2012 Paisley


Brodie Paterson

Brodie is an expert in the field on conflict management. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Stirling, Director CALM Training Services and Chair European Network for Training in the Management of Aggression. Brodie has extensive experience of research and lecturing on the physical and emotional risks associated with physical intervention. He is particularly interested in the development of expressive cultures within organisations. He is Chair of the European Network of Trainers in the Management of Aggression (ENTMA).

Mark Freado

Mark is a respected teacher and researcher in strength based approaches to working with young people. He has a long association with the Life Space Crisis Institute and is Chair of Reclaiming Youth International. He is currently a Trainer and consultant with Cal Farley’s one of America’s largest privately funded child and family service providers.

John Digney

John is a Deputy Director in Ireland’s Health and Safety Executive. He has many years experience in positive behaviour support as practitioner and teacher. He has many interests, including how our rapidly developing knowledge of brain development informs programmes such as Response Ability Pathways.

Franky D’Oosterlinck

Franky is the Director of the Orthopedagogical Observation and Treatment Centre (OOBC) in Ghent, Belgium. He is a member of the board of Reclaiming Youth International and Chair of EFeCT. Franky has extensive experience of embedding LSCI in organisations and has recently evolved a new training programme for organisational mentors.

Laura Steckley

Laura is a lecturer at the Glasgow School of Social Work and course director for the MSc in Advanced Residential Child Care. She has extensive experience in group care for adolescents in the US and the UK. Laura was involved in the production of Holding Safely (SIRCC, 2005), the Scottish guidance on Physical Restraint. She is currently consulting on its revision. Her research interests include young people’s experiences of restraint and issues specific to working with young women.

Frank A. Fecser

Frank is the Chief Executive Officer of Positive Education Program (PEP) in Cleveland, Ohio. Frank is co-founder of the Life Space Crisis Intervention Institute, and with Dr. Nicholas Long, he co-produced the LSCI video series and the text, Life Space Crisis Intervention: Talking with Students in Conflict (2001). He co-authored the sixth edition of the classic text, Conflict in the Classroom (2008) with Dr. Nicholas Long and Dr. William Morse. Frank is a recipient of the Hearts of Hope award (2003), and in the same year, received the Spirit of Crazy Horse Award, given by Reclaiming Youth International. In 2007 he was awarded the Woodruff Prize for superior work in mental health, and in 2008 was recognized by Pressley Ridge as mental health professional of the year.