Staff engagement is an essential part of a well-run service and is linked to better therapy outcomes, improved but sustainable contact rates and reduced staff burnout and staff sickness. This one-day workshop will help supervisors and service leaders to understand the important of engagement, adapt their supervision, line management and organisational practices to suit individuals and teams to ensure staff remain motivated and genuinely engaged with their work. The day draws on a solid evidence base but emphasises the development of skills and strategies to make discernible differences to the way senior team members work. The workshop will also look at therapist burnout which in many ways is the antithesis of engagement. The learning objectives are:
- To understand the three core components of engagement and how these can be measured and understood
- To develop strategies in supervision and line management that will support staff to become better engaged with their work and which take into account individual differences that drive staff
- To look at service level changes that enhance staff’s sense of investment in the service and the clinical work they provide
- To ensure a culture of positive management support staff
- To understand the nature of burnout and how this can impact on staff and service outcomes
This work will look at innovations made to working in mental health during the pandemic and how these can become the basis of lasting positive change.
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Delgadillo, Jaime, David Saxon, and Michael Barkham. “Associations between therapists’ occupational burnout and their patients’ depression and anxiety treatment outcomes.” Depression and anxiety 35.9 (2018): 844-850.
Dr Andrew Beck has been a Consultant Clinical psychologist since 2006 and as a service lead and supervisor has focussed on working to develop staff to ensure they have opportunities to develop as clinicians, provide high quality patient care and remain in good emotional and physical health while they do so. He was project lead for the IAPT BAME Positive Practice Guide (2019) which has been the key document guiding IAPT services in England to provide more accessible and culturally responsive services (https://legacy.babcp.com/files/About/BAME/IAPT-BAME-PPG-2019.pdf) and author of Transcultural CBT for Anxiety and Depression (Routledge 2016). Dr Beck is involved in training in culturally adapted therapies at a national and international level and led on establishing India’s first stand-alone CBT training course in Chennai. He has published widely and is also Associate Editor of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapist journal with a responsibility for research on cross cultural working. He is current President of the BABCP.
If you cancel more than 14 days prior to your booked event, we will refund your fee minus a charge of 15% to cover our administration costs. We regret that cancellations 14 days or less before the booked event cannot be refunded or changed/transferred.
If you wish to change/transfer your booking after confirmation we will do our best to accommodate you if you notify us 14 days prior to your booked event, and if there is space to do so. However there will be an administration charge of £15 per change/transfer.
Workshops often contain clinical material. This is always anonymised as far as possible but delegates are none the less reminded to respect confidentiality.
All that is discussed in your therapy sessions will be treated as confidential, with the following exceptions.
We are required to seek supervision by our professional body (The British Psychological Society or equivalent) as a means of ensuring good practice. We will usually inform your referrer of your progress, but the details that we disclose will be discussed with you. We do have a statutory obligation to break confidentiality under rare circumstances, namely, if we believe that a client is of danger to themselves or to others (under the Mental Health Act, 2001) or if we believe that a child is at actual risk of physical or sexual abuse (The Children Act, Section 47, 1989).
If we felt that it would be helpful to request additional medical, social or legal information, we could only do this with your consent. Similarly, should another medical, social or legal professional request information from us, we would not release this without your consent.
OCTC makes every effort to ensure that this programme is delivered as advertised. However, should a presenter have to cancel, we will endeavour to find another suitable presenter. We will inform attendees as soon as is reasonably practical and, if requested, will offer a refund. In the rare event that we are unable to substitute a presenter, we may cancel a workshop and refund payments already made by attendees. OCTC will not refund travel and accommodation costs that attendees may incur.
All the workshops in this programme are carried out by highly experienced therapists and trainers. The individual presenter is responsible for the content of the workshop and any views expressed do not necessarily represent those of OCTC.
Although highly informative, none of the open workshops or workshop series confer a formal qualification or assurance of competence in CBT (or a specialist area of CBT) since we are unable to assess attendee competency within the training event. However, credit and award-bearing courses that lead to formal qualifications are offered by OCTC in conjunction with the University of Oxford. More about these courses is available on our website www.octc.uk
Before booking a place on a workshop, please ensure that it is pitched at the appropriate level of competence for you. The guide to levels is as follows:
Basic workshops are for people from a variety of backgrounds, who have at least one year’s clinical experience. Cognitive behavioural knowledge is not necessary for attendance at these workshops, though in practice, a number of attendees will have some skills in the area, and are refreshing/updating their knowledge.
Intermediate workshops are directed towards people who already have knowledge of CBT, and experience in using cognitive formulations and treatment methods – for instance, they are able to identify and test automatic thoughts, and design behavioural experiments. Most participants will be using CBT as part of their clinical practice, and may still be acquiring new CBT skills.
Advanced courses are directed towards those professionals who use CBT routinely as part of their clinical practice. They have probably undertaken a significant number of training courses and/or workshops, and use a broad range of cognitive behavioural strategies to work with a range of presentations at varying levels of complexity.
Bookings can only be considered confirmed after we have received your online registration or application form and payment (or invoicing details, including an official purchase order document). Please note that registration to workshops closes 7 days prior to the event date.
If you are booking a workshop place for someone else, you must complete your own details in the billing field, but ENTER THE WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS NAME/ADDRESS in the shipping field. If you wish to order items using a paper order form instead of online, you can view or download an order form in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Once downloaded, print it out, fill it in, and send off with your payment [cheque made payable to OXFORD HEALTH NHS FOUNDATION TRUST] to the address on the form.
The cost of the workshops includes hot drinks on arrival, mid-morning and mid-afternoon, but not usually lunch unless stated. However, for workshops that do include lunch, if you have any special dietary requirements please let us know at the time of application.
We welcome applications from diverse backgrounds. If you have any particular needs, please contact us
prior to booking.