Selection of previous training/ lecture presentations provided for organisations by Margot Sunderland
Child Mental Health: General (Psychology and Brain Science)
- Creating a passion for learning: Vital knowledge from psychology and neuroscience.
- Children behaving badly – why they do and what can be done about it.
- Understanding and improving children’s behaviour to impact learning: Practical strategies and ideas that work.
- The importance of the early years and what can be done when children have suffered relational stress or relational poverty.
- Emotional Intelligence in schools: Making it a reality informed by brain science and psychological research.
- Essential cutting edge Child Development: Theory and practice (neuroscience and psychology)
- Helping children thrive: What cutting edge brain science and psychological research can tell us.
- What every parent and child professional needs to know about the teenage brain.
- The psychology and neuroscience of adolescence: From vital knowledge to practical intervention.
- The neuroscience and psychology of confidence and self-esteem in children.
- The neuroscience of emotion and the child’s ability to learn.
- The neuroscience of play and positive adult-child interaction.
- The role of professionals in children’s social and emotional development: What brain science and the latest psychological research can tell us.
- The Science of Parenting: What every parent needs to know. What every parenting, family and child professional needs to know.
- Cutting-edge theory and interventions for parent-child interaction.
- Bullying: What neuroscience and psychological research can tell us. Prevention and intervention.
Attachment and Loss
- Awakening attachment needs in troubled children and teenagers.
- Frightened to love: Working with attachment issues and attachment disorders in children and young people.
- The neuroscience and psychology of attachment: Towards practical intervention.
- The neuroscience of attachment and attachment disorders.
- The neuroscience of attachment and helping children who have been fostered or adopted.
- The long term effects on brain and mind of traumatic loss and unmourned grief and interventions that work.
Troubled Children and Troubled Teenagers
- Challenging children and teenagers: Bad behaviour? ADHD? Genetics? Parenting? Stress? Trauma? Preventing the hazard of misdiagnosis, and enabling effective intervention.
- Neglect and abuse in childhood and adolescence: Effective interventions and ways forward
- The impact of abuse and neglect on the brain and what can be done.
- Children with broken hearts: From loss and hurt to psychological health.
- Helping troubled children/ teenagers to speak about feelings: Key tools and techniques.
- It hurts too much to feel: Working with extreme defence mechanisms in children and young people.
- Out of control children: Why, what to do and how to be.
- The Emotional rollercoaster of working with troubled children: Prevention and intervention.
- The neuroscience and psychology of learning difficulties and what to do.
- The traumatised child: Healing brain, mind and body.
- Transforming the challenging child.
- Understanding anger, depression and anxiety in young people, and ways forward.
- Working with children locked in rage and hate.
- Preventing the shift from pain to violence.
- Enabling troubled teenagers to thrive.
Creative Intervention: Tools and Techniques with Troubled Children
- Healing conversations with children and teenagers: What to say and how to be.
- Helping children speak about feelings and how to respond when they do: Key tools and techniques.
- The art and science of therapeutic communication with children.
- Key counselling tools and techniques for work with children.
- The power of art and play in healing troubled children.
- Using sandplay therapy to heal troubled children.
- Using storytelling as a therapeutic tool with children.
- Art and play as medicine for troubled children and teenagers.
- Adoption/ Fostering.
- The impact of trauma and loss on adopted and fostered children and what can be done.
- What every foster carer/adoptive parent needs to know about the brain science of child development and long-term effects of parent-child interaction.
- Essential psychology, brain science (made easy) and effective intervention for foster carers/adoptive parents.
- Essential psychology and brain science for understanding looked after children: Tools and techniques for foster carers and child professionals.
- Healing brains and minds.
- What it means to be a human being: What selective contributions from over 100 years of psychological research and 20 years of neuroscience can tell us.
- From relational stress and relational poverty to relational health in children, teenagers and families.
- How people change people for better or worse.
- The mind’s psychological landscapes: Finding a warmer kinder inner world.