School of Health Sciences
Clinical case formulation represents a means whereby specific areas of clinical need, or risk assessment, can be developed, understood and communicated effectively. It is identified as an essential practice model by many clinical disciplines. In this session participants will be invited to consider the role of formulation in their clinical practice, while exploring this understanding from a variety of different theoretical perspectives. The experience of participants will be drawn upon to allow a multi-disciplinary understanding of formulation to be developed.
This training workshop aims to develop understanding, knowledge and best practice for managing repetitive self-harm in secure environments.
The theoretical and practical aspects will be covered, and a psychological model of self-harm will be applied to an example of a typical case. The workshop will enable participants to understand how to approach the assessment and consider suitable interventions for the care and management of individuals. In addition, consideration will be given to the personal impact of managing self-harming behaviour in secure environments, including the importance of resilience.
Whilst the course focuses on prison and secure environments, the concepts are also relevant to similar settings, such as forensic mental health
Experiences of psychosis are common within forensic institutional settings. In this session participants will be invited to consider the latest research findings relating to the nature of psychosis, while also reviewing current clinical guidance on the support of individuals with psychosis. Special consideration will be given to the particular nature of forensic institutions in this process.
Numerous instruments now exist to support the efforts of practitioners to predict the likelihood of sexual violence recidivism. Fewer instruments are available to support efforts to formulate and manage risk, and ultimately prevent sexual violence. This workshop will prepare participants to administer a structured professional judgement (SPJ) instruments designed for use with individuals who are at risk of being sexually harmful to others.
The Risk of Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP) is a more recent and comprehensive tool designed to assist practitioners in case management. It does not employ actuarial or statistical methods to support decision-making about risk, but instead offers guidelines for collecting relevant information and making structured decisions. This workshop will review the content and the administration of the RSVP, and provide an overview of the range of risk management strategies for sexually harmful behaviour.
Participants will be trained in using the SAPROF tool. Advantages of protective factors for risk assessment and risk management will be discussed, and research evidence for the SAPROF will be considered. New findings from the largest research study to use the SAPROF will be presented.
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) require Social Workers who have been out of practice for between 2-5 years, to complete 30 days additional study before they return to practice and re-register as a Social Worker.
Our Return to Social Work programme is open to any registered Social Workers who are returning to practice after a break of 2-5 years and seeing re-registration with HCPC.
DoLS / BIA Reaccreditation. Essential annual legal update training.
Each training course will take place from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and delegates will be issued with an attendance certificate in the post shortly afterwards.
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