Reflective Practice is a core aspect of a psychologically informed environment and it is generally recognised as being essential for staff who work with individuals who have complex needs. There are well-established links between reflective practice and positive outcomes for clients, staff and organisations, including improved practice and staff well-being. Reflective practice in groups is particularly effective in enabling individuals and teams to 'step back' from their work and to learn from experience in a supportive and structured forum. There are a number of issues and tasks that are important to consider in setting up and running a successful reflective practice group programme.
This course offers an introduction to reflective practice and how to go about setting up successful reflective practice groups within your service.
Who is this course for?
Managers and others who are considering setting up reflective practice groups in their teams/organisations, or reviewing exisiting provision.
What will your team learn?
- What is reflective practice? Definitions and descriptions.
- How does reflective practice impact on outcomes for clients, staff and organisations? What are the specific benefits of reflective practice in groups?
- The role that reflective practice plays in delivering a psychologically informed environment.
- How to implement reflective practice within a homelessness or supported housing setting: Deciding on the purpose, style, composition and frequency of groups, administration, how to identify a facilitator, costs, evaluation, understanding and working with potential barriers.
How will it be delivered?
This one-day course can be booked for a team of up to 16 for in-person training or up to 20 for online training.
The training will run online 09:30-16:00 and in-person 10:00-16:30, with plenty of breaks throughout the day.
If you need something different, we can tailor the course delivery to suit your situation, with some potential adjustments in cost.
How much will it cost?
Members (with 30% discount): £940
Please note, if you're opting for in-person training, the expenses of the trainer (e.g. travel to your location) will be added to your invoice.
We are a social enterprise so choosing training with us not only equips your team with vital skills but also fuels impactful research and campaigns, so every purchase goes back into ending homelessness.
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