Firstly, it is truly integrative – synthesising core concepts from attachment, trauma and behavioural theory to build an approach that works with the whole person and not only their behaviour.
Secondly, it forms part of our system-wide, whole organisation approach in which those who have completed the IPBS program provide clinical leadership and supervision to direct care staff who have undertaken Calm Core Theory.
What we know is that the train and hope model of sending staff on a training programme and hoping for better outcomes does not work. Decades of experience and research has shown us that in order to embed any new approach we need an enabling infrastructure that supports it.
The Integrating Positive Behaviour Support (IPBS) course was created to meet that need for our community of service providers.
You’ve told us you need more than just theory; you need more than just awareness of the research; you need staff sufficiently skilled to provide local clinical and practice leadership. You need staff who can oversee integrative assessments, develop integrative support plans, train staff in their implementation and monitor their application.
And you need continued support from a training organisation who believes in your vision of person-centred, evidence–based, and values-led care.
This is what makes the CALM IPBS different from other traditional PBS courses.
Not only do we lead you through the evidence base and the foundations of Integrative PBS and Practice Leadership, but you’ll get practical, context-specific feedback (written and verbal feedback on your own practice; assessment of live case examples etc.) from our expert practitioners who have decades of experience and clinical leadership.
And what’s more, CALM prides itself on its record of continued support – our guidance doesn’t just stop when the course ends – all clients become part of the CALM community of dedicated practitioners – and we take care of our community!
Days 1-3 are consecutive face-to-face learning with day 4 (4 weeks later) facilitated online. Compulsory work is set between day 3 and 4 during which participants will continue online with the practical aspects of the course as applied to their own service. Participants will then have the opportunity to implement the core competencies of the programme and consolidate their learning in an online day 4.
What are principles of integrative positive behaviour support
The nature the relationship between attachment, trauma and behaviours that challenge
How to adopt and apply integrative approaches to undertaking functional assessment
How to develop integrative formulations
How to develop integrative behaviour support plans
How to support and supervise the implementation of IPBS plans
The principles of practice leadership