Understanding SEMH and wellbeing of children and young people – a psychologist’s approach
Humanistic psychology emphasises the whole individual and strives to help people fulfil their potential and maximise their wellbeing.
Dr Rob Long explains why Behaviour Policies are unfair, unjust and unworkable and highlights the need for core mantras/principles that change the way behaviour is understood. He outlines practical ideas from positive psychology to support wellbeing and mental health.
3 takeaways from Rob’s training session
– Recognise the difference between equity and equality – and why treating children differently (not the same) to meet their individual needs is crucial –
– Change the way you ‘see’ children’s behaviour – by following key mantras to help you reach the right way of responding and supporting children –
– Use a 5 a day positive psychology checklist – to make sure you’re giving the children you support good emotions, good relationships and meaningful experiences every day –
This session is aimed at SLT, teachers and support staff working with children with SEND.
Watch a snippet of Rob’s presentation…
Dr Rob Long received great feedback from SENDCOs who watched his LIVE broadcast
This session was originally presented live at one of our online Virtual SEND Conferences.
“Really useful and practical help.”
Chris Wellard, SENCo – Napier Primary Academy
“All fantastic. Would have liked a longer session as there was so much in this and it was all brilliant.”
Anita Coleman, AHT/Inclusion Lead – St Margarets CE Primary
About the Creator
Dr Rob Long / Educational Psychologist, Sebda (Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association)
Dr Rob Long is Vice Chair of SEBDA. He is a Chartered Psychologist who works independently offering high quality training in schools and colleges to teachers and other professionals. Rob’s main area of interest is supporting children who face SEMH difficulties. He is also a tutor for the Oxford Brookes University distance learning course on Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties. Rob has written a number of books, including Building Wellbeing and Resilience: How to Help. All of his books offer teachers and support staff practical ways to manage difficult situations.
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