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Monday 26 March 2012
Carers Workshop - Friday 18th May
EATING DISORDERS - 1 DAY CARERS’ WORKSHOP
Friday 18th MAY 2012
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: The Fitzrovia Room, Park Crescent Conference Centre, International Students House,
229 Great Portland Street London, W1W 5PN
(Opp. Great Portland Street tube station and near Regents Park tube station)
Cost: £80.00 per person.
Earlybird bookings made before Friday 4th May £60.00 per person
Ø To help carers identify what they can do to help their Loved One and assess whether they achieve their desired outcome.
Ø To propose and practice communication skills.
Ø To facilitate the development of an ongoing self-care plan for carers.
The workshop will be interactive and based around Motivational Interviewing Principles. This will give you the chance to practice some of the skills required when looking after someone with an eating disorder. There will be a strong emphasis on:
“Robustness and Resilience”
10.00-10.05 Welcome & Housekeeping
10.05-10.15 Introductions & Ground Rules
Ø Mind Shower - "What I want from the Workshop"
Ø Brief PowerPoint presentation "Maintaining Factors in Eating Disorders"
Ø Group Work - What is good about having an Eating Disorder from the sufferers perspective?
Ø What robust personality characteristics do the sufferers have?
Ø Eating Disorders an exploration from the Group's Perspective
Ø Feedback & Discussion
Ø Veronica's story - the importance of change
Ø Discussion about what hampers change - animal models
Ø Skills needed to facilitate the change process
Ø Understanding the psychology of change
13.00- 13.45 Lunch
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH. THERE IS A BISTRO ON SITE THAT SELLS FOOD AND DRINKS AND ALSO A BAR.
Ø Skills practice - OARS exercises
Ø Group Work: Identifying the problem areas and stumbling blocks versus what works well - Making a plan of what to try next
Ø How to assess Difficult Behaviours using the ABC analysis
15.15 -15.30 Break
Ø Question & Answer