Explore a relation-based approach to promoting regulation and resilience in schools through professional coaching. *** REGISTRATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED***
Date: 27 & 28 July 2023
Time: 1.00pm to 4.00pm each day
Many Social Work practitioners and other allied health workers will work with children and young people who are emotionally distressed and dysregulated at school.
Emotion Coaching is a universal communication strategy supporting children and young people to self-regulate and manage their stress responses. Emotion Coaching in Education Settings is a structured approach that adults can use to effectively communicate with and support children and young people during heightened situations of emotional distress and/or challenging behaviours. Heightened emotions and challenging behaviours are used as opportunities to guide and support.
This two-part interactive workshop will take an evidence-based approach and will offer participants the opportunity to develop strategies to effectively manage students’ emotional distress and challenging behaviours. It will help participants to develop an understanding of how to manage their own emotional and stress responses and enable them to support students to do the same. This workshop will support participants with a structured framework for thinking about, approaching and responding to challenges with children and young people in education settings.
The workshops will incorporate examples, group discussions, interactive activities, and will provide further opportunities for self-directed learning and reflection.
- Behaviour as a form of communication
- Emotions and how our mind and body regulate stress
- Why we need a focus on emotions – the role of emotion in learning and all things school related
- Meta Emotion – understanding and being aware of our own emotional style and existing responses
- The neuroscience of Emotion Coaching
- What is Emotion Coaching and how do we do it
- Step 1 Recognising the child or young person’s feelings and empathising with them
- Step 2 Validating and labelling the emotion the child or young person is feeling in the moment
- Review of Steps 1 and 2
- Knowing how, when and why to use Steps 3 and 4
- What is Emotion Coaching and how do we do it
- Step 3 Setting limits
- Step 4 Problem solving
Who should attend? Social workers and other allied health practitioners, as well as students in these fields, who want to work more effectively with students in school settings will benefit from this two-part workshop. Interest in supporting students with challenging behaviours is a prerequisite and the course will cater for all levels of knowledge and skills.
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Learn the key elements involved in Emotion Coaching in Education Settings to a level to be able to practice and apply.
- Develop understanding about one’s own emotions (meta emotion) and how this can impact responses to children and young people experiencing challenging emotions and behaviours.
- Understand the role and importance of emotions in all areas of school.
- Develop empathic strategies to support students to understand and manage their emotions and behaviours and problem solve.
AASW Credentials: School (coming soon); Mental Health
Deborah A. Costa MAPS holds bachelor and postgraduate degrees in psychology and education, specialist qualifications in traumatic stress studies and complex trauma and a Master of Public Health. Deborah is a registered psychologist and educator who is passionate about community and population approaches to supporting the mental health of infants, children and young people.
Deborah works with children and their families impacted by mental health challenges in her role as a School Counsellor. Deborah is an internationally registered professional Emotion Coaching practitioner and trainer, Member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals and member of the Australian Childhood Foundation’s (ACF) Trauma Recovery Support Team.
Deborah has spent the last 13 years researching education system initiatives for supporting children and young people with complex mental health needs and was the 2018 Premier’s Anika Foundation Scholar, travelling extensively throughout the US and the UK researching international initiatives supporting students in school settings. Deborah presents to educators across a range of settings on trauma informed and sensitive cultures and practices and establishing education-based practices to support children and young people’s wellbeing in education settings and support students with complex mental health challenges. Deborah has several published works in the area of trauma informed practice in education settings and is a recognised leader in this field in NSW.