During my time employed I gained a number of qualifications including two degrees, (one Msc Psychology). Through my own study I feel my teaching and course content has improved many times over.
None of us are the same people we were 10 years ago, and my training and ideas reflect that. I therefore decided to set up DESCAL8 to develop the concept of de-escalation alongside Positive Behaviour Support.
Since 1994 I have been leading workshops and training courses in a variety of settings across the care industry and beyond. Running a variety of workshops and courses, including but not limited to:
Conflict management (and challenging behaviour) workshops
Positive Behaviour Support
Legal knowledge workshops
Staff support skills
Positive Approaches workshops
Physical avoidance and intervention skills
Restrictive Practice skills
Risk Assessment workshops
Open Space workshop facilitation
Bespoke courses with staff groups around specific individuals
Workshops designing bespoke plans with specific staff groups around individuals