Presenter: Paul Bailey
At the core of our professional lives, regardless of our theoretical orientation or the techniques we might use, is our raw talent for the work.
This talent is a gift we did not earn.
It was given to us.
It rests in our neurophysiology and in our implicit memory.
The task before us, as is so with anyone with talent, is how to ensure our talent is refined and fresh and ever more alive for the benefit of those with whom we work.
In this hour and a half, through experiential exercises in small groups, through direct teaching from the recent research of Daniel Kahneman, Michael Lambert, Bruce Wampold, Len Jennings, Thomas Skovholt and others, through the use of video and Kagan’s Interpersonal Process Recall, as well as through discussion, we will:
1. explore what our particular talent in the work is
2. and why honing our talent is such a challenge;
3. we will practise together one specific way of exploring our own blindspots in order to further develop our talent for the benefit of others
4. and we will investigate what recent research tells us about how ‘mastertherapists’ hone their talents.
For if we are as courageous in attending to our own blind-spots as we are in attending to others, we will inevitably let more light shine into the way we work.
Paul has worked in New Zealand, England and Australia as a psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor, group facilitator and educator for almost 40 years. He says, ‘I think that one of the reasons I’m motivated to talk talent with you is that, like many people, I teach best what I most need to learn. Exploring what makes some gifted psychotherapists and counsellors much more effective than others in the work they do with clients continues to fascinate me and draw out the best in me.’
In recent years, 2009 – 2014, Paul designed and facilitated ways that Queensland Health Mental Health staff could hone their talent through the skilled use of supervision and through the feedback that supervision offers. He was particularly interested in fostering the talent of senior practitioners, both for the benefit such attention and effort offer the clients they work with and for the other staff they supervise but also, through the ripple effect, for the wider community in which they have leadership. Paul has now returned to private practice as a psychotherapist and supervisor. He is contactable at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 0416 624 218.
WHERE: The Relaxation Centre 15 South Pine Road (Cnr Wakefield St) Alderley. Two minutes from Alderley Station. Plenty of on street parking.
WHEN: Saturday 15 October 2016. Enjoy a cuppa and network with other counsellors from 9am. The presentation will start at 9.15am sharp and finish at 10.45am. Morning tea will follow.
Please click on this link https://www.trybooking.com/225160 to make your online booking now and take advantage of the Early Bird Price.
Early Bird – payment needs to be made by Saturday 8 October 2016
Members: $16 Non Members: $21
Full Ticket: (9 Oct – 15 Oct)
Members: $21 Non Members: $26
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This event attracts 3 Professional Development points.
QCA Committee Professional Development Program
The QCA AGM will follow this presentation at 11.15am.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: If you can’t attend this session, you can cancel your booking and request a refund by contacting Ros Turner at email@example.com by 8 October. Any requests outside of this time will not be refunded. An admin fee of $1.00 will be deducted from the refund. The TryBooking fee of $0.30 will also not be refunded. Refunds are credited back to the card that was used when you made the booking. Bookings are not transferable.