Forensic CPD courses

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

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April 2020


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...

8 Week Mindfulness Course (with added elements of compassion focused therapy and neurobiology)

Mindfulness and Compassion-focussed skills Mindfulness is about purposefully paying attention, in a non-judgemental way, to what is going on in our...


May 2020


Tavistock Trauma Service: External lectures on trauma series

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


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...


October 2020


A Practical Introduction to Neuropsychoanalysis: clinical implications

A Tavistock and Portman and London Neuropsychoanalysis Group workshop, in collaboration with the Psychotherapy Faculty of the Royal College of...

Motivational interviewing

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


December 2020


Neuropsychoanalysis: Clinical Implications

A workshop with Mark Solms


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...

Intermediate motivational interviewing

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

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,...