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. 

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May 2022



June 2022


Motivational interviewing

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


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...

Psychoanalytic observation and the social matrix: implications for the learning and teaching of infant observation and its application

The 9th International Conference for Teachers of Infant Observation and its applications will focus upon the way social forces and structures...

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...

The task of supervision for child psychotherapists

This course is for qualified child and adolescent psychotherapists who are responsible for supervision in their CAMHS service or in education,...

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...

Work discussion for graduates of psychoanalytic observational studies

If you have completed work discussion seminars during Psychoanalytic observational studies (M7 or M9), or you are currently undertaking...


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.

Professional development course for child psychotherapist service supervisors

This course is for qualified child and adolescent psychotherapists, usually band 8a or above, who are responsible for the work of a child...

Supervision for staff working in schools and community contexts: working relationally and reflectively

Supervision is a work-based learning relationship, characterised by relating and reflecting. It is a critical component of safe and effective...

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.


Courses you can join at any time


Senior Mental Health Lead training: a whole school approach

Develop a personalised mental health and wellbeing plan for your setting with this four-course programme, which has been assured by the DfE for grant-funded Senior Mental Health Lead training.

Digital Academy Mini Course: Children’s Brain and Emotional Development: What people working with children really need to know

This accessible, five-hour course introduces new research into the brain and nervous system – revealing important insights into the effects of early experiences which can directly inform your work with children and young people.

Digital Academy Short Course: Understanding and Nurturing Troubled Children

This 20-hour course takes a more in-depth look at significant influences on the developing child – drawing on the latest neurobiological science and tried-and-tested clinical ideas to unpack children’s psychological states.


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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...

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

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

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...