Psychosis: Working with Voices, Visions, and Unusual Beliefs
Duration 1 day
This course introduces delegates to the topic of psychosis. The course will define the meaning of this term and outline characteristic 'signs and symptoms' of psychosis-voices, visions and unusual beliefs. Causes of psychosis will be explored from both medical and psycho-social perspectives. NICE recommended approaches to treatment will be highlighted and delegates will be encouraged to critique issues of availability, acceptability and choice of treatment from a service user's perspective. Delegates will be introduced to growing evidence supporting the use of psychological and social approaches to psychosis that can promote engagement, self-care and recovery.
Define and describe the features of psychosis Identify the potential impact of psychosis on the individual concerned Identify possible causes of psychosis Identify treatment pathways for psychotic conditions Identify recovery-oriented self-care and support options
Methods of Delivery
This course utilises PowerPoint presentation and flip chart work 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 psychosis
- Voices, visions and unusual beliefs explained
- Causes: The role of genes, biology, and life experience
- Risks associated with psychosis
- 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 who have been diagnosed with psychosis. The course is suitable for both frontline staff and managers.
There are no pre-training requirements for this course.
The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
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