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Ieso Guest Speaker Programme of CPD Workshops 2021

We are very excited to launch our new guest speaker programme, a series of free online workshops exclusively for Ieso therapists. We have already secured our first three guest speakers and are currently organising more, so if you have requests, please let us know!

All workshops will be held online and fully interactive. You'll be able to interact with the speaker and engage with the live Q&A.

All live attendees will receive a CPD certificate. Sessions will be recorded and made available to watch on-demand at a more convenient time.

Wednesday 15th September

  • How to use the Clark and Wells protocol to treat Social Anxiety Disorder

    This tutorial will be held on TeamsLive (and will be recorded for those who cannot attend) by Clinical Training Lead, Joanne Adams.

    Drawing on your experience of treating SAD online and using case examples, this interactive tutorial will:

    • Summarise the Clarke and Wells protocol for SAD
    • Consider adaptations we may need for typed therapy
    • Consider adaptations for anyone still isolating as a result of the coronavirus pandemic
    • Highlight the value of behavioural experiments and particularly stooge behavioural experiments
    • Signpost to the new stooge behavioural experiments process and answer any questions

    Joanne Adams
    Clinical Training Lead

Friday 24th September

  • Cultural safety and humility workshop

    Promoting Cultural Safety, Humility and Congruence workshop with Leila Lawton.

    This long-awaited workshop will be held throughout the day on Teams and won’t be recorded, so make sure you sign up so you don’t miss out!

    Leila is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Equity Activist and Part-time lecturer. Additionally, she chairs the South London & Maudsley NHS Trust psychology & psychotherapy (P&P) race equity working group and is a lead member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies Equality & Culture group.

    Leila’s passion for people and inclusive clinical and research practice has been cultivated through 16 years of combined experience within primary, secondary care and the third sector. Enhancing the effectiveness of the implementation of culturally congruent therapies.

    Outline of topics covered in this workshop:

    • To consider and explore  individual, clinical and systemic level barriers to access, retention, improved experiences and outcomes for people from racilalised communities
    • To recognise the role of Race. Why BAME?
    • Historical context- understand Whiteness and Blackness as social constructs-
    • Societal Context-understand implications for Mental Health for marginalised communities. Power and oppression.
    • Consider how to implement tools from the BAME positive practice Guide in support of better engagement, retention and recovery  for the most marginalised groups? Overcoming challenges/limitations
    • Culturally adaptive and Culturally Sensitive CBT
    • To understand some of the challenges
    • To come away with a better awareness of ways to practice transcultural therapy and inclusive working
    • Psychologically safe spaces to reflect and be reflexive-interactive openly

      Register your interest here.

    Leila Lawton
    Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

On demand

  • Living and working online - wellbeing workshop

    As clinicians, looking after ourselves is so important, so we’d like to invite you to join us for this Living and Working online interactive workshop.

    This will be delivered by Counselling Psychologist Dr Carole Francis-Smith, who is passionate about supporting clinicians to work safely and effectively online.This two hour workshop is designed to help us understand some of the hidden challenges involved when living and working more online.

    Whether you work with Ieso’s patients as a typed Therapist or a PWP or are considering offering video therapy, you will find this workshop essential.

    The workshop will include:

    • Hands up on who is working/has experience of different modes of CBT (telephone, Instant messaging, email, webcam)
    • Input on transitions between modes that have different qualitative elements
    • Positives and challenges of transitioning to video therapy
    • Introduce ideas on how the internet is designed to work
    • Introduce ideas on how humans work – emotional regulation system (3 circles – drive, threat, soothing/grounding)
    • Identifying any potentially hidden triggers with working online
    • Focus on positively managing our wellbeing using the 3 P’s

    Dr Carole Francis-Smith
    Counselling Psychologist

CPD workshop registration

Register to watch the sessions live or to watch on-demand at a later date. Simply select each workshops you wish to attend from the list above and complete the registration form below.

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