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Mind Business Consultancy

Managing change through people - organisations and individuals

Workshops & professional development

With a career from 1981 in the therapy field and more than half of that time in leadership and management roles, I offer a large range of training options. Topics include but are not limited to the following:

THERAPY RELATED (usually 1-2 days unless specified)

  • Alternatives to Self Harm (APEX model) - A range of options from brief 1 hour presentation or 2 day or 3 day workshops. These are offered as 101, 201 and 301 respectively. 
  • Borderline Personality Disorder - an introduction.
  • Complex PTSD - Interviewing PTSD & Knowing when to Open your Parachute - addresses clinician empathic strain and countertransference when supporting people with complex trauma.
  • D.I.D. You see that? Recognising dissociative disorders.
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) distress and crisis management skills.
  • Mindfulness for professionals - Half or whole day mindfulness skills to apply to practice.
  • Narrative therapy ideas: Introduction to Re-authoring Lives.
  • Narrative therapy in groups - using the Outsider Witness approach.
  • Risk assessment (gaining confidence to ask the hard questions about suicide and homicide risk).
  • Solution Focused ways of working.
  • STEPPS Program (Systems Training in Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving - (Blum, et al) A brief 1-2 hour presentation for your workplace outlining the program.
  • STEPPS 101 & 201 training sessions (2 x 1- day workshops).
  • STEPPS 301 - how to set up a group (additional 1 day workshop)
  • STEPPS supervision and practice sessions for those trained in STEPPS.
  • Supported Assessments 101 (a webinar one day workshop for approved ACC providers)
  • Supported Assessments 201 (a webinar one day workshop for approved ACC providers who want more complex focus than the intro can offer).
  • Supervision group based sessions: Reflections on a journey.
  • Trauma-informed practice: tips for treatment teams (various from 1 hour to 2 days).


Content is tailored to your requirements but here are some examples:

  • Developing Teams.
  • Managing change through people.
  • Solution Focused Teams.
  • Team Away Days (tailored to your requests).
  • What's that got to do with me? Help your team to take ownership of Key Performance Indicators.

Other sessions for clinical or team topics can be designed by request.