The Imagine Create Belong social program for neurodivergent adolescents.
Part 1: Foundation (2 Day ONLINE Facilitators’ Workshop)
Thursday 20 June , 9:30am – 4pm
Friday 21 June , 9:30am – 4:30pm
Presented by Sophie Goldingay and Belinda Dean
*Start and end times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra, UTC+10:00
This foundation workshop is for those who have not yet undergone facilitators training for the Imagine Create Belong (ICB) Social Development Programme for Adolescents. This workshop would be valuable for those working with tweens/teens who are neurodivergent and/or would like to develop socially. Professionals who often attend our workshops include social workers, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, teachers, members of school wellbeing teams, youth mental health nurses and play therapists.
This workshop involves immersion into many of the activities within the ICB programme manual ‘Storying Beyond Social Difficulties’ to enable you to then facilitate tweens / teens through the programme confidently. A copy of the “Storying Beyond Social Difficulties with Neuro-Diverse Adolescents: The “Imagine, Create, Belong” Social Development Programme Manual will be posted to each participant prior to the workshop. You will apply the ICB method in a small group throughout the workshop to create your own characters and story, culminating in creation of a movie by the end of the training, which you can record and retain for future use.
A list of pre-readings, pre-recorded videos and a list of materials needed for the interactive workshop, to prepare you for participation, will be sent to you prior to the commencement of the workshop.
POST WORKSHOP ASSESSMENT
Following the workshop you will be invited to undertake a short online assessment and if completed successfully, you will receive a signed certificate from Learn To Play.
What is Imagine Create Belong (ICB) and How does Imagine Create Belong work?
2.00-4.00 (2 hr)
Planning for experiential activities and opportunity for questions
DAY TWO Immersion into the programme
Note: you will be placed into breakout groups according to discipline area and will be in a combination of a large group and small groups throughout the day.
You will also need to organise some inexpensive materials for the interactive training day (details to be advised).
Immersion into sessions one and two:
Immersion into sessions three, four and five:
*Tree of Life is a well-known concept that has been adapted to provide a symbol for representation of a person in their family/community/Country by Wadawurrung woman Corrina Eccles.
Immersion into sessions six to eight:
Debrief and opportunity for movie viewing discussion and questions, including how the groups worked together and contingency plans.
“We operate from a strengths-perspective, drawing on theorists such as Vygotsky and Rogers, enlisting a person-centred approach involving unconditional positive regard.”
B.A, PG Dip SW, GCHE, PhD
Sophie Goldingay is an Associate Professor at Deakin University and the lead author of the Imagine Create Belong programme, the website www.imaginecreatebelong.com and the the Storying Beyond Social Difficulties training manual. Sophie is an experienced trainer of ICB facilitators and has facilitated ICB groups with young people in schools. Sophie’s expertise is in identity, well-being, and inclusion, especially for neurodivergent adolescents. She won the Vice Chancellor’s award for ‘Excellent Contributions to Equity and Access’ in 2012 and the Deakin University Vice Chancellor’s Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Education and Employability’ in 2022. She is also the recipient of three teaching awards.
BN, MCPT, GCHE, RND1, RPT-S
Belinda is a Lecturer in Play Therapy, a Play Therapy Supervisor, PhD Candidate and author of Imagine Create Belong programme and the training manual. Belinda is a facilitator of ICB groups with young people in schools and clinic settings. Belinda’s area of research is in play-based learning to promote wellbeing for children, adolescents and within territory education. Belinda’s expertise is in translating cross disciplinary knowledge between the fields of Play Therapy and Nursing Practice. Belinda is the director of Light Heart Publications and Play Based Learning (Play Therapy).
10% Group Discount
Organisations sending 5 or more staff members to the same workshop on the same date are entitled to a 10% discount off the total price. To apply for the discount please email Jessica directly at email@example.com.
Cancellation and refund policy
Please notify Jessica of any cancellations by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To receive a full refund please advise your cancellation 8 or more days prior to the commencement of the workshop.
Cancellations made within 7 days prior to the commencement of the workshop will be refunded 50% of the original workshop fee paid.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 48 hours before the commencement of the workshop.
Learn to Play reserves the right to cancel the workshop and issue a full refund of the workshop fee to registrant.