£75 – £300

Psychological Skills Training (Level 2)

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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences - Oxford Brookes University

Jack Straw's Lane

Oxford

OX3 0FL

United Kingdom

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Join us for a host of insightful and stimulating psychological skills study days, designed to equip you with the advanced verbal and non-verbal communication skills need to better build therapeutic relationships with your patients.



Why you:

As a healthcare professional, care staff or volunteer, you are best placed to apply the skills and knowledge learnt from these days and ensure those patients or relatives receive the best possible care.

What will you learn:
These study days are based over a 5 day period but can be accessed as stand-alone days. We will explore basic communication styles utilising scenario based exercises, and introduce you to counselling skills and advanced psychological techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing.

Aim:
The aim of these study days is to equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding to better build supportive and therapeutic relationships with your patients or relatives. Building on your past experience, the study days adopt an engaging, scenario based approach in which you can practice and develop your skills.



The aim and structure of the study days are as follows:

Day 1: Communicating: The Basics and Beyond

This day will give you the opportunity to explore basic communication and listening skills, including both verbal and non-verbal communication, and considering the practice context which you work in. We will also explore how caring relationships with patients are built by developing trust and empathy. Throughout this course, you will be encouraged to reflect on your own experiences of practice and what you have learned from them.

Day 2: Challenges in Working with Patients

The second day addresses the challenges of working with difficult situations encountered in practice, e.g. breaking bad news, dealing with emotional issues and challenging behaviours. We will also explore how an understanding of how people cope with stress helps us to support them through difficult times in their lives. Finally, you will look at working with family units and the particular challenges associated with this.

Day 3: Counselling Skills and Self-care

Counselling skills are useful to all working relationships. We will discuss what these are, how they have developed and how they can be applied for the benefit of patients. We will also explore the pressures of close working relationships, and how we can care for ourselves as well as our patients.

Day 4: Advanced Psychological Techniques

This day is designed to introduce you to more advanced psychological techniques, with a focus on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing. You will have an opportunity to practice one of the more straightforward techniques, Problem Solving.

Day 5: Skills Workshop

This day provides an opportunity to practice communication and relationship skills in a workshop setting based on a scenario from your practice. You will have the opportunity to choose a challenging scenario, and work on this within a small supportive group of fellow students, to develop new skills and insights.



For more information or to make an enquiry, please contact the CPD Unit:

Tel: 01865 482683
Email: aisted@brookes.ac.uk


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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences - Oxford Brookes University

Jack Straw's Lane

Oxford

OX3 0FL

United Kingdom

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