Validation Therapy: Communication that Works

  • Validation Therapy: Communication that Works
per person

Duration: 1 Day

Typical Course Hours: 9:30am to 4.30pm

Next Available Workshop:
9th September 2019 - Wesley Chapel, London

Available Course Dates

Register Interest: If you would like to attend this course please use the register buttons below

Date Venue Trainer Max Delegates Outcomes
9th September 2019 Wesley Chapel, London Julia Pitkin Register Interest

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. 
  • To feel you are able to communicate effectively and confidently in difficult situations when emotions are running high

What will I learn?

  1. To discuss the basic human psychological needs and goals that motivate the behaviour and language of people experiencing dementia, as described by Kitwood (1997).
  2. To explain the impact of a person’s significant life themes and memory has on the experience of dementia (Erikson 1963).
  3. To describe the core conditions necessary in establishing a therapeutic relationship (Carl Rogers 1995).
  4. 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: or please call 07886 690026

In association with Dementia Pathfinders CIC, Telephone: 0845 257 2250 

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