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Using Positive Psychology to improve outcomes for children and young people

14.03.19 9:30 am
14.03.19 4:30 pm


Children in Wales

*: £95.00 – £135.00

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A one day course

Positive psychology focuses on understanding our strengths and how this can be applied professionally and personally. The training whilst being humanist in orientation is based on our new understanding of how the brain functions and how neuroscience can be applied to practice. Drawing upon a wide range of theory the course is practical in application and participants will be encouraged to apply it to their practice throughout the training. Participants will receive a resource guide to further develop their practice.

Aims of the Course

  • To introduce participants to Positive Psychology in terms of its history and methodology
  • To develop participants understanding of key concepts in Positive Psychology so that they can apply them in practice. These will include Purpose, Creativity, Resilience and using a Growth Mindset
  • For participants to explore how they can apply the theory of Positive Psychology to their work with children and Young People.

About the Trainer

Mike Lewis

Mike qualified as a Social Worker in 1986 working in Children’s Services until 1995. He then held a number of management posts with Action for Children, Save the Children and Children in Wales. Between 2007 and 2013 he was CEO of the Welsh Refugee Council. He established his own consultancy Hawliau in 2013. His work areas include Social Care, Leadership, Migration and Equality /Human Rights. Much of his current work involves the use of Positive Psychology in improving outcomes for service users and within organisations.

Mike is a visiting lecturer at the University of Rovaniemi, Finland and the School of Social Work at Cardiff University. He is an associate of Research in Practice, Children in Wales and Voices from Care.

In addition to his social work qualification he has a B.Sc. in Psychology, a MA in Social Policy, a MSc in Research Methods and a Postgraduate Certificate in Management. He has a number of short course accreditations.

He is a former trustee of WCVA and Linc Housing Association and is currently Chair of Cardiff and Vale Children’s Contact Centre.

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