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)


September 2020


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...

Watch Me Play! Supervision Groups

If you have attended an Introduction to Watch Me Play! training, this is an opportunity to be part of a small group forum where you can discuss...

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...

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...

Managing, Supervising and Facilitating Groups in The Workplace: A work based discussion group for public and voluntary sector professionals

Are you looking for a regular opportunity to think with others outside your organisation about your work? Do you facilitate groups that 'don't...

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...

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 your postgrad training on Psychoanalytic observational studies (or an equivalent), this is an...


October 2020


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...

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...

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...

Nurturing Parents: Mindfulness based well-being for parents

The Nurturing Parents Programme (NP) has been developed by Eluned Gold. (Eluned has been teaching mindfulness for 20 years and previously worked at...

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,...

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 interaction guidance

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

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...

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...


November 2020


Intermediate motivational interviewing

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


December 2020


Attachment, Neurodevelopment and Psychopathology

This 3-day course focuses on the development, prevention and treatment of psychological disorder from infancy to adolescence. It weaves together...

Attachment, Psychopathology and Treatment in Adulthood

This 1-day course focuses on using aspects of adult development to enhance treatment of psychological maladaptation of adults and their families...

Neuropsychoanalysis: Clinical Implications

A workshop with Mark Solms


January 2021


Video interaction guidance

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


February 2021


Motivational interviewing

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

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...


March 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...

Motivational interviewing

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


April 2021


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


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.


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...


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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...

An introduction to working effectively with gender non-conforming young people

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

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...

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.

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...

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...

Safeguarding Children: Level 3 Training

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

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...

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. Our...