Social work and social care CPD courses

Our social work and social care short courses offer experienced social workers the stimulating environment and support to develop their practice.

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December 2019


A new approach to preventing and treating psychoses

A workshop by Andrea Landini, MD and Patricia M. Crittenden, PhD

Attachment, Neurodevelopment and Psychopathology

This 3-day course focuses on the development, prevention and treatment of psychological disorder from infancy to adolescence. It weaves together...

Attachment, Psychopathology and Treatment in Adulthood

This 1-day course focuses on using aspects of adult development to enhance treatment of psychological maladaptation of adults and their families...

Preserving families: Creating evidence-based court reports

A workshop by Andrea Landini, MD and Patricia M. Crittenden, PhD

Working with young adults in the transition to adulthood

A workshop by Andrea Landini, MD and Patricia M. Crittenden, PhD


January 2020


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...

Motivational interviewing

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

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...

Video interaction guidance

The 2 day training course will provide an introduction to Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) and its theoretical origins.

Workshops for designated nurses safeguarding children

Since the Victoria Climbe inquiry The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has offered workshops for named and designated health care staff...


February 2020


Best Interests Assessor (BIA)

The Mental Capacity Act provides a frameworks for decision making for people aged over 16 years who may lack capacity to make some decisions for...

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.


March 2020


Training in The Mental Capacity Act 2005

Understanding and awareness of the principles of The Mental Capacity Act is an essential requirement for all staff involved in the care, treatment...


April 2020


BIA Refresher

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) is a complex scheme and the role of Best Interests Assessor (BIA) is a challenging one. There is a...


May 2020


Motivational interviewing

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

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


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...

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.

Video interaction guidance

The 2 day training course will provide an introduction to Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) and its theoretical origins.


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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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.

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...

Brief psychoanalytic psychotherapy

A three 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...

Course 1: Perinatal Training for Community and Inpatient Perinatal Mental Health Team Managers Leaders

This 3-day course has been developed in line with the perinatal mental health competency framework and will address the complex issues facing...

Safeguarding Children: Level 3 Training

The objectives of this one-day course are to help professionals involved with safeguarding children to:

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 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...

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...


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