Talking Therapies Clinical Skills: Older Adult Best Practice Guide

Talking Therapies Clinical Skills: Older Adult Best Practice Guide
5 CPD Hours From £239 + VAT
Online Course
Thu 21 Mar 2024 09:30-15:35

Come together with your colleagues from across the country and become an advocate for best practice in your NHS Talking Therapies service. Learn how you can adjust interventions for older adults in response to the pandemic, gain new skills for working with LTCs and improve therapeutic outcomes for those with cognitive deficits. Log off equipped with practical strategies to improve client experience and service access to better serve your community of older people.

Take just one day out to attend this interactive, online training

Bridge communication gaps, enhance your understanding of physical comorbidities and develop confidence in delivering effective interventions by focussing on: 

  • Adapting approaches to deliver effective interventions for those with physical comorbidities
  • Adjusting therapeutic approaches for clients affected by the pandemic
  • Developing new therapeutic approaches for people with cognitive deficits
  • Tackling common stereotypes to improve therapeutic outcomes
  • Navigating community services and domiciliary care to improve access to NHS Talking Therapies services
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of the needs of older adults and improve NHS Talking Therapies - client relation

Developed with convenience in mind: join this Talking Therapies online training 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 meeting room
Introduction, instructions and leader’s opening remarks
Heather Stonebank, Quality Improvement Manager, Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Networks, NHS England
Overview of older adults Mental Health and NHS Talking Therapies
  • Where are we now and what does the data say
  • What are the recommendations from the NHS Talking Therapies positive practice guidance
  • What are we working towards
Interactive breakout room discussion
  • Has your service implemented any suggestions from the positive practice guidance?
  • What’s worked to support increased access for older adults in your service?
Screen break
Considering the effect of the pandemic and the impact on older adults
  • Sharing experiences during the pandemic
  • Understanding physical pandemic related factors: physical deconditioning and reduced mobility
  • Increasing awareness of how the pandemic has affected older adults: trauma, loss and depression
  • Supporting older adults
Interactive breakout room discussion
  • What presenting problems have you seen in older adults referring to NHS Talking Therapies since the pandemic?
  • What challenges have there been and how have you overcome these?
Delivering effective remote and online therapeutic interventions to older adults and digital inclusivity
  • Overcoming assumptions of barriers of adaption to multimedia or video conference of NHS Talking Therapies delivery
  • Considering the barriers to remote therapy and how we can overcome them
  • What can we do to support online access and improve digital inclusivity
Group discussion: Sharing best practice
Morning question and answer session
Lunchtime screen break
Adapting psychological therapies for older adults
  • Adjusting intervention styles and strategy to accommodate clients with mild cognitive challenges
  • Working with physical long term conditions and understanding their psychological impact
  • Collaborating with caregivers to support recovery
Group discussion: Sharing best practice
Screen break
Working with older adults and communities to improve access
  • Promoting our services and engaging other health care professionals
  • Recognising and challenging negative attitudes and stereotypes to aging
  • Action plan for approaching this area
Group discussion: Sharing best practice
Reflections of the day: Three things to take away from today
Afternoon question and answer session
Chair’s closing remarks
Close of day

Heather Stonebank

Quality Improvement Manager
Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Networks, NHS England

Packed full of interactivity, insightful presentations and learning opportunities for NHS Talking Therapy Professionals

Previously held in 2021, this online course was attended by professionals from across the Talking Therapies professional community with job titles including; CBT Therapists, Clinical Leads, Service Managers and PWPs. Attendees really enjoyed the day and gave glowing feedback that included: 

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"Fantastic - really well organised and extremely interactive and insightful. Thank you."
- iTalk
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"Informative workshop. I liked the group size; it was more interactive and good to hear what other services are doing."
- Healthy Minds Oldham
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"Very helpful and insightful."
- Southampton Steps to Wellbeing

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

  •     £289 + VAT for one NHS or Public Sector place
  •     £239 + VAT for two or more NHS or Public Sector places

Commercial companies are invited to attend and sponsor this day. Please contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 for further details.


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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Why sponsor a Talking Therapies National Networking Forum

Our role at SBK Healthcare is to bring industry together with healthcare professionals so that you can educate and inform your audience. These trail-blazing talking therapy forums offering dedicated presentation, Q&A, networking and discussion time, each sponsor will be full immersed into the event and able to effectively engage with your NHS audience.

Interested in your own event, managed by us?

SBK Healthcare also provides in-house forums. Working closely with you as the client we can research, produce, market and deliver the conference or online forum that best suits the audience and meets your goals.

Reach out today

If you would like more information on our sponsorship options an in-house forum or if you wish to discuss your needs and what solutions may be appropriate for your business, please contact:

Sarah Kemm

Contact: 01732 897788