SPACE Workshop with Eli Lebowitz, PhD

Dates

Monday & Tuesday
17 & 18 April 2023

Roehampton, London

Thursday & Friday
20 & 21 April 2023

Central Birmingham

Timings for all days:
9am for 9.30am start.
Finish 4.30pm.
1 hour lunch break.

Cost

Early Bird Discount (available until 31st December 2022)

2 days Face to Face training, in person with Eli Lebowitz.
Full catering provided
£650 + VAT = £780

Full Price (from 1st January 2023)

2 days Face to Face training, in person with Eli Lebowitz.
Full catering provided
£750 + VAT = £900

Venues

London

Elm Grove Conference Centre
Roehampton Lane
London  SW15 5PH
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Birmingham

Signing Tree Venue, Deaf Cultural Centre
Ladywood Road
Birmingham B16 8SZ
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SPACE Workshop with Eli Lebowitz, PhD

PartnershipProjects is delighted to be hosting Eli Lebowitz, who has kindly agreed to visit the UK to teach his 2-day SPACE workshop. This is the very first time that Dr Lebowitz has taught SPACE to professionals in the UK in person, and he will be offering not one but two workshops during his visit.

 

The 2-day workshops are offered exclusively via PartnershipProjects in the UK, and will focus on How To Deliver Space for practitioners.  The workshops are aimed at intermediate / advanced practitioners, or those who have completed our Foundation Level training

The first of the two workshops (both the same in content) will be held at our wonderful venue at the University of Roehampton, on the outskirts of London. The second, later the same week will be held in Central Birmingham at a stunning new venue, owned by a charity called The Signing Tree. 

Learn how to deliver SPACE

Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions

Yale Child Study Center LogoThese 2-day workshops for professionals, taught by Dr. Eli Lebowitz of the Yale Child Study Center, will cover all the essentials of delivering SPACE in a reliable and effective manner.

Note: they are geared toward intermediate or advanced clinicians, or those who have completed the PartnershipProjects NVR Foundation Level training.

The workshops will include case presentation, video excerpts, and simulations of treatment components.

What is SPACE?

SPACE stands for Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions and is a parent-based treatment program for children and adolescents with anxiety, OCD, and related problems.

SPACE was developed by Dr. Eli Lebowitz at the Yale Child Study Center and has been tested and found to be efficacious in randomised controlled clinical trials.

Who is SPACE for?

SPACE aims to treat children and adolescents with anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Although children do not have to attend SPACE sessions – they are the clients!   When SPACE treatment is successful children feel less anxious and function better following treatment.

Some of the main anxiety problems treated with SPACE include:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Generalised anxiety
  • Fears and phobias
  • Panic disorder and Agoraphobia
  • Selective mutism
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
What happens in SPACE treatment?

Parents who participate in SPACE will learn skills and tools to help their child overcome anxiety, OCD or related problems. The treatment focuses on changes that parents can make to their own behaviour, they do not need to make their child change. 

The two main changes that parents learn to make in SPACE treatment are to respond more supportively to their anxious child and to reduce the accommodations they have been making to the child symptoms. 

Breaking free from anxiety: A journey through SPACE

Watch here a moving brief documentary film about families coping with anxiety and going through SPACE treatment.

Cost

The cost of hosting this event and bringing Eli to the UK means the prices are higher than our usual workshops. However, this is a UNIQUE and perhaps one-off opportunity to study with the originator of SPACE in person, in the UK.  We are expecting this event to be very popular and be sold out very quickly as we have to limit numbers.

Early Bird Discount (available until 31st December 2022)

2 days Face to Face training, in person with Eli Lebowitz.
Full catering provided
£650 + VAT = £780

Full Price (from 1st January 2023)

2 days Face to Face training, in person with Eli Lebowitz.
Full catering provided
£750 + VAT = £900

About Eli Lebowitz, PhD

Professor Lebowitz studies and treats childhood and adolescent anxiety and is Director of the Program for Anxiety Disorders at the Yale Child Study Center. His research focuses on the development, neurobiology, and treatment of anxiety and related disorders, with special emphasis on cross-generational and familial influences in these disorders. Dr. Lebowitz is the lead investigator on multiple funded research projects, and is the author of numerous research papers and of books and chapters on childhood and adolescent anxiety. He is also the father of three great boys.

SPACE: Discussing a Parent-Centred approach to childhood social anxiety with Eli Lebowitz, PhD.

Several questions arise when working with childhood anxiety. Is it more optimal to work with the child individually, the parents, or both? How do we help the child if there are obstacles to compliance or availability of the child? How can we empower parents to be the best resource for their children?

Dr. Eli Lebowitz, PhD, is the Director of Program for Anxiety Disorders at the Yale Child Study Center. He has long been involved in researching family accommodation and its influence on childhood anxiety. Dr. Lebowitz and his team at the Yale Child Study Center have since developed the SPACE program (spacetreatment.net).

SPACE is a parent-based treatment program for children and adolescents with anxiety, OCD, and related problems. His recently published book, “Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD: A Scientifically Proven Program for Parents”, is geared towards helping parents learn how to implement the SPACE program and become a valuable resource for their children.