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CPD Event

UMO host regular CPD events for specialist mentors and wellbeing staff, hosted at King’s College, London.

All presenters have been selected for their ability to apply their knowledge to the field of specialist mentoring and/or wellbeing practitioners in HEIs. Although some may have a background in psychological therapies they understand the context of the work of specialist mentors and wellbeing staff.

UMO's CPD events are open to:

Below are a sample of recent CPD events offered by UMO:

On Autism and Asperger’s

Dr Anne Alvarez

Anne described some of the difficulties in reaching such clients in all settings. She discussed their experience of other people as remote as well as the problem of how to distinguish real despair from an addiction to unhappiness. Anne finally offered some thoughts on the mentoring approach in relation to autism and aspeger’s

Anne Alvarez PhD, M.A.C.P is a Consultant Child and Adolescent psychotherapist. She is a retired Co-Convener of the Autism Service, Child and Family Dept. Tavistock Clinic, London, where she still teaches. She is author of Live Company: Psychotherapy with Autistic, Borderline, Deprived and Abused Children and has edited with Susan Reid, Autism and Personality: Findings from the Tavistock Autism Workshop. A book in her honour, edited by Judith Edwards, entitled Being Alive: Building on the Work of Anne Alvarez was published in 2002. She was Visiting Professor at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Society in November 2005 and her latest book, The Thinking Heart: Three Levels of Psychoanalytic Therapy with Disturbed Children, was published in April 2012 by Routledge. She was interviewed for Meet the Author at the International Psychoanalytic Congress in Prague in 2013. She teaches Child Analysts at the San Francisco Centre for Psychoanalysis and at the British Psychoanalytic Society.

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