San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is an evidence-based group treatment for people with mild to moderate dementia. It involves 14 or more sessions of stimulating, themed activities, based around more complex principles including learning theory and person-centred care. CST can be extended into a longer-term treatment and can be offered to a range of clients including outpatients and people in residential or day care.
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Training Aims:
To give learners an overview of how to deliver Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST). CST is a brief evidence-based group treatment for people with dementia. This interactive course will include a background about CST and how it can be used, research overview and detailed presentation of the treatment, including DVD footage and role-play.
By the end of this training day participants will be able to:
Recognise various explanatory models for dementia and the main therapeutic approaches used in dementia care
Understand how Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) was designed and evaluated
Be able to deliver CST to groups of people with dementia, and critically evaluate this process
Reflect on issues such as the selection of suitable participants, motivating people to participate and managing group dynamics
Dr Aimee Sspector, University College London, UK. Dr Spector developed CST as her PhD and has since been involved in several ongoing research trials. She has authored four CST training manuals, developed this course and has delivered it to over 2000 people worldwide. Aimee also has extensive clinical experience working with people with dementia and in facilitating CST groups. Dr Spector leads the CST training and is Director of the International CST Centre.
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Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company is a social enterprise delivering education and learning for people working in the dementia care field and providing therapeutic care and support for people with dementia and their families.
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