Although the professional learning offered through this workshop focus on therapeutic outcomes I found the overarching philosophy in terms developing relationship with at risk youth to be relevant and useful in a school setting. Richard spoke about how the ranges of strategies used to develop a young person's life story are useful for teachers in getting to know their students in a way that supports their teaching and learning.
What I took from this workshop was it's relevance in understanding how a young person's history often shapes their behaviours and thoughts. As teachers and in my work as a school counsellor understanding a young person's history is crucial in developing strategies to support their engagement in their learning in the classroom and engagement in therapeutic work.
Thinking ahead I would like to modify some of the strategies presented in this workshop for use in our hubs and the classroom. This will be something I will undertake at the end of term 4.
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