Training for Enhanced Team Performance in Mental Healthcare Contexts: A Workshop and Its Fit with Interprofessional Care

  • Cordet SmartEmail author
  • Holly Reed
  • Brajan Sztorc
  • Dominique Clancy
  • Emily Connolly
Part of the The Language of Mental Health book series (TLMH)


This chapter outlines the evolvement of a training programme for healthcare professionals which emerged from the MDTsinAction project. First an overview and critique of current training methods for interprofessional collaboration is presented; this review focuses on approaches to interprofessional working and education. Two exemplars of good practice in interprofessional education are described: ‘Bridges’ and Schwartz rounds. The principles of the MDTsInAction training programme are then outlined demonstrating that these principles were drawn from empirical, theoretical, clinician and service user sources. The implementation of the training programme is described and illustrated with meeting talk extracts used in the training itself. The chapter concludes by drawing together some key recommendations which emerged from developing this training programme.


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  • Cordet Smart
    • 1
    Email author
  • Holly Reed
    • 1
  • Brajan Sztorc
    • 1
  • Dominique Clancy
    • 1
  • Emily Connolly
    • 1
  1. 1.School of PsychologyUniversity of PlymouthPlymouthUK

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