Nursing CPD courses

Our courses for nurses are developed with an understanding of the complexity, richness and challenges of contemporary nursing. The Tavistock has a long history of supporting professional development through the application of reflective processes to work based learning and our nursing courses build on this to provide stimulating, supportive and developmental learning opportunities. Key areas include reflective practice, understanding organisational and interpersonal dynamics at both a theoretical and experiential level, professional identity and authority and a framework for understanding and exploring the everyday experiences of working with patients, families and in a multi-disciplinary environment.

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We are aware that there is often a gap in training provision in supporting nurses to think about, understand and process the emotional labour of nursing and this is part of what we offer. The courses can contribute to nurses feeling clearer re their primary task, feeling more engaged and available to patients, more interested and feeling more in touch with the value of their work. We believe that these are contributing factors towards increasing the sense of satisfaction at work and reducing stress and burn-out. The emphasis on Reflective Practice supports nurses in developing their capacities for observing, valuing and being interested and engaged in their work, an approach that lasts beyond the training itself.


What our previous attendees have said


“I really enjoyed the course. The pace of the subject matter, the tutors were supportive and know how to engage learners. There is a lot to take away and implement in my Trust”     

“The course was almost faultless! My attention was maintained throughout. Trainers were warm welcoming and inclusive. I have learnt a lot.”

“The atmosphere from the outset was inspiring, enabling and conducive to learning.”

“It was encouraging to share experiences and to be actively involved in discussions”

“I am more able to stop and think before acting.”

“The theory learning helped me develop a greater understanding of the approach and the opportunity to practice these skills has meant I’m much more confident in taking it into practice”

“The programme offers a safe, reflective space to enable nurses from a range of backgrounds and specialities to be curious about practice related topics and themes and their impact on thoughts, feelings and behaviours.”


Our Courses

Nursing in Mind: Developing psychologically minded approaches to contemporary nursing and its dilemmas

Are you interested in… Connecting (or reconnecting) with the richness of nursing Exploring the contemporary identity of nursing Developing your...

Reflective Practice Group for Facilitators

Reflective mental health practice today (D65)

This programme will be of interest and value to those who are interested in developing understanding and experience in applying psychoanalytic...

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...

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.

Workshops for named child protection professionals

These workshops are intended to develop the skills and understanding of the named professionals working in the complex and demanding field of child...

Understanding trauma: principles and practice (D18)

This course offers a supportive and lively setting in which to gain a deeper understanding of the impact on the mind of traumatic events as...

Working with and Facilitating Groups

This course is aimed at staff from a range of disciplines and teams, currently facilitating a group, or with the aspiration to facilitate a group...

Consulting and leading in organisations: psychodynamic and systemic approaches (D10)

Validated by the University of Essex this course will develop you as a leader, consultant or manager by giving you a fuller understanding of the...

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