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e-Learning Zone

Welcome to the PI Team’s e-learning zone!

These resources have been developed to widen access to education and training in Psychological Therapies. Each resource has been developed for use by individulas or teams as part of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), or as blended learning with an education programme being delivered by the Psychological Interventions Team.

All the below modules are available on TURAS Learn. Please click on the relevant TURAS Learn link to access the e-learning resource as either an NHS Scotland staff user or a Community user. Help guides are available at the bottom of this page should you require assistance.

Developing Your Trauma Skilled Practice

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new e-module “Developing your trauma skilled practice”. In line with the Trauma Skilled practice level of the Scottish Transforming Psychological Trauma Framework, this module is designed to

1. Increase learners’ understanding of traumatic events and the different ways that people can be affected by them and

2. Help learners recognise where the impact of trauma might influence their work with people affected by trauma

There are five learning units plus assessment, and the module is designed to take 1-2 hours to complete.

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Co-Occurring Substance Misuse and Mental Health Disorders

This has been developed for practitioners working within both Mental Health and Substance Misuse services. The aim of this module is to enhance awareness of the complex, co-occurring needs experienced by many seeking treatment in Scottish substance misuse and mental health services, and encourage discussion of the inter-connectedness of alcohol, drug and mental health concerns.

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                                                 Available on TURAS Learn


Motivational Interviewing

This has been designed to communicate the latest knowledge and principles important to the practice of Motivational Interviewing.  It is useful both for practitioners who would like a basic introduction to the field, and for those practitioners who wish to update their knowledge given the recent publication of Motivational Interviewing (3rd edition) last year.  This module has been designed to complement a programme of skills based training and coaching in the practice of Motivational Interviewing.

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                                                 Available on TURAS Learn


See, Think, Act: Relational Security

This is an online learning module that has been created jointly with NES and the School of Forensic Mental Health. It is based on the See, Think, Act reference material from the Department Of Health - surrounding the theme of relational security. It has been developed for all staff working in secure forensic mental health services. The aim of this module is to help people to understand what relational security really means and to encourage individuals to think about how they can ensure it is  maintained in their place of work.

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                                                 Available on TURAS Learn


An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety

This Unit has been developed for all health and social  care professionals working with adults who have problems with anxiety, to increase their knowledge and understanding of anxiety. The most up-to-date research has been reviewed to provide information and techniques that everyone can use to help them work more effectively.

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                                                 Available on TURAS Learn


Working with Personality Disordered (PD) Offenders

This is an interactive onlinelearning module that was created jointly with NES and the School of Forensic Mental Health. It was developed from source material prepared by Oxleas NHS. Foundation Trust in collaboration with Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust. This guide has been produced to support people working with offenders with a diagnosis of PD in both in- and out-patient settings. It provides information about personality disorder and practical advice on how to manage people who can be extremely challenging. It also considers the impact this work can have on staff wellbeing, identifying the signs and consequences, and suggesting how staff can protect themselves.

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                                                 Available on TURAS Learn


It is simple and free to register an account with Turas Learn here: