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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May 2022


Tavistock Consulting – Social work and social care: Leadership development programme

This unique programme combines the Tavistock systems-psychodynamic approach to leadership and to contemporary social work practice, for those who want to develop their leadership skills.


June 2022


Motivational interviewing

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

Trauma-informed care: Using trauma awareness to enhance everyday practice

Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) has rapidly become a high priority across the health and social care sector. TIC is an approach to service delivery that...


July 2022


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.

Tavistock Trauma Service: External lectures on trauma series

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


September 2022


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...

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.

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...

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 2022


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.

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.


November 2022


Motivational interviewing

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


January 2023


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 2023


Motivational interviewing

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


March 2023


Video interaction guidance

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


May 2023


Motivational interviewing

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


June 2023


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.


Bespoke courses


Reflective mental health practice today

This is a ten-week short course for mental health nurses, that provides a valuable opportunity to develop skills and understanding in processing...


Coming soon


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...

Attachment, Neurodevelopment and Psychopathology

This course focuses on the development, prevention and treatment of psychological disorder from infancy to adulthood. It weaves together theory,...

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...

Leadership and management in the public and voluntary sectors: a systemic perspective

In today’s changing and uncertain political and financial climate, a practical and theoretically grounded course in leadership and management...

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...

Psychoanalysis then and now: From Freudian to post-Kleinian thought

This lecture series will offer you a systematic introduction and overview of the development of psychoanalytic theory from Freud to the present...

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...

Watch Me Play!

Watch Me Play! is a way of supporting vulnerable babies and young children (aged from 0-7) and their caregivers. Developed with the needs of young...

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 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 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...


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