Wednesday, 2 August 2017

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 books I've read since 2014.

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

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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