Table 2

Content of Consumer tutor-led tutorials for medical students.

Session

Title of session

Content


"Ice breaker"

Lemon Looning Board Game

An interactive game designed to simulate the experience of a mental health consumer.

1

'Person centred interviewing'

Discussion about medical student concerns re interviewing, dealing with fears and previous experience of psychiatric contact.

Role play- Practicing sensitive interviewing styles

2

'Dealing with sensitive issues'

Further developing effective interviewing styles for the purpose of exploring social and family circumstances, talking about lifestyle including sexuality, drug use, relationships and parenting.

3

"Reality Check"

Dealing with fixed beliefs and delusions. Using the therapeutic relationship to enhance understanding of patients affected by delusions and hallucinations.

4

"Art Express"

Developing skills in talking about self harm.

Activity: using an art therapy exercise to more effectively respond to people who are depressed.

5

"Bringing it all together"

Practice interviews with volunteer in-patients and using peer discussion for feedback.

Aims: practicing sensitive interview skills for history taking.

6

"Dealing with the unexpected"

Practice interviews with volunteer in-patients and using peer discussion for feedback.

Aims: dealing with time constraints, dealing with challenging or unexpected behaviour, effectively closing an interview


Owen and Reay BMC Medical Education 2004 4:14   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-4-14

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