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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April 2018


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...

Course 6: Perinatal training for psychologists and therapists in CAMHS and adult mental health teams

This is a two day course in Perinatal Mental Health for psychologists and therapists in CAMHS and adult mental health teams which has been...

Danger, Trauma and Resilience

Psychological trauma is usually understood as a disorder, with treatment being sought to rid the person of symptoms of trauma. In this workshop,...

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 (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...

Families and Beyond: An introduction to systemic thinking (Stroud)

Would you like to learn new ways of thinking about family and other close relationships? Would you like to add systemic approaches to your existing...

Growing up with disability

This ten week course introduces the idea of the importance of early relationships in influencing later communication with other people.

Supervision for staff working 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 couples

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


May 2018


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 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...

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...

Motivational interviewing

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


June 2018


Advanced motivational interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based approach based on a person-centred counselling style for addressing the common problem of...

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...

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...

Course 2: Perinatal Training for Community and Inpatient Perinatal Mental Health Practitioners

This five day course has been developed in line with the perinatal mental health competency framework, the course will address a range of topics to...

Video interaction guidance

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


July 2018


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.


August 2018


The Contemporary Observer: Learning and Teaching Psychoanalytic Observation Today

8th International Conference for Teachers of Infant Observation


September 2018


Course 1: Perinatal Training for Community and Inpatient Perinatal Mental Health Team Managers Leaders

This 3-day course has been developed in line with the perinatal mental health competency framework and will address the complex issues facing...

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...

Working Therapeutically with Traumatized Children and Young People

This one week course considers how trauma and adverse events can have an impact on ordinary emotional development. You will be learning about...

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.


November 2018


Course 3: Perinatal Training: Working with acutely unwell women during the perinatal period

Perinatal mental disorders may require the management of extreme risk to a mother and her baby. This 2-day course aims to enhance the skills and...


December 2018


Attachment and psychopathology

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


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...

Development of psychoanalytic theory: lecture series

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

Disturbing and challenging behaviour: issues for looked after children, young people and their families

This ten week module focuses on children and young people who are looked after, who have been abused and neglected and consequently present with...

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.

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...

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...

Safeguarding Children: Level 3 Training

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

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.

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...

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 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...