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Debriefing Survivors of Major Incidents

Debriefing survivors training from one of the UK's leading providers of intensive short courses.

     
   
 
   
 
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Course content for the Debriefing Survivors of Major Incidents training course

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Available in 2-day and 3-day versions. (What’s the difference?).
 
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Overview and Rationale:

The focus of this course is to provide an overall plan for post-incident management – to prevent major long-term effects taking hold. It is possible that the 'therapy' you do shortly following an incident may be helpful for ever.

The course is intended for both of two purposes: (a) where a major incident has occurred at work, e.g. an assault, a suicide, etc and (b) where a major incident has occurred in the locality, e.g. a factory explosion. It is not about treating PTSD, it is about preventing it. This is a difficult area and one where there are few established guidelines. We are therefore pleased to have built a well received input to address this very important topic.


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Who should attend:

People who attend this course normally fall into one of two categories:

1. Professionals who see patients in 1:1 treatment settings and have a significant degree of clinical skill.

2. 'Whole teams' (either in inpatient or community settings) seeking to have a common approach.


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The course covers:

The 3 phases to excellent organisational support:

•  Getting the terminology right: briefing, de-briefing and 'stress-debriefing'.

•  How major incidents can lead to major effects, but also how repeated non-major
   incidents can lead to major effects.

•  Understanding what happened. This is the bedrock of everything else you do. If the
   person feels you don't fully understand what happened they will take no notice of
   anything you subsequently say.

•  One of the things that most distresses people is that their reactions are 'wrong' or    'abnormal'. So, one of the best things we can do is – once we really know what the
   reactions are – to reassure them that they are valid and reasonable. How?

•  Immediately after a trauma, one of our most basic wishes is to get real support from our
   fellow human beings. Unfortunately this is as often unhelpful as it is helpful. Getting
   it right.

•  People who have been through a trauma need to make sense of it for themselves. How
   to help them do so.

•  Cognitive re-structuring. Identifying hot thoughts relating to the event … and cooling
   them down.

•  Working with a group. As a general rule, we recommend you avoid group intervention.
   Nevertheless it is sometimes right … and sometimes unavoidable.

•  Individual case studies. To apply the taught material.

•  Complex case exercise. Planning on how to handle a significant incident involving a
   group of people.

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What this course will do for you:

•  You will have clarified your thinking: you will know what is and is not PTSD, and the
   importance of preventing the development of PTSD if possible.

•  You will have a repertoire of skills with which to intervene to help people post-incident.

•  You will have the chance to practise skills and planning in a safe environment.


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How can I get more involved?


1.  Participate in this course
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We come to your organisation and train a group of 6-16 people for an all-inclusive fee, so you need to inform your training manager about the course, and see if they will commission it in.


2.  Bring the course to your organisation
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Up to 16 people can attend this course, and we bring it to you for an all-inclusive fee. The 3-day course costs £4,165 plus VAT and the 2-day course costs £2,950 plus VAT. Both courses have the same syllabus; the longer one provides the opportunity for greater depth in terms of case presentations and assimilation exercises. Both courses have exemplary ratings and feedback from delegates who attend them.

The fee covers all costs: the tutor, tutor's expenses (travel and accommodation), a workbook for every delegate, course evaluation (evaluation document returned to you), registration of all delegates on the APT (WhatWorksWithOffenders) database, individual certificates of attendance sent to each delegate after course attendance, certificate sent to you listing all who attended. You provide the teaching room, any refreshments you want to, and the delegates!

To arrange this course, email office@whatworkswithoffenders.co.uk - or call 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.


3.  Have this approach become institutionalised within your organisation.
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We can help you find the most cost effective approach to training up sufficient numbers and getting systems in place so that this approach becomes institutionalised within your organisation. Contact us to discuss: email office@whatworkswithoffenders.co.uk - or call 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.


4.  Become a tutor for the course
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In order to achieve this you need to become an APT associate. If you are successful in achieving this then you can tutor the course in your own organisation, simultaneously saving your organisation half the course fee. There are also significant other benefits to being an associate. If you are a senior clinician with a real flair for putting things across, then contact us to discuss: email office@whatworkswithoffenders.co.uk - or call 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.

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As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course.



 
 
   
 
Feedback for the Debriefing Survivors of Major Incidents training course:


"The tutor successfully completed the almost unheard of task of providing excellent, informative training to a group of very tricky psychologists! He was interesting, knowledgeable and greatly added to our understanding. He represented APT very, very well and he has increased my likelihood of using APT again.”

Joyce Fullarton, Principal Psychologist


“The course was enjoyable, interesting, relevant and well pitched both in terms of content and pace. The presenter had a clear understanding of our role and the ways in which we support others which meant that examples were relevant. Activities were useful and meaningful. Thank you very much! I look forward to my next APT course!”

Sarah Jamieson, Educational Psychologist


“Excellent course, met my expectations. I found it very interesting. Good tutor. As a result of this I'm positive it will be very helpful to me in the future.”

James Newlands, Clinical Team Leader


“Tutor was excellent. The best course I have been on in years. I feel empowered to make a change.”

Karen Churcher, Unit Manager


“Thank you very much for making this course interesting and fun, I have really enjoyed the 3 days and feel it will benefit me as a professional and will help me deal with stressful situations better. I feel confident in putting these techniques into practice. A great teacher, thank you again.”

Bex Eager, Senior Staff Nurse


“I really enjoyed the course. The information was clearly explained and there was time to practice and really learn from the points raised.”

Sarah Nundy, Head of Social Work


“I really enjoyed the course. Very informative and well presented.”

Sue Griffiths, Social Worker


“I really enjoyed the course. It was well run and taught me a lot of information. The pace of the course was good so I didn't feel too rushed and had time to absorb the course content.”

Course Delegate


“The tutor was engaging and imparted a lot of useful knowledge and practical skills. I feel I have learnt a lot and look forward to transferring the knowledge and skills to my practice. A very big thank you as the course has given me food for thought.”

Amy Horstead, Forensic Psychologist in training


“Thank you for the course, it was really interesting and I feel that I have learnt a lot of very practical skills that will help me in my current role but also across out hospital to hopefully increase morale and decrease incidents. I found the group discussions the most helpful as it helped to be able to verbalise and validate our feelings and thoughts. Again, I want to thank you for all the help and support we have received.”

Catherine Taylor, Deputy Clinical Team Leader


“I found this course to be very informative and useful for the area of my professional practice that I would like to develop. This course was well presented and enjoyable to attend. There was the right mixture of theory, formal teaching and practical sessions.”

Michelle Thomas, Forensic Psychologist








   




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