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  • Psychological Skills Training (Level 2)

  • Are you a healthcare professional who seeks to build better therapeutic relationships with your patients?

    If so, 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 to build better therapeutic relationships with your patients.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Each study day has its own unique focus and skill set you will develop. These consist of:

    Day 1: Communicating: the Basics and Beyond

    Day 2: Challenges in Working with Patients

    Day 3: Counselling Skills and Self-care

    Day 4: Advanced Psychological Techniques

    Day 5: Skills workshops

    This is a bespoke provision for which you can apply for price and required dates to the CPD Unit email address at ctc@brookes.ac.uk

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  • Contact us

    Information and directions for finding the Marston Road site.

    The CPD Unit
    Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,
    Jack Straw’s Lane,
    OX3 0FL

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 48 8418                               
    Email:  ctc@brookes.ac.uk