Psychotherapy for Healthcare
A two-day online workshop for healthcare professionals

To gain skills, confidence and practice in facilitating critical incident debriefings (CIDs). 

To clarify the nature and purpose of CIDs
To review and practice existing models of CID
To understand the role and tasks of the CID facilitator
To learn and practice the skills of facilitating CIDs
Day 1: Critical Incidents and the Process of Debriefing 

09:00 - 10:30 

Introducing the facilitator and the group; outline of the day, expectations and outcomes.
The Process of Debriefing
The practice of ‘talking through’ and the therapeutic benefits of debriefing
Understanding Critical Incidents
Defining Critical Incidents, what makes an incident ‘critical’? The psychological impact of a critical incident 

10:30 - 12:00 

Trauma and Post-Trauma
Unpacking these important concepts and understanding their implications and relevance to CID
Debriefing Critical Incidents
Introducing existing models of CIDs, comparing and understanding the components of a CID

12:30 Lunch break 

13:00 - 14:00 

Skills Practice and Experiential Learning
Practice session, trying out models of debriefing using scenarios from experience

Day 2: Facilitating Critical Incident Debriefings – theory and practice

09:00 - 10:30 

The Competent Facilitator
The qualities and skills of the competent facilitator
The role of the facilitator and the challenges of facilitating emotional conversations 

10:30 - 12:00 

Facilitating critical incident debriefings:
Prompt cards - a tool for the facilitator.
Facilitating critical incident debriefing:
Ground rules, time-frames, and keeping ‘on task’.

12:30 Lunch break
13:00 - 14:00 

Skills Practice and Experiential Learning
Working with scenarios and prompt cards: practice session - facilitating CIDs
‘Debriefing’ the day