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)


June 2017


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...

The Tree of Life Approach - A workshop by Ncazelo Ncube

We are delighted to welcome Ncazelo Ncube from Zimbabwe to The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Ncazelo is the pioneer of the Tree of...

Responding to trauma, displacement and loss - a workshop by Poh Lin Lee

This one day workshop will be divided into 2 key themes and will offer an exploration of trauma from a narrative perspective alongside some of the...


July 2017


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

This course is divided into two parts which succeed one another.

Introduction to psychodynamic concepts: a workshop for clinical and counselling psychologists

This is a five-day workshop for qualified clinical and counselling psychologists and for clinical and counselling psychologists in their final year...

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...

Systemic approaches to working with trauma (CPD73)

Trauma and healing are important challenges for those involved in mental health and therapeutic work. This workshop provides a systemic perspective...

Tweaking the frame: Integrative dialogues in child and adolescent family therapy. A conversation with Glenn Larner

Today family therapy is a scientifically informed, multi-dimensional and multi-modal discipline that covers a range of different therapeutic...


August 2017


Psychoanalytic psychotherapy for adults: Assessment and commencing treatment

The aim of this 2-day course is to introduce, illustrate and discuss a particular approach to conducting psychoanalytic psychotherapy assessment...


September 2017


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...

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...

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...

Understanding couples

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

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 2017


Couples and Assisted Reproduction

Have you come across people in the course of your work who have used, or are thinking of using one of the new technologies, in order to conceive a...

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

In this short course you will learn new ways of thinking about and negotiating personal and work relationships as well as many other applications...

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...


November 2017


Motivational interviewing

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

The ‘C’ word – Working with couples affected by cancer

By 2020, almost one in two people (47%) will get cancer at some point in their lives*. With new and vastly improved treatments, this is often no...


December 2017


Advanced motivational interviewing

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


January 2018

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.

Working with couples

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


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


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...

Psychoanalytic Research Workshops

This fortnightly workshop will be devoted to the content and process of empirical research, with a particular focus on the evidence base for child...

Relating to self-harm and suicide in adolescents and young adults (online)

This 11-week online course will focus on how to understand self-harm and suicidal behaviour in adolescence and early adulthood.

Relating to self-harm and suicide in adolescents and young adults

This 10-week course will focus on how to understand self-harm and suicidal behaviour in adolescence and early adulthood.

Working with Psychotherapy Groups

Whilst group therapy has long been established as a highly effective form of treatment, services are increasingly utilising group work as a means...