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Pages: 2468-2473
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain

USING PERFORMANCE TO HIGHLIGHT REAL LIFE - A COLLABORATION BETWEEN A THEATRE AND HEALTH SERVICES TO DEVELOP CLINICAL SKILLS - AN AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCE

D. Harris1, J. Chugg2

1RMIT University (AUSTRALIA)
2Southern Health (AUSTRALIA)
This paper will describe the collaboration between an amateur theatre company and four large mental health services in Australia to develop a two day course for mental health clinicians. It aimed at teaching the skills required to become competent clinical supervisor and to maximise the use of clinical supervision. A number of educational modalities were utilized including small group work, large group discussion, and the strategic use of filmed vignettes to promote the development of knowledge and problem solving skills, as well as strategies that may be encountered in the course of providing clinical supervision to a multidisciplinary workforce. However by far the most innovative and effective strategy was the use of the actors from the local theatre company who, along with its President, the vignettes’ director, were able to highlight the complex nature of human relationships as they may be found in the clinical supervision relationship. The course would not have been able to provide such a high level of reality and challenge as was achieved without this innovation. This paper will describe the process and stages that were uncovered by the educators as they embarked on a journey of discovery in writing, coaching the actors and making the vignettes that in the end challenged participants beyond what was ordinarily expected during the course. Points will be highlighted by showing snippets of the developed vignettes. The paper will be delivered by the director/President of the theatre company who is also a mental health clinician and an active clinical supervisor.
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D. Harris, J. Chugg (2012) USING PERFORMANCE TO HIGHLIGHT REAL LIFE - A COLLABORATION BETWEEN A THEATRE AND HEALTH SERVICES TO DEVELOP CLINICAL SKILLS - AN AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCE, INTED2012 Proceedings, pp. 2468-2473.
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