Working with children, young people and families CPD courses

Our short courses in this area will develop your capacity for skillful intervention, give you a deeper understanding of the complex difficulties children and families experience and build up your ability for critical reflection and resilience. 

Child standing against wall (ch-27)


June 2017


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...

Responding to trauma, displacement and loss - a workshop by Poh Lin Lee

This one day workshop will be divided into 2 key themes and will offer an exploration of trauma from a narrative perspective alongside some of the...

Robust-Ed: Promoting resilience in young people, staff and communities

The Robust-Ed programme focuses on resilience. A particular goal is to enable individuals and teams to recognise that they do not have the capacity...

The Tree of Life Approach - A workshop by Ncazelo Ncube

We are delighted to welcome Ncazelo Ncube from Zimbabwe to The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Ncazelo is the pioneer of the Tree of...


July 2017


Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule administration & coding course

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) is a semi-structured, standardised assessment of communication, social interaction, and play.

Introduction to psychodynamic concepts: a workshop for clinical and counselling psychologists

This is a five-day workshop for qualified clinical and counselling psychologists and for clinical and counselling psychologists in their final year...

Nurturing Parents: Mindfulness based well-being for parents

The Nurturing Parents Programme (NP) has been developed at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University. It is an...

Systemic approaches to working with trauma (CPD73)

Trauma and healing are important challenges for those involved in mental health and therapeutic work. This workshop provides a systemic perspective...

Tweaking the frame: Integrative dialogues in child and adolescent family therapy. A conversation with Glenn Larner

Today family therapy is a scientifically informed, multi-dimensional and multi-modal discipline that covers a range of different therapeutic...


August 2017


Keeping the baby and young child at the heart of perinatal and early years services: psychoanalytically informed work with troubled families

The Tavistock Clinic Short Course in Working with Under Fives


September 2017


Developing a diverse child and adolescent workforce: an introductory course

Are you a support worker? Are you wondering how to develop your potential? NHS London is offering free places on a 10-week training course for...

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...

International training school in infancy and early years

In conjunction with The Anna Freud Centre (UK) and Yale University Child Study Centre (USA) we have formed a unique collaboration in establishing...

Talking to children about difficult things: understanding emotional communication in challenging and turbulent contexts

Healthcare workers such as social workers and others in allied professions frequently need to talk to children and young people about difficult and...

Understanding development – adolescence

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...

Understanding couples

This half-day workshop is designed for counsellors and psychotherapists who are concerned with couples in the course of their work and...

Understanding the emotional needs of care leavers

Children leaving public care are some of the most vulnerable in our society. While many care leavers are resilient and lead successful lives, there...

Work discussion for graduates of psychoanalytic observational studies

If you have completed work discussion seminars during your postgrad training on Psychoanalytic observational studies (or an equivalent), this is an...

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.


October 2017


Eight-Week Mindfulness Course

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

Families and beyond: an introduction to systemic thinking

In this short course you will learn new ways of thinking about and negotiating personal and work relationships as well as many other applications...

Supervision for applied psychologists in schools and community contexts: Working relationally and reflectively

Supervision is a critical component of safe and effective practice across the human services. It is essential in ensuring a containing and...

Understanding the mental health needs of school children: A workshop for education professionals

This introductory workshop is part of a series of courses especially designed for professionals working in educational settings. The government...

Video interaction guidance

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

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...


November 2017


Safeguarding children: level 3 training

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


December 2017


Attachment and psychopathology

This three-day course focuses on the development, prevention and treatment of psychological disorder.


January 2018


Introduction to psychodynamic and systemic practice applications in work with young people and adults

This course explores a diverse range of practice applications of both psychodynamic and systemic theoretical models to professional work.



Courses you can join at any time


Robust-Ed: Promoting resilience in young people, staff and communities

The Robust-Ed programme focuses on resilience. A particular goal is to enable individuals and teams to recognise that they do not have the capacity...

Psychoanalytic supervision for counsellors working in educational settings

This is an opportunity for counsellors and other education professionals working in a counselling capacity in schools and further education, to...


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Child development research for professionals working with children, young people and families

Many experienced professionals working in health, education and social services settings can feel perplexed when faced with emotional, behavioural...

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...

Gender identity development: Integrating psychological, biological, developmental and social processes

This course provides comprehensive and an up-to-date introduction to understanding and supporting children and young people with pressing gender...

Relating to self-harm and suicide in adolescents and young adults

This 10-week course will focus on how to understand self-harm and suicidal behaviour in adolescence and early adulthood.

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 couples

Therapeutic work with couples is an important mode of intervention which is relevant in child, adolescent and adult clinical settings.

Working with Psychotherapy Groups

Whilst group therapy has long been established as a highly effective form of treatment, services are increasingly utilising group work as a means...

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