Work discussion for graduates of psychoanalytic observational studies

Course overview

If you have completed work discussion seminars during your postgrad training on Psychoanalytic observational studies (or an equivalent), this is an opportunity to continue to be part of a small group forum where you can discuss your work and find the support of your peers.

The seminar group meets weekly and provides the chance to present work in a safe and confidential setting.

This work discussion seminar is intended for people working with children, young people, parents and families in a variety of settings including education, social care residential and the voluntary sector.

Groups will be facilitated by senior child psychotherapists from the Tavistock Clinic. 

This course aims to:

  • Provide an opportunity for participants to present their own work
  • Learn from other participants’ work
  • Understand more about psychodynamic thinking and its applications to work with children, young people and families
  • Develop critical reflection further and to learn more about the experience of direct work with children, young people and their parents or carers
This course will be delivered remotely using Zoom. This is very easy and safe to use regardless of your level of IT skill.
You will need a device with a microphone and camera together with a suitably fast internet connection. Although mobile devices and tablets can be used, we recommend the use of laptop or desktop PC for the best experience. Some devices provided by employers may have restrictions in place. Please use this test link ( to check your set up before booking.
Additional resources for this course will be provided using Moodle, our virtual learning environment.
You will be sent joining instructions including all the necessary login links, passwords and guidance on how to use the relevant functionality about a week before the course start date.

Should you have any concerns about the accessibility of remote delivery please contact us at to discuss how we can best help you.

New dates will be advertised here in due course. Please contact us at to be added to the waiting list.


Included in your course fee, you will receive online membership of the Tavistock’s internationally-renowned library for the duration of your course.Our friendly and knowledgeable library team will help to support you through your specialist CPD course, whatever your level of professional or academic experience. You will have access to an extensive range of eBooks, online journals, all the relevant key databases and our specialist audio-visual collection, plus reference access to all our print books. Our Information Skills Trainer has made lots of material available on Moodle to help you navigate our comprehensive electronic collections. PCs and photocopiers are also available for your use (charges apply for printing and copying).Library staff curate various online resources, such as Audio/Video Playlists, and regularly share helpful news and research on Twitter and Facebook. Find out more on the Library website:

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