CBT works with clients’ present day distress and focuses on how what the client thinks effects the way they feel. Clients are taught to notice their internal dialogue and to learn that unhelpful thoughts can be challenged and changed with beneficial effect.
This is an entry level CBT course which could lead to IAPT professional training.
Participants will be introduced to the key elements, foundation skills and techniques of CBT Assessment, Formulation and Treatment Plans. With an understanding of, and practice in, the principles and implementation of suitable CBT interventions for clients presenting with depression and anxiety / anxiety disorders.
This course is for mental health professionals who are working clinically. You may be a social worker, doctor, nurse or qualified counsellor, psychotherapist or psychologist trained in another modality, for example. There is an expectation that all participants are already proficient in establishing therapeutic relationships. As an entry requirement you will be able to demonstrate proficiency in relationship skills from prior training and clinical experience. Qualified counsellors and psychotherapists successfully completing this course may be eligible for a clinical placement in the WPF Therapy CBT Service. Please see Entry Requirements below.
There will be an intake in Spring 2017: Fridays 5pm – 8.30pm & Saturdays 9am – 5.30pm
Friday 5th May & Saturday 6th May
Friday 12th May & Saturday 13th May
Friday 19th May & Saturday 20th May
There will be an intake in Winter 2017: Fridays 5pm – 8.30pm & Saturdays 9am – 5.30pm
Friday 17th November & Saturday 18th November
Friday 24th November & Saturday 25th November
Friday 1st December & Saturday 2nd December
Testimonials from previous participants:
- “Gerry was excellent in his delivery of the course – inclusive and interactive.”
- “A very good approach to helping both therapist and patient to understand the workings of the patient’s mind.”
- “Very helpful new way of thinking within the analytic framework.”
In addition to a completed application form applicants must submit:
i) a current CV giving details of relevant training (including start date, end date, award gained and any ‘in-house’ training)
ii) a brief statement giving reasons for wishing to complete the course and evidence of your proficiency in relationship skills
iii) a copy of our professional accreditation or qualification (e.g. BACP/UKCP/BPC certificate) OR proof of training
Offers of a place will only be made on receipt of copies of all documents, including registration certificates
Gerry McCarron is a highly experienced CBT therapist, trainer and supervisor. He completed a MSc in Counselling at Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 1993 under Professor Windy Dryden before undertaking CBT training at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre in 1994. He subsequently undertook the MSc in Advanced Cognitive Therapy – Training and Dissemination at Oxford University, completing in 2008. He has also attended training events and workshops internationally with leaders in the field.
Gerry has worked for many years in a North London National Health Service Mental Health Trust where he has specialised in the application of CBT to complex clinical cases and providing supervision to psychologists, CBT therapists, junior doctors and trainees. He also established an in-house CBT training initiative that has successfully provided foundation training to a large number of staff from different professional groups across the Trust. He has been course contributor to CBT training courses at Goldsmiths College and a course director for postgraduate Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) training courses. For several years he led the CBT training and supervision component for specialised medical registrars training in psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic. Gerry has collaborated in research projects exploring clinical interventions for eating disorders and cognitive processes like rumination and self-criticism.
Course fee: £1,450
Registration fee: £100
More about our fees
Day 1, 17 November 2017, 5pm - 8.30pm
Day 2, 18 November 2017, 9am-5.30pm
Day 3, 24 November 2017, 5pm - 8.30pm
Day 4, 25 November 2017, 9am-5.30pm
Day 5, 1 December 2017, 5pm - 8.30pm
Day 6, 2 December 2017, 9am-5.30pm
This is a one-year certificate course in infant development. The course takes participants through the first months of life, looking at topics such as the foetus and birth, breast feeding, attachment, brain development, the role of fathers and the challenges faced by refugee families.
|Aim:||To give participants a deeper understanding of healthy and pathological infant development, and of the family setting.|
|Learning objectives:||Participants will have a greater understanding of:
|Dates:||The course consists of 15 fortnightly seminars that are arranged in three ten-week modules: Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar and Apr-Jun. Trainees can join the course at the beginning of any module|
|Location:||In person at 27 Frognal, London NW3 1AD or remotely via the internet.|
|Suitable for:||Anyone who is interested in an infant's early years, either professionally or as a parent. The course also provides CPD for relevant members of staff, for example, from community centres, Sure Start centres and nurseries.|
|Assessment:||Successful completion of the course depends upon:
|Note:||Completion of this course can count towards the School's Diploma in Parent Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy|
call our training administrator on 020 7433 3112 or email email@example.com.
WESSEX COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY/ THE BRIDGE FOUNDATION CPD POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA 2016-2017
PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACHES TO COUNSELLING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
The course will begin in January 2017 and will be held in Bristol on 12 Saturdays between January 2017 and December 2017.
There will be an introductory ½ day induction on 14th January 2017 and 12 study days on:
21st January, 11th February, 11th March, 8th April, 13th May, 10th June, 8th July, 29th July, 9th September, 14th October, 11th November and 9th December.
Who is the course helpful for?
. Experienced school/FE/young persons’ counsellors seeking to develop their practice and update their knowledge
. Less experienced school/FE /young persons’ counsellors wanting to improve their skills and to develop their counselling practice.
. Graduate counsellors looking to take on work as a school/FE counsellor/young persons’ counsellor.
Fees and Application
Cost: £1,500 per annum (monthly payment option). Excludes cost of clinical supervision.
We are now interviewing for 2016-2017 - see Wessex Counselling & Psychotherapy website (www.wessexcp.co.uk) to download an application form.
Delivered over thirteen Saturday’s per annum in Bristol from January 2017 to December 2017, the course consists of developmental and neuroscience theory, psychodynamic approaches to therapy with children and young people. A work discussion group and process group run alongside individual supervision of your work/placement which can be arranged locally with an approved supervisor. The course is taught by highly experienced and qualified staff within the field.
Participants will be assessed on attendance, participation and engagement in the Programme alongside three written submissions throughout the year at post-graduate level.
You will be required to complete a minimum of 60 hours client work with children or young people in a school/FE college or other institutional setting. If you do not already work in a paid or unpaid capacity with children or young people, we may be able to provide some support in finding a placement.
Applicants must hold a recognised Diploma in Counselling. Your Diploma does not need to be in Psychodynamic Counselling but you will find it helpful to have a basic grounding or knowledge of psychodynamic theory. It is anticipated that applicants will already be working with children/young people or attempting to find paid or unpaid work as counsellors with this client group.
MA/Post-Graduate Diploma with Bath Spa University
The course is run in parallel with Bath Spa University (BSU) and completion the course can count towards accreditation with Bath Spa University for the MA or PGD in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice allowing you to obtain an academic qualification alongside your counselling training i.e. 60 points credit for Counselling Diploma and a possible 30 points APEL credit for the Counselling Children and Young people Course towards the MA (180 points).
There is an additional fee payable to BSU for registration and for additional modules which will be required to achieve the MA/PGD awarded by the university.
Wessex Counselling & Psychotherapy, Fairfield House, King Street, Frome, BA11 1BH
telephone: 01373 453355 ∙ email: firstname.lastname@example.org
a bacp accredited service ∙ registered charity number 1056310
IPCAPA is dedicated to the ongoing development of their trainee child psychotherapists who have a challenging 4 year clinical placement in an NHS setting within which they learn many aspects of becoming a child psychotherapist. Together with their personal analysis and service supervision, the intensive case supervisor has the vital responsibility for facilitating their growth and learning throughout the four years and IPCAPA is committed to enabling our intensive case supervisors to develop in this crucial role.
The main aim of this course is for the participants to get more information and develop the skills and confidence to provide the learning from the intensive cases that trainees are required to undertake within their training. Intensive case supervisors help trainees learn from an intensive case, supervising the trainee’s understanding of the clinical material, discussing the technical issues and making appropriate links to psychoanalytic theory.Course Overview
Following on from the previous successful courses, we would like to offer a further group of senior child and adolescent psychotherapists the chance to develop their skills and learning and become IPCAPA approved intensive case supervisors to our future trainees.Who the course is for
Clinicians with a minimum of 5 years’ experience as child and adolescent psychotherapists, who should also have up to date knowledge of the NHS, are invited to apply to this course which leads to becoming one of our dedicated group of intensive case supervisors, on which we depend.Course Leader
Teresa Bailey, a senior and experienced child and adolescent psychotherapist, with many years in both the NHS and providing intensive case supervision.Learning Outcomes
1. The role and the responsibilities of an ICS, Setting up IC supervision and the issues of reporting: to whom, when and how. Developing a setting in which a trainee feels able to share apparent mistakes, confusions and uncertainties.
2. Setting up intensive psychotherapy with the child and parents and guiding the trainee in presenting the child’s internal world to the parents at reviews and to professionals in meetings. Communication to those outside of the ICS relationship.
3. Supporting the trainee with areas of conflict in a CAMHS team or with particular individuals over who holds clinical responsibility, over the parent work; conflicts with the training school; with parents and their impact on the child particularly when not adequately worked with.
4. Enabling self-awareness and the understanding of how the trainee’s personal circumstances may impact on the close relationship with their intensive patient. Introducing theory in ways the trainee can digest. Managing sexual identity, gender, disability and racial difference and the impact of different religion and cultures. Picking out strengths and weaknesses, without overwhelming the trainee.
5. Help with writing brief summaries and the final clinical paper. Issues of endings with intensive patients and the CAMHS team’s view of the work ending.
6. Consolidating the above.Course Times
3 November 2016, 5 January 2017, 2 March 2017, 4 May 2017, 6 July 2017, 7 September 2017 (at 6.45-7.45pm)Course Fees
- IPCAPA members £180
- Non IPCAPA child and adolescent psychotherapists £250
Payment can be made by Credit/Debit Card or by Bank Transfer: The Co-operative Bank, Sort Code: 08 02 28, Account No. 68474694 quoting ‘CPD/36’ as reference for this payment.
To reserve a place or for further information please contact: Ella Rooney, IPCAPA Training Co-ordinator, British Psychotherapy Foundation, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ | Tel 020 8438 2412 | E-mail email@example.com.Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing.
- 100% refund will be given for cancellations up to 60 days before the course start date.
- 50% refund will be given for cancellations up to 30 days before the course start date.
- No refund for cancellations received in less than 30 days before the course start date.
DISCLAIMER: The bpf will not be held responsible for travel/ hotel expenses made or incurred in the unlikely event of this course either being cancelled or postponed.
Observing an infant offers you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the developing human psyche, opening up a rich seam of awareness and understanding.
Participants observe a baby from birth until two years of age, paying close attention to how they relate to their carers and environment. Observing an infant fine-tunes your ability to notice intricate and subtle detail and recall sequences of interactions. By reflecting on your observations in a small seminar group, you then build up a picture of the unfolding inner world of the infants and their relationships.
The seminars offer a place to ‘feel into’ or empathically imagine the baby’s experience, to be curious and to explore ideas about what might be going on in the baby’s inner world.Objectives of the course
The aims of the course are to help you to:
- Develop a keen understanding of the ways in which human beings develop
- Witness the intense psychosomatic experience of the human infant
- Enhance your attunement to non-verbal and pre-verbal communication
- Sharpen all your observational skills
- Deepen your attentiveness and analytic attitude
- Enrich an appreciation of counter-transference experiences
- Enhance clinical practice
- Anyone who works with people will benefit from undertaking an Infant Observation course, especially therapists and counsellors.
- For those considering training in psychotherapy or analysis it is indispensable in helping to develop your ‘analytic attitude’ - the capacity to maintain an objective stance while remaining emotionally open and reflecting on your countertransference responses.
The experience can activate primitive areas of the psyche, which is why it is such a valuable aspect of training and why individual therapy (minimum 1 x weekly) throughout the course is essential.About the course
The group and the seminar leader will help you to identify a suitable family who are expecting a baby. Participants then visit the infant in their family setting from birth. Most people observe until the second birthday, but some, for various reasons, need to choose a shorter length of time.
Observations last one hour a week throughout the year allowing for everyone’s holiday commitments, and after each visit students write up detailed notes of what has been observed.
In the seminars each participant presents their observations in turn for confidential group discussion. The discussion is a chance to clarify, amplify and explore ideas about what might be happening at all sorts of levels. It can be especially fascinating to discover more about non-verbal and pre-verbal communication, early states of mind and to see the difference between the various infants’ personalities and experiences.Writing an Infant Observation paper
At the end of the course participants are encouraged to write an Infant Observation paper. If applying to the bpf adult Jungian or Psychoanalytic Training or the Child & Adolescent Training, it may be considered a component module.Infant Observation Certificate
On satisfactory completion of the Infant Observation Paper participants are awarded a Certificate by the bpf. Those opting not to write will receive a Certificate of Attendance.Seminars
A number of seminar groups run at a variety of times on different days of the week across London.
Each group meets for ten seminars per term, 3 terms a year.
October – December
January – March
April – June
It is possible to join a seminar group at any time depending on space.
There is a maximum number of 5 participants in each group.Fees
£720 per annum which can be spread over 3 termly payments of £240.
Unless you are in training or applying to train with bpf there will be a fee of £140 to cover the cost of the two interviews and administration fee. There is a small additional fee for the assessment of the final paper.
You will need to apply for Disclosure and Barring Service clearance at the Enhanced level, before joining the course.Therapy
All participants need to be in regular psychoanalytic psychotherapy. If you wish to train as an Jungian analyst or psychoanalytic psychotherapist it could be important to consider working with an approved Training Therapist.Interviews
You will be invited to two interviews to discuss all the implications of the course. Those applying for a psychotherapy training with bpf would be invited to one Infant Observation interview and one other.Further information and to apply
If you would like to discuss any aspects of undertaking this training and obtain an application form please contact the Course Coordinator:
Tel: 020 8452 9823
It is also possible to speak directly to one of the Infant Observation seminar leaders.Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing and subject to an admin fee of £25.
- 100% refund will be given for cancellations up to 60 days before the course start date.
- 50% refund will be given for cancellations up to 30 days before the course start date.
-No refund for cancellations received in less than 30 days before the course start date.
Using the Group as the Medium of Supervision
“The primary purpose of supervision is to throw light on the therapeutic relationship; its secondary purpose is to enhance the
student’s skills as a therapist. In group supervision, it is not only the experience and “know-how” of the supervisor that makes
a difference, but the dialogue between colleagues of the supervision group, each of whom has a different perspective on the
(Behr and Hearst 2005)
The course is open to group analysts, group psychotherapists, individual psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists and counsellors, who have had three years’ post qualification experience.
Successful applicants will be expected to be working as supervisors with a group of supervisees by the start of the course or be planning to do so. The training is psychodynamic in its orientation, but therapists from other trainings, who are interested in using the group as the medium for supervision, are welcome to apply. The course covers group supervision of groups and dyadic work.
The training involves 45 hours theory and 15 hours median group experience. In addition 45 hours of group supervision of supervision will take place weekly either face to face or via telephone conferencing/Skype. There will be a 5,000-word essay to complete in order to qualify.
Venue for 2017 course
The Institute of Group Analysis, 1 Daleham Gardens, London, NW3 5BY
- Applicants should have completed a recognised Qualifying training in Psychotherapy or have qualified as Psychodynamic Counsellors
- Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience and they should be practicing therapists, receiving regular supervision
- Candidates will need to be either running a supervision group or demonstrate that they will have a supervision group to bring to the course
There are 3 components to the assessment process:
1. Theoretical knowledge and understanding is assessed by the academic staff
2. Ability to offer supervision is assessed by the supervisor of supervision
3. A 5,000 word essay submitted after the end of the course and marked by a Panel of Readers demonstrates a capacity to use
learning from the course to offer safe, boundaried and appropriate supervision
Course dates and time 2017
28th – 29th January, 18th – 19th March, 13th – 14th May, 17th – 18th June, 22nd – 23rd July 2017. The course will run on Saturday (9:15am to 7:15pm) and Sunday (9:15am to 5:15pm) over five weekends.
Cost of interview: £140 - Interviews will be held on Friday 23rd September 2016, from 2:00pm - 7:00pm at The Institute of Group Analysis, 1 Daleham Gardens, NW3 5BY
Option A: £1,810
Option B: £1,920 (3 termly instalments of £920, £500, £500)
Supervision of supervision Fees: £1084
For further information please contact: Samantha Evans, Training Administrator 020 7431 2693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or to talk to someone about the course, please email Margaret Smith, email@example.com
Working in Prison: Values, attitudes and activities for engagement in prisons and YOIs
Lemos&Crane invite you to register for a new FREE online training course Working in the Good Prison: values, attitudes and activities for engagement with offenders. The course, supported by The Monument Trust, is based on extensive research. It has been developed for staff in prisons and YOIs who want to develop their own values, responsibilities and practice, working together with others to build a humane and rehabilitative culture in custodial environments.
The course has been piloted by over 40 participants including governors, managers, officers, chaplains, librarians, psychologists, tutors and others in many institutions, including NOMS. Their feedback has greatly contributed to the development of the course.
When you register for the course you'll get an introductory briefing on the phone. People doing the course can work on it flexibly, in their own time at their own pace using any computer with internet access. The course is password-protected and coursework is confidential and not shared.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) coursework certificates are available.
Prisons are not only about punishment and life in prison needs to do more than wipe the slate clean of offending behaviour and destructive habits. If prisoners are going to turn their lives around permanently time in prison should be an opportunity for prisoners to think about themselves and their lives in a different way. Life, relationships and activities in prison should help the prisoner to build a commitment to the person they intend to become building on the best aspects of themselves while reducing the impact and consequences of past offending and negative behaviour.
Most prisoners need to:
- to reinforce positive aspects of their identity
- to build and sustain positive relationships with partners, children, family and friends
- participate in activities and experiences that help them to make fundamental changes in their identity, mindset and prospects for the future.
- receive support from staff and managers working together in prison who are clear, consistent and encouraging
Since 2007 PrisonerActionNet has brought together thousands of people working in prison. Through this growing network we have developed a comprehensive, holistic model of the ethos and activities for prisons and prisoners to help them to build a better life for the future. We have called this model the Good Prison. As well as being about improving the lives of prisoners and their prospects for the future, the Good Prison is also about the attitudes and behaviour of everyone who works in and leads prisons. The motivation, resolution and resilience of prisoners themselves are also crucial factors in bringing about the Good Prison. We believe that a Good Prison would have the activities and characteristics set out below to give prisoners opportunities to turn their lives around permanently:
- Restorative justice and making amends to victims, families and communities
- Supporting prisoners as partners, parents and family members
- Activities to inculcate and reinforce empathy with victims, their own families and the wider community
- Spirituality and mindfulness; reflection and contemplation
- Reflective and collaborative creative and artistic practice and expression as a way of understanding yourself better and thinking about your identity in the future in a different way
- Access to the wellbeing benefits of nature
This would be in addition to the more mainstream forms of support that prisoners should receive including:
- training and skills for employment
- support for those experiencing mental health problems
- support for prisoners substance misuse and drug abuse
- Interventions to address offending behaviour
We have already developed a number of resources and, working with Clinks, we are developing plans for new activities and partnerships.
Email all completed expression of interest forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
Two-part training in Reflective Practice Groups leading to Associate Membership of the Institute of Group Analysis.
With a long and distinguished track record of expertise in group dynamics, the IGA is now offering the most thorough, rigorous and practice-based training available in conducting Reflective Practice Groups in an organisational context. The training is relevant to all those who conduct groups or work with teams within organisations.
The training will provide a comprehensive understanding of the essential principles and practice of Reflective Practice as a means of developing practitioners capacity to enable difficult conversations. While covering guidelines on essential practice, the course goes beyond teaching a systematised method and instead enables graduates to assess an array of factors in order to make carefully calibrated interventions.
Who is the course for and what are the entry requirements?
The course is in two parts; a Foundation Weekend and a Qualifying Course.
The Foundation Weekend is open to anyone with an interest in Reflective Practice in the workplace. A CPD certificate is provided. For further information and application to the weekend seminar please visit the Foundation Weekend page.
The entry requirements to take the full Qualifying Course are:
- Completion of the Foundation Weekend
- A recognised qualification in a psychological profession, and
- Three years’ post qualifying experience or extensive demonstrable experience with groups (such as group analysts, systemic therapists and appropriately experienced practitioners).
Group analysis places emphasis on the value of a variety of perspectives, and so this course welcomes applications from professionals with a variety of backgrounds and theoretical orientations.
What does the course provide?
- The Foundation Weekend provides a thorough grounding in Reflective Practice
- The Qualifying Course provides a rigorous theoretical, practical and experiential training in the facilitation of Reflective Practice Groups and other team interventions in organisational settings including health care, education, business and the third sector. Participants successfully completing the course will be accredited by the IGA to run Reflective Practice Groups. Successful applicants will participate in Reflective Practice, run a group under expert supervision*, and study a range of approaches to Reflective Practice with teams and groups.
*We can offer advice and assistance in finding a suitable opportunity to conduct a Reflective Practice Group.
What will I be able to do when I have completed the course?
On successful completion of the course, you will:
- Understand the complexity of the Reflective Practice task in organisations, and be aware of different modalities for Reflective Practice work
- Be equipped to present a rationale for Reflective Practice to commissioners and sponsors
- Contract effectively to set up a Reflective Practice Group, including clarifying purpose, membership, context, expectations and logistics
- Work with awareness of the conscious, non-conscious and unconscious elements of the contract and the process
- Enable a holding environment for difficult conversations
- Apply a group analytic [multi-perspective] lens to understanding team/ group dynamics
- Have means to evaluate the effectiveness of your Reflective Practice Groups.
How will my progress be assessed?
Through two pieces of written work, one a paper on a theoretical aspect of Reflective Practice, the second a case study drawn from your supervised practice.
Through interim and final supervisor’s reports.
See the full course requirements here
Successful graduates will be able to apply for Associate membership of the IGA, and to use the title IGA Reflective Practitioner
Course dates and times
Foundation Weekend: 23rd, 24th and 25th September 2016
12th November 2016
10th December 2016
21st January 2017
25th March 2017
20th May 2017
8th July 2017
The Qualifying Course will run on 6 Saturdays from 9:45am - 5:30pm, lunch and refreshments will be provided. Click here to see the Saturday course structure or here for the Theory seminar timetable.
Fees (Foundation Weekend fees not included):
Interview fee: £125
Early Bird fee (applied before 1st July 2016, paid by 31st July 2016)
IGA Members: £1,840
IGA Members: £1,890
If you want to pay by instalments (3 payments, before blocks one, three and five) there will be an additional administrative charge of £30
Contacts: Christine Thornton, Convenor
Please download and complete an application form and return it to Sam Evans, email@example.com by Friday 1st July for July interviews. We will offer a late interview date for those who wish to complete the weekend before committing to the whole course, but we do not recommend this as it means you will miss the first face to face meeting with your supervisor.
This two year programme which has now been running since 2012, presents an opportunity for qualified psychotherapists/psychoanalysts to join the Fitzjohns Unit (Unit Head Dr David Bell). This is a specialist unit within the Adult service that provides psychoanalytic psychotherapy for patients with enduring mental health problems- these include patients suffering from borderline states and other personality disorders, manic-depressive disorder, and some selected patients who have suffered from psychosis. Patients are provided with twice weekly individual psychotherapy for two years and this is usually followed by a number of years in group psychotherapy.
Those accepted onto the course will provide psychotherapy for at least one patient (normally twice weekly), and attend weekly Fitzjohns Unit meetings. The work will be supervised by a senior member of the unit and course members will participate in the Fitzjohns weekly clinical workshop led by Mrs Edna O’Shaughnessy. There is also a regular theoretical seminar.
The programme lasts for two years and leads to a Tavistock diploma in Working with Personality Disorder, Severely Ill and Complex patients.
Course fee: £1500 per year
For further information contact:
Dr David Bell firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 020 8938 2415
A psychodynamic/psychoanalytic supervision course with a Jungian orientation in two strands:
Theory and Practice of Supervision: 10 monthly Saturday workshops that include presentations by senior SAP analysts, including contributors and editors of three leading books in the field. There is an optional written paper.
Supervision of Supervision in weekly groups led by senior SAP analysts.