As part of the South West Regional Education Bid we are pleased to be able to offer staff working in paediatric palliative care the opportunity to participate in a two-day psychological skills training programme. This is being offered in response to a need identified to offer staff more support in delivering psychologically informed care in this highly demanding clinical area.
This training has been primarily developed for and is aimed at staff who do not have contact from or supervision with a clinical psychologist. If you have been working in palliative care for several years you might like to get in touch to see if this would still be relevant to you. We are exploring a separate plan for experienced clinicians who have attended foundational psychological skills training previously and would like to build on this further.
The training topics are:
– Identifying and screening for psychological needs (e.g. anxiety and low mood)
– Psychological communication (listening skills and motivational interviewing)
– Supporting discussions with children around death and dying
– Self-care for staff
– Trauma informed care
– Nature and psychology
Please see the attached flyer for dates and to sign up (booking form accessed by following the QR code link). Further details will be emailed to attendees closer to the time. Limited spaces available, however please note an additional training session will be held in Cornwall in January 2024.