Comprehensive Assessment of At Risk Mental States (CAARMS) - supervisor (NHS England)
Maudsley Learning, in collaboration with King’s College London University and the Outreach and Support in South London (OASIS) team at South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust, have been commissioned to deliver online training in the use of the Comprehensive Assessment of At Risk Mental States (CAARMS) clinical interview to NHS England staff working in psychosis early detection or early intervention services, or other mental health services.
The CAARMS is a semi-structured clinical interview for the assessment of psychosis risk. The CAARMS is widely used in routine clinical work in psychosis early detection and early intervention services in the United Kingdom and around the World.
This is a 1-day online supervisor-level course. Enrolment in this course will require practitioner-level competence in CAARMS assessment, previously acquired through our specific two day course for practitioners (you can access this course here), and will provide additional ad-hoc training, learning and development to supervise colleagues in real-world clinical settings.
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At the end of the course the learner will have obtained practical knowledge on the following topics:
• General principles for supervising a CAARMS practitioner
• Addressing common challenges when supervising a CAARMS clinical assessment from real-world case studies
• Improving practical skills to overcome common CAARMS supervision challenges
To meet these objectives, participants will participate in collaborative group learning activities through the presentation and discussion of real-life cases of their previous CAARMS supervision, with the opportunity to receive a live, personalised feedback.
This is a one-day course for CAARMS supervisors. The course is composed of an online self-learning module (AM) and an online live module (PM). The next training will take place on the 16th of January 2023 from 9:30 to 16:30.
The eligibility criteria for this level of training will be assessed prior to enrolling on the programme. You must have: (i) acquired CAARMS practitioner certification, demonstrated by uploading our previous training level certificate (should you feel you have already acquired CAARMS practitioner skills elsewhere you can enroll by passing an initial psychometric reliability test) and (ii) show experience as a senior lead within a specialised clinical service, demonstrated by uploading a supervised CAARMS assessment, (iii) certify that you are working in early intervention for psychosis, early detection for psychosis, general practices or any other clinical services where you may assess young people with emerging mental disorders.
After enrolment in the supervisory level training, you will be asked to complete a case description a real-life CAARMS assessment that you have supervised as part of your clinical work. You will need to have the material ready ahead of the training. You will have some time during the reflective practice session of the training to complete a summary of this case and you will then be asked to present it in the group discussion session of the training. You will be provided with the template and specific guidelines for completing this work upon enrollment.
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