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Code: BH/19/1166 Adult CPD - Social & Psychological Contexts of Mental Health

Register your interest in this 40 Credit, Masters Level 7 Course by the 28th June 2019. 

This module takes a critical approach to the contested nature and origins of mental health, mental illness and mental disorder, with an emphasis on social perspectives. Through the examination of a range of models of mental disorder and interventions, students are encouraged to reflect on the nature of diagnosis and treatment. In particular, they will be supported to gain a greater understanding of the implications of mental disorders and treatments for service users, families and carers.

5000 word essay which explores different perspectives on, and interventions for, a particular form of mental disorder, and considers the relevance of this knowledge for practice. 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 25 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 26 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 02 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 03 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 04 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/19/1148 Adults CPD Module - Social Work Practice Education, Assessment and Supervision (Practice Education Stage 2)

To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by the 24th June 2019.

Learning on the module supports social work practitioners in developing the knowledge, skills and values to plan enable and assess the learning of a social work student. Learning on the module covers the requirements of Stage 2 of the College of Social Work’s Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS).

The module is delivered over 5 days using a range of methods including presentations, structured discussions and exercises designed to draw on participants practice and personal experience.

Small groups of students will be encouraged to share their perspectives, critique the concepts which are presented to them and apply learning to their own specialist social work context.

Whilst on the module you must have a Stage 2 qualified practice educator allocated to support you and assess your practice (via Direct Observations) in meeting your responsibilities towards your allocated student. Learning on the module reviews Stage 1 learning and introduces the additional requirements for Stage 2 of the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS)

There are two elements to the assessment of this module. These are:
Part 1: a portfolio of Practice Evidence
Part 2: A 3000 word Reflective analysis of Practice and development as a Practice Educator

This module can be taken as part of a PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. Students who complete this module + the Enabling Learning (Stage 1) module will be able to gain the PGCert in Practice Education. See attached document for further information.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 October 2019 09:30 - 16:00 University of Brighton Map
2 09 December 2019 09:30 - 16:00 University of Brighton Map
3 27 January 2020 09:30 - 16:00 University of Brighton Map
4 17 February 2020 09:30 - 16:00 University of Brighton Map
5 24 February 2020 09:30 - 16:00 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/19/1152 Adults CPD Module: Social Work in Multidisciplinary Settings

To express and interest in this module please 'request a place' by the 31st July 2019 (now extended)

This module will explore social work practice in private, voluntary, independent or health-based settings working with complex issues such as mental health, substance misuse and/or homelessness, either with children and young people, or with adults. Students will consider issues of social work professional identity, as well as the skills and knowledge that social workers use in these settings and the value bases applicable to such work. The module will also enable students to update their knowledge regarding the legal and policy framework and implications for their practice.

The module is delivered over 5 days using a range of methods including presentations, structured discussions and exercises designed to draw on participants practice and personal experience.  Small groups of students will be encouraged to share their perspectives, critique the concepts which are presented to them and apply learning to their own specialist social work context.

The aim is for students to:

  • Explore what it means to be a qualified social worker practicing in either a healthcare setting, or in a non-statutory agency, as part of a multidisciplinary team. 
  • Enable students to critically reflect upon the application of social work theory, knowledge, values and skills to practice in their setting.
  • Update students’ knowledge and critical understanding of relevant law and policy, including safeguarding.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 25 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 05 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 06 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 11 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/20/0045 Advanced Behaviour Change (2 Day Course)

This is a two-day practice focused self-reflective course providing the learner with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills and confidence to engage in brief interventions to facilitate behaviour change with people whatever their readiness to change.

In between the sessions, participants will be asked to record a short 'behaviour change' intervention to then share on day 2, with the intention of gaining constructive feedback to affirm and enhance practice. Participants will develop skills in motivational interviewing, specifically differentiating between change talk and commitment language, and learning how to elicit and shape the two to strengthen the outcome of the interventions.

By the end of the course participants will have an enhanced toolkit of strateges they can apply when working with inidviduals to facilitate behaviour change over a short or longer term basis, including working with more complex cases and dealing with resistance.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is designed for practioners who understand and have practiced the fundamental elements of facilitating behaviour change, but now seek more advanced training in it.

We would encourage participants who have at least 2 years experience of working one-to-one with individuals in a change facilitation setting to attend.

On requesting a place you will be sent a Behaviour Change questionnaire which you should fill in and return to the trainer before the course start date.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G70 Map
2 24 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G70 Map

Code: BH/19/0908 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Briefing (EVENT FULL)

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are an addendum to the Mental Capacity Act. They build upon the principle of least restrictive intervention and are a set of safeguards that apply to people who are being, or may need to be deprived of their liberty, in an acute hospital or registered care home.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 February 2020 14:00 - 17:00 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G90 Map

Code: BH/20/0082 Emotional Intelligence for Managers (EVENT FULL)

This Programme will cover key concepts and models of Emotional Intelligence; with the emphasis on developing practical knowledge, skills and confidence to apply in the context of your workplace.

There will be a use of diverse learning methods, aligned to Kolb’s Learning cycle of Experience, Reflection, Theoretical and Practical application.

You will be introduced to EI theories and models, have the opportunity to practice the skills to develop EI, the time to reflect on insights and learning, and consider the practical application of EI in your role as a leader and manager

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 February 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G90 Map

Code: BH/20/0470 New Attendance Management Policy Training - How to effectively manage sickness (2.5 hours)

This NEW training is for all managers of staff (including team leaders and supervisors).

We have a new Attendance Management Policy going live from 1 April 2020 and all managers will need to book a place on this training.

This training will develop and increase your confidence in how to effectively manage sickness under the NEW Attendance Management Policy.

In addition to this, you will also need to complete the Attendance Management elearning prior to attending the face to face session.
 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 February 2020 13:30 - 16:00 Brighton Town Hall - Bloomsbury Room Map

Code: BH/19/0504 Personality Disorder (EVENT FULL)

Through understanding personality disorder and the impact of childhood trauma upon individuals you will enhance your ability to empathise with the individuals you support and identify psychologically informed strategies to engage with this group of people.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map