Oct
9
10:00 AM10:00

Working with Clients Who Display Challenging Behaviour

Due to growing demand, Psychology Chartered will be running another support worker training designed to target the very specific and often challenging aspects of working with adults with an acquired brain injury.  

This one day personal development course will improve the support worker’s ability to:-

  •  Identify and address the emotional impact on themselves when working with clients who display challenging behaviours
  •  Achieve and maintain rapport with clients following difficult episodes or disengagement
  •  Engage clients who are difficult to motivate (examples may include enabling a client to complete self-care tasks, undertake community based activities etc)
  •  Improve knowledge and skills regarding how to effectively interact, communicate and ‘debrief’ with clients with cognitive and communication difficulties

The training will be informed by a wide range of psychological models including

  • Psycho-educational information regarding brain injury
  • Neuro-anatomical models
  • Listening skills / motivational interviewing
  • Cognitive & Behavioural Models
  • Compassion focus & Mindfulness approaches

The training event is suitable for support workers of different levels of experience although some initial experience of work with this client group is likely to be of benefit. This particular event does not specifically address the management of physical aggression. Here is what delegates said who attended this event back in December;

"This was a very informative and enjoyable course and challenged how I view challenging behaviour"

"All aspects of the course are extremely relevant to my form of work"

"The opportunity to work in groups and share experiences I found really useful. The day was very interactive which I liked"

Refreshments
Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available from 9.30am on arrival with a view to start promptly at 10am. Lunch is not included in the training cost but can be easily purchased on the day as we are a 2 minute walk from the town centre of Havant.

Booking Details
The cost for this 1 days training is £85.00 ( Plus VAT) per person and a place can be booked by completing our booking form. To book your place please contact Chloe Nunan at chloe@psychologychartered.co.uk or Ellen Shaw ellen@psychologychartered.co.uk to receive a booking form.

View Event →
Sep
25
10:30 AM10:30

Sex, Drugs and Risk Assessments

Once again Dr Maddicks will be teaming up with Huw Ponting, Director at Novum Lawm, to look at the Legal and clinical considerations for effective management of risky behaviours associated with sex, drug and alcohol use. This event is aimed at case managers and other health care professionals working with clients with an acquired brain injury.

More information to follow.

View Event →
Sep
25
10:30 AM10:30

Sex Drugs and Risk Assessments

Tuesday the 25th of September 2018 is fast approaching for our Sex, Drugs and Risk Assessment training event. Not be missed, this session will be focusing on the effective management of challenging behaviours associated with sex, drug and alcohol use.  This will involve a combination of clinical and legal expert discussion lead by our very own Dr Richard Maddicks, along with Huw Pointing, Novum Law Director and Personal Injury Solicitor. Both Richard and Huw are highly experienced in their respective fields, each possessing over 20 years’ experience supporting individuals with ABI. This one day event will be held at Novum Law office in Swindon from 10:30am to 3:00pm.

This unique, interactive session is aimed at Case Managers and Health Care Professionals, focusing on adult clients engaging in sexual contact and drug use in the context of community brain injury rehabilitation. Combining clinical and legal expertise, the day provides opportunities to deliberate ‘thorny’ issues, questions and current cases.

The tickets for this training event cost £85 (plus VAT) per person, which is a great price as it includes lunch and all proceeds will be going to the brain injury charity, Headway.

To book one of our few remaining places or to find out more information please do not hesitate to contact Ellen Shaw at ellen@psychologychartered.co.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you for what is sure to be an informative and thought provoking event.

View Event →
Jun
12
10:00 AM10:00

Support Worker Training: Working with Clients Who Display Challenging Behaviour

*PLEASE NOTE: Change of date

Psychology Chartered are introducing support worker training designed to target the very specific and often challenging aspects of working with adults with an acquired brain injury.  

This one day personal development course will improve the support worker’s ability to:-

  • Identify and address the emotional impact on themselves when working with clients who display challenging behaviours
  •  Achieve and maintain rapport with clients following difficult episodes or disengagement
  •  Engage clients who are difficult to motivate (examples may include enabling a client to complete self-care tasks, undertake community based activities etc)
  •  Improve knowledge and skills regarding how to effectively interact, communicate and ‘debrief’ with clients with cognitive and communication difficulties

The training will be informed by a wide range of psychological models including

  • Psycho-educational information regarding brain injury
  • Neuro-anatomical models
  • Listening skills / motivational interviewing
  • Cognitive & Behavioural Models
  • Compassion focus & Mindfulness approaches

The training event is suitable for support workers of different levels of experience although some initial experience of work with this client group is likely to be of benefit. This particular event does not specifically address the management of physical aggression.  This will be addressed in other Psychology Chartered training events.

Refreshments
Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available from 9.30am on arrival with a view to start promptly at 10am. Lunch is not included in the training cost but can be easily purchased on the day as we are a 2 minute walk from the town centre of Havant.

To register your interest and to book your place please email me at paul@psychologychartered.co.uk

View Event →
May
9
10:00 AM10:00

Team Leader Peer Support Event

Having seen a growing increase in the popularity of these sessions, Psychology Chartered is pleased to announce the next Team Leader Peer Support Event will take place on Wednesday 9th May, 10am to 1pm at our offices in Havant (19 South Street, Havant, PO9 1BU).

This session will look at how we support our teams to provide sensitive feedback to our client when they have observed behaviours perceived as inappropriate or problematic. This can be challenging for support workers of all levels as quite often there is a high risk that the client may become irritated and we see a drastic decline in mood. Conversely, as a team leader I know it can sometimes be frustrating if we feel members of our teams are potentially avoiding such conversations which can have a detrimental affect on other members of the team. This session will provide some thoughtful example phrases you can take away and share with your teams.

The remainder of the session will be used flexibly to facilitate some Q&A for peers to share any issues they may be experiencing and a chance for fellow team leaders to share their experience. This model has received a lot of positive feedback in the past though I would like to stress you of course do not have to share anything should you choose not to.

If you are a team leader or senior support worker and feel this session would be of interest to you please contact me today at paul@psychologychartered.co.uk to book your FREE place today. We look forward welcoming you.

 

View Event →
Jan
23
10:00 AM10:00

Support Worker Training: Working With Clients Who Display Challenging Behaviours

Working with Clients who display Challenging Behaviours – A skills based training day for the Support Worker

at Psychology Chartered Office, 19 South Street, Havant, Hants, PO9 1BU

Psychology Chartered are introducing support worker training designed to target the very specific and often challenging aspects of working with adults with an acquired brain injury.

This one day personal development course will improve the support worker’s ability to:-

  • Identify and address the emotional impact on themselves when working with clients who display challenging behaviours
     
  • Achieve and maintain rapport with clients following difficult episodes or disengagement
     
  • Engage clients who are difficult to motivate (examples may include enabling a client to complete self-care tasks, undertake community based activities etc)
     
  • Improve knowledge and skills regarding how to effectively interact, communicate and ‘debrief’ with clients with cognitive and communication difficulties
     

    Booking Details
    The cost for this 1 days training is £85.00 (Including VAT) per person and a place can be booked by completing our booking form. An invoice will then be raised and sent to you. Payment must be received by Psychology Chartered by Tuesday 16th January. Cancellations made with less than 1 weeks’ notice may still be charged in full. To book your place please contact Paul Walshe on 02392 377399 or paul@psychologychartered.co.uk who will send out a booking form to you.

     

View Event →
Sep
26
10:30 AM10:30

Managing the Conundrum of Mental Capacity

In partnership with Novum Law, Psychology Chartered will be delivering a training event titled "Managing the Conundrum of Mental Capacity" on Tuesday 26th September, 10.30am-2pm at Novum Law offices, 6 Drakes Meadow, Penny Lane, Swindon, SN3 3LL.

This event is aimed at Case Managers and Health Care professionals working with individuals with an acquired brain injury who perhaps have concerns relating to a clients mental capacity. For information about the event please see the link below:

http://www.psychologycharteredtraining.co.uk/news/2017/4/27/managing-the-conundrum-of-mental-capacity-legal-and-clinical-perspectives 

To book your place today please email Paul Walshe at  paul@psychologychartered.co.uk

View Event →
A Matter Of Life And Death: Getting Up To Speed On Advance Decisions
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

A Matter Of Life And Death: Getting Up To Speed On Advance Decisions

This session, for all Health Care Professionals, addresses the topic of Advance Decisions and is delivered by Dr Rhona McGurk, Clinical Psychologist.  Rhona has recently trained in preparing Advance Decisions and the event promises to be highly relevant to professionals working in a range of inpatient and community health care settings.

View Event →
FREE Team Leader Peer Support Event
Mar
14
1:30 PM13:30

FREE Team Leader Peer Support Event

Are you a team leader for a client with an acquired brain injury interested in meeting other colleagues in your local area?

The function of this FREE session is to provide a friendly and supportive environment for Team Leaders to gain some insight and in some cases reassurance, around good practice. There will be a short presentation given by both myself and Dr Maddicks around considerations for productive staff supervisions and techniques for providing sensitive feedback to both the client and/or team members.

FIND OUT MORE

 

View Event →
A Matter of Life and Death: Getting up to Speed on Advanced Decisions
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

A Matter of Life and Death: Getting up to Speed on Advanced Decisions

This sessions aims to provide insight for health professionals around what an Adnaced Decision is as well as the role of the health care professional in supporting patients with this process.

Dr Rhona McGurk, Clinical Psychologist, has extensive experience in this area and will be delivering this session.

FIND OUT MORE

 

View Event →
Time to Act? Acceptance & Commitment Approaches in Neuropsychology
Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

Time to Act? Acceptance & Commitment Approaches in Neuropsychology

Psychology Chartered is delighted to present an afternoon session of interest to all clinical psychologists with an interest in ‘ACT’.  With an emphasis on clinical applications in neuropsychology practice, the aim of the session will be to provide an opportunity to discuss applications of this approach with peers in an informal and friendly context.

FIND OUT MORE

View Event →
Obs notes: How to write excellent clinical observation notes when working with clients with an ABI
Jun
9
1:30 PM13:30

Obs notes: How to write excellent clinical observation notes when working with clients with an ABI

Writing daily observation notes after every shift with a client can appear a somewhat tedious admin requirement however your records have a significant impact on the lives of your clients and arguably their families. It is critical that as a support worker you are able to capture, in words, an accurate reflection of your client’s behaviours and abilities whilst navigating their way through life’s challenges.

FIND OUT MORE

View Event →