ESPA Shares Good Practice

For many years ESPA have adopted the Studio 3 model of low arousal which has had a significant impact on how we support people through the most difficult times. Most recently our Behaviour Nurse Specialist shared a case study at a Studio 3 CPD event – “Leadership and reducing restrictive practice”. The day was lead by Roy Deveau, an Honorary Research Associate at the Tizard centre, University of Kent and Research Associate for Studio III. The study illustrated that the solutions to challenging behaviour are often found in wider aspects of a person’s life and that it is possible to significantly increase opportunity regardless of challenge. This nicely dovetailed with the main focus of Roy Deveau’s workshop on how to ensure leadership in an organization creates an enabling culture. The opportunity to share good practice was a privilege. As ever at such events it was encouraging to be reminded that there are many practitioners in the UK whose commitment to leadership and person centered approaches is unwavering.


Francis Evans

Behaviour Nurse Specialist



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