Adult mental health


If you are interested in adult mental health and wellbeing we have a range of courses specifically designed to develop your skills, knowledge and insight and deepen your capacity to work in this field. 

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Our training programmes makes use of psychoanalytic and systemic thinking to promote understanding of emotional difficulties and complicated human relationships. Our courses will appeal to a broad range of practitioners in psychiatry, psychology, nursing and social work – as well as anyone working in mental health across the health, care and voluntary sector.

Introductory courses

Introduction to counselling and psychotherapy (D12)

This course provides an introduction to a psychoanalytic understanding of the human mind and to specific principles of psychodynamic psychotherapy...

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...



Applied / pre-clinical courses

Foundations of psychodynamic psychotherapy (D58)

Validated by University of Essex, this course forms part one of the training that enables you to be registered with the British Psychoanalytic...

Refugee care (M35)

The central focus of this course is to introduce a therapeutic dimension and a psychosocial perspective to working with refugees and asylum...

Understanding trauma: principles and practice (D18)

This course offers a supportive and lively setting in which to gain a deeper understanding of the impact on the mind of traumatic events as...

Mental health and well-being: multidisciplinary practice with young people and adults (D24A)

This innovative, multidisciplinary course is validated by the University of Essex, accredited by the Association of Family Therapy and is for...

Reflective mental health practice today (D65)

This programme will be of interest and value to those who are interested in developing understanding and experience in applying psychoanalytic...



Clinical courses

Inter-cultural psychodynamic psychotherapy (D59I)

This qualifying course in psychodynamic psychotherapy is validated by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). The course has a particular focus...

Psychodynamic psychotherapy with couples (D59C)

This course enables you to be registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and will allow you to practise as a psychodynamic...

Forensic psychodynamic psychotherapy (D59F)

Accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and delivered within the internationally renowned NHS Portman Clinic this course will allow...



Post-qualification / doctoral course

Interdisciplinary training in adult psychotherapy (M1)

This course is the most advanced psychoanalytic psychotherapy training in the UK for people working in the public sector and is accredited by the...


CPD courses

Adult mental health CPD courses

Our short courses will appeal to a broad range of practitioners in psychiatry, psychology, nursing and social work and focus on working with...

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