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Course design 9: Schema (build on what they know)

By taking the time to work with peoples’ schemata we can introduce some quite sophisticated concepts over the course of a day without difficulty. It isn’t uncommon for participants to report a completely changed point of view by the end of the day without having to overcome any significant resistance during the training. Continue reading

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Introduction to Self Injury

This course is intended to remove prejudices and offer a simple explanatory model that isn’t based upon value judgements or unsupportable assumptions about manipulation or attention-seeking. Continue reading

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The Guide 2: What’s a mental health worker worth?

The person who has most influence over an individual’s social environment is usually the unqualified and often unsung support worker or care assistant. Their work, and their attitude to that work is one of the most crucial elements of the care process. Without them all the therapy in the world will fail Continue reading

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The Guide 1: Welcome to the mental health workers’ guide

This is my attempt to create a comprehensive but accessible guide to mental health practice for support workers. Continue reading

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The Care Guy giveaway

If you’re interested in social care and/or mental health, watch this space – there’s a lot of free stuff about to come your way.
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Privileged glimpses 24: The clinician’s illusion

The clinician’s illusion is what happens when we place too much weight upon our own limited experience and ignore the wider experience of others. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 23: “It’s just behavioural”

Everything happens for a reason and effective work with people whose behaviours can be challenging must begin with that ‘cause and effect’ principle clearly understood. Continue reading

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