Adult mental health


If you are involved in adult mental health we have a range of courses specifically designed to develop skills, insight and knowledge that will deepen your capacity to work in this field. Our teaching draws on pioneering early work at the Tavistock and Portman in applied psychoanalysis within the public sector. This experience has enabled us to develop innovative and relevant models of intervention.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. 

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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

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)

This course will introduce you to a psychoanalytic way of thinking about your clinical work and form a solid foundation from which to pursue...

Refugee care (M35)

This is the only course of its kind that includes a placement within an organisation related to working with refugee people. It is the longest...

Understanding trauma: principles and practice (D18)

This course is for professionals who work with people who come for help following experiences of trauma. The course will provide you with a...

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

This innovative, multidisciplinary course is for professionals working with adolescents, young people and adults. It will give you enhanced...

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) and is uniquely delivered within an...

Psychodynamic psychotherapy with couples (D59C)

This course will allow you to practice as a psychodynamic psychotherapist with couples, accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). It...

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. It offers you a unique...


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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