Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Expand your skills to deal effectively with challenges in everyday clinical interaction & communication with those who experience voice-hearing or ‘psychosis’.
This two day workshop is a practical introduction to working with people who experience hearing voices and also to working with experiences that are often considered "psychosis" by mental health professionals. Such experiences, conversations and exchanges form a large part of the work of mental health professionals but present a challenge in everyday clinical interaction and communication.
This workshop will explore voice hearing and psychotic phenomena from a wide theoretical and philosophical basis but focus on the experience of the person, on the nature of the voice or belief systems for that specific person within their specific life story, recovery journey and context and explore what clinicians can say to help.
Participants should finish the two days with an expanded tool box of possible interventions, questions and skills that address "what to say" in such a conversation (other than ignore, distract or argue). The techniques explored will be practiced over the two days and there will be discussion on how to facilitate groups, work individually with people and how to involve and support care givers, the family and other mental health services.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
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For more information about fees, please enquire with our CPD Admissions Team. Call 01245 686868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require NHS contract funding, please speak to your manager before applying.
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