Mark Gorman

Let me start by saying that I’m no clinician/practitioner/behaviour expert. I’m not steeped in the practice in any way that many of the other contributors on here (and others in the company) are. Rather, I’m a sales and marketing professional with 15 years’ experience in the field of training and learning development. Added to this I now have seven years of working directly with health, social care and education establishments and I think I’ve picked some learning up along the way.
In many ways CPI is my ideal company, I have a strong social ethos and I’ve always been interested in the Human Condition. Social media is becoming more of a passion and I’m eager to learn how it can be used to engage and inform staff and service user groups within the organisations we work with. Also, digital technology is increasingly being used to transform the lives and life opportunities for many people with ASD, learning difficulties and a range of other physical and mental conditions, and that gets me excited.
This blog is just one way in which we as an organisation and I as an individual can reach out and seek to connect with you, and I always welcome feedback. If you’d like to connect with me in a personal/professional capacity, then simply click on your social network of choice below. You’ll find I share news items of interest, thoughts on latest developments, pictures of my travels and random thoughts on music, books, sport and whatever else catches my fancy.
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Posts by Mark Gorman

Restraint Reduction Conference a Success!
By Mark Gorman | Posted on 06.30.2014 | with 0 comments
What do care professionals have to say about our European event on strategies for reducing restraint? Read more »
PBIS Is Here to Stay
By Mark Gorman | Posted on 05.27.2014 | with 0 comments
A PBIS approach helps everyone from frontline staff to clinical psychologists increase outcomes and opportunities for service users. Read more »
Improving Behaviour by Sanction Is Not the Only Way
By Mark Gorman | Posted on 02.07.2014 | with 1 comments
I hope for a deeper emphasis on prevention, and more funds and time for school staff to get prevention training. Read more »
Six Key Restraint Reduction Strategies for Your Organisation
These six core strategies can significantly reduce the use of restraint and other coercive interventions.  Read more »
The Benefits of CPI Training: A Nurse’s View
By Mark Gorman | Posted on 05.15.2013 | with 2 comments
One of the great things about working for CPI is the passion that the folk here have for what we do. The belief that whatever the travails of the working day, our training is making a big impact on the lives of those we train and those they support. Recently, I received an email from a participant which reminded me just why I haul myself out of ... Read more »
Dreams of an Ideal World
Mark Gorman shares elements of an ideal world that are simple, free, and filled with diversity. Read more »
Increasing Access to Care for Vulnerable Patients
Through our UK merger with Positive Options, we devised a training programme, CH-3SM Skills for Clinical Holding, which gives staff the knowledge to address issues of risk and skills to hold patients safely whilst procedures are performed. Read more »
Think Local; Act Local
The idea came to me over the festive period. Our office manager, Caroline, had the excellent idea that, rather than give each other gifts, cards, etc., we should donate toys to the local radio appeal for disadvantaged and vulnerable children. Read more »
The Power of Community
Vulnerable people, young and old, can often feel alone, and a sense of community takes more than just the four walls that may form much of their world. Read more »
Just Because
By Mark Gorman | Posted on 07.13.2012 | with 0 comments
Life is always going to be busy. Remember to take some time and enjoy it in your own way. Read more »