PWP National Networking Forum Online Conference
Reimagined for 2020, this popular annual PWP Networking Forum is going online! Don’t compromise your professional development because of COVID 19, take advantage of this quality, timely, cost effective and convenient PWP focused conference. Secure your place and benefit from an expert line-up of speakers, all ready to share case studies, the latest guidelines and give you access to your choice of workshops, to really hone your clinical understanding.
- Book to attend this online conference for £209 + VAT
- Alternatively become an IAPT CPD Club Member for £250 + VAT and receive free access to all online IAPT events until July 2021
- IAPT CPD Club Membership offers around 25 hours of online CPD learning over a 1 year period
This unique online experience will help you to refresh your skills with in depth of presentations and virtual workshops that will equip you with new skills to tackle unprecedented challenges.
By mixing up to date topics with tangible workshops, this is your opportunity to benefit from evidenced case studies and thought provoking discussions:
- Refresh your therapeutic skills
- Prevent burnout: focusing on your wellbeing
- Develop your group work skills
- Adapt interventions for offender health settings
- Effective working with LGBTQ+ service users
Having welcomed over 700 PWP professionals to previous Networking Forums over the last few years, we are delighted to be still bringing you this important learning opportunity and hope to welcome you virtually in 2020! And why not become an IAPT CPD Club Member for £250 plus VAT to make extra savings? Join colleagues with job titles including:
- Senior PWP
- Trainee PWP
- Emotional Wellbeing Therapist
- Low Intensity and Assessment Lead
- Senior Cognitive Behaviour Therapist
- Wellbeing Locality Manager
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Become part of a wider network of PWP professionals and refresh your skills with in depth presentations and interactive workshops
|9.10||Join, tech support and opportunity to network in your meeting room|
SBK Healthcare will be there to answer your questions, check your audio and video links, help you with any trouble shooting and to explain how the day will work.
|9.40||Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks|
Stephen Skinner, Steps2change IAPT Clinical Lead, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Session 1: Refresh your therapeutic skills
|9.50||PWP delivered interventions: refresh yourself on therapeutic interventions for anxiety|
Revisit panic cycle interventions for service users with anxiety and panic disorders
Refresh your understanding of effectively treating anxiety at step 2
Explore the skills you need for panic and anxiety management group sessions
Jenni McMahon, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust
|10.10||Improving the way you approach sleep work in your service|
How to work effectively with service users to ensure accurate sleep recording
Promoting better sleep hygiene, utilising standard handouts to improve sleep habits
Interventions for PWPs to improve sleep for service users
Kelly Reynolds, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Calderdale IAPT, South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust
|10.30||Panel session, questions and discussion|
with Jenni McMahon and Kelly Reynolds led by Steve Skinner
|10.50||Break and opportunity to network in your meeting room|
Session 2: Preventing burnout: focusing on your wellbeing
|11.10||Preventing burnout: focusing on your wellbeing|
Understanding the importance of considering your own wellbeing and how it improves your working
iCope Improving Wellbeing Project
Guidance for staff wellbeing leads in IAPT
Isabelle Mercer, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Camden iCope Psychological Therapies Service
Sally Saines, Lead Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Camden and Islington iCope Psychological Therapies Service
|11.40||Interactive session: Morning round-up|
Interactive opportunity for attendees to share examples from your own service backgrounds of how the PWP skills can be refreshed and managed within your virtual meeting rooms, then returning to the main conference to feedback via the chat function.
Steve Skinner, Clinical Lead-IAPT, NHS Talking Therapies for Lincolnshire
|12.10||Lunch break and opportunity to network in your meeting room|
|1.10||Session 3: Chose your workshop session a, b, or c|
Split into three smaller virtual groups, attendees will have the opportunity to work through practical case studies and hands-on exercises to improve your knowledge and confidence. You will be asked to choose which of the three you would like to attend.
|Workshop a: Adapting interventions for an offender health settings|
Setting up as the first PWP in this offender health service
Getting creative: adapting interventions within the limits of an offender setting
The role of IAPT when working with short-term offenders and those on remand
Megan Wainwright, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Integrated Mental Health Team, HMP Leicester
|Workshop b: PWP digital service essentials|
Using digital innovations to benefit the PWP, the patient and the service
Getting the balance right – Prioritising the patient whilst also focusing on your own needs
The Berkshire preceptorship model: grow within your PWP role
Sarah Sollesse, Step 2 Innovation and Service Delivery Improvement Lead, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
|Workshop c: Exploring new technology: the use of VR headsets to treat phobias at step 2|
Explore the practicalities: Training PWPs to deliver treatments involving VR headsets
Utilising the technology to deliver graded exposure therapy for phobia of heights
Explore the use of VR headsets with an interactive demonstration
Rebecca Monk, Lead Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, TalkingSpace Plus, Oxford Health
|2.10||Break and opportunity to network in your meeting room|
|2.30||Session 4: Choose your workshop session d or e|
|Workshop d: Increase your confidence for working with LGBTQ+ service users|
Give you practical tips for welcoming LGBT clients: inclusive language and exploring common concerns confidently
Increase your confidence with community specific language
Explore the common issues LGBT clients may discuss at assessment and during Step 2 interventions. Providing you with suggestions for signposting and further support
Vicky Richardson, Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, LGBT Foundation
|Workshop e: Utilising groups at step 2|
Identifying appropriate clients for group sessions
The effectiveness of group work sessions to improve clients wellbeing
Driving forward best practice: what does good look like?
Macarena Fernandez, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Aisling Tennyson, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
|3.30||Final question and answer session|
|3.40||Close of online conference and opportunity to say goodbye in your meeting room|
Take one day out to improve your understanding of what other organisations are doing. Bring your challenges and take back new strategies from:
This pricing structure applies across this conference and related events
- NHS and Public Sector: £209 + VAT
- FREE for IAPT CPD Club members
- Commercial Organisations: £499 + VAT
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Travel is not included in the conference fee. It is the responsibility of each delegate to make their way to the conference venue in adequate time. The conference organisers are not liable for any delays or non-attendance resulting from delayed or suspended transportation.
A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received in writing 28 days before the date of the event (less £90 administration charge). Notice of cancellation must be received in writing and submitted by contacting us here. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. You are still entitled to conference documentation in the event of cancellation.
Substitutions & Name Changes
Substitutions for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time. To inform us of a name change, please contact us here. It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the venue, content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the conference format will not constitute a reason to refund the conference fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.
Certification of Attendance
A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to each participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.
Registration fees are payable in advance. The fee includes documentation, refreshments and lunch, it does not include travel costs or accommodation. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, delegates without proof of payment will be asked for either a credit card guarantee on the day or to sign a proof of attendance form.
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If you are unable to attend or would like to pick up an additional set of documentation on the day, the event documentation is available for purchase at £89 per set.