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Behaviour is communication: If the behaviour could talk what is the child or young person trying to say? with Dr Karen Treisman (Morning)

A child or young person’s behaviour is an important form of communication, about 60% of all communication is nonverbal. A child’s outburst, body language, facial expressions, the withdrawn student with their head on their desk… the challenge is working out what they are trying to tell you through their actions, what do they need? and how can you help?

About the Course
This half day informative and lively training workshop explores how behaviour is communication and how it tells us a story and gives us clues about the child’s/ adult’s/our own inner world.

Course Tutor Dr Karen Treisman who is an experienced and engaging expert in the field, will be sharing her thoughts, knowledge and practical advice bringing the course to life using some poetry, case studies, anecdotes, and some powerful images exploring how behaviour is communication. How we need to learn to see the person behind the behaviour and to understand if the behaviour could talk what would it say.

Karen will suggest some questions for exploring behaviour further, as well as providing you with some top tips for responding and exploring. This will also give you a way to make sense of behaviour and of ways to communicate how behaviour is communication to others.

Who Should Attend:
A MUST attend for all educators, other professionals, parents, carers, and those supporting children and young people during these challenging times.

About Dr Karen Treisman, MBE:
Karen has spoken at several of our training courses and conferences and feedback from delegates is always superb, Karen is very easy to  listen to with lots of practical information and ideas. She  is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Organizational Consultant, TEDx speaker, trainer, organizational consultant, and author who has worked in the NHS and children’s services for several years. Karen has also worked cross-culturally in both Africa and Asia with groups ranging from former child soldiers to survivors of the Rwandan Genocide.

How you join us for the workshop
This live workshop is taking place online via a zoom link. You access the session  via computer, tablet or smart phone connected to the internet, we will send joining instructions via email with your confirmation of booking. Some organisations don’t allow access via zoom and we suggest logging in on your own computer, table, or smart phone. If you do not receive a confirmation of booking email  within 3 days before the event, please call the Medica Cpd office on Tel 0141 638 4098 or email

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