Events at SASPA
Workshops for 2017
All workshops presented by Dr Marita Brink.
1. The impact of our cyber world on the development of children and adolescents
(25 February 2017)
Completed and ongoing research have unequivocally found that over-exposure to cyber media causes harm to young, still developing brains. The facts and implications of these findings will be discussed. Possible guidelines and interventions to minimize damage, will be explored.
2. The development of gender identity in children and adolescents
(27 May 2017)
The basis for later gender identity formation is probably laid down genetically or due to hormonal influences before birth. The trajectories involved in same-sex and other-sex identity will be explored, based on the latest research. Clinical implications for working with young persons and their families will be explored implementing case studies.
3. The ethics around cultural diversity when working with children and families
(19 August 2017)
The ethical implications of working with families where cultural differences may influence the efficacy of our work are strongly emphasised in the literature and in the DSM-5. A cultural difference may be a factor between the family and the therapist, within the family itself or within the community. Case studies and DVD material will be offered to illustrate these issues.
Conference for 2017
5th Annual Psychology in Schools Conference
Date: Friday, 11 August 2017
Register online here
|08:00 – 08:30||Registration|
|08:30 – 09:00||Opening & Welcome|
|09:00 - 10:00||Dr Doret Kirsten||Educational and Clinical Psychologist||Development of the brain and why it is relevant for us to know when looking at child development and therapy|
|10:00 – 11:00||Dr Ursula Froschauer||Counselling Psychologist||Dealing with the aftermath of suicide in a school context|
|11:00 – 11:30||Tea Break|
|11:30 – 12:30||Renate Gericke||Clinical Psychologist||Thinking about attachment impairment in deprived children|
|12:30 – 13:30||Irene Chait||Clinical Psychologist||Forming a therapeutic alliance with difficult parents|
|13:30 – 14:30||Lunch|
|14:30 - 15:30||Heidi Lathy||Educational Psychologist||Managing oppositional defiant and conduct disorder in schools|