2: 29 October 2018 - 9am to 3.30pm

Day 3: 26 November 2018 - 9am to 3.30pm


Course Details

An accredited 3 day course to support children with emotional, social and behavioural needs through their own storywriting.

The approach provides a non-threatening way for pupils, primarily in KS1 and KS2, to process difficult feelings while also developing the child's writing skills.  Evidence based research has shown that Therapeutic Storywriting Groups can lead to a significant improvement in both children's emotional resilience and their confidence with storywriting.  The model has been used by the DfES as an example of best practice to support inclusion (SEN Impact: Case Study 14).

There is an expectation that participants will run a small weekly group throughout the training

Where: 4-6 Commercial Road (former Global Languages Immersion Centre)  Gloucester  GL1 2EA

Cost: £395 (Including a copy of Trisha Waters' book and all printed materials) - Lunch not included

Who is this course for? SENCos, SEN Teachers, Teaching Assistants, School Counsellors, Educational Psychologists, Mental Health Workers and other Professionals


Course Outcomes

  • Ability to facilitate a Therapeutic Storywriting Group.
  • Have an understanding of psycho-therapeutic theory/approaches.
  • Have practical tips and advice to support vulnerable children.
  • Have an increased understanding of how to develop children's writing skills.


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