4th National NVR UK Conference

1st July 2022 (09.30-17.30)

Connecting presence in NVR:
Strengthening relational practice, networks and communities

An exciting conference uniting NVR practitioners across the UK and beyond

Tickets £50 for online participation in a day of presentations, workshops and networking forums (includes NVR UK membership & CPD certificate)

Please contact us for concessions/ discounted tickets if you are a parent/ in receipt of benefits or are interested in presenting or in hosting a regional hub:


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NVR UK 4th National Conference

1 July 2022

Connecting Presence in NVR: Strengthening relational practices, networks and communities

NVR UK opens an invitation for proposals through presentations and workshops that connect presence in NVR.

NVR UK also welcomes any creative pieces for display.

NVR UK would like to hear from any practitioners or organisations who would like to join the 2022 conference as a regional hub.

Further programme details – more to follow!

Pete BrownNarrative influencein NVR

‘‘Strike when the iron is cold’ is a great idea, but what do we say at these times?

As human beings ‘we live in language’. This presentation will focus on how we coach parents and carers to take care with words in repairing relationships with children, and with themselves using a variety of pre-planned comments based on the principle of connection before correction.

Pete is a family therapist and the parenting lead for Greenwich CAMHS, Oxleas NHS Trust, based in South London.

Tony Meehan with special guest
Dr Clare Rees

New Authority in SchoolsProviding an alternative to Old Authority

Exploring Haim Omer’s conceptualisation of New Authority and how it can be cultivated in schools and form the bedrock of a change in approaches to behaviour management.

Tony is an NVR Practitioner, PartnershipProjects Associate, and Retired Head of Alternative Provision Schools.

DRees is Headteacheat HavelocPrimary School and Primary Lead foEaling Learning Partnership (ELP).

Associate Professor Tormod Rimehaug

Caring AuthorityInnovative elements for use in multi-arena NVR work

A Dutch/English manual for the institutional use of NVR strategies has been expanded for multi-arena use, and with new innovative intervention elementsTwo of these will be presented for discussion: “The Red detour” for use when danger to life and health arimminent and “Turning back time” designed to accelerate exploration and testing of alternative constructive behavior. The strategies will be presented for discussion about usability/acceptability and potential pitfalls and dangerin practical use.

NVR South Practitionerand Southampton University Parent Research Project

Details of our quantitative study into the impact of NVR in parent-led group programmes.

ClaiO’DonovanSarah Bottriell and Sarah Jones

NVR ConnectedFamilieand Beyond

A multi-agency approach to NVR designed to empower a community and make positive connections between families and agencies with aview to tackling local ASB and raise awareness of county lines and the risks involved.

Jack WilsonReceivinNVR

What it is like to experience NVR as a child and how that has influenced the way that I practice NVR with families in working with both parents and children.

Lisa Henderson and Brigitte Short, Renfrewshire Education Psychology Service

Embedding NVR through nurturing relationships in school; a local authority-widapproach using NVR.

Dr Uri WeinblattContactivity

Advanced NVR Interventions for Overcoming Avoidance

The presentation outlines anelaborates the main themes relevant to working with parents of avoidant individuals and the adjustments required ithe practices employed by therapists who have hitherto worked mostly with parents of children with behavioural problems.

This conference is brought to you by NVR UK. It will be hosted via the Zoom online platform to enable the NVR community around the UK and beyond to join us for a packed and varied day. All relevant links, joining instructions and full programme for the day will be sent to ticket holders ahead of the event.

After the conference, participants will receive a CPD certificate as well as access to special offers, events and resources.
We look forward to connecting with you at the conference.