“Making Sense of Voices: A 2-day Training Course in using the Maastricht Interview with a person who hears voices”.

The Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing, in association with the HSE Dublin North Nursing and Midwifery Planning Development Unit are running a two-day programme entitled “Making Sense of Voices: A 2-day Training Course in using the “Maastricht Interview with a person who hears voices”. The workshop is designed for service providers in all settings. The course will be run in NUI Galway on the 8th and 9th December and UCC Cork on 15th and 16th December 2014. The course will be provided free of charge to participants.

About the course:

The Maastricht Interview is a semi-structured questionnaire that is used in therapy with people who hear voices. It was developed by Dr Sandra Escher and Professor Marius Romme, as a way to explore the experience of voice hearing in-depth and provide clinicians with the tools needed to build trust, openness and understanding. It can assist people who hear voices in a number of ways including:

•             Overcoming the shame of talking about voices

•             Validating and acknowledging the experience

•             Offering space and support to systematically map all aspects of the voices and build insight

•             Empower the individual by promoting acceptance and the opportunity to take charge

Who is the course for?

People who have a genuine interest in working with people who experience voice hearing, it will be open to voice-hearers, nurses, psychologists, doctors, support workers, youth workers, therapists, OTs, volunteers and social workers.

When?

NUI Galway on the 8th and 9th December 2014

UCC Cork on 15th and 16th December 2014

Where?

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2

How do I book a place?

Places on this programme are limited to 20 and will be allocated on the basis of an ability to attend both days with support from the service provider.

Please complete the Maastricht-training – Cork application form and send it to: Siobhan Smyth at siobhan.smyth@nuigalway.ie (Galway) or Harry Gijbels at H.Gijbels@ucc.ie (Cork)