Dr Anna Mathieson, Clinical Psychologist
Rebecca McLoughlin, Specialist Physiotherapist
The PPA is delighted to host the TIPS training and supervision programme. The PPA has been working in partnership with the Health Foundation, Health Innovation Network, St George’s University Hospitals, Kingston Hospital and Professor of Health Frank Keefe (Duke University) and people with lived experience of pain to co-develop this training.
This blog "Is it ok to ask patients if their chronic pain is affecting their mental health?" from Diarmuid Denneny, PPA Chair on the training package. A previous version of this programme including physiotherapists working in MSK settings and Pain Services led to changes in physiotherapists' response to vignettes.
TIPS is an evidence based, experiential learning programme including 4 weeks of whole group training and 4 sessions of small group supervision. TIPS is co-facilitated by a Clinical Psychologist and Specialist Physiotherapist, experienced in working with people living with persistent pain.
Themes covered in the training include:
- Establishing a therapeutic alliance
- Exploring values and goals
- Working with difficulty
- Understanding behavioural patterns
- Building on progress
The course will be on Thursday evenings from 6th -27th May, 6.00pm-8.30pm.