Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Workshop

    Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Workshop

    This 1-day workshop will give learners an overview of how to deliver Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST).

    The workshop involves teaching, group exercises, role-play and video observation. Developed by Clinical Psychologist Aimee Spector and supported by an extensive evidence base, CST is an evidence-based therapy for people with mild to moderate dementia, which involves 14 or more sessions of stimulating, themed activities.

    Learning Outcomes

    At the end of the course learners will be able to:

    • Recognise various explanatory models for dementia and the main therapeutic approaches used in dementia care
    • Understand how Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) was designed and evaluated
    • Be able to deliver CST to groups of people with dementia, and critically evaluate this process
    • Reflect on issues such as the selection of suitable participants, motivating people to participate and managing group dynamics.
    Next Course Dates

    2018 dates coming soon!

    If you would like to book an in-house CST workshop please call the office on 01 260 8138


    Dr Gemma Ridel, a Clinical Psychologist and accredited CST trainer.

    Testimonial of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Workshop

    Excellent speaker and presentation, it was very informative. After attending this course I feel confident in running a group session and offering Cognitive Stimulation Therapy on a one to one basis.”

    Elaine Wilkinson, CPN, Limerick Mental Health Services for Older People.

    I really enjoyed today, it was very interesting and I hope to bring back the information to my work place.”

    Anne Davidson, HCA, Louth Services for Older People