Following the success of our previous ABLE courses, we are running additional brief intervention training in Cork and Dublin for frontline staff working in health, social care and community roles.
The ABLE (Adopt a relational approach, Build, Listen and Empower) model develops practitioners’ ability to build relationships and to manage boundaries.
A three-day course takes place in Cork on November 18th and December 3rd & 4th at Northridge House Education Centre, Castle Road, Blackrock, Cork, T12 H970. The Dublin training will take place on October 22nd and November 5th & 6th at The Wisdom Centre, 25 Cork St., Dublin 8.
Dr Maeve Hurley, founder of Ag Eisteacht, said: “It is great to see this demand for our training. ABLE gives frontline staff a framework, the skills, insight and knowledge to manage client interventions so that they make the most of every interaction. This is about relationship building, and that takes strong communication skills like active and reflective listening, empathy and understanding.”
The training also supports frontline staff in managing their time and boundaries, as Maeve explained: “With services under increasing pressure, there is little training support for those on the frontline to help them to look after their own health and wellbeing. Our goal is to equip staff with the skills to maximise every interaction or intervention to empower service users/clients while minding themselves at the same time.”
Karina Healy, community development co-ordinator with the Lantern Project at Nano Nagle Place in Cork, who recently completed ABLE training, said: “Learning how to manage my time and boundaries has been very useful. I now set aside time in a more mindful and measured way and find that I am getting better at ending conversations. In my role, love and respect can’t be contained in a box but now I have the confidence and skills to end an intervention while leaving the door open for future conversations.”
ABLE training is approved for CPD purposes by Social Care Ireland, Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT), Irish Academy of Audiologists ( IAOA), the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, the Irish Association of Social Workers, the Irish College of General Practitioners, the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Department of Education.