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Code: SGC/21/0053 Understanding Personality Disorder

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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 March 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0080 Autism Awareness: Day 2 Training for Social Workers

This 1-day course is specifically for social work practitioners responsible for assessing the needs of autistic adults.  

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 

Assessment:
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 

Service provision:
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

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 March 2021 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/009 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Training Programme - Module 1: Professional

Please note you have to do this training programme in order.
South Gloucestershire Council has launched a new interactive training programme that gives Health and Social Care Workers the skills, knowledge, confidence and practice to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is made up of interactive learning workshops. The new skills and knowledge gained from the workshops are then applied in the workplace and you will send us evidence. You'll be given feedback as you acheive the required good practice and compliance standard of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is designed for Care Provider managers, Social Worker and Occupational Therapy staff and managers, nurses and all other professionals working in health and social care. You can select from a series of modules as relevant to your job which are listed below.

How the programme works -
You attend a module workshop
You then submit evidence of what you have learned in the workplace (usually within six weeks)
You receive feedback which may be shared with your employer.

Once you have achieved the required standard for compliance and good practice in line with the MCA code of practice you will be awarded a certificate for that module.

Continuing Professional Development
This programme can be used by Social Workers as a basis for Accredited Learning under the South Gloucestershire Council/ University of the West of England Integrated Professional Development Programme

The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 March 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/007 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Essentials for Care Workers

This assessed training course provides Care Workers with the essential skills and knowledge to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 when carrying out their role. The MCA applies to every health and social care worker who is involved in the care, treatment or support of people who are unable to make all or some decisions themselves. Care Quality Commission Inspectors are increasingly asking care workers to explain their responsibilities under the MCA. The MCA provides legal protection from liability for carrying out care and treatment of people who lack capacity to consent, provided that care workers: Understand the principles of the MCA Have carried out a capacity assessment and reasonably believe that the person lacks capacity Reasonably believe the action they have taken is in the best interests of the person. How the training course works: Attend a workshop Submit brief evidence of how you have applied your learning in the workplace Receive feedback on your work which is shared with your employer Once you have achieved the required standard for compliance and good practice in line with the MCA code of practice you will be awarded a Mental Capacity Essentials Training Certificate.

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1 17 March 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0061 Motivational Interviewing: Refresh and Practice Development (a.m.)

An interactive 3-hour workshop facilitated by Phil Harris to enable adult care practitioners who completed the initial 1-day Motivational Interviewing course to refresh their knowledge, skills and confidence and to help them consolidate their learning with this approach.

This follow-up course will give participants an opportunity to review their prior learning and how they have applied these approaches in context of the 3 C’s model. This will include reflective practice and bringing a case study to the session based on the Motivational Interviewing Case Formulation supplied at the end of the one day training. Based on this we will identify further areas of development and rehearse the critical skills in a peer-review context.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 March 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0062 Motivational Interviewing: Refresh and Practice Development (p.m.)

An interactive 3-hour workshop facilitated by Phil Harris to enable adult care practitioners who completed the initial 1-day Motivational Interviewing course to refresh their knowledge, skills and confidence and to help them consolidate their learning with this approach.

This follow-up course will give participants an opportunity to review their prior learning and how they have applied these approaches in context of the 3 C’s model. This will include reflective practice and bringing a case study to the session based on the Motivational Interviewing Case Formulation supplied at the end of the one day training. Based on this we will identify further areas of development and rehearse the critical skills in a peer-review context.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 March 2021 13:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/010 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Training Programme - Module 2: Complex Best Interest Decisions

Please note you have to do this training programme in order.
South Gloucestershire Council has launched a new interactive training programme that gives Health and Social Care Workers the skills, knowledge, confidence and practice to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is made up of interactive learning workshops. The new skills and knowledge gained from the workshops are then applied in the workplace and you will send us evidence. You'll be given feedback as you acheive the required good practice and compliance standard of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is designed for Care Provider managers, Social Worker and Occupational Therapy staff and managers, nurses and all other professionals working in health and social care. You can select from a series of modules as relevant to your job which are listed below.

How the programme works -
You attend a module workshop
You then submit evidence of what you have learned in the workplace (usually within six weeks)
You receive feedback which may be shared with your employer.

Once you have achieved the required standard for compliance and good practice in line with the MCA code of practice you will be awarded a certificate for that module.

Continuing Professional Development
This programme can be used by Social Workers as a basis for Accredited Learning under the South Gloucestershire Council/ University of the West of England Integrated Professional Development Programme

The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 March 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map