Forensic CPD courses

Our Portman Clinic offers a unique experience in the psychoanalytic understanding of working with offenders

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November 2019


Development of psychoanalytic theory: Lecture series

This lunchtime lecture series will offer you a systematic introduction and overview of the development of psychoanalytic theory from Freud to the...

Introducing psychoanalytic ideas on violence, delinquency and sexual deviation

This course – a series of monthly talks – introduces the key concepts from the psychodynamic and developmental understanding of criminality,...

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.


February 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.


May 2020


Motivational interviewing

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


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.


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...


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...


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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...

Foundations in psychodynamic approaches to risk and complexity

This course provides a foundation in psychoanalytic principles and their application to working with complex and challenging individuals. We will...

Introducing psychoanalytic ideas on violence, delinquency and sexual deviation

This course – a series of monthly talks – introduces the key concepts from the psychodynamic and developmental understanding of criminality,...