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 2019


Safeguarding Children: Level 3 Training

The objectives of this one-day course are to help professionals involved with safeguarding children to:


July 2019


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...

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 2019



September 2019


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...

Best Interests Assessor (BIA)

The Mental Capacity Act provides a frameworks for decision making for people aged over 16 years who may lack capacity to make some decisions for...

Course 1: Perinatal Training for Community and Inpatient Perinatal Mental Health Team Managers Leaders

This 3-day course has been developed in line with the perinatal mental health competency framework and will address the complex issues facing...

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...

Nurturing Parents: Mindfulness based well-being for parents

The Nurturing Parents Programme (NP) has been developed by Eluned Gold. (Eluned has been teaching mindfulness for 20 years and previously worked at...

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...

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 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 2019


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...

Motivational interviewing

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

Training in The Mental Capacity Act 2005

Understanding and awareness of the principles of The Mental Capacity Act is an essential requirement for all staff involved in the care, treatment...

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 2019


BIA Refresher

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) is a complex scheme and the role of Best Interests Assessor (BIA) is a challenging one. There is a...

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...


January 2020


Motivational interviewing

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

Video interaction guidance

The 2 day training course will provide an introduction to Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) and its theoretical origins.


February 2020


Best Interests Assessor (BIA)

The Mental Capacity Act provides a frameworks for decision making for people aged over 16 years who may lack capacity to make some decisions for...

Intermediate motivational interviewing

This intermediate level course is the next step for people who have already received introductory level training in Motivational Interviewing. A...

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...

Motivational interviewing

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


April 2020


BIA Refresher

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) is a complex scheme and the role of Best Interests Assessor (BIA) is a challenging one. There is a...


June 2020


Intermediate motivational interviewing

This intermediate level course is the next step for people who have already received introductory level training in Motivational Interviewing. A...

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...

Motivational interviewing

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

Video interaction guidance

The 2 day training course will provide an introduction to Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) and its theoretical origins.


August 2020


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...

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


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.

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...

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.

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

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...

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 couples

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

Working with teams and networks under stress

Teams and networks are about relationships. We all function in relation to networks, whether we are part of one, or feel outside and not properly...