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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January 2021


An introduction to 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...

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...

Video interaction guidance

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

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...

Digital Academy Masterclass: Watch Me Play!

This hour-long, online Masterclass will examine the roots of the ‘Watch Me Play!’ approach in infant observation, discussing the role and significance of ‘attention’ and the relevance of observation in perinatal, early years and social care practice.


February 2021


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,...

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,...

Safeguarding Children: Level 3 Training

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


March 2021


An introduction to 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...


April 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...

Intermediate motivational interviewing

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

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...

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


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...

Motivational interviewing

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


June 2021


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

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

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...

Safeguarding Children: Level 3 Training

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


July 2021


Intermediate motivational interviewing

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


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...


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, and explores how adverse early experiences can affect children.

 

Digital Academy Short Course: Understanding and Nurturing Troubled Children

This 20-hour course introduces cutting-edge developmental and neurobiological science, alongside tried-and-tested clinical ideas, which you can apply directly to your work.


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An introduction to 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Neuropsychoanalysis: Clinical Implications

A workshop with Mark Solms

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...

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,...

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...

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 couples

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

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...