Debriefing: Understanding the Benefits and Learning Fundamental Skills

18-04-2023 9:00 am

1 hrs

Presented By:


Dr Chris Taua

Online Meet Via

Online Meeting


$129 NZD

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Debriefing is a dialogue between two or more people who have been involved in a critical situation/incident. Its goals are to provide an opportunity to discuss the actions and individual thought processes that occurred in order to encourage reflection and determine opportunities for improvement and support at the individual, team, and system level. Debriefing essentially assists staff to explore what went well and what could be done differently. This workshop provides an overview regarding the benefits of debriefing alongside identifying fundamental skills in relation to the debriefing process. Note: This workshop does not teach you to become a qualified debriefer.

This workshop is also available to attend online – register here.

Overview and Learning Intentions

  • Explain the application of the debriefing process
  • Describe the importance of psychological safety for each member in the debriefing process
  • Demonstrate the use of the ‘COPING’ and the ‘PLUS-DELTA’ methods for debriefing in relation to various scenarios
  • Discuss the importance of the ‘right person’, the ‘right timing’ and the ‘right follow up’ in relation to the debriefing process

Let’s Get Real

  • Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs
  • Working within communities
  • Applying law, policy and standards
  • Maintaining professional and personal development

Facilitated by Dr Chris Taua

PhD, RN, BN, MN(Distinction), PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN

Chris is a registered nurse by profession with a background in mental health. She has over 25 years’ experience in health/disability sectors. Her education portfolio includes mental health, disability, ethics and boundaries, communication and de-escalation, collaborative note writing, and culturally safe practice. Her PhD explored the mental health inpatient experiences of people with intellectual disability and she continues to publish on this and other topics including cultural diversity/cultural safety. She is currently Director and primary Consultant for ‘Pumahara Consultants, Personal and Professional Development Specialists’ and holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer role with The University of Queensland as well as other teaching roles with Universities around New Zealand and Australia.

Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four
Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Tick applicable box when registering to apply discount
Early Bird Discount: $10 discount is available on registrations made up to 8 weeks before the workshop date (automatically applied at checkout)
Catering: Refreshments provided

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.
  • Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged.
  • No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.
  • MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.
  • Only one person may view a webinar session per registration.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.

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