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 Gemma Ridel

Monday 23rd May, 2022

9:30 - 16:00 BST

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CST Training with Dr Helen Donovan - Face-to-face as part of the International CST Conference

Tuesday 7th June, 2022

10:00 - 16:00 BST

Face-to-face training including lunch, University College London, UK

Registration is available for the training only without attendance at the International CST Conference, or a combined ticket can be purchased for the training day and conference on Wednesday 8th June.

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CST Training online via Zoom with Dr Helen Donovan

Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July 2022

9:00 - 12:00 BST both days

Online via Zoom

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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.