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)

November 2018


Intermediate motivational interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based approach based on a person-centred counselling style for addressing the common problem of...


December 2018


Ecology, Psychoanalysis and Global Warming - Present and future traumas

Global warming is the most important concern threatening humankind today. It can be both frightening and traumatic. It is a reality, which is often...

Systemic Psychotherapy and Queer Practice – Working Alongside LGBTQ People, Relationships and Families. Otherness & Reflexivity (CPD73i)

Guest Speaker: Amanda Middleton This half day workshop will help us learn how we might better get alongside LGBT families of choice. We will look...

Trauma, Creativity and Resistance

Trauma refers to the emotional distress we experience in response to emotionally painful circumstances often linked to experiences of oppression,...


January 2019


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...

Fathers and Children in Troubled Times (CPD73h)

Guest Speaker: Gill Gorrell Barnes Following the publication of her latest book, `Staying Attached: Fathers and Children in Troubled Times' , Gill...

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.

Reflective practice group for independent social workers

The work of Independent Social Workers is stressful and emotionally demanding and the emotionally painful dynamics engendered by the work can make...

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 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...


February 2019


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...

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...

Supervision for staff working in schools and community contexts: working relationally and reflectively

Supervision is a work-based learning relationship, characterised by relating and reflecting. It is a critical component of safe and effective...


May 2019


Motivational interviewing

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


June 2019


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 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.

Brief psychoanalytic psychotherapy

A four day course introducing the principles and practice of working with Brief Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and the application of these...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

Understanding couples

This half-day workshop is designed for counsellors and psychotherapists who are concerned with couples in the course of their work and...

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...

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 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...