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)


September 2021


Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for NHS, Social Care and Voluntary Sector Staff: Living Kindly whilst Caring

The last eighteen months have required more than we ever expected from already hard-working staff in the NHS. Many of us are moving into the next...

Psychoanalysis then and now: From Freudian to post-Kleinian thought

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


October 2021


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.

BIA Refresher

The developments in mental capacity and Deprivation of Liberty continue to progress, with the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 due to be...

Tavistock Trauma Service: External lectures on trauma series

Working therapeutically with couples contending with the effects of long-term illness

The subject of illness and how it relates to couple functioning is often an overlooked area of research and clinical practice. This workshop will...

Working with refugee people and their families (D35)

This is the first module of the oldest and longest running course in this field in the UK and aims to assist those working with asylum seeking...


November 21


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...

From Feeding to the Counterfactual (M)other: From relational neuroscience to psychiatric and psychotherapeutic practice

A Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust workshop, in collaboration with the Bloomsbury Neuroscience Group, and in association with the London...

Motivational interviewing

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


December 2021


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...


January 2022


BIA Refresher

The developments in mental capacity and Deprivation of Liberty continue to progress, with the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 due to be...

Motivational interviewing

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

Understanding development – adolescence (Online)

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...


February 2022


Best Interests Assessor (BIA)

Government approved provider of Best Interest Assessor training

Motivational interviewing

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


April 2022


BIA Refresher

The developments in mental capacity and Deprivation of Liberty continue to progress, with the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 due to be...


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


Psychodynamic Practice in Mental Health

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


An introduction to working with refugees and asylum seekers

This two-day workshop offers participants an insight into what it means to be a refugee and an asylum seeker. We will consider the role of trauma,...

A Recovery Approach: Beyond existence and survival

The training is aimed at all professionals working in multi‐disciplinary community based teams (adults and young people) to enable them to develop...

Arrested Development and Facing Arrest: Dual diagnosis and complexity in adults and young people

The one-day workshop will provide participants with a broad knowledge and understanding of the complexities involved in mental health and substance...

Assessing risk: a relational approach

This ten week course offers you an innovative framework for understanding the complex and subtle issues involved in assessing and managing the risk...

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...

Facilitating Reflective Practice Groups Training

This short course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to establish and facilitate reflective practice groups in order...

Managing, Supervising and Facilitating Groups in The Workplace: A work based discussion group for public and voluntary sector professionals

Are you looking for a regular opportunity to think with others outside your organisation about your work? Do you facilitate groups that 'don't...

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...

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

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

Working with couples

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

Working with couples who adopt - the impact of adoption on the parental couple

This half-day course considers the nature and psychodynamics of intimate adult couple relationships and the momentous impact on partners becoming...

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.