Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Virtual Workshop

Date and Time: April 28, 2023 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Virtual Workshop Description:

Are you an occupational therapist working with older adults with cognitive impairment looking for an evidence-based program to enhance your care services? 

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is an evidence-based group treatment for people with mild to moderate dementia built on complex principles including learning theory and person-centred care. CST can be offered as a longer-term treatment and can be provided to a range of clients in various settings including rehabilitation units, transitional care, rehabilitation and continuing care, outpatients, community settings, and people in residential or adult day programs.

Upon completion of this workshop, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be able to implement CST into your clinical practice. Training is interactive, involving group exercises, role-play, and video observation. Full workshop schedule.

A recording of the workshop will be available to participants for two weeks.

By the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Understand the principles of CST and be provided with a brief overview of the evidence to support it. 
  • Reflect on different perspectives of dementia and psychosocial approaches to dementia care, as well as challenges for implementation.
  • Be familiar with 14 CST sessions and how to apply key principles to develop and plan for running your own CST groups. 

About Our Presenter:

Kristin Collins
(she/her), OT Reg. (Ont.) is an occupational therapist who is passionate about providing evidence-based care to seniors at North York General Specialized Geriatric services. After recently completing a research study on implementation of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), their focus is to grow and expand the offering of CST through knowledge translation to help community dwelling seniors. 

Fees: (All fees are plus HST)  Early Bird Deadline: April 21, 2023

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4/28/2023 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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