Managing behaviours that challenge in brain injured individuals: the positive behaviour support approach

11 Sep 2018 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

This one day course is open to anyone working with brain injured individuals who may wish to increase their skills and knowledge of managing challenging behaviours.

It offers a theoretical and practical introduction to the positive behaviour support approach, which is highly effective and rewarding for those clinicians applying the methods in a range of settings.

By the end of the course attendees will:

  • Have an understanding of the possible causes of challenging behaviour after a brain injury.
  • Be able to describe the possible functions of challenging behaviour – Why is it happening and what is it telling us?
  • Have an understanding of the development of both proactive (preventative) and reactive strategies.
  • Be able to appropriately select and use a range of verbal and non-verbal strategies to prevent or respond to challenging behaviours.
  • Be able to identify methods that can be incorporated into the patients’ environment that can lead to the reduction of the incidence of challenging behaviour.
  • Be proficient in the completion of documentation of challenging behaviour (e.g. ABCs) and understand the purpose of collecting data.
  • Have an understanding of how debriefing and regular staff support mechanisms may help teams working with people with behaviours that challenge.

Cost: £95

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For more information, please call 020 8780 4500 ext 5140 or email institute@rhn.org.uk.