Developing Consultancy Skills in Mental Health Work
A cognitive analytic approach
Thursday 20th October and Friday 21st October 2016
This 2 day workshop is to be held at The Plough and Harrow Hotel, 135 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8LS (some car parking available)
Due to the predicted demand for the available limited places, there is no early bird rate. To help everyone get the most out of the workshop, attendance is expected on both days. Places are subsidised per person for the 2 days. Places will be on a first come-first served basis through you booking on at Eventbrite
Two Day CAT Consultancy Training:
This course is an overview of using CAT consultancy skills at different levels of working. The course introduces different approaches and goes into some of the detail about a number of different methods of consultancy. It is particularly useful as an introduction to CAT consultancy and to help more experienced consultants further reflect on and develop their skills across a range of situations.
The two days will outline approaches to using CAT indirectly within mental health services. We will begin by using CAT to understand and work with the organisation, progressing to the use of CAT at team level, through the use of Contextual mapping, then working indirectly with care co-ordinators to inform care planning. Angela will use case examples at each level to demonstrate examples of applications and the principles of the approaches. The course will cover simple ways drawn from CAT to offer consultancy, through to more complex consultancy skills. We will also use group exercises to help participants practice/reflect and begin to apply the approaches to their own consultative work.
Who is the course for?
As the course is specifically focused on building understanding and skills in using CAT in internal consultancy. Participants will have a core profession in mental health work and a professional role in providing consultations or supporting teams (or about to begin such a role). The course wouldn’t be relevant to a professional who is working individually with clients and is planning to continue to work mainly at this level or for someone who is working only externally to teams. This course is designed for people with some CAT experience (such as, familiarity with using CAT concepts) since these skills are core to the approach. It is not necessary for attendees to be qualified CAT practitioners (although those qualified in CAT or those who are currently in CAT training, will also benefit from the course). The clinical case examples will all be drawn from adult secondary and tertiary level mental health services (community and inpatient) and considered complex, with diagnosis being some form of PD and/or psychosis. Although the approaches have been developed in the context of working within mental health services such as CMHTs and inpatient rehab services, previous participants from the course who work in different settings such as forensic or prison, eating disorder services, physical health, Child and adolescent services, older adults and LD, have given positive feedback about the application of the ideas to their work.
is for both days
Please note the workshop fee includes admission to the 2 day workshop, 3 hot drinks per day but no lunch. Please either bring your own sandwiches or be prepared to pay at local food outlets.
Dr Angela Carradice, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Angela is a psychologist working mainly in the NHS. She currently leads on working with PD and CAT in CMHTs. She also works in private practice and for ACAT North/Catalyse. Angela is a qualified CAT Practitioner, accredited CAT supervisor, and CAT trainer. Her passion is to work as an integrated team member using CAT to meet the needs of the context in which she works. This has involved developing ways of using CAT indirectly, as well as providing individual CAT therapy for service users.
Date and Time
The Plough and Harrow Hotel, www.ploughandharrowhotel.co.uk.
135 Hagley Road
(some car parking available)