PWP Foundation Skills Forum
Grow your skills as a PWP and enhance your clinical effectiveness. Whether you prefer to bring a notepad and simply soak up ideas or want to bring specific challenges to discuss on the day, these foundation skills workshops provide a unique opportunity to progress your PWP knowledge and abilities. Join an ever-expanding national network of dedicated PWPs to experience:
- a variety of evidence-based presentations
- skills based workshops that with enhance your current knowledge
- que networking and benchmarking of your individual and team approaches
As a PWP you need to keep up to date, and this forum will look at the opportunities for upskilling and the current understanding of therapeutic drift by sharing recent:
- research on delivering evidence-based treatment and evidence of therapeutic drift
- current engagement and interpersonal techniques to ensure therapeutic engagement
By moving from the presentation element onto skills practice – these useful workshops will inform you with evidence-based ideas to enable you to achieve your goals and get people engaged. Team attendance is recommended as there is a choice of three foundation skills to study:
- 1. Practical approaches to improve your telephone guided self-help skills
- 2. Implementing adjustments for people with learning disabilities
- 3. Successfully managing group-based Interventions
Come together with PWPs and Senior PWPs to identify what works, share difficulties and gather practical examples. Go back to your service equipped with new skills and growing confidence to deliver more effective intervention. This unique day has been designed and produced to meet the skills development needs of:
- Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners
- Trainee PWPs
- Senior PWPs
- Emotional Wellbeing Therapists
- CBT Trainees
- Low Intensity and Assessment Leads
- Case Managers
- Senior Cognitive Behaviour Therapists
- Wellbeing Locality Managers
- CBT Therapists
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A unique forum for upskilling PWPs at Step 2.
|9.00||Registration and refreshments|
|9.30||Chair’s opening remarks |
Rebecca Hughes, Service Lead IAPT, Insight Healthcare
|9.40||The conflict surrounding therapeutic drift and the opportunity to learn new skills |
Do we know what therapeutic drift is at step 2?
Ensuring appropriate learning to steps
Exploring new skill opportunities for PWPs whilst remaining within our remit
Anna Pruszynska, Lecturer & Pathway Lead, MSc Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health (Primary Mental Health Care), Manchester University
|10.10||Q&A with Anna Pruszynska|
|10.20||Hope, faith and trust: an insight into one person’s journey |
Reality of recovery: understanding the therapeutic relationship
Receiving the right help, tools and guidance: building a tool box
The impact of accessing IAPT: recovery and life after IAPT
Paul Edwards, Lived Experience Point of View
|10.50||Q&A with the Paul Edwards|
|11.30||Start of foundation skills workshops |
3 hours will be dedicated to these back-to-basics workshops that focus on evidenced outcomes and deliver practical skills-based information. Lunch will take place between 12.30 and 1.40 and afternoon break between 2.40 and 3.00. Attendees can choose one of the following:
1. Building your telephone guided self-help skills
2. How to work with people with learning disabilities and learning difficulties
3. Developing your skills to successfully manage group-based Interventions
1. Building your telephone guided self-help skills
|Telephone guided self-help: evidence base and key skills |
Improving telephone treatment IAPT: a systematic review of treatment
Preparation and resources: making the most of guided self-help resources
Insight into the work developing around Skype
|Practice skills: content and communication over the telephone|
Difficulty in conveying what you mean: how to overcome not seeing people
Expectations and practicalities: how to communicate difficult information
Skills exercises: how do you describe and enhance things over the telephone
|Group work: delivering interventions over the telephone |
Delivery of guided self-help interventions: enabling change
Research and evidence base: shared decision making and collaboration over the phone
Engagement and assessment: group practice, feedback and support
|Facilitated by: Manchester University: |
Dr Amy Blakemore, Lecturer in Mental Health
Anna Pruszynska, Lecturer & Pathway Lead, MSc Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health (Primary Mental Health Care)
Prof Karina Lovell, Professor of Mental Health
Clare Stephenson, Lecturer in Mental Health
2. Implementing adjustments for people with learning disabilities
|Understanding how to successfully work with people with learning disabilities |
Terminology and what the differences are between learning difficulties and learning disabilities
Learning disabilities and how they are presented: modifying treatment to help
Why PWPs are the right practitioners: Positive Practice Guide
|Implementing reasonable adjustments to your practice to support people with learning disabilities |
How to be person centred: adapting your approach to focus on the person in front of you
Practical advice for augmenting CBT-based interventions for people with learning disabilities
What is the impact of explaining things positively and using the right language?
|Communication exercises using case studies describing certain behaviours |
Adapting your PWP skills to explain something to a person with learning disabilities
Understanding the different types of experiences and supporting someone with a LD
Making progress: measuring and monitoring the impact of support
|Facilitated by: |
Christine Burke, Head of Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Patricia Charlesworth, Expert by Experience DPLD
Professor Dave Dagnan, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
3. Developing your skills to successfully manage group-based Interventions
|Managing group dynamics: focusing on different sessions |
What makes a group effective? What should your group look and feel like?
Delivering effective group sessions for depression, stress and anxiety
How to suit the various needs and challenging clients
|Strategies for engaging the group: effective tools and techniques |
Best practice examples and worst-case scenarios investigated
Energy levels and exhaustion: how to overcome end of the day ‘itus’
How to ensure that the group is not overpowered by an individual
|Language and tasks to engage people in classes: examples of living life to the full approach|
Using the exercises in living life to the full as examples of ways of making groups exciting and engaging
| Facilitated by: |
Chris Williams, Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry, University of Glasgow
|4.00||Close of foundation skills workshops|
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