Training courses

Workshops and study days

We have a regular programme of workshops at the Michael Palin Centre and we all enjoy sharing our enthusiasm for working with children and young people who stammer.  Read more about our courses to find something that interests you whether that is getting started in this specialist field or taking your skills and confidence to the next level.

Workshops

Please read our bookings policy before reserving a place on a workshop.

Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Children under 7

  • Learn an evidence-based programme for working with young children who stammer.
  • Choose from a two-day or three-day format.

The three-day course gives more time to observe session videos and practice clinical skills. It is open to student speech and language therapists in their final year of training.

“I feel more confident with this client group now and have a better knowledge of family and interaction strategies.”

“This training met my expectations and I now have an increased knowledge of theory and improved knowledge of PCI practice, therapist skills, structure of sessions and strategies.”

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Supporting 8-14s @thepalincentre

  • Develop your skills with children who stammer aged 8-14

This course is a really great starting step for someone who has very little experience with children who stammer. The content and resources have been super useful.” (July 2019).

“Essential for all speech and language therapists with a stammering caseload to go on this. It’s re-booted how I work” (July 2019).

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Working with 15-18s @thepalincentre

  • Build your confidence working with young people at this exciting stage of their lives.
  • Enjoy three days learning about assessment and therapy and leave with a wealth of resources to use straight away.

“It was an inspiring course, brilliant for teenagers who stammer but LOTS of transferrable skills. Well-paced, made the therapy come to life, lots of information, humorous!”

“The best training course I’ve been on in ages!”

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Integrating fluency approaches @thepalincentre

  • Explore the role of fluency strategies for two days while keeping the bigger picture in mind.

“I’m much less scared about direct work now that I’ve seen and practiced the techniques.”

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5-day course @thepalincentre

  • Immerse yourself in stammering therapy for a week
  • Build your confidence in working across the age-range

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CBT @thepalincentre

  • Enjoy a 3-day taster in CBT that will help you to start developing your CBT skills or take your skills further
  • Led by SLTs with post-graduate qualifications in CBT

“I gained a fantastic grounding in CBT and the interweaving with other therapeutic tools and ways of working with all clients. I came to develop my CBT skills with a voice caseload. Although the course relates to stammering I can see that the skills and knowledge are easily transferable to my caseload.”

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SFBT @thepalincentre

  • Start to develop your solution-focused mindset and see how SFBT can revolutionise the way you work with all of your clients
  • Led by qualified SFBT practitioner

“This approach can be such an empowering experience for clients. I’m so keen to get using it!”

“I really appreciated watching videos of therapists in action. It feels like I’ve had the opportunity to shadow experienced clinicians.”

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Practical [email protected]

  • Enjoy a highly practical 2 days exploring how to use this mindfulness-based approach with children and young people in a fun way
  • Learn how to help children, young people and their parents increase their psychological flexibility and openness
  • Get activities and resources that are transferable to other client groups

“The MPC ACT course has had an immediate impact on my practice as an SLT working with young people with a stammer. All the practical activities meant that I was able to implement elements of this approach literally the next day with empowering results for my teenage clients. Its emphasis on acceptance makes it an important resource for all therapists and essential for those working with people who stammer.” Samantha Amos, SLT, May 2019

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RIRO (Reaching In – Reaching Out): Building resilience in children.

  • Learn how to promote resilience in young children under 8 years of age
  • For SLTs and other professionals
  • Led by a qualified RIRO trainer

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All workshops are subsidised by Action for Stammering Children (ASC) which enables us to offer the lowest possible prices to therapists. Selected Palin PCI courses held around the UK are fully-funded by ASC.

Study days

These are one-day events. Past study days include:

  • acquired stammering
  • stammering plus ASD
  • research methods
  • presentation skills for SLTs

Study days are run by a member of the MPC team or a guest speaker.

Future study days: to be arranged

Training courses
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