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Thursday, 31 October 2019

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Someone once asked me about what training I've done. So, here are some examples of the main Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training and events I've attended or delivered, books I've read or videos I've watched since 2014.

November 2019

  • Attended Psychosocial skills and support training for Adults with ADHD (UKAAN - UK Adult ADHD Network)

October 2019
  • Attended Basic Welfare Benefits An Introduction (Central Training, London)
  • Attended Advocacy Training Level 2 (Advocacy Training)
  • Co-delivered Stage 3 Professional Hoarding Practitioner Training, London
September 2019 
  • Co-delivered Stages 1&2 Professional Hoarding Practitioner Training, Birmingham

  • June 2019

  • Co-delivered Stages 1&2 Professional Hoarding Practitioner Training, Birmingham

  • March 2019

    • Delivered Professional Hoarding Practitioner Training - Levels 1 & 2 (Birmingham)
    • Read Citation for Sheena Crankson at Royal Borough of Kingston's Mayor's Community Award - 

    December 2018

    October 2018

    September 2018

    July 2018

    • Delivered Professional Hoarding Practitioner Training - Level 1 (London)

    June 2018

    May 2018

    April 2018

    • Attended consultancy meeting with Hoarding UK (charity)
    • Attended Train the Trainer training (College of Public Speaking, London)
    • Gave a talk about hoarding and the Hoarding Ice-Breaker Form to Elmbridge Locality Team

    March 2018 

    • Attended the two day 18th Annual Conference on Hoarding & Cluttering in San Francisco, which included various talks and workshops:
      • Dr Michael Tompkins 
        • Pre-conference Workshop:  Applying CBT Techniques When Helping Clients De-clutter Their Lives
        • The Essential Coaching Skills: Sorting, Making Decisions, and Following Through
      • Dr. Monica Eckfield - Listening and Learning from Participants in the Help for Hoarding Treatment Study
      • Chia-Ying Chou - Experiencing Compassion-Focused Therapy for Hoarding
      • Donald Davidoff - Thinking Outside the Box: A Neurocognitive Approach to Hoarding Disorder
      • Hannah McCabe-Bennett - New developments in hoarding research: A novel approach using virtual reality
    October 2017 
    • Attended  NLA Landlord Foundation Course (1 day) & NLA Safer Homes Course (1 day), London
    July 2017

    June 2017
    • Attended "The Autism Show" in London
    May 2017

    April 2017
    • Started working with Surrey County Council to produce a Hoarding Protocol
    • Attended Emotional Resilience for Practitioners training (Changing Lifecourse Training & Coaching)
    February 2017
    • Attended a fascinating talk on Anxiety and ASD by Laura Kerbey of The Curly Hair Project, based on the excellent book "Asperger's Syndrome and Anxiety" by Alis Rowe

    November 2016

    April 2016
    • Ran a facilitated discussion on "How clutter affects health, and how to ask for help" at Newbury Hoarding Disorders Self-Help Support Group
    • Read "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever" by Marie Kondo.  My verdict? Take from it what you think might work for you.  It's unlikely to make much of an immediate difference to people who exhibit hoarding behaviours or suffer with mental health problems.
    March 2016 
    • Attended Autism Spectrum Conditions training (Surrey County Council Training Team)

    • Ran a workshop on "How to ask for help if clutter or disorganisation affects your health" at the annual conference of The Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers - APDO Conference, London

    Nov 2015
    • Attended Self-Neglect Awareness training (Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board)
    Oct 2015
    • Attended Safeguarding Awareness training (Surrey County Council Skills Academy)
    Sept 2015
    • Attended Making Safeguarding Personal - Care Act briefing training (Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board)
    June 2015
    May 2015    
    • Attended Training - Meeting the needs of Learners with High Functioning Autistic Spectrum Conditions in the Classroom - Level 3, ongoing (Positive Autism Support & Training)
    • Attended Emotion Gyms with a client (First Steps Surrey/Virgin Care/NHS)
      • Communication & Assertiveness 
      • Self Esteem
      • Anxiety
    • Co-trainer - Hoarding Behaviour Awareness Training for Surrey Family Support Services (Empathic Decluttering)
    • Attended Emotion Gyms (with clients) - (NHS Virgin Care) - Mary Frances Trust, Leatherhead
      • Communication & Assertiveness (NHS Virgin Care) - Leatherhead
      • Self-Esteem 
      • Anxiety
    Apr 2015

    Mar 2015
    • Attended Mental Capacity Act-Awareness Training (Surrey County Council)
    • Attended Hoarding, Safety & Ethics for Professional Organisers training (Yourganize)
    • Attended Dementia Friend training (Dementia Friends)
    • Presented a workshop on Hoarding and The Care Act 2014 at the Annual APDO Conference, London
    Feb 2015
    • Attended Care Act 2014 training – An Overview (Central Training)

    Jan 2015
    • Attended a CPD Event - Standardisation & CPD meeting of Prevention, Protection & Safety functions subject matter experts (Fire Service College)

    Dec 2014
    • Attended Mental Health First Aid Standard training (MHFA), Kingston

    Nov 2014
    • Co-trainer of Hoarding Awareness Training for Professional Organisers (Clouds End CIC)
    • Attended Motivational Interviewing training (Central Training, London)
    • Attended Working with Hard-to-Engage Service Users training (Central Training)

    Oct 2014

    Sep 2014

    Jun 2014

    Mar 2014
    • Attended Understanding Chronic Disorganization session at APDO conference (Yourganize)

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