Title TRINNODD: Transfer of Innovation on Dual Diagnosis
Project Number 2008-1-LU1-LEO05-00041
Product Training Modules (1st edition)
Title Training Modules (1st edition)
Product Type modules
• TRAINING MODULE IN ROMANIA
The training was organised in Sibiu, between October 3d, 2009 and February 9th, 2010. The training session lasted 30 hours and was divided in 6 sections, 2 times a week. 27 trainees attended the training: doctors, psychologists, nurses, caregivers. The trainees group was homogeneous at the beginning of the session, and then heterogeneous.
The training focused on areas of innovation: emotional (stress factors and management of stress), quality of life (carers’ health and patients’ health), the stigma (stigma and autostigma, the relationship between stigma and depression), technical (challenging behaviour, vulnerability, multidisciplinary approach and bio-psychosocial pattern). Trainees discussed case studies in order to optimize the training session results. Small group activities, role plays (e.g method of hat thinkers = hats of different colours to express different feelings), SWOT analysis, were carried out throughout the whole training session (innovative methodological dimension).
Psychiatrists were actively involved during the training session. It was an important element in the Transfer of Innovation since the involvement of psychiatrists was one of the key recommendations from the Triadd project.
• TRAINING MODULE IN PORTUGAL
The training modules were delivered in 5 sessions of 6 hours each, for a total of 30 hours. 14 trainees participated to the sessions. The trainees were day care centre and residential units staff members with and without higher degrees (coordinators, social workers, therapists, rehabilitation technicians, psychologists, carers, educators and assistants). The sessions were scheduled between November 7th, 2009 and January 9th, 2010.
The sessions were initially prepared to be delivered to homogeneous groups in the first three modules, the last one being a heterogeneous group.
The modules focused on the following topics (areas of innovation):
Module 1: Professionals mental health (mental well-being) considering professional and personal experience, concept of Quality of Life.
Module2: Basic knowledge on Intellectual Disability, Mental Health Disorders and Dual Diagnosis, vulnerability factors to develop MH problems, Challenging behaviour, International and National Rehabilitation Concepts.
Module 3: Multidisciplinary team intervention regarding DD, overview of mental health problems in ID, overview of intervention strategies and pharmacology.
Module 4: Emotional support strategies, stress prevention.
The methodology used was the following: preparatory reflection, theoretical presentations, role play, discussion on case studies, work in smaller groups and report back to the group in plenary. The Portuguese approach was more theoretical than the Romanian, but it kept a dynamic transmission approach.
• TRAINING MODULE IN ITALY
The modules were delivered in 4 sessions, in 2 days, for a total of 20 hours.
28 trainees took part in the sessions held in Florence and Modena. The modules were held in January 2010.
The training focused on the 4 areas of innovation: emotional (stress prevention for staff and people with disabilities, improving Quality of Life within families), technical (vulnerability of people with disabilities), environmental (different approaches to intellectual disability) and methodological (preparation work of trainees before the training session itself, interactive involvement of the trainers through a morning workshop, presentation of case studies about inclusion, the role of family and empowerment).
• TRAINING MODULE IN SPAIN
The Spanish module was held on March 22d, 23d and 24th 2010 in Reus, for a total of 20 hours. The Fundacion Villablanca helped in the course preparation. Health professionals and front line carers participated in the courses where up-to-date theorical and practical information were delivered. The course focused on interactivity and study of practical cases.
The course focused on the following topics: Intellectual disability; the role of the mental healthcare professional; the relationship with the patient; basic psychopathology and early detection of symptoms; intervention in specific situations: suicide, aggressiveness, sexual behaviour; rehabilitation intervention for people with and mental illness, main approaches; social interventions in intellectual disability and mental illness; Quality of Life concept.
A CD with documentation was handed out to participants as well as cases to study at home.
Target group Frontline staff in the intellectual disability field
Area of application