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Community of Communities

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.

Community of Communities Annual Forum - 30 April 2015

The topic this year will explore the Role of Play in Therapeutic Communities and we are pleased to announce Nick Benefield as the keynote speaker for the forum. Nick will be presenting on ‘Play – its meaning and importance in therapeutic environments’.

Cost: £50 for CofC members and £95 for non-members. Service users and students are welcome for free.

 

Please note: Booking will open on the 28th January. Booking form coming soon.

Community of Communities Workshops

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 Josie Thorne to discuss booking places.

1)  Effective Leadership for Therapeutic Communities - 5 March 2015

An opportunity to explore how to develop effective leadership with a Therapeutic Community.

Venue: The Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB

2) An Introduction to the self-review process - 25 June 2015

An introduction to the Core Competencies and an opportunity to explore how to work with these in your organisation.

Venue: The Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB

3) Group work for Beginners - Sep 2015

An opportunity to begin exploring models of group work, and reflect on the anxieties and challenges relating to working in groups.

Venue: Leicester, TBC.

4) Group work for Intermediates - Dec 2015

An opportunity to continue exploring models of group work, and reflect on the anxieties and challenges relating to working in groups.

Venue: Leicester, TBC.

To reserve a place at any of the training workshops listed, please contact Josie Thorne.  For more information and general enquiries please contact Josie Thorne Tel: 020 3701 2679, jthorne@rcpsych.ac.uk.

 

COMMUNITY OF COMMUNITIES REVIEWER TRAINING

PEER reviewer training

1) Peer Reviewer Training 1: 8 July 2015  

Venue: The Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB 

2) Peer Reviewer Training 2: Oct 2015

Venue: TBC

Peer reviewer training is open to current member organisations and independent peer reviewers. 

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. 

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 Josie Thorne

 

Lead Reviewer Training

Staff members and ex-service users with peer-review experience are invited to apply to become a lead reviewer.  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 Josie Thorne.

Previous Events

CofC Annual Forum - May 2014

Thank you to all who came to the annual forum this year which explored "Therapeutic Communities: Isn't it obvious?"

We were delighted to have Dr Gary Winship as the key note speaker, presenting on the recovery model.

Some of the presentation slides and video recordings of the key presentations and debate are available here.

A summary of the feedback given on the day is available here.

If you would like any information about the previous Community of Communities Annual Forums, please get in touch with the team.

 

Other events

Grendon Open Day
HMP Grendon Open Invitation
Date: Ongoing



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Community of Communities, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street
London, E1 8BB    
Tel: 020 3701 2679   Email: jthorne@rcpsych.ac.uk

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