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)


October 2020


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...

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.

A Practical Introduction to Neuropsychoanalysis: clinical implications

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

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...

Safeguarding Adults: Level 3 Training

This one-day training is based on the Level 3 Safeguarding Adults Intercollegiate document and will offer an understanding of the legal and policy...

Tavistock Trauma Service: External lectures on trauma series

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

Video interaction guidance

AVIGuk has developed the Initial Training course to be delivered online and have received excellent feedback from the 12 courses delivered up t the...

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 2020


BIA Refresher

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

Intermediate motivational interviewing

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


December 2020


Neuropsychoanalysis: Clinical Implications

A workshop with Mark Solms


January 2021


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 (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 2021


Best Interests Assessor (BIA)

Government approved provider of Best Interest Assessor training

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.


March 2021


BIA Refresher

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

Intermediate motivational interviewing

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

Motivational interviewing

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

Safeguarding Adults: Level 3 Training

This one-day training is based on the Level 3 Safeguarding Adults Intercollegiate document and will offer an understanding of the legal and policy...


April 2021


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.


May 2021


Motivational interviewing

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


June 2021


BIA Refresher

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

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.


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


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...

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.

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)

In recent years more and more information is coming into the public eye about the extent of childhood sexual abuse amongst those experiencing...

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...