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7 May 2024: Webinar on Advanced Communication Skills to Support Person Centred Care


Registration will close on 7 May, 12:00 CEST.

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Dr Rebecca Houghton, BSc, D.Clin.Psy, A.F.B.P.S.

  • Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Clinical Health Psychology Services, Northern Health and Social Care Trust

  • Chair, Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology, Division of Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society

Dr Joanne Brown, BSc, MPSNI (IP), PGCHET, FHEA

  • Clinical Education Pharmacist, Northern Health and Social Care Trust

  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, Queen’s University of Belfast


Learning objectives

After the webinar, participants should be able to:

• More fully understand what we mean by person centred care

• Identify personal/professional barriers to being person centred

• Learn potential ways of managing communication to be more effective



This webinar aims to provide a space to reflect on what we mean by person centred care, reviewing potential barriers to helpful conversations and looking at ideas that may assist in better communication.


Becky has been a practicing clinical psychologist in physical health for 21 years now. Her interest in the application of psychological theory and concepts to physical health started in 1995 when she worked at Birmingham Children’s Hospital on a UK research program for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and the potential impact of treatment on cognitive functioning in children and young people.
Becky’s primary clinical specialism is diabetes. She is currently involved in a number of regional and UK wide projects shaping psychological service provision and care provided within the National Health Service to adults living with long term physical health conditions.
Becky provides regional training to health care professionals in N.Ireland where she lives and works, in relation to communication skills and the psychological challenges of diabetes.

Joanne is a Clinical Education Pharmacist in Northern Ireland and is passionate about supporting patients and pharmacy teams to optimise patient outcomes. She worked in community pharmacy before undertaking a PhD in 1999. She has been working in hospital clinical pharmacy since 2002, maintaining an interest in research. Most recent roles include Teacher Practitioner Pharmacist, deployment to palliative care during the Covid-19 pandemic and iSIMPATHY (implementing stimulating innovation in the management of polypharmacy and adherence through the years) project pharmacist. She is a tutor and assessor for pharmacy undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Joanne is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen’s University, Belfast, an independent prescriber and a member of the ESCP Education Committee.

Event Details

Date: 07/05/2024

Start time: 19:30 CEST

End time: 21:00 CEST

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