Training and Events
Community of Communities runs events
throughout the year, including training and workshops. Please
find details below about up-coming events being run by the
Community of Communities.
Communities: Isn't it obvious?
Key Note Speaker: Dr Gary Winship
"Recovering Recovery - How TC's invented recovery and where it all
The annual forum is the biggest gathering of
it's kind, and enables people across the Therapeutic Community
world come together to share and reflect on practice, ideas and
Community of Communities is now taking
bookings for delegates. To secure your place at the
Annual Forum please download and complete the booking
form and send it to Salima Rashid. Please use
the links below for more information.
Community of Communities is offering an early
bird 2-for-1 ticket offer for those who book before the 31 March
Annual Forum Booking Form
Community of Communities
The Community of Communities is running a
series of workshops throughout the annual cycle which are free for
members to attend and are designed to support members to develop
and share Therapeutic Community practice within the context of
Community of Communities. All member organisations are
encouraged to attend these workshop sessions, including
community managers, front line staff and service users.
If you are not a member of Community of Communities and would
still like to attend one of the workshops below please contact
Salima Rashid to discuss
An opportunity to explore models of group
work, and reflect on the anxieties and challenges relating to
working in groups.
An opportunity to reflect on the
practical application Community of Communities standards
specifically in relation to supporting quality assurance and
An opportunity to explore how to develop
effective leadership with a Therapeutic Community.
An invitation to provide thoughts and
reflections of the position of TCs within the wider mental health
service provision and the overall socio-political landscape.
To reserve a place at any of the
training workshops listed, please download and complete the
and send it to Salima Rashid or
Natalie Fildes. For
more information and general enquiries please contact Salima Rashid Tel: 020 3701
COMMUNITY OF COMMUNITIES TRAINING
Lead Reviewer Training 29 May
Staff members and ex-service users with
peer-review experience are invited to apply to become a lead
reviewer and to attend the training day on the 29 May. The
training will equip you with the skills and knowledge to lead
the peer review process and give you an introduction to report
writing. To book your place at the training day,
please download the Lead Reviewer
Specification and complete the application form at the end of
the document. Please return completed application forms to
Peer Reviewer Training 19 June 2014 and
26 September 2014
Community of Communities is running two peer reviewer training
days in 2014, both events are open to current member organisations
and independent peer reviewers. Members attending reviews
between October 2014 and February 2015 are encouraged to attend the
September training date.
Current member organisations are encouraged to nominate
staff and service users who will be taking part in peer reviews
this cycle to attend the training session which provides
an introduction to the peer reviewer role. Please complete
the online booking form with the details of the attendees and
indicate which training day each member would like to
Ex-staff and ex-service users are encouraged to apply to
become independent peer reviewers. This enables you to
maintain a link with TCs by continuing to take part in the review
cycle whilst no longer being directly involved in a service.
To apply to become an independent peer reviewer please
download the Independent Peer
Reviewer Specification and complete the application form at the
end of the document. Please return completed application
forms to Natalie
Fildes. Where possible, Independent Peer Reviewers would
be required to attend the June training date to enable
participation in the full review cycle.
CofC Annual Forum - May 2013
Thank you to all who came to the annual forum this year which
explored "The Therapeutic Community as Education."
We were delighted to have Dr Eric Broekart delivering the
keynote speech this year on The Therapeutic Community as an
educational process in an evidence-based world. The day also
saw a lively debate that argued "Therapeutic Communities can never
be truly democratic", and the introduction of a new feature for 60
second ideas to change the TC world.
Some of the presentation slides and recordings of the key
presentations and debate are available here.
A summary of the feedback given on the day is available
If you would like any information about the previous Community of
Communities Annual Forums, please get in touch with the team.
ATC Living-Learning Experiences
Communities, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot
London, E1 8BB
Tel: 020 3701 2679 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org