Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Workshop


29th September 2017


9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Eligible to Attend

Registered Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Activity Co-ordinators, Care Assistants and others caring for people with dementia.




This one day workshop will give learners an overview of how to deliver Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST).

The workshop involves teaching, group exercises, role-play and video observation. Developed by Clinical Psychologist Aimee Spector, and supported by an extensive evidence base, CST is an evidence-based therapy for people with mild to moderate dementia, which involves 14 or more sessions of stimulating. themed activities.

At the end of the course learners will be able to;

  • recognise various explanatory models for dementia and the main therapeutic approaches used in dementia care
  • understand how cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) was designed and evaluated
  • be able to deliver CST to groups of people with dementia, and critically evaluate this process
  • reflect on issues such as the selection of suitable participants, motivating people to participate and managing group dynamics

Please Note
To book on to this course contact Helen Hughes, Training Administrator, Sonas apc (Tel: 01 2608138), email:
You can also book online for the Limerick workshop using this link;


Category 1 Accreditation application with the Nurse and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) in progress.

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