Jocelyne Quennell

Member of the organizational and program committee

Jocelyne is a psychotherapist who has been engaged with children’s wellbeing and youth mental health for thirty years. She has been the course leader for post graduate therapeutic programmes in the UK and has experience, supporting the development of services in health, education and social care in the UK in statutory, charity and independent sectors.
She is former Principal of the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education which delivers training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Child Therapeutic Counselling, Integrative Arts Psychotherapy and Therapeutic Wellbeing Practice. She is Director of the Wellbeing Faculty which has courses in Therapeutic Communication Skills and Community Wellbeing. She has worked on many committees over three decades in the regulation of therapeutic practice including the development of education, training and practice standards in professional associations in the UK and Europe. She is currently the lead for Training Standards for the European Association for Therapeutic Services for Children and Young People where she is inspired to work with and alongside European colleagues with a shared vision for child mental health and emotional wellbeing. Jocelyne is passionate about increasing access to therapeutic help for children and young people, parents, carers, professionals, families, organisations and communities. She is working towards building international resources, resilience and therapeutic ethics and competencies to serve the best interests of children and young people to contend with adversity in their futures.