Training and Events

CST can be administered by a range of professions working in dementia care, such as Care Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists or Nurses. Attending CST training teaches people to apply the key principles during CST, encouraging its use in a standardised, person-centred and effective way.

UK training is led by Dr Aimee Spector, Dr Joshua Stott, Dr Gemma Ridel, Dr Helen Donovan, Dr Syd Hiskey or Dr Amy Streater. With her team at UCL, Aimee designed CST and conducted the research trial. She is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in offering CST. Training is interactive, involving group discussion, exercises, video observation and role-play, as well as some 'teaching'.

In-house training is available around the UK and Europe, which involves training up to 25 people within a particular setting. For details, please contact Dr. Aimee Spector,

Forthcoming Open Trainings, UK

Tuesday 20th February, 2018

London (places available)



For further details or to make a booking, please email:

Siobhan Desai:


Second International Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Conference

Wang Gungwu Theatre, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 1 December 2017 (9:30 am – 5:15 pm)

2 December 2017 (9:30 am – 12:30 pm)

 Now being offered in the majority of UK memory clinics and in over 24 countries, CST is an evidence-based non-pharmacological intervention for enhancing cognition and quality of life in people with mild-to-moderate dementia. International researchers are working to advance this intervention to help people with dementia and their family. 

The 2nd International CST Conference brings together scholars in this area to share the current science and practice in CST. Together with a full-day pre-conference CST training on 30 November, the event is tailored for researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines including social work, psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, geriatric medicine, psychiatry, and other related professionals. 

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