Courses at the MPC

If the course you are interested in is not listed here, dates may not currently be set. Please go to the 'Register Interest in a Course' tab, select the course and submit your details so that we know you're interested in attending. Once we have a date, you will be sent an email informing you of the dates and times.

Online Palin PCI @thepalincentre via Zoom

March 24, 2022 9:00 am - March 25, 2022 5:00 pm
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Standard Palin PCI early £250
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This two day online workshop provides the ideal starting point for developing your skills with children under seven who stammer. Palin PCI is an evidenced-based approach for early stammering which is widely used across the UK and internationally.

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Supporting 8 to 14s who stammer @thepalincentre via Zoom

May 17, 2022 9:00 am - May 19, 2022 5:00 pm
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This three day workshop will aim to increase speech and language therapists’ knowledge and skills in assessing and treating primary school-aged children. The course will also aim to develop participants’ confidence in the management of this age group. It will be supported by video, discussion, skills practice and clinical resources that will be emailed to participants in advance of the course. This course is appropriate for therapists working with children from 8 to 14 years old.

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Solution Focused Brief Therapy @thepalincentre via Zoom (4 mornings 3rd-4th & 9th-10th Feb)

February 3, 2022 9:00 am - February 4, 2022 12:30 pm
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This two-day workshop will be a practical introduction to the principles and practice of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (de Shazer, 1985; Ratner, George & Iveson, 2012).

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Practical ACT @thepalincentre via Zoom

April 28, 2022 9:00 am - April 29, 2022 5:00 pm
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) aims to help people to live better by increasing how flexibly they respond to difficulty.

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CBT @thepalincentre via Zoom (2nd, 9th & 18th March)

March 2, 2022 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This three day course provides an introduction to CBT and its application to work with children and adults who stammer, and other clients with communication difficulties which impact on their psychological wellbeing.

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Integrating Stammering Management Approaches (one day option for under 7s) via Zoom

May 19, 2022 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Integrating Stammering Management Approaches under 7s £125
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Integrating Stammering Management Approaches under 7s (invoice payment) £145 Pay by invoice

This one-day (under 7s) course is designed for speech and language therapists (SLTs) who wish to develop their direct speech management skills in working with children and young people who stammer (CWS).

It is recommended that participants who attend this course have attended one of our core courses run by the Michael Palin Centre in the general management of stammering (i.e. a Palin PCI, or Primary, or Secondary course) in order to ensure that the direct approaches are set in the wider therapy context. If you only work with children under 7 it is possible to attend day one only if preferred (please state this on your application form).

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Integrating Stammering Management Approaches @thepalincentre via Zoom

May 19, 2022 9:00 am - May 20, 2022 5:00 pm
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Standard Integrating Fluency Approaches £250
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Standard Integrating Fluency Approaches (invoice payment) £270 Pay by invoice

This two-day course is designed for speech and language therapists (SLTs) who wish to develop their direct speech management skills in working with children and young people who stammer (CWS).

It is recommended that participants who attend this course have attended one of our core courses run by the Michael Palin Centre in the general management of stammering (i.e. a Palin PCI, or Primary, or Secondary course) in order to ensure that the direct approaches are set in the wider therapy context. If you only work with children under 7 it is possible to attend day one only if preferred (please state this on your application form).

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One day introduction for working with children who stammer

This one day workshop is particularly suited to newly qualified Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs), SLTs who have an emerging interest in stammering and SLT students, who would like to find out more about current practice and research. Other professionals (e.g. Educational Psychologists, teachers, GPs, Health Visitors etc) may also find the course a useful way of increasing their knowledge about how to identify stammering, when to refer and how to help.

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

This one-day course will provide an introduction to Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and how it might be used with clients in speech and language therapy and education settings. Specific examples will involve clients who stutter but the approach is applicable to all of us.

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Reaching In Reaching Out (RIRO): Building resilience in young children and the professionals who support them

This 2-day workshop equips professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to model and teach resilience approaches to young children.

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Stammering Plus – when children who stammer also have ASD @thepalincentre

This study day has emerged out of an interest in learning more, and in response to requests from SLTs, about how to support children who stammer (CWS) who also have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Acquired Stammering @thepalincentre

A one-day study day on acquired stammering.

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Online Palin PCI in the US time zone @thepalincentre

This two day online workshop provides the ideal starting point for developing your skills with children under seven who stammer. Palin PCI is an evidenced-based approach for early stammering which is widely used across the UK and internationally.

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Palin Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCI) one-day update @thepalincentre

This is a special opportunity for therapists who previously attended a Palin PCI course since 2008 to refresh and update their knowledge and skills about this approach to working with children up to seven years who stammer.

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5-day course @thepalincentre

This course aims to equip therapists with the knowledge and skills required to confidently assess and provide evidence-based therapy for children who stammer from preschool to secondary school age. A chance to immerse yourself in stammering therapy for a week and to really build your confidence in working with children who stammer across the age-range.

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