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TEEN Coaching has been under continuous evaluation since 2009. To date, TEEN Coaching has been used as Continued Professional Development training by many services nationwide, including the Department of Education & Science (Ire) and Health & Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland. This evaluation was conducted on Teaching, Social Care, Social Work and Fostering Practitioners working in frontline services across Ireland. The Evaluation of TEEN Coaching is an on-going process to ensure compliance with evidence-based training standards.
TEEN Coaching workshops have also been reviewed and examined by the following professionals who
specialise in the areas of Psychology, Youth & Welfare, Professional Practice and Health Care.
John Lonergan, recently retired Governor of Mountjoy Prison and former Board of Management in the Lillie Road Centre. John is a popular keynote speaker in both media and community forums on issues regarding Youth, Social Care & Community Development. John is also author of 'The Governor'. www.johnlonergan.ie
Owen Fitzpatrick, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Author and Presenter of RTE’S ‘Not Enough Hours’. Co-founder of Irish Institute of NLP and one of Europe's top Motivational Speakers and Personal Development Trainers. www.owenfitzpatrick.com www.nlp.ie
Derek Dempsey, Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Derek also works with Dublin Simon Community and has a special interest in Self-awareness and Child Welfare. Derek has a full understanding of the many challenges facing today’s Social Care workers. An Accredited Member of the Irish Association Alcohol Addiction Counsellors and Accredited Member of the Counselling Society.
Dr. Vincent Carroll M.D. M.P.H. D.C.H. D.Obst D.T.M. D.Acu. is College Director of the Lansdowne College of Acupuncture & Complementary Medicine. He is also a Senior Medical Officer with H.S.E. Dublin North East, Fellow of the Royal College of Tropical Medicine and a Member of the British Medical Acupuncture Association. www.lansdownecollege.ie
"I am pleased to support and endorse the content of the training courses presented by Teen Coaching. The philosophy underpinning the courses is positive, practical and very relevant for all childcare personnel. Indeed, the courses are pitched to meet the needs of childcare staff in their day to day interaction with the children in their care. I also admire the participatory style of the courses as I believe that some of the best training takes place when professionals share and debate their own experiences and, most of all, what works best for them. I am confident that these courses will help participants to develop new skills and new approaches that will equip them to meet the ever changing demands now placed on childcare workers. I wish Teen Coaching every success."
“Anthony O'Prey and his TEEN Coaching System is a terrific way of ensuring that the latest and best psychological strategies are employed to work most effectively with teens. His workshops are fantastic examples of what can be done when quality experience is combined with an extensive skill set. If you want to learn more about dealing with young people and learn more about yourself and how you communicate, look no further” Owen Fitzpatrick
“TEEN Coaching is an exciting person centred approach to working professionally with teenagers. It combines personal self awareness with NLP in order to greatly increase staff effectiveness. One of Teen Coaching’s many strengths is its ability to incorporate the practice into staff’s daily activities. I look forward to Teen Coaching being incorporated into all youth worker’s interaction with young people”
"TEEN Coaching offers an excellent response to the effects of stress and strain felt in the caring professions. Time for M.E. teaches the practitioner the essential principles of good health care practices in a way which gives them a life long tool to use throughout their career. After reviewing TEEN Coaching in detail, I highly recommend these workshops to anyone working with young people in a paid or voluntary capacity"
Dr. Vincent Carroll
'Simply excellent' HSE - Foster Carer,
"I found the TEEN Coaching workshop very simple and easy to understand. The methodologies were practical and very user friendly. I would recommend it to all practitioners" Dublin Youthreach Teacher
“This is a very comprehensive common-sense, intelligent approach to dealing with young people with challenging behaviour. All adults working with young challenging people should be aware of the philosophies and strategies discussed in this workshop” Waterford Youthreach Teacher
“A very interesting and useful way of looking at & attempting to gain a better understanding of behaviour. Strategies in terms of how to respond were clear & could easily be put into practice” Senior Practitioner for Foster Care & Training, N. Ireland
“I have found today’s training informative and rewarding. I have found the discussions very rewarding and thoughtful. I believe that the foster carers and social workers who attended today will have their knowledge and skills enhanced” Social Worker, Western Fostering Service, N.Ireland
“Very engaging & enlightening delivery. Points put forward very clearly & concisely. Good for visual learners as well. Easy to refer to (PAUSE) & remember. Some excellent tips for dealing with difficult interactions with YP” Social Worker, Belfast, N.Ireland