Validation Therapy: Communication that Works
Duration: 1 Day
Typical Course Hours: 9:30am to 4.30pm
Next Available Workshop:
9th September 2019 - Wesley Chapel, London
Available Course Dates
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Who should attend?
People who provide care or support to individuals with dementia in a wide range of settings.
What is the aim of the programme?
The learner understands and begins to establish a therapeutic relationship with individuals experiencing dementia using person-centered validation skills.
Workshops are skills-based rather than academic, making learning an easy and fun experience. We use film, case studies and ‘real-time’ skills coaching to build confidence and competence in learners.
What will I gain?
- The theory underpinning validation therapy
- To discuss why emotional care is as important as physical care when working with vulnerable people.
- Person-centered validation verbal and non-verbal skills to develop therapeutic relationships with people experiencing dementia.
What will I learn?
- To discuss the basic human psychological needs and goals that motivate the behaviour and language of people experiencing dementia, as described by Kitwood (1997).
- To explain the impact of a person’s significant life themes and memory has on the experience of dementia (Erikson 1963).
- To describe the core conditions necessary in establishing a therapeutic relationship (Carl Rogers 1995).
- To practice person-centered validation skills to facilitate positive interactions with an individual at different stages of dementia
What are the benefits to my organisation?
- This course mapped across QCF Dementia 210.
- Staff respond more positively to the person’s emotions and needs and work within his/her abilities.
- Staff morale increases and burn-out decreases.
- Staff members express a greater sense of work fulfillment.
- Staff members feel more capable of handling difficult situations.
- Increase family morale and involvement.
What to ask more, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or please call 07886 690026
In association with Dementia Pathfinders CIC, Telephone: 0845 257 2250
Email: email@example.com Website: www.dementiapathfinders.org