Web Conferences | Studio 3 Crisis Management

Web-Based Conferences

 We have decided to run a series of web conferences every month in an endeavor to make information, advice and support widely available to anyone in need during this period. 

 

These conferences are available at a low cost, with discounts available for families, associates of Studio 3 and groups. They will be hosted on the Zoom webinar system and will consist of a maximum of three speakers in one day. Each talk will last up to an hour, with time allowed for live discussion and the opportunity to ask questions. There will be breaks in between each speaker, and delegates are able to enjoy these presentations from the comfort of their own home. 

Please note that block bookings are available for a discounted subscriber fee. To discuss multiple or group bookings, contact us directly at admin@studio3.org.

Upcoming Conference Schedule

Tuesday June 9th, 10am - 4pm UK Time (BST) 

'Supporting Children and Young People Using a Well-being Approach'

The second in a series of live, web-based conferences focuses on supporting children and young people at home and at school to lead happy and flourishing lives. These web conferences will run every 3 weeks in an effort to continue sharing information and ideas despite the current restrictions across the globe.

 

Wellbeing frameworks focus on positive and constructive approaches to building resilience in young people. This web conference aims to provide a pathway for people who want to apply this model to even the most distressed individuals. There is a strong person-centred emphasis balanced with practical advice for all participants. The event is inclusive, and is open to educational staff, families, and other professional groups. The full day event will consist of three presentations followed by an interactive discussion. This will be hosted on the live webinar system Zoom, and allow participants to ask the speakers questions to be answered in real time. 

Speakers

David has over 25 years of experience working with children and young people with distressed and complex behaviour, including self-injurious behaviour and self-harm. David also supports the families and carers of these children, and specialises in therapeutically-led placements for children in care. David will be speaking about supporting children who self-harm.

Gareth has 25 years of experience working in U.K. schools, and has extensive ‘front-line’ experience supporting schools, families and working directly with young people in the U.K. and abroad - most recently Chile, Dubai, Portugal, Scandinavia and Ireland. Gareth will be speaking about creating thriving learning environments.

Discounts available for families and groups

£48

Pooky has a PhD in child mental health from the Institute of Psychiatry, is the author of six books and is the current Chair of the Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition. She's also a Mum of two who works hard every day to win her own battles against PTSD, anorexia, self-harm and depression. Pooky will be speaking about supporting a safe return to school using the SWAN framework.

Tuesday June 23rd, 10am - 4pm UK Time (BST) 

'Trauma Awareness: A 360° Approach'

The third in a series of live, web-based conferences focuses on what trauma awareness really means in practice, and how to support traumatised individuals - particularly those who suffer from extreme distress. These web conferences will run every 3 weeks in an effort to continue sharing information and ideas despite the current restrictions across the globe.

 

The key message of this event is that trauma awareness must be practised as a systemic approach. Many of the children and adults who require supports have had a history of complex trauma. We often underestimate the impact that this can have on individuals throughout their entire lives. This web conference will focus on a range of perspectives from expert speakers who focus on what can be described as trauma awareness. The aim is to provide participants with a positive outlook about working with trauma.

 

This event is inclusive, and is open to educational staff, mental health practitioners, carers, families, and other professional groups. The full day event will consist of three presentations followed by an interactive discussion. This will be hosted on the live webinar system Zoom, and allow participants to ask the speakers questions to be answered in real time. 

Speakers

Dr. John McDermott

John is a Counselling Psychologist with particular interests in relational and systemic approaches to working with individuals, families and caregivers in autism, developmental disability and care settings.

Jamie Emberson

Having experienced his own traumas in life, Jamie has since undertaken various training in the fields of Mindfulness, Positive Psychology Interventions and Strengths-based approach practices. He has been especially interested in the areas of Wellbeing, and now works as a ‘Wellbeing Consultant’ at the individual, team and corporate levels.

Discounts available for families and groups

£48

Ruth Whiteside

Having worked in school settings with children dealing with a range of difficulties, Ruth has an extensive knowledge and understanding of why resilience and emotional intelligence are key to a greater understanding of self and others. Working with children who experienced adversity in childhood led to a greater interest in how trauma impacts on the development of the brain and the implications for mental health and physical well-being.

Tuesday 14th July, 1pm - 7pm UK Time (BST) 

'Interoception: Making Sense of the Internal and External World'

Please note that this event starts later than our other web conferences, from 1pm - 7pm UK Time. This is to allow North American and Canadian delegates to benefit from the event. 

We take for granted that our human brain is complex. How we process information is only beginning to be understood by researchers. In a range of different conditions - ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), Intellectual Disabilities (ID), complex trauma Dementia – there is a common theme that people become overwhelmed by information, both externally and internally. These leading practitioners will provide a perspective on how we can help people make the world more predictable and safe.

 

This event is inclusive, and is open to educational staff, mental health practitioners, carers, families, and other professional groups. The full day event will consist of three presentations followed by an interactive discussion. This will be hosted on the live webinar system Zoom, and allow participants to ask the speakers questions to be answered in real time. 

Speakers

Professor Andrew McDonnell

Originator of the Low Arousal Approach will be speaking about 'Going with the Flow: Coping with the Stress of Chaos'

Peter Vermeulen

Founder of 'Autism in Context' Peter Vermeulen will be speaking about 'Exteroception: Predictive Mind, Uncertainty and Being Overwhelmed by the External World'.

Discounts available for families and groups

£48

Kelly Mahler

Kelly has been an occupational therapist for 17 years, serving school-aged children and adults. Kelly is currently involved in several research projects pertaining to interoception. She will be speaking about 'Interoception, The Eighth Sense: Decreasing Internal Uncertainty' 

Past Web Conferences

Tuesday May 19th, 10am - 3pm UK Time (BST) 

'Making Sense of a VUCA World: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous'

The first in our series of live, web-based conferences takes place on the week our International 'Fostering Hope and Optimism' Conference was scheduled in Ireland this May. Due to having post-poned this event until October, we decided to host an online conference in its stead to continue to share information and ideas despite the current restrictions across the globe.

 

VUCA is an acronym which originated at a US Army War college to describe the post-war environment. Psychologists have applied the same principles to individuals who are highly distressed, and often see the world as a chaotic and unpredictable place. In light of the Covid-19 crisis, the principles of VUCA apply to the uncertain environments professionals, families, and individuals alike now find themselves in. Full details, including the schedule for the day, can be found here.

Speakers

Professor Andrew McDonnell will be speaking on Coping with the Stress of an Uncertain World

Peter Vermeulen will be speaking about the Autistic Brain: Absolute Thinking in a Relative World

Adam Harris, founder of AsIAm Ireland, will be speaking about Making the World Less Chaotic: Building an Autism Friendly Society

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