Micro-skills of group formulations in care settings

Jackman, Louisa, Wood-Mitchell, Amy and James, Ian (2014) Micro-skills of group formulations in care settings. Dementia - International Journal of Social Research, 13 (1). pp. 23-32. ISSN 1471-3012

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1471301212442463


This study examines some of the micro-skills associated with the moment-to-moment decisions and actions involved in delivering group formulation sessions in dementia care settings. We discuss the therapeutic framework used by therapists from a number of Challenging Behaviour Services in the UK (Newcastle, Northumberland, South Tyneside, Teesside, Sutton and Merton, Northern Ireland) which is frequently referred to as the Newcastle or Colombo approach. Through a theoretical review and practice illustration, the study pays particular attention to the role of therapists' questions and questioning styles in group formulation sessions, providing a framework which aims to facilitate care staffs' understanding, reflection and empathy regarding their residents who are displaying `challenging behaviours'. The study also provides a potential guide to the training of therapists working in this area and thereby attempts to benefit clinical practices in an area where pharmacological approaches are usually the treatment of choice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: care staff, challenging behaviour, formulation
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Users 6424 not found.
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2014 09:32
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 22:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18292

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