Critical incident debriefing

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18th - 19th March 2024, 9.00am - 2.00pm
Counsellors and trainees
£280
Online

Aim: To gain skills, confidence and practice in facilitating critical incident debriefings (CIDs). 

Objectives:

  • To clarify the nature and purpose of CIDs
  • To review and practice existing models of CID
  • To understand the role and tasks of the CID facilitator
  • To learn and practice the skills of facilitating CIDs

Day 1: Critical incidents and the process of debriefing 

9am - 10:30am:

  • Introduction - Introducing the facilitator and the group; outline of the day, expectations and outcomes.
  • The process of debriefing - The practice of ‘talking through’ and the therapeutic benefits of debriefing.
  • Understanding critical incidents - Defining critical incidents, what makes an incident ‘critical’? The psychological impact of a critical incident.

10:30am - 12pm:

  • Trauma and post-trauma - Unpacking these important concepts and understanding their implications and relevance to CID.
  • Debriefing critical incidents - Introducing existing models of CIDs, comparing and understanding the components of a CID.

12:30pm - lunch break 

1pm - 2pm:

  • Skills practice and experiential learning - Practice session, trying out models of debriefing using scenarios from experience.

Day 2: Facilitating critical incident debriefings - theory and practice

9am - 10:30am:

  • The competent facilitator - The qualities and skills of the competent facilitator.
  • Containment - The role of the facilitator and the challenges of facilitating emotional conversations.

10:30am - 12pm:

  • Facilitating critical incident debriefings - Prompt cards - a tool for the facilitator.
  • Facilitating critical incident debriefing - Ground rules, time-frames, and keeping ‘on task’.

12:30pm - lunch break
 
1pm - 2pm:

  • Skills practice and experiential learning.
  • Working with scenarios and prompt cards: practice session - facilitating CIDs.
  • Debriefing the day.
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Hosted by Dr Sarah Simpson

We are psychotherapists with extensive experience as clinicians and trainers with a track record as champions for good communication skills in care professions. We have a reputation for engaging, energising and motivating staff, while modelling and stimulating self-reflective thinking and self-management.

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Hosted by Dr Sarah Simpson