Working with Depression in Children and Young People

2-day workshop | 12th & 13th October 2024| Dr Penny Utton | Poole

Book Now

Join Dr Penny Utton for this 2-day workshop designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills for working with young people.  

This 2-day (weekend) workshop is open to anyone with an interest in the subject matter, wants to develop their skills and expand their knowledge. This workshop is particularly appropriate for training and practising counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling psychologists and other mental health professionals.

  • A highly interactive and practical workshop.
  • Ideal for those who want to acquire specific skills for working with young people who present with symptoms of depression.
  • Will help equip you with the knowledge and skills for working with young people and their parents.

Key Features:

  • Looks at what depression is and how to differentiate between, and thus work with, the various types of depression disorders.
  • Explores several techniques and skills that are helpful when working with this specific population and also discuss ways of managing common difficulties associated with this work e.g. anger, silence, non-committal responses.
  • Considers why there seems to be a rise in depression in children and young people and ways of working with or alongside parents of children with depression. We will also discuss self-harm and suicide risk and ways of managing this with young clients.

Back to CPD Workshops

Workshop dates and cost

Venue:  Poole Campus

12th and 13th October 2024


IMC Students in Advanced Training   £90.00

IMC Students/Graduates   £135.00

General Admission   £180.00

Meet the tutor

Dr Penny Utton (BSc (Hons), CPsychol.DPsych.AFBPsS)

Penny is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Registered Psychologist with the Health Professionals Council (HCPC).

Penny currently runs an independent practice, which includes work with families, children and young people as well as adult mental health, supervision, tailored training and legal work. She specialises in and has completed research on trauma, complex trauma, attachment and abuse.

Penny's background includes running a charitable counselling service for young people, as well as work within the NHS adult mental health and child and adolescent mental health services. She has also worked in student counselling and bereavement counselling, trauma and domestic abuse services, as well as acute and secure settings.

Penny is an integrative practitioner who is trained in cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy, psychodynamic and person centred approaches.

Course Venues:   Exeter   |   Poole

Certificate in Counselling