Information for Professionals
Judith Golberg can offer consultation and training services tailored to meet your needs. Clinical supervision is also available.
Children's behaviour can sometimes be puzzling and distressing. Behaviour can be a way of communicating emotional states that the child finds uncomfortable or overwhelming, leaving workers and family struggling to manage their own feelings as well as the child's. The process of consultation allows the nature and antecedence of the behaviour to be thought about in conjunction with consideration of the impact of the behaviour on others. This can lead to a clearer understanding of the child's emotional experience. This understanding can then be used to help develop better strategies for managing the behaviour.
Consultation can be a one-off meeting with an individual professional to discuss a child who they are concerned about, or it can be an on-going process with regular meetings to discuss a class or case-load.
Teams or groups can also take part in consultation, for example the staff team of a children's home might have a consultation meeting as part of their team meeting. Regular weekly, fortnightly or monthly meetings are held in which concerns about children are discussed, sometimes with observational material to support the discussion.
Consultation can be used as the first step in the process of referral for assessment.
Training in children's, young people's and infant mental health issues such as attachment and the impact of early experiences on neurological development can be tailored to meet your needs. Judith Golberg has trained workers from health, education and social services backgrounds, with particular emphasis on understanding children's behaviour and the impact it can have on those around them.
The Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) produces a useful leaflet for professionals:
For further information and to discuss terms:
The only accrediting organisation recognised by the NHS for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists.
For more information on the ACP, please see the 'About' menu item.