Facilitator Training in Foundation Skills in Inpatient Nursing

Workshop Outline

(Two day workshop, current year dates noted on Training Calendar)

Workshop Description

This workshop will provide foundation knowledge and skills on developmental psychiatry to health professionals who want to improve their understanding about early childhood emotional and development issues that impact on mental health across the lifespan. Additionally, the workshop provides the skills and expertise to health professionals who wish to become certified Foundations Skills Training Program Facilitators.

Foundation Skills is a training program designed to provide nurses with engagement and reflective practice skills for working in CYMHS & adult inpatient units. The program involves a series of 12 lectures delivered by experience child and youth mental health experts, covering topics of understanding the child within family, role of parenting, attachment, trauma, therapeutic skills, responding to strong emotions, self-care and mindfulness practice. Each lecture has a number of interactive exercises for experiential learning.

The workshop includes some content material from the presentations included in the Foundations Skills Training Program as well as providing experience with the interactive exercises. The workshop also incorporates a session that allows participants to exchange ideas to develop an implementation plan for the Foundation Skills Training Program  within inpatient units in their mental health service.

Workshop Benefits

This workshop will benefit health professionals who will be the facilitators for the  Foundation Skills Training Program. Health professional who participate in this workshop will broaden their existing knowledge. skills to deliver the Foundation Skills Training Program. Completion of this workshop may equate to Credential for Practice Points (CPP) with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Credential for Practice Program.

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed to equip nurse educators, nurse unit managers and assistant unit managers with the knowledge and skills to run the Foundation Skills training Program for nurses in inpatient units for working with children, young people and adults.

Workshop Outcomes

Participants successfully completing this two day workshop will be certified s Foundation Skills Training program Facilitators and provided with the Foundations Skills Training Program package which includes lecturers on DVD, accompanying participant workbook and facilitator manual.

April 2015 Workshop Flyer

Register Here