This half day workshop aims to provide an opportunity for participants to understand more about the diagnostic category of personality disorder in order to better provide services and support that can make a positive difference to peopleðs lives.
It is aimed at all employees and managers of the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sectors.
This is a workshop that is suitable for participants at all levels, mainly as an introduction to the issues, though it can also provide an update for staff who are already trained / more experienced in working with people with a personality disorder. It will draw upon personal experiences of receiving a personality disorder diagnosis and up to date evidence of helpful interventions and approaches.
The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.
This blended half day course has been developed in direct response to the current Covid 19 situation, and is designed specifically for online delivery to smaller groups of participants. It covers what self-harm is, and why people might hurt themselves, as well as providing space to think about what a helpful response to someone who has hurt themselves might be. It has a strong emphasis on bringing the voices of people who use self-harm to the virtual room, and provides space and time for reflection. This course has been developed to either stand alone or complement others in a series of events, and utilises a range of tools to offer a participative online training experience.
Worksheets, handouts and copies of the presentation will be available to complement learning.
Our expertise: Self-Injury Support has 30 years’ experience in delivering high quality self-harm education to a wide variety of settings and participants. Our approach is participative and reflective, and is focussed on bringing the voice of people who use self-harm into the room, building empathy and confidence for supporters.
South Glos Council Staff: if you don't already have a Zoom license please see attached.
The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions
This will be delivered via Zoom. You will be sent a Zoom invite nearer the time.
If you are a South Glos Council employee and don't already have a Zoom Licence, please see attached information.
This 1/2 day course is suitable for all staff who could potentially come into contact with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.
Social care practitioners should attend both day 1 and day 2 (Autism Awareness: Day 2 Social Care Practitioners).
Course Aims: Develop knowledge and competencies in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.
The course is delivered by Matthew Trerise, a specialist trainer who has 15 years of experience in supporting people with ASC in a wide range of care settings, including residential, low secure and in the community. Matthew currently works for a nationally recognised specialist diagnostic service, delivering training and clinical supervision to frontline staff across the care pathway.
Previous delegates have said:
“It is essential that anyone coming into contact with people diagnosed with ASC attend this course”
“Trainer is extremely knowledgeable and training is delivered with passion and enthusiasm”
Topics: · Asperger Syndrome and how this relates to autism. · Effective communication. · Theory of mind. · Executive functioning. · Central coherence. · Sensory issues. · Social inclusion. · Service issues.
The standard charge for this course is £40 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.
This 1-day course is for people working in an environment that involves disclosures of sexual violence/ sexual abuse. It Covers: - Barriers to disclosure -Current Sexual Violence Legislation -Discussions About Safeguarding -Information about trauma, flashbacks, and grounding techniques -The support needs of survivors of rape and sexual violence - Services that are available for survivors of rape and sexual violence. The standard charge for this course is £80 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.Essential Information
How will this course help me? Our course will take you through the practical steps of writing clear and concise records and writing sequential, powerful and rewarding reports ° whether they are briefing notes, chronologies, summaries, assessments, care plans, safeguarding investigation reports or court reports. We will show you how to tackle your writing with clarity and confidence. You will understand the importance of: ° defining your purpose; ° organising your evidence; ° thinking and structure; ° writing analytically; and ° presentation. We will also highlight the seven deadly sins of social care writing and recording and show you how to avoid them. The standard charge for this course is £80. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.Essential Information
This training is for Internal social care staff (OT, OTA, SW, SWA), care managers and for attendees wishing to do more in-depth study of the origins of Person Centred practice and how this fits with the SGC 3Conversations model.
• Discuss and share ideas and experiences of person-centred practice from our practice – how does it differ from other approaches?
• Engage with and discuss where these ideas originated and the philosophy behind them. We will look at social care and also education and the development of client centred counselling. Why have they been prevalent at different times?
• Become familiar with South Glos’ version of the 3 Conversations Approach and exchange ideas about it, and also how it can be used creatively to best support people in very different circumstances with different levels of need.
• Become familiar with a range of published person-centred thinking tools which can be used within the 3 conversations framework.
• Throughout the day we will identify personal attitudes, professional values and particular practice skills which support person-centred practice. What does it mean to ‘be’ person-centred?
• We will practice positive communication skills which are identified, including person-centred recording of ‘conversations’.
This is the 2nd day of the Autism Awareness course, specifically for social work practitioners responsible for assessing the needs of autistic adults. Social care practitioners must have attended day 1 Autism Spectrum Conditions prior to attending this course.
It is delivered by colleagues from Avon & Wiltshire Partnership, with high level of expertise in supporting adults with autism.
It will include a focus on:
Issues in assessment:
Opportunity to reflect on previous assessments with autistic adults
Consider how someone with autism might be eligible (unmet) needs in each outcome area of Care Act 2014
Why some ‘able’ adults get overlooked for support
Why a good assessment is essential for autistic adults – mental health co-morbidities- anxiety/low mood/suicidal risks
Reasons why assessment may be difficult eg apparent lack of engagement, communication of needs
Impact on families and carers,
How to work with parents
Autism and other social care law. Autism Act, Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act and Equality Act
Preparing for assessment, gathering information, time requirement
Using principles of safety, clarity, precision, empathy, and low arousal
How to structure visits, assessments and reviews for autistic adults
How to build rapport and develop trust
How to alter the way you communicate
Assessing sensory needs within context of the Care Act
Working with care providers and setting up placements for autistic adults
What does a good service look like?
Critically evaluating providers including specialist provision
Low level long term support methods
To register for the DEMENTIA AWARENESS e-module visit:
Please ignore the fact that the heading refers to ‘Safeguarding Children’. Go straight to HOW TO APPLY and then click on REGISTER
For further learning: https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Documents/Learning-and-development/social-work/psw/supporting-adults-who-have-dementia.pdf
External Agencies/Care Providers
You will need to select the area (department) you work in: please select Private Sector Agencies. You will then need to select the establishment you work in. If your establishement is not listed, please contact us. You can then register with the Virtual College and select the Dementia Awareness e-module.
South Gloucestershire Council Employees
Please select South Glos Council Employees and your Department (CE&CR, ECS or CAH).
The charge for this e-module is £16. This is to cover administration costs.
No charge for South Glos Council employees.