The MAGPIES programme was designed firstly to attempt to more functionally understand some common presenting complaints in children by breaking down these issues into component skill deficits. Secondly, the programme was designed to treat these issues in systematic ways with easily to implement protocols and strategies that teachers/clinicians/care staff can deliver in naturalistic settings effectively. Data collection is ongoing and is being collected across four separate 8 week modular blocks of the programme’s implementation. The groups are devised to teach social skills, to build self esteem, to promote coping with anxiety and to build emotional regulation skills. While the model is firmly rooted in the key ACT process of facilitating psychological flexibility, this programme also explicitly integrates RFT within the therapy protocols.
This webinar series will highlight the need to work closely with statutory services and focus on what education and health service systems deem important to address. Research is ongoing and current and emerging data sets will be discussed. Webinar one will focus on the Emotional Regulation Module. Learners can attend Webinars 2, 3 and 4 to gain insight and mastery over the other 3 modules.