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Table 2 Content of Consumer tutor-led tutorials for medical students.

From: Consumers as tutors – legitimate teachers?

Session Title of session Content
"Ice breaker" Lemon Looning Board Game An interactive game designed to simulate the experience of a mental health consumer.
1 'Person centred interviewing' Discussion about medical student concerns re interviewing, dealing with fears and previous experience of psychiatric contact.
Role play- Practicing sensitive interviewing styles
2 'Dealing with sensitive issues' Further developing effective interviewing styles for the purpose of exploring social and family circumstances, talking about lifestyle including sexuality, drug use, relationships and parenting.
3 "Reality Check" Dealing with fixed beliefs and delusions. Using the therapeutic relationship to enhance understanding of patients affected by delusions and hallucinations.
4 "Art Express" Developing skills in talking about self harm.
Activity: using an art therapy exercise to more effectively respond to people who are depressed.
5 "Bringing it all together" Practice interviews with volunteer in-patients and using peer discussion for feedback.
Aims: practicing sensitive interview skills for history taking.
6 "Dealing with the unexpected" Practice interviews with volunteer in-patients and using peer discussion for feedback.
Aims: dealing with time constraints, dealing with challenging or unexpected behaviour, effectively closing an interview