Assessing for Trauma and Complex Needs at Step 2

Assessing for Trauma and Complex Needs at Step 2
5 CPD Hours £259 + VAT
Online Course
Wed 19 Jun 2024 09:30-15:40

Join Dr Richard Stott and learn new skills to help you identify and assess complexity and trauma, whilst enhancing your understanding of when to implement targeted interventions. With colleagues from across the country, learn to assess and identify complexity within assessment protocols, discover how to improve your trauma informed practice and evaluate suitability. Plus, gain useful techniques to reduce burnout and increase your wellbeing whilst delivering trauma focused assessments.

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Benefit from engaging presentations, thought provoking discussions and expertly guided case studies. Develop your confidence in delivering effective interventions by focusing on:

  • Understanding how complexity can present during your assessments 
  • Learning new skills to help you distinguish between current and historic trauma 
  • Developing new skills to manage the pressure and prevent burnout 
  • Implementing trauma informed approaches to assessments 
  • Enabling patients to feel connected and validated in assessment
  • Boosting your confidence in making clinical decision making 
  • Determining the differences between complexity and PTSD
  • Evolving your communication skills to have effective conversations about trauma 

Developed with convenience in mind: join this NHS online course remotely

Take away useful techniques and new skills to use in your day-to-day work routine:

  • Evidenced based examples and referrals: providing appropriate, relevant support and sign posting
  • Interactive presentations: your concerns addressed with sensitivity and care
  • Closed room discussions: benchmark and engage with your fellow attendees
  • Agreed action plan: leave the course with the confidence to implement new clinical skills

Join, tech support and opportunity to network in your breakout room
• What would you like to take away from today?
Introduction, instructions and leader’s opening remarks
Dr Richard Stott, Clinical Psychologist, Visiting Associate, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London
Understanding Complexity
Considering complexity at Step 2
  • Defining complex needs and understanding complexity
  • Investigating how complexity can present in your assessments
  • Evaluating complexity presenting during your assessments vs. historic complexity
  • Investigating assessment and suitability
Questions and answers with Richard Stott
Screen break
Interactive discussion: Assessment and suitability in practice at Step 2
  • Do you have any barriers to working with patients with complex needs?
  • What is your understanding of complexity?
  • How does that present or look like whilst assessing patients? What tools would you use to help inform your practice?
Feedback from interactive discussion: Assessment and suitability in practice at Step 2
Assessing for complexity
Identifying and assessing for complexity within assessment protocols
  • Working within your services assessment protocols to ensure safe clinical practice
  • What can be delivered in your service? In-depth consideration complexity
  • How to achieve balance and ensure appropriate onward referrals
Questions and answers with Richard Stott
Lunch break
Trauma-informed approaches
Trauma informed therapy in practice
  • Understanding how to make sense of trauma and when is it PTSD?
  • How to talk to your clients appropriately about trauma
  • When does trauma become complex and what factors increase complexity?
Questions and answers with Richard Stott
Interactive discussion: Case examples - making sense of trauma and complexity
In small groups, you will be placed into breakout rooms to consider some case examples with your fellow attendees. At the end of the interactive session, you will be invited to leave your breakout room and will then be automatically removed to re-join the main conference.
Feedback from interactive discussion: Case examples - making sense of trauma and complexity
Screen break
Preventing burnout
Sustaining your wellbeing and creating support mechanisms to prevent burnout
  • Methods to reduce emotional ‘triggering’ and creating personal emotional boundaries
  • Utilising your supervision: the benefits of line management, case management and clinical skill time
  • How to maximise all available support to promote your personal wellbeing
Final questions and answers with Richard Stott
Closing reflections
Close of day

Sharing first-hand experiences

Bringing a wealth of experience and expertise, we are pleased to welcome Richard Stott as your course leader. Previously described as ‘very knowledgeable and focused a lot on normalising and validating the staff’s work’ and is ‘clearly very experienced in this area and teaching’ you will benefit greatly from his knowledge:

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Dr Richard Stott

Clinical Psychologist, Visiting Associate
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London

Designed for NHS Talking Therapies professionals:

This course has been designed to meet the needs of all experience levels of practitioners, from those in training right up to those in senior leadership. Book your place to benefit from tangible support for effectively approaching complexity at Step 2. Including but not limited to:

  • Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner 
  • Senior PWP and PWP Team Leads
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"Great training, to improve my own psychoeducation. Great organisation and great choice of subjects!"
- Talking Therapy Skills: Anxiety, Depression and Sleep, Isle of Wight NHS
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"The online forum was very good, we usually use Teams but this was easy to follow."
- Talking Therapy Skills: Anxiety, Depression and Sleep, North Staffs Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
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"Very well organised, loads of information and well timed so it didn't feel like too much at once."
- Talking Therapy Skills: Anxiety, Depression and Sleep, University of East Anglia

We can run this course in-house specifically for your team

SBK Healthcare are pleased to offer our experience and insight into educational forums as a service to you and your organisation. If you would like this course delivered directly to your team or have a different learning need, or would simply like to bring your team together to benefit from dedicated training time, then we can help. Take the first step today and email or telephone 01732 897788.

Pricing Structure

  • £259 + VAT for one NHS or Public Sector place


You can reserve a no-obligation place whilst you apply for funding

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  •  Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  •  Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  •  Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  •  Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. 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. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the 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.

Certificate of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

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