Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Workshop

[Our 1-day CST training workshop involves practical teaching, group exercises, role-play and video observation. The focus is on interactive and participate learning, drawing on everyone’s experience. It will give learners an overview of how to deliver Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) and how to can use CST to help people with dementia maintain social and interaction skills, and improve and strengthen cognitive resources.

Training is delivered by Dr Michelle Kelly, Lecturer in Psychology, National College of Ireland and Accredited CST Trainer.

What is CST?

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) was developed by Dr Aimee Spector, a psychologist in the University College London, and her colleagues based on research they had done into therapeutic activities with people with dementia. CST involves a series of 14 sessions designed to support people with dementia to maintain their cognitive functions, support them with day to day activities, and provide a socially stimulating group activity.

A significant amount of research has been done on CST, providing evidence of its effectiveness.  Click here to read research on CST

Who is this training for?

For people working with and caring for people with dementia in a paid or voluntary capacity in any care setting.

Course Tutor

Dr. Michelle Kelly is a lecturer in Psychology, National College of Ireland and Accredited CST Trainer. Michelle has over 8 years of experience as a lecturer, and is proficient in delivering CST training both online and in person. 

Assistant Professor in Psychology National College of Ireland | Chair PSI Division of Behaviour Analysis | Accredited Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Trainer | Editorial Board: Behaviour Analysis in Practice, Frontiers.
Click Here to View Michelle’s LinkedIn Profile

If there are no upcoming training dates listed, please contact to inquire. We also offer the option of in-house training in your care setting. 

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