Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

Course Date Course Time Location   To Book online
12th April 2019 09.30 - 16.00 Leicester Click Here
31st May 2019 09.30 - 16.00 Wolverhampton Click Here
26th June 2019 10.00 - 16.30 London Click Here


The course fee is £165 per delegate.

To book and pay on-line please click on the link above. If you would like to receive an invoice please complete​ our booking form and send to 

We offer discount for family carers, to take advantage of this special offer, please contact or call 0845 257 2250


What is Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)?

CST is an evidence-based group treatment for people with mild to moderate dementia. It involves 14 or more sessions of stimulating, themed activities, based around more complex principles including learning theory and person-centred care. CST can be extended into a longer-term treatment and can be offered to a range of clients including outpatients and people in residential or day care.

For more information on Cognitive Stimulation Therapy visit the Cognitive Stimulation Therapy website.


What does the training involve?

Training is led by a Clinical Psychologists with extensive experience in offering CST. Training is interactive, involving group exercises, role-play and video observation as well as some ‘teaching’.

Course Aim:

To give learners an overview of how to deliver Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST). This interactive course will include a background about CST and how it can be used, research overview and detailed presentation of the treatment, including DVD footage and role-play.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognise various explanatory models for dementia and the main therapeutic approaches used in dementia care.
  • Understand how Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) was designed and evaluated.
  • Be able to deliver CST to groups of people with dementia, and critically evaluate this process.
  • Reflect on issues such as the selection of suitable participants, motivating people to participate and managing group dynamics.



Trainer: Dr Aimee Spector, University College London, UK. 

Dr Spector developed CST as her PhD and has since been involved in several ongoing research trials. She has authored four CST training manuals, developed this course and has delivered it to over 2000 people worldwide. Aimee also has extensive clinical experience working with people with dementia and in facilitating CST groups. Dr Spector leads the CST training and is Director of the International CST Centre.

‘All very useful and interesting - Excellent, accessible course and really good delivery’

‘Has made a difference in my understanding and will put in to practice’

‘Increased my belief in the value of artistic approach combined with cognitive stimulation therapy’

‘The role play really helped in considering language used’




Further Information

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy can be commissioned by an organisation for delivery in-house. To request further information or to discuss possible training please email or contact 0845 257 2250.