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 Professor Aimee Spector, Dr Gemma Ridel, Dr Helen Donovan, Dr Syd Hiskey or Dr Michelle Kelly. 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 Professor Aimee Spector,


Upcoming CST Trainings, UK

CST Training online via Zoom with Dr Helen Donovan

Monday 19th September 2022

 9:30 - 16:00 BST

Online via Zoom

Please note that registration is closed as the course is fully booked

Click here to find out more. 


CST online training via Zoom with Dr Helen Donovan

Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November 2022

9:00 - 12:00 GMT each day

Online via Zoom

Please note that the course is fully-booked and a waiting list is in place.

Click here to find out more and join the waiting list for the event. 




For more information on training for professionals on evidence-based psychological and social interventions for people with dementia, their carers and care staff, please visit the website of our partner project, the UCL Dementia Training Academy.