Please see below for our latest CPD training, support groups and workshops:
Our support groups give you the chance to meet people in your locality and talk broadly about family estrangement, its impact and any struggles you might be having.
It can be helpful to meet others in the same position, and we give out questions to break the ice and find shared experiences. These are talking groups and are run by a facilitator, who can keep the space fair and safe. We run the programme over over six sessions, which take place fortnightly at the weekend.
We are currently taking a three-month break from running support groups, so we can evaluate the project. We will open sign-up for support groups in April 2020.
In the meantime, listen to our podcast to hear from others in the same position.
Our therapeutic workshops explore the feelings associated with family estrangement, as well as giving you the practical tools to help you to adjust to your situation.
-Adjusting to your estrangement
-The impact on identity
-Managing worry and rumination
We are taking a three-month break from offering workshops so we can evaluate the project. New workshops will be open for registration in April 2020.
In the meantime, listen to our podcast to hear from others who are estranged from their family or key family member.
Professional Development Training
Do you work in the caring professions? Or are you a social worker, counsellor or psychotherapist?
Stand Alone is the only expert organisation in the field of family estrangement. Our research shows that many of our beneficiaries report poor interactions with caring professionals, who don’t fully understand family estrangement and its impact.
This training will provide more insight into the issues, research and theories that underpin working with family estrangement, explored in an open and unbiased environment.
The training encompasses experiential and theoretical aspects including self-reflective group work and case discussion as well as presentations.
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