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)


May 2022


Tavistock Trauma Service: External lectures on trauma series

This innovative series of lectures is organised by the Tavistock Trauma Service and is designed to reflect the clinical approach of the work,...


June 2022


Motivational interviewing

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

Trauma-informed care: Using trauma awareness to enhance everyday practice

Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) has rapidly become a high priority across the health and social care sector. TIC is an approach to service delivery that...


July 2022


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.


September 2022


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...

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...

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...

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...


October 2022


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.

Motivational interviewing

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


November 2022


Motivational interviewing

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


January 2023


Motivational interviewing

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


February 2023


Motivational interviewing

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


May 2023


Motivational interviewing

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


June 2023


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

This is a ten-week short course for mental health nurses, that provides a valuable opportunity to develop skills and understanding in processing...


Coming soon


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...

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...

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...

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 Gender Identity Development Service for young and adolescent...

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.

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...