Social work and social care CPD courses

Our social work and social care short courses offer aspiring and experienced social workers a stimulating and supportive environment in which to develop their practice.

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September 2021


Best Interests Assessor (BIA)

Government approved provider of Best Interest Assessor training

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...

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for NHS, Social Care and Voluntary Sector Staff: Living Kindly whilst Caring

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a very effective way of training our attention. In our fast-paced world, we are increasingly reacting...

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...


October 2021


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.

BIA Refresher

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

Motivational interviewing

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

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...

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

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


November 2021


Motivational interviewing

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


December 2021


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...

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...


January 2022


BIA Refresher

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

Motivational interviewing

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

Video interaction guidance

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


February 2022


Motivational interviewing

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


April 2022


BIA Refresher

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


June 2022


Video interaction guidance

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


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...


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An introduction to working with refugees and asylum seekers

This two-day workshop offers participants an insight into what it means to be a refugee and an asylum seeker. We will consider the role of trauma,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Facilitating Reflective Practice Groups Training

This short course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to establish and facilitate reflective practice groups in order...

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...

Neuropsychoanalysis: Clinical Implications

A workshop with Mark Solms

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...

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.

Working with couples who adopt - the impact of adoption on the parental couple

This half-day course considers the nature and psychodynamics of intimate adult couple relationships and the momentous impact on partners becoming...

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

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


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