Keeping in Touch: an interprofessional conference considering 'touch' in th...

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University of Essex Colchester Campus

Colchester

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To ‘keep in touch’ can literally mean to hold or guide someone and it can mean keeping in touch with inner processes so that unconscious communication can be felt and, when possible, put into words. Health care professional are often cautioned about the use of ‘touch’ with their clients, yet touch can be experienced as part of the healing process. In health and social care environments therapists consider that staying in touch with the clients’ emotional experience is a cornerstone of their therapeutic work. In the increasingly rushed and pressurised environments of health and social care delivery is ‘keeping in touch’, working with body and mind, becoming more difficult?

The aim of this event is to consider ‘touch’ from different professional and theoretical points of view; to deepen an understanding of ‘keeping in touch’; and develop skills relevant to effective and compassionate care in today’s modern health and social context. With presentations from international and interdisciplinary academic scholars alongside workshops that can develop skills of keeping and/or staying in touch, the day is open to health and social care professionals, clinical therapists, academics, post graduate students and educators.

Following the event CPD certificates of attendance will be available, including an online reflection tool to assist participants in identifying their key learning for current or future professional roles.

Download the programme to find out more about the talks and workshops, as well as the speakers.

Once the event is sold out, we will hold a waitlist. Please email CPD@essex.ac.uk if you wish to be added to the waitlist.

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University of Essex Colchester Campus

Colchester

CO4 3SQ

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