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)


April 2017


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

This is an introductory course on eating disorders and body dysmorphia in the British Isles which is based on a psychodynamic frame of reference.

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

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

Still overlooked? Seen but not heard? Understanding children's needs when parents separate

How can parents and professionals in different contexts keep children in focus during the process of separation and divorce? How can children’s...

Working with people with eating disorders and body dysmorphia: a psychodynamic approach

This is the only clinical seminar on eating disorders and body dysmorphia in the British Isles which is based on a psychodynamic frame of reference.


May 2017


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...

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...

Working with couples

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


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...


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...


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


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...


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


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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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