Industry Based Workshop Program 2016
The Centre for Psychiatric Nursing offers on-site professional development activities to each Victorian Area Mental Health Service. These on-site workshops are delivered at your workplace at no cost to your service (NB minimum and maximum participant numbers apply to some workshop topics).
The CPN’s workshops are designed to upskill the mental health nursing workforce in alignment with contemporary policy directions and legislation.
Workshops available in 2016:
- Supported Decision Making –This workshop will introduce participants to the principles, practices and tools of supported decision making (enshrined in the Victorian Mental Health Act, 2014) with a focus on how they can powerfully change the role of the mental health practitioner and their relationships with service users.
- Every Moment Counts –Wards and residential settings can be very busy and it often feels like there isn’t enough time for therapeutic interactions with consumers. This workshop is about making full and effective use of the very little time that clinicians have with consumers, exploring the challenges and barriers to quality interactions, making new meanings and working through to effective solutions.
- Facilitating Therapeutic Groups – The ability to facilitate a therapeutic group is an important skill for mental health nurses. This workshop explores the role of the nurse as group leader and the types of groups that nurses lead in health care contexts. Group psycho-education will be explored as a practice example of group work applicable to contemporary mental health settings.
- Action Learning Sets – Action learning is a structured group approach to addressing complex issues in clinical practice. This workshop provides psychiatric nurses with an opportunity to develop their problem-solving, questioning, listening and facilitation skills.
- Co-Production – this one day workshop raises the bar for working with consumers, from seeking involvement/ participation after an agenda has already been set, to seeking consumer leadership from the outset. In line with co-production principles, participation from all disciplines including the consumer workforce and interested service users is encouraged.
- Best Practice in the Administration of Intramuscular Injections - using the latest available evidence, this workshop is designed to equip clinicians with the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively administer intramuscular injections to any patient in any setting.
Please contact Programs Officer for further information - firstname.lastname@example.org / 8344 9626