School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
Our Empathy Skills Training CPD course is aimed at psychological wellbeing practitioners (PWPs) and other professionals who want to deliver more effective psychological interventions for people with common mental health problems.
The course will be delivered by Professor Else Guthrie (Professor of Psychological Medicine), Dr Richard J Brown (Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Consultant Clinical Psychologist) and Dr Rebecca Hughes (Consultant Clinical Psychologist), who are all senior clinicians and recognised experts in this area.
They will introduce you to techniques aimed at helping you to empathise with clients and thereby enhance your existing practice as a PWP/psychological therapist. Particular emphasis will be placed on using these skills to engage clients, build a therapeutic alliance, identify important areas for intervention and manage the emotional content of sessions. It will be predominantly skills-based, with extensive use of role-plays and video feedback in groups.
There is no requirement for assessment. You will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.
The aim of this conference is to enhance knowledge and understanding of maternal mental health for midwives, health visitors and obstetricians who work with childbearing women.
The intended learning outcomes are to enable delegates to:
Update their knowledge and understanding of maternal mental health | Enhance awareness of brain development and the importance of maternal infant bonding and attachment | Review screening tools used by health professionals | Develop awareness of experiencing mental health problems during childbearing | Enhance confidence in asking questions about possible self-harm and suicide | Enhance confidence in supporting women and families when maternal mental health problems occur | Review of safeguarding through analysis of serious case reviews.
**Please note there are two available dates for this conference. Please select the date you would like to attend in the top right hand drop-down box**
For the past decade, successive reports and government policies have recognised the unacceptable health inequalities experienced by people with mental health problems which now feature strongly in the CQUIN targets for service providers. This half day conference features experts in the field of mental and physical health who have recently collaborated to write an edited text book due out in early 2017.
This one day workshop is for mental health practitioners who are dealing with the challenge of helping people who experience serious mental illness to stop smoking. A maximum of 50 places are available.
The workshop will be led by Dr Tim Bradshaw, who is a Level 2 National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) therapist and trainer and co-author of the Royal College of General Practitioners (2014) National Primary Care Guidance on Smoking and Mental Disorder.