For Admission

Seminar Code: CS2111213
Starts: 01 December, 2014
Duration : 6 weeks, 3 hours/week
Instructors: Panos Milios
Email : seminars@dgelearn.com

psychiatric nursingSeminar Description and Aims

Across Europe, the trend in psychiatric care is from in-patient to outpatient treatment. The seminar will develop a modular concept for technical further and continuous training of nursing staff in the field of outpatient treatment.So far psychiatric patient care has almost continuously been tied to a stationary service such as in a hospital care. However, the new and tested perspective to install care manpower in the ambulatory psychiatric care has yielded in shortening and avoidance of the hospitalization, and also in avoidance of home-stays. This innovation in psychiatric patient care has brought the service into the community and raised the demand for care. The slogan of this innovation is ‘In the Community, With the Community’. This innovation has provoked the need for further qualification of man power in health care in the frame of the standards to be developed at local, regional, national and international levels. Parallel to this activity, the development of new curriculums for psychiatric care training at different levels requires multinational co-operation through sharing experiences.

In the first phase of the project, the fundamentals, demands and work contents of ambulatory psychiatric care activities in three countries will be compared. A joint activity profile, the quality requirements and the developmental needs that come out of them will be defined at this basis.

In the second phase, the definition of qualification needs and the evaluation of prevision forth training practices stay in fore ground.  Then, particular development (training) modules will specifically be developed.

In the third phase, the developed modules and the produced teaching material will be tested like the compiled whole curriculum.

Target Group

Nursing personel.

General Information

The training material of the seminar was developed for the E.U. Project WAP2:

PROJECT WAP 2Further Training of outpatient  psychiatric nursing-care providers

F.O.K.U.S. Initiative for Social Rehabilitation  (Germany)

  • ESTA Bildungswerk gGmbH (Germany)
  • Epikouros – Study, Treatment, Support of Cognitive and Movement Disorder (Greece)
  • Dian Publications – Educational Programmes – Consulting (Greece)
  • National Education and Health Training Foundation (Turkey)
  • ESTA Danismanlik (Turkey)

All the participants will be informed every 3 months by electronic Newsletter on courses, seminars, activities, books, articles. etc. related with the course they have attended.

  LLP Logo The WAP2 Project was co-financed by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme.    EACEA Logo


Seminar Contents

UNIT A: Crisis Intervention

Part 1: Introduction

1.1. Crisis intervention

Part 2: Stress 

2.1. Theoretical concepts

2.2. Types of Stressors

2.3. To remember

Part 3: Coping

3.1. Coping-strategies

3.2. To remember

Part 4: Crisis

4.1. Phases of crisis

4.2. Development of Crisis

4.3. WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan

4.4. To remember

Part 5: Assessment

5.1. The assessment conversation

5.2. To remember

Part 6: Crisis Intervention

6.1. The specific context

6.2. Crisis intervention in steps

6.3. Table: counselling-techniques in crisis intervention

6.4. To remember

Part 7: Skills for dealing with Crisis

7.1. To remember

Part 8: Risk Assessment and Deescalation

8.1. Choice

8.2. Neglect vs Control

8.3. The Comfort Zone

8.4. The Conflicted Zone

8.5. De-escalation

8.6. To remember

Part 9: Community Networking – Case Management

9.1. Case Management

9.2. Elements of case management

9.3. The steps of Case Management

9.4. Outreach

9.5. From exclusion to inclusion

9.6. To remember

9.7. A crisis is part of the story of life – so listen to the stories

Part 10: Bibliography

UNIT B: Training in community mental health nursing

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Frame of Action of Community Mental Health Nursing

2.1. Mental Health Nurse’s work inside the Community in general

2.2. Community mental health nurse’s relationship with the patient

2.3. Community mental health nurse’s relation to the community

2.4. Community mental health nurse as a member of the mental health professionals’ team

Part 3: Frame of Action of Community Mental Health Nursing

3.1. General Hospital Psychiatric Unit

3.2. Adult Hospitalization Unit

3.3. Short-Term Adult Hospitalization Unit

3.4. Acute Adult In-Patient Unit

3.5. Day Hospital

3.6. Mental Health Center

3.7. Mobile Mental Health Unit

3.8. Rehabilitation Unit

Part 4: The role of the Community Mental Health Nurse

4.1. Community mental health nurse in rehabilitation units

4.2. Home care

4.3. Community mental health nurse at the patient’s home

4.4. Community mental health nurse and family

Part 5: Community Mental Health Nursing Practices

5.1. Mental health nursing and therapeutic communication

5.2. Basic skills in counseling

Part 6: Emergency Interventions of the Community Mental Health Nurse

6.1. Mental health nursing in cases of agitaded patients

6.2. Mental health nursing in cases of suicidal patients

Part 7: Therapeutic Nursing Interventions on Every Day Living
Part 8: Conclusion – References

UNIT C: Family Intervention Techniques

Part 1: Family

1.1. Introduction

1.2. Effects of Mental Disorders to Family

Part 2: Family and Risk

2.1. Family Development Periods and Risky Life Changes

2.2. Risk Factors Damaging Mental Health of the Family

2.3. Woman and Risk


2.4. Child – Adolescent and Risk

Part 3: Visiting the Family

3.1. Therapeutic Techniques in Communication

Part 4: Listening To The Family Effectively

4.1. Objectives

4.2. Listening

4.3. Functions of listening

4.4. Principles of Listening

4.5. Categories of Listening

Part 5: Effective Questioning Skills in Inter-Family Communication

5.1. Objectives

5.2. Effective Questioning Skills In Inter-Family Communications

5.3. Categories of Questions

5.3.1. Open-ended questions

5.3.2. Closed-ended questions

5.3.3. Questions which does not involve personal interest

5.3.4. The questions we need to ask ourselves before we pose it to someone else

5.4. Family Interview Questions

5.4.1. Psychological Dimension

Part 6: Evaluation of Emotional States of Individuals and Their Family Members

6.1. The Emotional State Evaluation (ESE)

6.2. Projective Tests

6.3.1. Personality Survey Forms

6.3.2. Intelligence Tests

Part 7: Counseling with the Family

7.1. Objectives

7.2. Counseling

7.3. Process of Counseling

7.4. Characteristics of the Counselor

Part 8: Intervention to the individual or family having the crisis

8.1. Intervention to the individual or family having the crisis

8.2. Intervention to the Crisis

8.3.1. Psychodynamic and Insight Oriented Approaches

8.3.2. The Structuralism Approaches

8.3.3. Cognitive-behavioural Approaches

8.3.4. Strategic Approaches

8.3.5. Systematic Approach

8.3.6. Experimental/Humanistic Approach

8.3.7. Educational approaches

8.3.8. The characteristics of Treatment

Part 9: Annexes

Cost and Terms

For any person who wants:

  • To have full access to the training material
  • To have direct communication with the scientific coordinator
  • To have direct communication with other participants of the same seminar
  • To receive the “Newsletter”

The cost is:

€15.00 Add to cart