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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September 2020


CAMHS Triaging - “Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable”

CAMHS Triage practice is essential to meeting the requirement of allowing the filtering and designating of referrals appropriately to CAMHS or...


October 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...

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.

A Practical Introduction to Neuropsychoanalysis: clinical implications

A Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust workshop in collaboration with the Bloomsbury Neuroscience Group in association with the London...

Arrested Development and Facing Arrest: Dual diagnosis and complexity in adults and young people

The one-day workshop will provide participants with a broad knowledge and understanding of the complexities involved in mental health and substance...

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...

Tavistock Trauma Service: External lectures on trauma series

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

Video interaction guidance

AVIGuk has developed the Initial Training course to be delivered online and have received excellent feedback from the 12 courses delivered up t the...

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 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...

Workshops for named child protection professionals

We are offering CPD workshops for named child protection nurses. These workshops are intended to develop the skills and understanding of the named...


November 2020


BIA Refresher

The developments in mental capacity and Deprivation of Liberty continue to progress, with the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 due to be...

Intermediate motivational interviewing

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

Talking to Children about Difficult Things: Understanding emotional communication in challenging and turbulent contexts

Perhaps now more than ever, social workers and others in allied professions frequently need to talk to children and young people about difficult...

Working effectively with gender diverse children, young people and their families

This modular course provides a comprehensive and up‐to‐date introduction to understanding and supporting children and young people with pressing...


December 2020


Attachment, Neurodevelopment and Psychopathology

This course focuses on the development, prevention and treatment of psychological disorder from infancy to adolescence and through to adulthood. It...

Building Underdeveloped Sensorimotor Systems (BUSS): Innovative methodology for improving sensory processing in children with developmental trauma

Current practice with children who have experienced developmental trauma tends to focus on psychological and relational therapies. Whilst these are...

Neuropsychoanalysis: Clinical Implications

A workshop with Mark Solms


January 2021


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...

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

AVIGuk has developed the Initial Training course to be delivered online and have received excellent feedback from the 12 courses delivered up t the...


February 2021


Best Interests Assessor (BIA)

Government approved provider of Best Interest Assessor training

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 2021


BIA Refresher

The developments in mental capacity and Deprivation of Liberty continue to progress, with the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 due to be...

Intermediate motivational interviewing

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

Motivational interviewing

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

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...


April 2021


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.


May 2021


Motivational interviewing

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


June 2021


BIA Refresher

The developments in mental capacity and Deprivation of Liberty continue to progress, with the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 due to be...

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

AVIGuk has developed the Initial Training course to be delivered online and have received excellent feedback from the 12 courses delivered up t the...


Bespoke courses


Psychodynamic Practice in Mental Health

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


A Recovery Approach: Beyond existence and survival

The training is aimed at all professionals working in multi‐disciplinary community based teams (adults and young people) to enable them to develop...

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...

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...

Safeguarding Children: Level 3 Training

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

Video-intervention to promote positive parenting and sensitive discipline (VIPP-SD)

We are offering an exciting opportunity for staff from across the children’s workforce to undertake training in the use of this extremely well...


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