PsoWell Training Course
PsoWell took place in eight locations across the UK and aimed to teach dermatology specialists & psychologists new skills to empower their patients to live better with psoriasis.
In 2019 the Psoriasis Association provided funding to Professor Chris Bundy and her team at Cardiff University to roll out the PsoWell (psoriasis and wellbeing) training programme
for dermatology specialists and health or clinical psychologists.
The novel programme involved a
one-day training event that aimed to equip dermatology specialist staff and
psychologists with knowledge and motivational interviewing skills to
empower patients with complex psoriasis to manage their condition effectively
through lifestyle behaviour change.
Professor Chris Bundy delivered nine training
sessions throughout the UK in locations including Cardiff, Harrogate, Derby,
Manchester, Belfast, London, Bristol and Dundee, between October 2019 and February
We also sponsored free
places to members of a dermatology team and health and clinical psychologists
to attend a training day. Those who completed the training received a
certificate of approval as a PsoWell Practitioner.
Feedback from PsoWell...
“I found the day
really useful and will inform both my clinical and academic practice.”
(Senior Clinical Lecturer in Dermatology)
“Thank you for
the fabulous course today, such a treat to be guided to step back and explore
options to achieve more / better for our patients. Please pass on my thanks to
Chris for her varied teaching styles and different take on communication
skills, pushing all of us up a level.”
you for a highly enjoyable and educational day. We all really enjoyed
it. It was really helpful having done it twice - re-enforced some things
and also I took different things from it too. I’ve actually managed to
shorten my consultations as a result as am not trying to achieve so much during
one visit and being more focused. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to run
completely to time!! Thank you again- I’d book for a third session if I
"Really enjoyed the training day. I tried my new
skills with patients with some good results. It’s now a work in progress."
(Dermatology Specialist Nurse)