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July News | Applying Motivational Approaches to a Patient Group Setting is Launching October 2022

It's been a busy first six months of 2022 at BCT; completing 16 training courses, supporting the training and development needs of nearly 200 participants, meeting lots of lovely people at the Primary Care Conference, hosting talks and webinars and building our new premises.

Our Applying Motivational Approaches to a Patient Group Setting course launches in October. This course will provide you with all the tools needed to use sound adult learning theory for planning and delivering courses, which will harness active, rather than passive learning opportunities. The workshop has a key focus on helping you to create a comfortable learning environment that helps motivate clients to consider change. Head over to the Applying Motivational Approaches to a Patient Group Setting for more information.

We have lots planned for the next six months so why not check out our course calendar.

Primary Care Conference

May News | Sam Howard to host webinar for Nutribytes

On Tuesday 24 May 2022, 7:30 - 8:30 Sam Howard will be hosting a webinar for Nutribytes.

For behaviour change to be facilitated well, good communication skills are vital as this plays a huge role in the outcome. This includes both verbal and non verbal communication. It is also essential that practitioners are given the training and supervision needed to be able to incorporate behaviour change into their practice.

In this websinar, Sam will discuss:

  • What is the Behaviour change approach?
  • How do we work in a person centred way?
  • Some examples from my own dietetic practice‍

Register your interest at www.nutribytes.co.uk


April News | Public Health and Primary Care Conference

Preparations are now under way for our forthcoming trip to the Public Health and Primary Care Conference at the NEC in Birmingham. We will be on stand C92 on 11th & 12th May. We look forward to meeting you if you are visiting the conference. Please keep an eye on our social media channels to find out more about our exclusive competition to win a free place on one of our courses.

As a health professional it is free to attend the conference and a great opportunity for CPD, for further information visit their website www.primarycarehealth.co.uk

Public Health and Primary Care Conference

March News | Welcome Matt

Welcome to Matt Brown.

We are delighted to welcome Matt to our Part 3 training team. Here is a bit about his training and experience.

Matt is a consultant clinical psychologist and fully accredited in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) by the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies). He is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Since gaining his doctorate in clinical psychology at UCL in 2009, Matt has work in range of mental health and physical health settings with adolescents, adults and older adults. He is currently employed as the clinical lead for the Oncology Psychology Service at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he provides psychological assessment and interventions to people with cancer, in addition to psychological skills training and specialist supervision to other health professionals involved in UCLH cancer services. He draws on a range of evidence-based psychological models throughout his work, with a particular interest in behavioural change interventions. Since joining BCT in 2021 he has enjoyed bringing his enthusiasm for CBT to the part 3 training course.

Welcome to Matt Brown

January News | Welcome to 2022!

Welcome to 2022!

We hope that this new year brings change for the better.

If you would like to take some time out of work and complete some CPD or you would like something for the daily commute we would like to recommend the “Talking to Change” podcast.

This podcast with Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan explores the many applications of Motivational Interviewing.

Follow the link to listen on Spotify and Apple

Talking To Change

December News | Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting BCT.

We love what we do, working with you to develop your skills and knowing that this will directly impact on your work, your patients and their health.

For many of you working in the health service the last couple of years have been relentless, and this Christmas will sadly be no exception.

Sometimes you might be thinking, what can I do? Can one person, one conversation make a difference? If you can spare a moment to put yourselves in your patient’s shoes.. they may have been waiting many months to speak to a healthcare professional, what you do and what you say will make a huge impact. Use your opportunities wisely and enjoy your work, be proud of what you do.

Our offices will be closing on Wednesday 22nd December and reopening on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

November News | Diet and Behaviour Change Webinar

On 15th November 1-2pm Sam Howard from BCT will be leading a webinar on ‘Diet and Behaviour Change’ for Tackling Cholesterol Together. Tackling Cholesterol Together is a comprehensive and varied education programme for healthcare professionals working in lipid management pathways. This education programme is delivered in partnership between The AHSN Network, HEART UK and the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC).

Sam will be introducing the behavioural approach and person centred care and applying this to conversations we have with our patients about dietary change. As part of the webinar Sam and her colleague Lynda will be providing some live role play demonstrations of this approach in action.

If you are interested in joining us register now or you can watch the webinar after the event here.

Tackling Cholesterol Together

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