A positive psychology workshop for trainee assistant practitioners

Macfarlane, Jan ORCID: 0000-0002-2195-1257, Mackey, Charlotte and Carson, Jerome ORCID: 0000-0002-7596-116X (2017) A positive psychology workshop for trainee assistant practitioners. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 11 (7). pp. 342-347. ISSN 2052-4420

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Abstract

This article discusses, first, how trainee assistant practitioners (TAPs) can learn transferable positive psychological interventions to enable them to flourish at work and in higher education. Second, they can also learn the importance of maintaining their wellbeing when dealing with the demands of providing supportive, high-quality care in a changeable workforce environment. An overview is provided of a one-day pilot workshop, delivered as a summer school, to learners beginning their second year of study, with an outline of the range of interventions used. Results are presented showing that the pilot workshops achieved their goals. Students finished the workshops with a significantly greater appreciation of their own strengths and recognised their need to be more self-compassionate. Finally, the potential of further developing the workshop/toolkit to enhance personal and professional self-efficacy is considered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trainee assistant practitioner (TAP), Character strengths, Positive psychology intervention (PPI), Wellbeing, Positive teaching and learning
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Depositing User: JISC Publications Router
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2018 15:46
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2019 08:19
Identification Number: 10.12968/bjha.2017.11.7.342
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1265

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