Debriefing is a dialogue between two or more people who have been involved in a critical situation/incident. Its goals are to provide an opportunity to discuss the actions and individual thought processes that occurred in order to encourage reflection and determine opportunities for improvement and support at the individual, team, and system level. Debriefing essentially assists staff to explore what went well and what could be done differently. This workshop provides an overview regarding the benefits of debriefing alongside identifying fundamental skills in relation to the debriefing process. Note: This workshop does not teach you to become a qualified debriefer.
This workshop is also available to attend in person - register here.
Explain the application of the debriefing process
Describe the importance of psychological safety for each member in the debriefing process
Demonstrate the use of the "COPING" and the "PLUS-DELTA” methods for debriefing in relation to various scenarios.
Discuss the importance of the ’right person’, the ‘right timing’ and the ‘right follow up’ in relation to the debriefing process
Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs
Working within communities
Applying law, policy and standards
Maintaining professional and personal development
Chris is a registered nurse by profession with a background in mental health. She has over 25 years' experience in health/disability sectors. Her education portfolio includes mental health, disability, ethics and boundaries, communication and de-escalation, collaborative note writing, and culturally safe practice. Her PhD explored the mental health inpatient experiences of people with intellectual disability and she continues to publish on this and other topics including cultural diversity/cultural safety. She is currently Director and primary Consultant for ‘Pumahara Consultants, Personal and Professional Development Specialists’ and holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer role with The University of Queensland as well as other teaching roles with Universities around New Zealand and Australia.
Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four
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You will need
Headset and Microphone
Built-in laptop camera or attachable webcam device (for laptop or PC)
Stable broadband connection
Minimum System Requirements
As a guide, if you are able to Skype or watch online videos (eg: YouTube) from your device, your system requirements should be capable.
Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.6 and above
Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - Latest version
Chrome - Latest version
Safari - 5 and above