PDU Workshop - PIE

PDU Workshop - PIE

This workshop has now taken place. 

The Practice Development Unit (PDU) is a partnership between Opportunity Nottingham and NCVS. The main hub will be an online platform (due for launch in early 2018) which will include key papers, research and information. There will also be an on-going programme of events, seminars and training sessions.

The PDU will enable those working in the context of multiple and complex needs to share learnings and best practice. If you have any questions about the PDU please email pdu@nottinghamcvs.co.uk.

Spaces now available on the below workshop!

Workshop: Introduction to Psychologically Informed Environments (PIE)

Date: Wednesday 1st November 2017

Time: 1.30pm - 4pm

Location: The Nottingham Mechanics Building

Through participation in this workshop you will be able to:

  • Help your organisation work more creatively and constructively with clients experiencing multiple and complex needs and displaying challenging behaviours
  • Extend your networks and gain understanding of other agencies' approaches towards working with people facing multiple needs and people who have experienced complex trauma
  • Learn more about an approach which is frequently highlighted as good practice.

A Psychologically Informed Environment is one that takes into account the psychological make-up - the thinking, personalities and past experience - of participants in the way it operates.   It's an approach to supporting people, in particular those who have experienced complex trauma or are diagnosed with a personality disorder. It also considers the psychological needs of staff: developing skills and knowledge, increasing motivation, job satisfaction and resilience.

The workshop will be led by Grant Everitt (Learning and Evaluation Lead) and Rob Eagle (Beneficiary Ambassador) from Opportunity Nottingham. The following will be covered:

Introduction to the main elements of PIE

  • Psychological approaches
  • Environments
  • Training and Support
  • Evidence based practice
  • Relationships
  • Reflective Practice

Case studies to be discussed:

  • Hollie Venn, Contracts Manager NCHA : Strategic approach to implementing PIE
  • Sam Scurrell, Project Manager NCHA Foothold: Applying PIE in an outreach or floating support setting
  • Applying PIE in an accommodation setting; (speaker tbc)

To book your place email pdu@nottinghamcvs.co.uk.

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