Schizophrenia and Related Conditions: An Introduction (Half Day)
Central Training's Introduction to Schizophrenia and Related Conditions aims to equip candidates with the skills and knowledge to provide practical and emotional support to people living with schizophrenia and related conditions within a good practice framework. The course will define the meaning of the diagnostic term and outline characteristic 'signs and symptoms' of Schizophrenia and other psychotic conditions - voices, visions and unusual beliefs. Causes of Schizophrenia will be explored from both medical and psycho-social perspectives. NICE recommended approaches to treatment will be highlighted and candidates will be encouraged to critique issues of availability, acceptability and choice of treatment from a service user's perspective. Finally, the trainer will cover growing evidence supporting the use of psychological and social approaches to Schizophrenia that can promote engagement, self-care and recovery from psychosis.
This course aims to equip delegates with the skills to:
Define and describe the features of Schizophrenia and related conditionsIdentify possible causes of Schizophrenia and psychosisConsider treatment pathways for psychotic conditionsRecognise recovery-oriented self-care and support options
Methods of Delivery
This course utilises PowerPoint presentation and activities as aids to trainer-led discussion. Delegates are encouraged to share their knowledge and experience through discussion, group work, practical exercises and case study work.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Defining and classifying schizophrenia and psychosis
- Voices, visions and unusual beliefs explained
- Negative symptoms and causes: the role of genes, biology and life experience
- Risks associated with schizophrenia and related conditions
- NICE recommended treatment pathways and recovery
- Emotional and practical support: the wellness plan
- Essentials of self-care and peer support
This course is relevant to anybody in the voluntary sector who works with people living with Schizophrenia and related conditions. The course is suitable for both frontline staff and managers.
There are no pre-training requirements for this course.
Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
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