Adult mental health CPD courses

Our short courses will appeal to a broad range of practitioners in psychiatry, psychology, nursing and social work and focus on working with couples, families and young adults.

Troubled couple (adu-47)

July 2018


Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule administration & coding course

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) is a semi-structured, standardised assessment of communication, social interaction, and play.

Brief psychoanalytic psychotherapy

A four day course introducing the principles and practice of working with Brief Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and the application of these...

Introduction to Psychodynamic Concepts: A workshop for mental health professionals

This is a five-day workshop for qualified mental health professionals and those nearing the end of their training. It aims to provide an...

Medically Unexplained Symptoms / Somatic Symptom Disorder: National Summit 2018

Researched and produced in partnership with The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and chaired by Dr Julian Stern, Director of Adult and...

Voice and communication therapy within the Trans and Gender Diverse Care Pathway: essential knowledge and skills for speech and language therapists

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is the national provider for both the paediatric gender identity service and the largest gender...


August 2018


Brief psychoanalytic psychotherapy - Belfast

This 2-day course will introduce a particular approach to conducting Brief Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of...


September 2018


Eight-Week Mindfulness Course

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a very effective way of training our attention. In our fast-paced world, we are increasingly reacting...

Families and beyond: an introduction to systemic thinking (online)

We all live our lives in and through our relationships, both past and present, and we are all shaped by the social and cultural contexts in which...

Motivational interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centred counselling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change.

Nursing in Mind: Developing psychologically minded approaches to contemporary nursing and its dilemmas

“The nursing service, therefore, bears the full, immediate and concentrated impact of stresses arising from patient care” Menzies Lyth 1959

Reflective Practice for people working with clients who have experienced historical childhood sexual abuse (HCSA)

Working with HCSA In recent years more and more information is coming into the public eye about the extent of childhood sexual abuse amongst those...

Understanding development – adolescence

Adolescence is a time of life that is central to our sense of who we are in the world. It is a time of intense emotion, of startling changes, of...

Working with couples

Therapeutic work with couples is an important mode of intervention which is relevant in child, adolescent and adult clinical settings.

Working with families with physical illness: a systemic approach

The care and support of children and adults affected by serious physical illness, disability and treatment regimes falls largely to their families.


October 2018


A Retreat in the Space of the Fifth Province (CPD73b)

Guest Speaker: Imelda McCarthy A day of self care, meditation and reflection linking spiritual, systemic and fifth province practices. Given the...

An introduction to working with people with eating disorders and body dysmorphia

This is an introductory course on eating disorders and body dysmorphia, based on a psychodynamic frame of reference.

Assessing Risk in Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System: A relational approach

Practitioners in health, social care and the criminal justice system have to manage challenging risk issues in their day to day work, often without...

Couples as parents and parents as couples

Does your work involve contact with children and parents? Do you come across couples who are struggling to parent together? Do you want to...

Development of psychoanalytic theory: lecture series

This lunchtime lecture series will offer you a systematic introduction and overview of the development of psychoanalytic theory from Freud to the...

Safeguarding Adults: Level 3 Training

This one-day training is based on the Level 3 Safeguarding Adults Intercollegiate document and will offer an understanding of the legal and policy...


November 2018


Advanced motivational interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based approach based on a person-centred counselling style for addressing the common problem of...

An introduction to compassion focused therapy

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) was developed by Professor Paul Gilbert to work with people with severe and enduring mental health problems, many...


December 2018


Systemic Psychotherapy and Queer Practice – Working Alongside LGBTQ People, Relationships and Families. Otherness & Reflexivity (CPD73i)

Guest Speaker: Amanda Middleton This half day workshop will help us learn how we might better get alongside LGBT families of choice. We will look...


January 2019


Fathers and Children in Troubled Times (CPD73h)

Guest Speaker: Gill Gorrell Barnes Following the publication of her latest book, `Staying Attached: Fathers and Children in Troubled Times' , Gill...

Motivational interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centred counselling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change.


February 2019


Nurturing Parents: Mindfulness based well-being for parents

The Nurturing Parents Programme (NP) has been developed at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University. It is an...


May 2019


Motivational interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centred counselling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change.


June 2019


Motivational interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centred counselling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change.


Courses you can join at any time


Working with personality disorder, severely ill and complex patients

This programme presents an opportunity for qualified psychotherapists/analysts to join the Fitzjohn’s unit at the Tavistock and Portman NHS...


Bespoke courses


Reflective mental health practice today short course

This is a bespoke 10-week short course for mental health nurses, which develops the capacity to understand, process and thoughtfully respond to...


Coming soon


Introduction to psychodynamic and systemic practice applications in work with young people and adults

This course explores a diverse range of practice applications of both psychodynamic and systemic theoretical models to professional work.

Risk: A relational perspective

This eight week course, delivered in both London and Leeds, offers you an innovative framework for understanding the complex and subtle issues...

Supervision for staff working in schools and community contexts: working relationally and reflectively

Supervision is a critical component of safe and effective practice across the human services. It is essential in ensuring a containing and...

Understanding couples

This half-day workshop is designed for counsellors and psychotherapists who are concerned with couples in the course of their work and...