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BTA Support Group Facilitator Training

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York CVS

Priory Street Centre

15 Priory Street

York

YO1 6ET

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Who is this course for?

This course is designed for anyone who organises Tinnitus Support Group meetings. It will be of benefit to audiologists, volunteers with tinnitus, and staff working in other charities. The course is designed specifically for those people who are new to facilitating support groups and who want to explore more about how to work with groups of people.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Facilitate constructive sessions with people with tinnitus.
  • Identify issues with boundaries and explore how to share these with group members
  • Confidently signpost group members appropriately for further support and medical expertise.

More specifically, the course will:

  • Increase your awareness of models of facilitation and explore the facilitation process.
  • Provide the opportunity to develop your own facilitation skills.
  • Increase your engagement with, and understanding of, self-help principles.
  • Offer different tools and techniques to use with groups at meetings
  • Generally increase the confidence and capability of group organisers, particularly those new to running a group.

Some things you will cover

The course will give the opportunity to explore:

  • How to fill the awkward silences
  • How to deal with negative group members
  • How to limit people who talk a lot
  • How to avoid giving medical advice

Programme

  • 9.30 - Arrival and refreshments
  • 9.45 - Introductions
    Ways to open sessions
    What is group facilitation
    Stages groups go through
    Group dynamics
  • 11.00 - Refreshments
  • 11.15 - Effective questioning
    Challenging group members
  • 12.45 - Lunch
    Quiz each other
    Simple tools and techniques
    Unspoken elements of group facilitation
  • 15.00 - Refreshments
  • 15.15 - A final good practice checklist
    What to do if it all goes wrong
    We are here to help
    Ways to close sessions
  • 16.15 - Evaluations
  • 16.30 - Departure

About the venue

York CVS is based at Priory Street Centre, just off Micklegate and a short walk from York railway station.

Cost for the event

The training will be free to anyone who facilitates support groups. Places on the course are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Second class rail fare up to £100 can be claimed on the day of the training. Please note: Although places are free on this course cancellations after Friday 19 January will be invoiced at £50 per person.

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