The unique role of psychologists working within the Youth Offending Team: Working together to promote positive change for young offenders

This workshop will explore the current and developing roles of the educational and clinical psychology working within a particular Youth Offending Team. 

Provisional timetable

09:30 Registration/tea and coffee
10:00 Workshop starts
12:30-13:00 Lunch
16:30 Workshop ends

Details

The workshop will include:

  • exploration of the current and developing roles of the psychologists working within Youth Offending Teams and examining the impact of those roles.
  • the challenges of therapeutic working and working as psychologists within the Youth Justice System.
  • the impact of training delivered, reflective practitioner groups and consultative approaches.
  •  he impact of ongoing training and support around the consideration of presenting behaviours using psychological formulation, with a particular focus on attachment and trauma.  
  • consideration of the future directions for psychologists working within Youth Offending Teams.

Delegates will have the opportunity to explore different models of psychology within the Youth Justice System through SWOT analysis, case studies, rich pictures and solution circles.

Target audience

Psychologists – educational, clinical, forensic – currently, or with an interest in, working within Youth Offending Teams. Psychologists in training with an interest in working with young offenders.

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • Recognise the unique role of psychologists working within Youth Offending Teams.
  • Consider the challenges and strengths of working together as psychologists within a Youth Offending Team.
  • Awareness of the impact of different ways of working with YOT practitioners.
  • Consider the impact of ongoing training and support around the consideration of presenting behaviours using psychological formulation, with a particular focus on attachment and trauma.  
  • To begin to consider the future directions for psychologists working together within Youth Offending Teams.

Facilitator: Kate Lee and Becky Wells

Kate and Becky are both experienced Educational Psychologists working for a Local Authority Educational Psychology Service. We are both part of the Alternative Provision Educational Psychology team that provides a service to Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) and the Youth Offending Team (YOT).  In addition we provide a service to schools and academies.

We are both regularly provide training to YOT, PRUs, schools and academies on a variety of topics and are accredited Team Teach ‘employers tutors’.

Co-Facilitator: Eve Bowyer

Eve qualified from the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Exeter. Eve has worked in both community and inpatient child and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) as well as working for a Specialist Drug and Alcohol Service for Young People. Since qualifying, I have been seconded full-time into the Youth Offending Team within Somerset. My interests are developing in Developmental Trauma, Neuropsychology and Adolescents and I begin Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology training in October 2012. I draw upon many theories within my work but I am specifically interested in developing individual interventions using techniques from motivational interviewing, dialectical behaviour therapy and systemic practices.Eve provides consultation, training and supervision to YOT practitioners and offers individual assessments and interventions to young people known to the youth offending team. She also provides training and consultation on forensic and risk issues to the wider CAMHS network. Eve is currently working alongside Youth Offending Team management to develop the service further and promote psychological mindedness, person centred approaches and evidence based practice throughout the youth offending team.

Booking information

Fees

  • Non-Society members: £142 (£118.33 + VAT)
  • Society members: £111 (£92.50 + VAT)
  • DFP members: £80 (£66.67 +VAT)
  • DECP members: £80 (£66.67 + VAT)
  • DCP members: £80 (£66.67 + VAT)

How to book

Please note: online bookings will close 24 hours prior to the event. Please call +44 (0)116 2529512 for availability after this point.

To pay by cheque or request an invoice complete and return the registration form.

Please note that we are only able to accept invoice requests at least 6 weeks before the event date.

Location: 
Dates: 
18/11/2013
Contact Information: 

BPS Learning Centre

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 9925
Fax: +44 (0)116 227 1314

Organiser: 
Division of Forensic Psychology, Division of Educational and Child Psychology, Division of Clinical Psychology & BPS Learning Centre