Diverge provides two main kinds of training:
- Scheduled training where we present events and invite you to attend
- Tailored training where you determine the details of training to suit your client or staff needs.
We can provide workshop presentations or a series of mentoring sessions. Common topics include:
- Working with clients with acquired brain injury (ABI)
- Working with clients and complexity
- Providing effective behaviour support interventions.
Venue: All scheduled training sessions will be held at 60 Lothian Street, North Melbourne.
Introduction to Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and Challenging Behaviour workshop
Wednesday 22nd March 2018 9:30am – 1pm
Acquired Brain Injury is one of the leading causes of disability in people under the age of 65 but at times can be a “hidden” disability. This half-day session provides a detailed understanding of what happens following a brain injury including: how the brain functions, common changes, reactions and adjustment to injury and resources and services that are available to assist people with ABI and their families.
- Defining Acquired Brain Injury
- Causes and Effects
- Impact of ABI on individuals and families
- Common cognitive, emotional and behavioural changes
- Assessment of ABI
- Understanding the ABI Service System
Complex Cases mentoring series for clinicians
Wednesday 23rd May, 6th and 20th June 2018 3pm – 5pm
Behaviour Support Intervention workshop series for early career clinicians/ students/ registrars
Thursday 16th, 23rd and 30th August 2018 6pm – 7:30pm
Each week a primary case study will be used as the vehicle to convey the practicalities and considerations of community-based behaviour support intervention.
Through these cases we will practice behaviour assessment, behaviour-focussed intervention strategies, intervention protocols, developing a behaviour support plan, and other good stuff. In the third week various vignettes will be used to demonstrate ethical issues and practical resolutions. Participants are expected to attend all three sessions.
Session 1: Behaviour
- A language for behaviour
- Conducting a behaviour assessment interview
- Measuring challenging behaviour
- Hypothesis testing during a case
- Broad behaviour profiles and target behaviours
- Reporting approaches for challenging behaviour
Session 2: Behaviour intervention & Social Rehabilitation
- The value of the site visit
- Dealing with crises
- Behaviour support plans fail if 'they' don't engage
- Formulation: Mental health ?versus? ABI
- Development of a behaviour support plan
- Implementation issues
Session 3: Complexities & ethical dilemmas
- Case discussions
Working with Complex Clients workshop
Monday 22nd October 2018 9:30am – 1pm
Clients with ABI commonly experience problems in addition to their brain injury. Issues such as mental health difficulties, alcohol or drug use, legal problems, and health concerns can significantly complicate the lives of people with ABI and frequently these clients "fall between the gaps" in terms of service delivery. This
- Sources of complexity
- How common is comorbidity?
- Which came first – and does it matter?
- Diagnostic constipation
- Disentangling & where to start
- Managing expectations
- Engaging services – establishing support teams
- Case studies