Supervising The Adolescent Therapist


This training workshop is open to those offering supervision to counsellors/ psychotherapists working with adolescent clients. The course will address the principal therapeutic considerations specific to working with this age group including how the adolescent’s developmental limitations and evolving capacity for contact shapes the therapeutic field. We will also examine transference issues specific to adolescent process, together with the dynamics which emerge through parental involvement in the work.

In addition, case management dilemmas will be identified and explored including assessment, multi-disciplinary contact, child protection, legal and ethical issues pertaining to the work. Learning style will include didactic input, experiential component, demonstration and practicum work.

About The Presenter:

Bronagh Starrs BA Dip Psychotherapy MIAHIP Founder & Director of Blackfort Adolescent Gestalt Institute and principal faculty for the Post-Qualifying Diploma in Gestalt Adolescent Psychotherapy, which has been offered in Ireland since 2012. She maintains a private practice in Omagh, Northern Ireland, as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, writer and trainer, specialising in working with adolescents. Bronagh is an adolescent development specialist and has considerable experience teaching and presenting throughout Ireland and internationally on the developmental implication of trauma on the adolescent journey. She has authored numerous articles and chapters on the subject.

Dates: 26th February 2016

Time: 10am – 5pm

Venue: Knock Counselling Centre, Mayo

Fee: €120

For information and booking please email Bronagh:

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