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

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...

Introduction to counselling and psychotherapy (D12)

This course provides a concise and accessible introduction to a psychoanalytic understanding of the human mind and to specific principles of...

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) Master's

This course is validated by University of Essex and is accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council. It will introduce you to a 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)

The 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 and is for professionals working with adolescents, young people...

Reflective mental health practice today (D65)

This programme will be of interest and value to all professionals working in mental healthcare.



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...

Psychodynamic psychotherapy for child and adolescent psychiatrists (M14)

This is the UK’s only British Psychoanalytic Council approved training in psychodynamic psychotherapy with children that has been specifically...



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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