Critical Incident Debriefing
A one-day course for counsellors, nurses, managers and practitioners who want to gain skills and confidence as facilitators of critical incident debriefings
The harmful effects of critical incidents are well known and can include anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and fatigue. In the workplace this can lead to reduced efficiency, motivation and morale as well as unsafe practice.
Critical Incident Debriefings are intensive and effective interventions, and skilled debrief facilitators are a valuable asset to any organisation.
This course will enable you to offer debriefing sessions to individuals or groups, in your organisation or as a private service.
If you want to gain the knowledge and skills to become a confident and effective debrief facilitator - this course is for you.
To gain skills and confidence in facilitating critical incident debriefings.
To clarify the nature and purpose of critical incident debriefings
To outline the practical aspects of facilitating critical incident debriefings
To learn and practise the skills of facilitating a critical incident debriefings
9:30 - 10:00 Introduction
Introducing the facilitators and the group and outlining the plan for the day, expectations, aims and objectives.
10:00 - 11:00 Understanding Critical Incidents
Defining Critical Incidents, what makes an incident ‘critical’?
The possible impact of a critical incident on an individual and a group.
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 - 12:15 The Process of Debriefing
The theory and practice of debriefing, including techniques and sequences, and psychological benefits.
12:15 - 12:45 Overview and discussion
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 14:15 Facilitating a critical incident debriefing - theory
The role of the facilitator, the qualities and skills of the competent facilitator
14:15 - 15:00 Facilitating a critical incident debriefing - practice
Role play and experiential learning
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
15:30 - 16:30 The Developing Facilitator
Pitfalls and obstacles - what can go wrong
Individual vs group debriefing
Debriefing ‘on the hoof’ - the day-to-day practice of listening to others
16:30 - 17:00 Debriefing the Day
Venue: London and York