Date: Saturday 31st August 2019: 10am – 4:30pm
Venue: The Mill, Derby
Facilitated by Alun Mountfield:
Psychodrama Psychotherapist, Actor and Applied Theatre Practitioner. He is a former member of Geese Theatre Company, working as an actor, group facilitator and senior trainer for the company from 1989 until 2005. He is co-editor of The Geese Theatre Handbook which has become required reading for students of applied theatre in universities and colleges throughout the UK. He has co-designed theatre based offending behaviour programmes for Probation Services nationally, focusing in particular on the rehabilitation of violent offenders. He began running psychodrama groups in HMP Grendon Underwood in 2000 and from 2008 until 2018 also facilitated one of the primary therapy groups. In addition he has created a number of theatre and video pieces designed to present the experiences of offenders who have come into therapy to explore their offending behaviour. These have been performed at a number of conferences and events in the prison and have been well received by inmates and guests. Since 2005, he has worked as a freelance theatre practitioner and also as a psychotherapist in private practice.
What is offending behaviour and why do men and women who commit offenses act this way? How do we work effectively to encourage change? I have worked since 1989 in the Criminal Justice System, both in prisons and probation, on groupwork treatment programmes for those who commit violent and anti-social offences. This day long workshop will explore the pathology of offending and how to work effectively to help individuals change. We will use drama exercises to explore and illustrate why men and women might offend, what their perception and experience of the world might be and how we might begin to help them change their behaviours and lead more productive and positive lives.
The primary aims of this workshop will be;
| An introduction to offending behaviour and its roots |
| Working with thoughts, feelings and behaviour |
| Using action methods to explore offending behaviour |
This workshop might be of interest to; Offending Behaviour groupworkers, Youth Workers, Social Workers, Community Workers, Probation Officers, Prison Officers, Psychotherapists, Community workers, Dramatherapists and other creative arts therapists, Psychodramatists, Sociodramatists.
The aim is to provide a safe and inclusive environment where participants can discuss their own experience of working with anger and shame in groups and one-to-one. It is also suitable for any other professionals who wishes to increase their knowledge and understanding of the relationship between anger and shame and how to work with them. The process will include games and exercises designed to stimulate discussion and to facilitate the process. Participants are advised to wear comfortable clothing and footwear.
- Participants are advised to wear comfortable clothing and footwear.
- A light lunch will be provided
*All participants will be given a CPD certificate upon completion.
To book your place click ‘HERE’ or contact:
Lewis Walters | 07745647737 | [email protected]
Catharsis Creative Arts Therapy Centre