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Training Modules

Below is a table describing the Training Modules:-

Level
Module
Description
Time
Level 1 (a) Managing Professional Boundaries Reviews and clarifies the "Hot-Spots" of professional boundary issues in working with forensic clients.
3 hours / ½ day
  (b) Values clarification Experiential workshop that identifies practitioner biases and difficulties in working with a range of forensic client presentations
3 hours / ½ day
  (c) Gender - sensitive approaches in working with difficult male clients Description informs professional approaches and practice to significant male perceptions, resistances and practitioner skills necessary to pro-socially engage male clients
3 hours / ½ day
  (d) Suicide Awareness training Review the field of suicidality and foregrounds risk indices in order to sensitize practitioners to client behaviors of concern
3 hours / ½ day
  (e) Competencies for professionals in Forensic settings Review the core competencies that have been identified as critical for practitioners; clarifies practitioner limitations and informs training and personal development needs.
3 hours / ½ day
Level 2 (f) Principle of Effective Programming Establishes practical framework principles, and operational procedures that underlie effective client interventions
3 hours / ½ day
  (g) How to Run Groups Foregrounds principles, challenges and practical mechanics of delivering services (information, supervision, therapy) to groups of clients
3 hours / ½ day
  (h) Brief interventions for Clients adjustments Reviews assessment and first response strategies for typical client adjustment presentations (anxiety, depression, anger, grief etc)
3 hours / ½ day
  (i) Motivational Interviewing (MI) Skills based workshop that informs practitioners of the MI (Miller) method of working with addictive clients.
3 hours / ½ day
  (j) Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CIS) Reviews framework, approach and practical steps involved in practitioner responses to individual and /or group debriefing of traumatized clients.
3 hours / ½ day
  (k) Working with High Risk Clients Uses relapse prevention methodology to assess, engage and intervene with high-risk dangerous clients.
2 x ½ days
  (l) Assessing Suicidality Informs practitioner approaches to risk-assessment decision making, client contraction and case-management strategies for suicide clients.
2 x ½ days
Level 3 (m) Use of the Mental State Examination (MSE) Reviews the format and detail of the MSE to assist practitioners to clarify critical boundaries between normality, personality disorder, psychoticism and organisity.
2 x ½ days
  (n) Integrated Risk Management Uses case studies to develop professional case management strategies for difficult clients. Emphasis on multidisciplinary, networked, containment and intervention approaches
2 x ½ days