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April 2018

(Blackpool) JSOAP and SAVRY risk assessment training

Organisation: TIOFP
Contact: tiofp@tiofp.com
First date and time: From Wednesday, 25 April 2018 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 25 April 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
Training in the administration of the JSOAP (harmful sexual behaviour for male youth) and SAVRY (structured risk assessment for youth) guides. See www.tiofp.com for more details.

Price: £528
Venue: CCATS, Westbourne House, Poulton Le Flyde
Address: Poulton Le Flyde, Nr Blackpool
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 25 April 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
  2. From Thursday, 26 April 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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(Glasgow) Embodying Presence

Organisation: University of Strathclyde - Counselling Unit
First date and time: From Thursday, 26 April 2018 @ 09:30 to Thursday, 26 April 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
This two day, experiential, person-centred training explores the therapist’s personal and professional relationship with presence, by inviting the participants to step in to the present moment and explore their experience in action.

Price: £200
Venue: John Anderson Campus
Address: University of Strathclyde, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 26 April 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
  2. From Friday, 27 April 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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(Edinburgh) The relevance of attachment in our personal and professional lives

Organisation: Institute of Group Analysis
First date and time: From Friday, 27 April 2018 @ 10:30 to Friday, 27 April 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
Attachment principles can enhance the quality of support to everyone.

Price: £79
Venue: Institute of Group Analysis Scotland
Address: Friends Meeting House, 7 Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1 2JL
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 27 April 2018 @ 10:30 to 16:30
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(London) UKCP Minding the Gap Children's Mental Health

Organisation: UK Council for Psychotherapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
Innovative and applied psychotherapeutic approaches in child/adolescent mental health

Price: £40
Venue: Holborn Bars
Address: London
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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(London) Creative Supervision CPD Weekend with Anna Chesner

Organisation: London Centre for Psychodrama
First date and time: From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
This weekend is an opportunity for qualified supervisors to pay attention to their supervision practice with the opportunity to share innovations, explore challenges, and engage with familiar and new creative action methods in individual and group supervision practice. It constitutes 16 hours of supervision specific CPD (a requirement for UKCP registered supervisors)

Price: £200
Venue: Three Boroughs Day Service, Maudsley Hospital
Address: Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
  2. From Sunday, 29 April 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
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(London) Critical Incident Debriefing

Organisation: Psychotherapy for Healthcare
First date and time: From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
Expertise to facilitate debriefs in organisation or as private service.

Price: £155
Venue: 'Number 42'
Address: 42 Borough High Street London SE1 1XW
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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Psychology of Accomplishment

Organisation: CCPE
First date and time: From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
Some of us attain things that we do not value, and some of us fail to achieve what we do value. In both cases there is a sense of failure. Knowing how to choose suitable goals is as crucial as being able to accomplish them. During this weekend we will cover: Psychology of accomplishment The art of choosing a goal. What stops us from choosing the right goal and why we fail to accomplish the goal. The role of concentration, meditation and dreams in achieving our goal. Planning, motivation, sacrifice and completion. The role of perseverance and how to develop it. You will begin each day with a lecture of 1.5 hours duration introducing the themes of the weekend. For this you will join the main body of students training with CCPE. After a break you will join a small group for the rest of the day. This group will compose of others on the CPD programme and will be facilitated by a staff member of CCPE. These groups will provide a mix of teaching, exploration and experiential work that are intended to provide a holistic experience of the subject. All facilitators will be qualified psychotherapists and case material can also be brought and explored through the lens of the transpersonal.

Price: £210
Venue: CCPE - Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education
Address: Beauchamp Lodge 2 Warwick Crescent London W2 6NE
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
  2. From Sunday, 29 April 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(Mitcham) Creative Imagination - Weekend Workshop

Organisation: Transform Counselling
First date and time: From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
Learn to use the imagination as a creative therapeutic tool.

Price: £60
Website:
Venue: Kellaway House
Address: 326 London Road, Mitcham, CR4 3ND
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
  2. From Sunday, 29 April 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(Exeter) Body-oriented CPD Weekend Group 2018

Organisation: Integra CPD
First date and time: From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
Workshops designed for counsellors and psychotherapists from across the approaches

Price: £200
Venue: Judy Shaw's house
Address: Offwell nr. Honiton Devon EX14 9SR
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
  2. From Sunday, 29 April 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
  3. From Saturday, 23 June 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
  4. From Sunday, 24 June 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
  5. From Saturday, 8 September 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
  6. From Sunday, 9 September 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
  7. From Saturday, 1 December 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
  8. From Sunday, 2 December 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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“And Thereby Hangs A Tale......”: Narrative Identity and Change

Organisation: Brighton Therapy Partnership
First date and time: From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
For information visit: http://www.brightontherapypartnership.org.uk/events/thereby-hangs-tale-narrative-identity-change/

Price: £105
Website:
Venue: St Richards Community Centre
Address: Brighton
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:30
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(London) CBT, Techniques and Problem Solving

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Veronica Gioscia BSc. M.Sc Saturday 28th April 2018 10:00 – 16:00 Drake House, 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED Workshop cost: £120/ 10% discount for Wimbledon Guild counsellors/ Limited Early-bird discount of 15% available until 21st Feb 2018 SPACES LIMITED TO 30 ONLY The Workshop Following last year’s workshop with Veronica “CBT for beginners” this workshop will focus specifically on CBT techniques and problem solving. The aim of the workshop will be to provide an overview of the basic principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are linked together and influence us. Cognition is a key activity in our brain that helps us overcome difficulties, but sometimes traps us in rigid thinking patterns. CBT aims to alleviate emotional distress by helping patients to identify and modify distorted patterns of thinking. CBT therapists teach clients to do things differently and help them to change cognitions and affect via planned experiential activities and homework. Client and therapist are encouraged to view the client’s belief as hypothesis to be evaluated in terms of their consistency with available data and to test these hypothesis, investigating their validity through practical exercises. This practical workshop will teach therapists how to help the client to identify circular thoughts and recognise maladaptive and safety behaviours, how to structure the therapeutic session with specific goals and how to agree on appropriate homework and how to explain the importance of trying these techniques in vivo. The focus will be on specific tools such as exposure for anxiety disorders, behavioural activation for depression and behavioural experiments. Behavioural experiments have been defined as the evolution and revolution of CBT, they give clients virtually irrefutable evidence to discredit maladaptive thoughts and beliefs. New cognitions derived from experiments are more likely to be believed and accepted (I experience it, therefore it must be true). The key objective is to teach practical techniques that transform emotional states and facilitate problem solving. The Trainer Veronica Gioscia is a Counselling Psychologist in private practice working with adults and the main private health insurance companies since 2012. She is currently part of the IPTT Lambeth (Integrated Psychological Therapy Team) MBT (Mentalization Based Theory) team at the Maudsley NHS foundation trust working with borderline personality disorder patients. She is a supervisor at the Wimbledon Guild. Veronica started her career as a Criminal Lawyer in Italy working daily with people with extremely stressful psychological conditions. In 1998 Veronica moved in the UK and obtained a degree in Psychology and a post MSc in Counselling Psychology. From 2009 to 2011 she received specialist training from the Institute of Psychiatry and the Maudsley NHS foundation trust in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). In 2012 she obtained a Psychodynamic Psychotherapy MA from the University of Essex Tavistock and Portman NHS trust. She has worked for the NHS in various capacities. From 2005 to 2008 she was a member of Lambeth Primary Care Team working in various GP surgeries. From 2008 to 2011 she was a member of the first Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service Team in the South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. From 2009 to 2011 she also worked in the Health Psychology Service at St Thomas’ Hospital in the outpatient department dealing with chronic health conditions. Veronica is a Practicing Psychologist with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) and Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society. register:http://wgtraining.org.uk/1-day-workshops/cat-techniques-and-problem-solving

Price: £120
Website:
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Stroud) Oedipus is Alive and Well and Living in Gloucestershire presented by Michael Jacobs

Organisation: Gloucestershire Counselling Service
First date and time: From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
Freud's Oedipus Complex is one of four cornerstones of psychoanalytic theory. But is Freud's interpretation of the original Sophocles play the only one? Is the complex really a universal phenomenon or was it his own problem? The day, based on Michael's book Illusion (2000) starts with the background to the play itself that includes a film-viewing, followed by a discussion drawing out different possibilities exploring how Freud's initial theory has changed over the years. In asking whether the complex has not outlived its usefulness, Michael examines the continuing relevance of the oedipal triangle in our work, inviting participants to see how important the symbol of the triangle is for their understanding of personal and couple dynamics. Michael Jacobs is a psychodynamic and integrative psychotherapist and visiting Professor at Bournemouth University and the University of Leeds. His seminal books are key texts on many training programmes and include; The Presenting Past (2012, 4th edition, Open University Press) and Psychodynamic Counselling In Action (2017, 5th edition Sage). January 2018 sees the launch of his professional autobiography, Fifty Years of Counselling: My Presenting Past (Open University Press). Fees: Trainee: £60 GCS Staff: £70 external Qualified Therapist: £110 Group Rate: £90 per delegate

Price: £110
Venue: Alma House
Address: 52-53 High St, Stroud, GL5 1AP
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:30
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(London) Exploring the meaning and management of 'open and polyamorous relationships'

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 13:00

Description:
Given the emphasis in training on straight and monogamous couple relationships as primary focus through which theory is applied, this half-day workshop will examine developments in thinking about open and polyamorous relationships. Do these relationships really work and, if not, what are the issues that bring these individuals and couples to therapy? Case examples will help bring the issues to life and pointers for practice will also form part of the learning. By attending this workshop you will: - Learn more about open and poly relationships - Be able to consider adjustments to theory and practice which take account of difference The aims of this workshop are: - To consider developments in thinking and practice relating to open and poly relationships. - To become more responsive to clients in open and poly relationships who seek our help.

Price: £70
Website:
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London, SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 10:00 to 13:00
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(London) The Secrets of Effective Groupwork: 2 Day Workshop

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
- Are you new to working with groups? - Would you like to improve your skills when working with groups? - Are you thinking about further training in working with groups? This workshop will help participants to gain a sense of what happens within a group and the role as group conductor. Attending the workshop will help to identify and manage all the conflicting dynamics that can happen within a group. This workshop takes place over two consecutive Saturdays. Groups should be easy and straightforward, after all we grew up in one; spend nearly all our time in groups and rarely find ourselves alone. But they are demanding, frustrating, challenging and often full of conflict. Many organisations ask counsellors and therapists to run groups even though they do not specific training in working with groups. This can be a challenging, but rewarding experience. However, sometimes it can feel overwhelming. During this intensive, two day workshop, you will begin to make sense of what is happening in the group and your role. This workshop will help you make sense of groups and inspire you to train and develop your groupwork skills. This is an intense, challenging, stimulating and exciting two day workshop. Previous participants have been inspired and surprised by the intimacy generated in a group over such a short period of time. Participants will be introduced to working with therapeutic groups from a process oriented perspective. The day will revolve around discussion, theoretical input, video triggers, and small experiential groups designed so that participants can better understand what it is like to be in a group and observe process in the ‘here and now’. Topics covered will include the function of therapeutic groups, role of the conductor, whole group process, the ‘here and now’, dealing with difficult group members. One of the goals of this introduction is to provide direct experience for every participant of the difference in the approaches between the mean theoreticians. This will be achieved through an experiential group component. Participants will be involved in groups reflecting both approaches, with opportunity afterwards to discuss their impression of the approaches and methods.

Price: £300
Website:
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London, SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) Training Open Day

Organisation: Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 14:00 to Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
Open day for potential applicants for the one year Foundation course or three year Clinical training at AGIP. This is a chance to meet members of the Training Committee, to find out about the courses, and to have your questions answered. Although free, it is important to a book a place by contacting the training administrator at AGIP.

Price: £0
Venue: AGIP
Address: 1 Fairbridge Road (Archway) London N19 3EW
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 14:00 to 17:00
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(London) Reflective Practice: Train to Become a Facilitator

Organisation: Psychotherapy for Healthcare
First date and time: From Sunday, 29 April 2018 @ 09:30 to Sunday, 29 April 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
Expertise to facilitate groups in organisation or as private service.

Price: £155
Venue: 'Number 42'
Address: 42 Borough High Street London SE1 1XW
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Sunday, 29 April 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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(London) Are You Saying You Want to Die?

Organisation: Best for Training
First date and time: From Monday, 30 April 2018 @ 10:00 to Monday, 30 April 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A question no one wants to ask. Find out how.

Price: £150
Venue: Discover
Address: 383-387 High Street Stratford London E15 4QZ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 30 April 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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May 2018

(London) Working with your clients' religious beliefs – an essential course for anyone in the caring profe

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 1 May 2018 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 1 May 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A NEW course with: Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson... This course on working sensitively with religion in therapy, with Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson (a leading theological and social cohesion expert who sat on the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life and holds the Human Givens Diploma), will give you a wealth of useful knowledge around religion and counselling. It will increase your understanding, help maximise your effectiveness and give you plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss cases with an extremely knowledgeable tutor.

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House - London
Address: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 1 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Wednesday, 10 October 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) Anxiety and Learning: How to Boost Students' Abilities

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 2 May 2018 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 2 May 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Anxiety massively inhibits academic learning and performance – for some this may present as general anxiety and low motivation. Others experience anxiety in relation to specific tasks, such as taking exams, giving presentations or writing (often developing writer’s block). By pushing more and more of our young people towards anxiety, depression or self-harming – in some cases even suicide – we are undermining the fabric of our country's future. This is not currently well understood. However, research has continually demonstrated that it is possible to eliminate these types of anxiety, quickly and effectively – if the right approach is taken. This wide ranging training day leads the way. As well as examining the various causes of anxiety in young people today, it looks at the crucial links between our emotions and learning and provides you with a range of simple, clear and practical strategies (that Gareth uses with great success in his own work at the University of Derby) to: lower students’ anxiety generally, boost motivation, help students overcome exam anxiety and be able to present well in public, and conquer writer’s block and more...

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House - London
Address: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 2 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Friday, 2 November 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) Anxiety and Learning: How to Boost Students' Abilities

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 2 May 2018 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 2 May 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Anxiety massively inhibits academic learning and performance – for some this may present as general anxiety and low motivation. Others experience anxiety in relation to specific tasks, such as taking exams, giving presentations or writing (often developing writer’s block). By pushing more and more of our young people towards anxiety, depression or self-harming – in some cases even suicide – we are undermining the fabric of our country's future. This is not currently well understood. However, research has continually demonstrated that it is possible to eliminate these types of anxiety, quickly and effectively – if the right approach is taken. This wide ranging training day leads the way. As well as examining the various causes of anxiety in young people today, it looks at the crucial links between our emotions and learning and provides you with a range of simple, clear and practical strategies (that Gareth uses with great success in his own work at the University of Derby) to: lower students’ anxiety generally, boost motivation, help students overcome exam anxiety and be able to present well in public, and conquer writer’s block and more...

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House - London
Address: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 2 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) How to work effectively with troubled and troublesome teenagers

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Thursday, 3 May 2018 @ 09:30 to Thursday, 3 May 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Tutor Richard Brook brings a practical and humorous approach to the bewildering array of models currently directed at front-line workers. The programme is varied and intensive, yet lively with a strong focus on gaining skills. It clarifies what healthy teenage development looks like, why things can go wrong and the best ways to help young people overcome obstacles and begin to create lives for themselves that work well. Richard also shows how, by working with the 'givens' of human nature, and ensuring that sound knowledge of how people really function is applied intelligently to teenagers, you can speed up progress and bring them real benefits. At the end of the day you will find yourself more empowered to respond effectively to each individual’s needs, temperament and learning style, whilst avoiding the emotional pitfalls of working in stressful situations.

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House - London
Address: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 3 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Dublin) The Mind-Body Connection: Exploring the relationships between emotions, exercise and eating

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Thursday, 3 May 2018 @ 09:30 to Thursday, 3 May 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A one-day course with tutor: Dr Andrew Morrice... Dr Andrew Morrice's fascinating day explores the many reasons for this (for instance, much of our collective thinking and advice about health is contradictory and distorted by vested interests and preconception) – and what can be done about them. Human givens therapy is a truly bio-psycho-social model of emotional and mental wellbeing, which draws much of its strength from brain-science, but there is more – there are also physical benefits to be had from good therapy and education. The day looks at these too and at how 'physical' factors can help create emotional and mental challenges. By demonstrating how thoroughly interconnected the mind and body are in the way they react to the world around us, and giving you new information and ways to incorporate this latest mind-body knowlege into your practice, he sifts the sense from the nonsense, making it easier to think clearly about our own health as well as that of our patients. And when we can think more clearly about health this creates more opportunities to help people thrive in the modern world...

Price: £175
Venue: Royal Marine Hotel - Dublin
Address: Marine Rd, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland
Country: Ireland
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 3 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Glasgow) Emotion-Focused Therapy for Generalised Anxiety

Organisation: University of Strathclyde - Counselling Unit
First date and time: From Thursday, 3 May 2018 @ 09:30 to Thursday, 3 May 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
This workshop is aimed at practitioners who both do not or do have prior knowledge of EFT. The workshop will present an approach to treating generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) which attempts to uncover the deeper, underlying emotional experiences that clients are afraid of. The workshop will illustrate how these painful experiences can be transformed into a form of emotional resilience by generating experiences of self-compassion and healthy, boundary setting, protective anger. The workshop will give an overview of GAD and EFT theory and practice in particular when working with generalised anxiety. It will cover topics such as case conceptualisation; the role of the therapeutic relationship in EFT for GAD; working with emotional avoidance and emotional dysregulation; key EFT tasks and interventions (such as Two Chair Dialogues for working with worry processes); and transforming the underlying feared core emotional pain in therapy through the activation of adaptive emotional processes. The workshop will consist of lectures supported by case examples and video demonstrations as well as experiential exercises.

Price: £200
Venue: John Anderson Campus
Address: University of Strathclyde, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 3 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
  2. From Friday, 4 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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Improving Services & Outcomes for People who Self Harm

Organisation: Healthcare Conferences UK
First date and time: From Friday, 4 May 2018 @ 09:30 to Friday, 4 May 2018 @ 17:30

Description:
This CPD certified national conference focuses on improving services and outcomes for people who self harm. Don’t miss this important networking opportunity to learn from colleagues, experts and best practice case studies to develop your skills and improve competence in mental health services for people who self harm, whilst reflecting on your own practice and gaining CPD accreditation points for your professional development and revalidation evidence. Follow the conference on Twitter #selfharm2018 A 20% discount is available by quoting ref: HCUK20psychexc when booking.(*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Full T&Cs available upon request.)

Price: £365
Venue: De Vere West One
Address: London
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 4 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:30
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(London) Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy: WPF Therapy Taster Day - May 5 2018

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 5 May 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 5 May 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
The course will be taught using a variety of techniques including discussion in small and large groups and paired exercises. The day will be broken down into 4 segments although there may be some changes depending on the group. Session 1. The Mystery of Psychotherapy We will look at the differences between psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy and counselling. What are the different models of counselling and psychotherapy and where does psychodynamic psychotherapy sit on that spectrum? We will also explore what we need to think about if we want to train. Session 2 Psychodynamic Concepts- Is this perspective for you? A basic introduction to psychodynamic concepts. Is the psychodynamic the model for us, or are other options better suited to our personalities? Session 3- Our emotional world We will begin to explore ideas of emotional intelligence and our reflective capacity. What qualities does a counsellor or therapist need and is this really what I want to do? Session 4- Communication and therapy today Where does therapy and counselling belong in today’s world? What jobs are there at the end of the training? What will I learn at WPF Therapy and is it the right place for me to begin this journey?

Price: £60
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London, SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 5 May 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Sheffield) The Biology of Play Therapy

Organisation: The Apple Tree Centre
First date and time: From Saturday, 5 May 2018 @ 10:30 to Saturday, 5 May 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
An overview of key principles emerging from recent neuroscientific research.

Price: £100
Venue: Showroom 5
Address: 15 Paternoster Row Sheffield S1 2BX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 5 May 2018 @ 10:30 to 16:30
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(Edinburgh) Brief Therapy for Stopping Addictions - A Practical Skills-Based Day

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 9 May 2018 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 9 May 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A one-day course with tutor: Ezra Hewing... As the number of people affected by addiction continues to rise, its treatment is undergoing a revolution. New ideas and techniques from various schools of brief, solution-focused therapy are showing that it is possible to help most addicts transform their lives in a small number of sessions. At this practical training day – which complements the online course Tackling addiction: Understanding how to stop all types of addictive behaviour – you will learn and practise the powerful skills derived from the human givens approach (which organically integrates the best brief therapy techniques) that are helping people overcome a wide range of addictions, including: alcoholism, heroin, smoking, gambling, sex and eating disorders. These skills are essential if you wish to improve your effectiveness when working with any addiction.

Price: £192
Venue: Salisbury Green Hotel - Edinburgh
Address: Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AY
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 9 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Edinburgh) Workplace Stress: The real causes and what you can do about them

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Thursday, 10 May 2018 @ 09:30 to Thursday, 10 May 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A one-day training course with tutors: Julia Welstead or Jennifer Broadley... This course looks at the root causes of stress and at the difference between being healthily stretched and unhealthily stressed. It explores the human givens perspective on why stress levels can become chronic and dangerous and cause a whole range of symptoms such as exhaustion, back pain, headaches, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, anger disorders, heart disease and alcohol or drug dependency. Any of these symptoms will undermine motivation, ensure poor performance, lower productivity, sour colleague relationships and increase absenteeism and staff turnover. For most of us, work takes up a significant proportion of our life. Nobody sets out to deliberately raise their stress levels at work or anywhere else, and yet for many of us chronic stress caused by our working life can get in the way of our enjoyment, performance and overall sense of achievement. Jennifer Broadley outlines what is needed to tackle these problems: how to stay calm and build emotional resilience whilst developing a working environment that enhances wellbeing as well as profitable performance. She shows how a ‘pulling together’ effect takes hold when all levels of the company can see the broader context of their work and appreciate others’ perspectives. As a result, efficiency improves, sick leave and staff turnover are reduced and overall productivity and profit are optimised: a win-win situation.

Price: £192
Venue: Salisbury Green Hotel - Edinburgh
Address: Salisbury Green Hotel Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AY
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 10 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) Single Session Integrated CBT

Organisation: Grayrock Ltd
First date and time: From Thursday, 10 May 2018 @ 09:30 to Thursday, 10 May 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
This workshop illustrates how single-sessions with clients achieve positive results.

Price: £144
Venue: British Psychological Society
Address: Tabernacle St. London EC2A 4UE
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 10 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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(London) Private View:Still Waters

Organisation: Institute of Group Analysis
First date and time: From Friday, 11 May 2018 @ 17:30 to Friday, 11 May 2018 @ 21:00

Description:
The opening of our spring art exhibition of 2018.

Price: £15
Venue: Institute of Group Analysis
Address: 1 Daleham Gardens London NW3 5BY
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 11 May 2018 @ 17:30 to 21:00
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(London) Psychodrama Experiential Weekend with Anna Chesner

Organisation: London Centre for Psychodrama
First date and time: From Friday, 11 May 2018 @ 19:00 to Friday, 11 May 2018 @ 21:30

Description:
Psychodrama Experiential Workshop with Anna Chesner, UKCP reg psychotherapist, BPA reg Practitioner and Senior Trainer. These run four times a year and are open to those people seeking an experience of psychodrama and wishing to engage in some personal work. Anna’s approach draws on psychodynamic, existentialist and systemic traditions as well as her experiences as a psychotherapist, dramatherapist and playback theatre practitioner. The weekends are designed to give an opportunity for personal exploration and development in a safe environment, as well as an understanding and experience of the method. Psychodrama is a deep psychological method of psychotherapy using role, symbolisation and enactment. Please discuss with Anna if you are not currently in personal therapy. A weekend counts as 16 psychodrama/ CPD hours.

Price: £215
Venue: Three Boroughs Day Service, Maudsley Hospital
Address: Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 11 May 2018 @ 19:00 to 21:30
  2. From Saturday, 12 May 2018 @ 10:00 to 18:00
  3. From Sunday, 13 May 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(Warwickshire) 2018 Conference: 'Living with uncertainty'

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Saturday, 12 May 2018 @ 09:00 to Saturday, 12 May 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
Over millions of years brains evolved to reduce uncertainty. We learn in order to make us resilient and thus have a survival advantage. We study the past to try and read patterns of possibility in situations around us in the present. We observe, reflect and try to peer into the future in order to predict threats, or deduce how people might react to us, see round the next bend, so to speak. In other words it is uncertainty that impelled us to develop and unfold our powers. That is the positive side of living with uncertainty. From the point of view of mental health, accepting uncertainty and living well with it is essential but many are unable to do this, which is a contributing factor to anxiety disorders, depression and breakdowns. In an ever more rapidly changing world, with 24-7 global news coverage, the unexpected event is always with us creating a miasma of low-level anxiety in the population ensuring a continued rise in mental illness. And modern media ramp it all up using fear to focus attention on the latest health scares, cyber-hacking, financial uncertainty, terrorism, and so on. Absurd levels of bureaucracy and media manipulation also constantly undermine our need for security and control interfering with our ability to discriminate between true and false, useful and harmful, honest and dishonest, safe and unsafe. You are invited to join us in Royal Leamington Spa to consider these issues and draw inspiration from what promises to be another richly rewarding and enjoyable HGI event. Take advantage of our Early Bird Discount and SAVE £25 on the normal conference package price when you book by 14th February 2018 – but hurry – places are limited and the demand is high this year already.

Price: £349
Venue: Woodland Grange
Address: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 12 May 2018 @ 09:00 to 17:00
  2. From Sunday, 13 May 2018 @ 09:00 to 17:00
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(London) Metaphors from the Edge of Chaos

Organisation: Psychosynthesis Trust
First date and time: From Saturday, 12 May 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 12 May 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
An imaginative integration of psychotherapy with chaos-theory and fractal-geometry

Price: £210
Venue: Psychosynthesis Trust, London
Address: 92-94 Tooley Street, London Bridge, London SE1 2TH
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 12 May 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
  2. From Sunday, 13 May 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(WPF) Out of this world: Suicide examined

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 12 May 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 12 May 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
- Would you like to increase your understanding and challenge concepts of mental illness and suicidality? - Do you want to address the fear we all have about suicide and its power to render us impotent? - Are you interested in becoming more confident in your effectiveness in working with the suicidal? It is hoped that by attending the workshop this will empower you to intervene, support and work with, or simply stand alongside, those who are suicidal. In this workshop we will explore: - What is suicide? - Theories and ways of understanding of suicide - Commonalities of suicide and myths about suicide - The suicidal fantasy - Examining the unconscious fantasy of the suicidal act - Signs and Clues - Getting a sense of the suicidal mind - Exploring the consequences - When suicide happens

Price: £120
Website:
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London, SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 12 May 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Stroud) Counselling, Psychotherapy, Ethics and The Law presented by Peter Jenkins

Organisation: Gloucestershire Counselling Service
First date and time: From Saturday, 12 May 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 12 May 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
This is a highly participative workshop, designed for students, trainees, qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, tutors and lecturers, supervisors and managers. Participants will gain a better understanding of the impact of law and ethics on professional practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist. It will cover the new BACP ethical Framework (2016), and key legal concepts relating to professional negligence, confidentiality and the public interest. Peter Jenkins is an experienced counsellor trainer and author of several books on the law, including Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law (Sage, 2007). He has extensive experience of running training workshops on legal aspects of therapy. He has been a member of both the BACP Professional Conduct Committee and the UKCP Ethics Committee. Fees: Trainee: £60 GCS Staff: £80 External Qualified Therapist: £110 Group Rate: £90 per delegate

Price: £110
Venue: Alma House
Address: 52-53 High St, Stroud, GL5 1AP
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 12 May 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) Ancient Greek Philosophy as Therapy

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 12 May 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 12 May 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
- Are you interested in how Greek philosophy (particularly Stoicism) have informed everything from CBT to positive psychotherapy? - Do you want to learn about what and how psychotherapy has inherited from Ancient Greek philosophy? -Would you like to understand the wider world within which psychotherapy can sit? By the end of this workshop you will have a good sense of the different ancient philosophy schools – the Platonists, Peripatetics, Stoics, Epicureans, Sceptics and Cynics. New ideas about the nature of happiness, friendship, flourishing, soul, death and meaning will have been introduced and explored. The day will also enable you to learn more about the history of ideas and how psychotherapy relates to the evolution of consciousness in the West. Above all, by the end of the day you will have enjoyed a space in which to think about the broader meaning of psychotherapy in life.

Price: £120
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London, SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 12 May 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Stockport) An Introduction to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy - A Two-Day Course

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Monday, 14 May 2018 @ 09:30 to Monday, 14 May 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Heard about ACT, want to learn more? Get in touch!

Price: £200
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street Cheadle Stockport SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 14 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Monday, 21 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Merseyside) Promoting Domestic Violence Awareness Among Victims / Survivors

Organisation: Voice for Change Domestic Violence Support
First date and time: From Monday, 14 May 2018 @ 10:00 to Monday, 14 May 2018 @ 15:00

Description:
To have tools to work effectively with domestic abuse survivors.

Price: £50
Venue: Voice for Change Domestic Violence Support
Address: Voice for Change, The Old Museum, Church Road, Waterloo, Merseyside, L22 5NB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 14 May 2018 @ 10:00 to 15:00
  2. From Monday, 11 June 2018 @ 10:00 to 15:00
  3. From Monday, 16 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 15:00
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(London) How to Control Chronic Anxiety - the practical skills you need

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 15 May 2018 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 15 May 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A NEW one-day course with tutor: Denise Winn... This highly practical course focuses on the key information and practical skills you need to be able to lower anxiety levels and you will have many opportunities to practise the new skills and techniques yourself. It concentrates on generalised anxiety (including generalised anxiety disorder – GAD), social anxiety and panic attacks. 10% OFF when you book How to Control Chronic Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - understanding OCD and how best to treat it courses together - Call 01323 811690 for more information.

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House - London
Address: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 15 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Tuesday, 2 October 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - understanding OCD and how best to treat it

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 16 May 2018 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 16 May 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A NEW one-day course with tutor: Miriam Chachamu... This workshop offers an in-depth look at OCD in all its guises and focuses on practical and effective methods of treatment – OCD recovery is possible in most cases. The day is interactive and includes demonstration videos of therapy sessions, short video clips, in-depth discussions and case studies. 10% OFF when you book Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - understanding OCD and how best to treat it and How to Control Chronic Anxiety courses together - Call 01323 811690 for more information.

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House - London
Address: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 16 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Wednesday, 3 October 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Stockport) Free Open Meetings for Counsellors & Therapists - What is Imago Therapy?

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Wednesday, 16 May 2018 @ 19:00 to Wednesday, 16 May 2018 @ 21:00

Description:
Free, monthly gatherings for professionals. Short presentation on different topics.

Price: £0
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street Cheadle Stockport SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 16 May 2018 @ 19:00 to 21:00
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(Stockport) Free Open Meetings for Counsellors & Therapists - What is Imago Relationship Therapy?

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Wednesday, 16 May 2018 @ 19:00 to Wednesday, 16 May 2018 @ 21:00

Description:
Free monthly gatherings for professionals. Short presentation on different topics.

Price: £0
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street Cheadle Stockport SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 16 May 2018 @ 19:00 to 21:00
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(London) CCPE Open Evening

Organisation: CCPE
First date and time: From Friday, 18 May 2018 @ 19:00 to Friday, 18 May 2018 @ 21:00

Description:
Two of our management committee members will be present to answer any questions you may have about our courses on offer. There is no need to book a place for this evening. The open evenings start at 7pm

Price: £0
Venue: CCPE - Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education
Address: Beauchamp Lodge 2 Warwick Crescent London W2 6NE
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 18 May 2018 @ 19:00 to 21:00
  2. From Friday, 22 June 2018 @ 19:00 to 21:00
  3. From Friday, 21 September 2018 @ 19:00 to 21:00
  4. From Friday, 19 October 2018 @ 19:00 to 21:00
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(Sutton-in-Ashfield) Certificate in Group Facilitation - therapeutic and non-therapeutic

Organisation: Spirit Project
First date and time: From Saturday, 19 May 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 19 May 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
Once a month weekend training - NCS Quality Checked

Price: £630
Venue: Spirit Project
Address: The Willows Chesterfield Road Huthwaite Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 2QJ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 19 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
  2. From Saturday, 9 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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(London) Cybertrauma: From Cyberbullying to Data Protection. What Therapists & Professionals need to know - with Catherine Knibbs

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 19 May 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 19 May 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Do you work with children or support clients who will continue working with you into adulthood? Do you work with clients who are parents? If so this workshop is very important to your practise as technology is not going away. Given the fast pace of technology the issues that will appear in your therapy room are likely to increase over the next few years. As a counsellor working with all age groups, do you understand safeguarding issues when it comes to technology and social media? How does your online presence have an influence on what happens in your therapy room? Do you own a smartphone or computer and why is this important? Do you store any details about your clients on your phone and why would you need to know best practise around this? If you are in private practise are you aware of issues regarding technology and location services? What would you do if a client talked about your social media profile? All of these questions are now highly relevant for therapists and necessary for us to understand. In particular practitioners need to have a working knowledge of cyber related trauma and how this impacts on young clients. Cyber-trauma is a theoretical integration of child psychotherapy, psychobiology and neuroscience that takes account of the myriad of interactions with cyberspace and the traumas that can result with and from this medium. Register at: http://wgtraining.org.uk/1-day-workshops/cybertrauma-from-cyberbullying-to-data-protection-what-therapists-and-professionals-need-to-know

Price: £120
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 19 May 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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Implementing the NICE Quality Standard for Eating Disorders

Organisation: Healthcare Conferences UK
First date and time: From Monday, 21 May 2018 @ 09:30 to Monday, 21 May 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
Chaired by Tom Quinn Director of External Affairs Beat, this one day CPD certified conference will give you the opportunity to hear practical advice and tips on implementing changes to your service to ensure compliance with the new NICE Draft Quality Standard for Eating Disorders released in November 2017, due to be published in April 2018. Your speakers on the day will provide you with insight on a range of subject areas which have been highlighted as key points within the NICE Draft Quality Standard for Eating Disorders, such as: pathways for Eating Disorders, effective assessment & diagnosis to provide the best first line treatment & management of Eating Disorders, service user experience, monitoring outcomes for comorbidities, family therapy services, involving carers effectively, effective commissioning. Follow the conference on Twitter #EatingDisorders2018 A 20% discount is available by quoting ref: HCUK20psychexc when booking.(*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Full T&Cs available upon request.)

Price: £365
Venue: De Vere West One
Address: London
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 21 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
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(London) How to Lift Depression - The Practical Skills You Need

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 23 May 2018 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 23 May 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Depression is now so common that all health professionals need to know how to lift it – especially as it can lead to suicide. This workshop has saved lives. Until recently, depression was little understood, but now you can absorb the easy-to-learn psychological techniques that lift it quickly ... even in the severest cases. Antidepressants (though dangerous) can play a role in reducing symptoms, but research shows that appropriate counselling is the most effective way to lift even the most severe depression, and has a much lower rate of relapse. What you will gain from the day: Greater confidence in lifting depression and preventing suicides New insight into why depressed people wake up tired and unmotivated, and what to do about it Demonstrations of the skills that quickly break the cycle of depression, move people on — and prevent relapse A profound understanding of why these work and are a big improvement on drug therapy (research shows that appropriate counselling is the most effective way to lift even the most severe depression, and has a much lower rate of relapse) Practice sessions in using the skills and techniques yourself A range of useful tips and strategies Techniques for tackling rigid thinking and negative expectancy, and the pessimistic rumination that causes depression Course notes and much more

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House - London
Address: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 23 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Wednesday, 21 November 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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Psychological Therapies for Severe Mental Illness: Recovery through Early Interventions

Organisation: Healthcare Conferences UK
First date and time: From Friday, 25 May 2018 @ 09:30 to Friday, 25 May 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
By attending this one day conference you will hear from expert speakers on how you can improve Psychological Therapies for Severe Mental Illness in your service and ensure you are meeting referral wait times standards. Through national update sessions, presentations from people with lived experience, practical case studies and expert sessions the conference will update delegates on best practice and evidence with regard to the management of Serious Mental Illness. Your speakers on the day will be providing you with insight on a range of subject areas for improved early interventions for patients with Serious Mental Illness, such as: current best practice, collaborative working and social factors, measuring the effectiveness of psychological therapies for Serious Mental Illness, supporting the families of people suffering with psychosis for better recovery, and looking at the quality of life for patients suffering with psychosis and schizophrenia. Follow the conference on Twitter #IAPTSMI A 20% discount is available by quoting ref: HCUK20psychexc when booking.(*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Full T&Cs available upon request.)

Price: £365
Venue: De Vere West One
Address: London
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 25 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
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(London) Shame and Self-Loathing in the Treatment of Trauma

Organisation: Psychotherapy Excellence
First date and time: From Saturday, 26 May 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 26 May 2018 @ 17:30

Description:
Does shame prevent your traumatized clients’ recovery and hamper their ability to find relief and perspective despite effective treatment? Do your clients' feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy interfere with taking in positive experiences, leaving them to feel hopeless? Trauma therapists regularly confront the impact of shame on their clients’ ability to find relief and perspective even with good treatment. Feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy interfere with taking in positive experiences, leaving only hopelessness. Increased ability for self-assertion gets undermined by belief systems about worth or deserving. Progress in the treatment, increasing relief from symptoms, even greater success in life tend to evoke shame and self-judgment rather than pride. Despite the therapist's best efforts, unshakeable feelings of shame and self-hatred often undermine the treatment. This workshop will introduce participants to understanding shame from a neurobiological perspective—as a survival strategy driving somatic responses of automatic obedience and total submission—enforced by the client’s punitive introspection. Using lecture, videotape, and experiential exercises drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-oriented talking therapy, participants will learn to help clients relate to their symptoms with mindful awareness and curiosity rather than automatic acceptance. When traditional psychodyanamic, cognitive-behavioural, and EMDR techniques are integrated with Sensorimotor interventions emphasizing posture, movement, and gesture, issues of shame can become an avenue to transformation rather than a source of stuckness.

Price: £199.99
Venue: The Hallam Conference Centre
Address: 44 Hallam St, Marylebone, London , London W1W 6JJ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 26 May 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:30
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(London) Social Media, Therapy, and You: what you need to know

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Thursday, 31 May 2018 @ 19:15 to Thursday, 31 May 2018 @ 20:30

Description:
- Would you like to think about the application of psychodynamic theory to social media use? - Do you want to think about how you use social media (if you do) and your client’s use? - Would you like to learn about addressing social media as a psychological phenomenon? Are you a user of social media? Or, is this something that you do not see are relevant to your work as a psychotherapist? How are your clients using social media? How will you work with clients in the future who have grown up in a social media world? Do you have ideas about how the psychotherapy you have trained in may or may not be relevant in the future to a different client group. Are you ready to work in a social media savvy world? The lecture will consist of a presentation, followed by a discussion.

Price: £40
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London, SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 31 May 2018 @ 19:15 to 20:30
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June 2018

WPF Therapy Open Evening

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Friday, 1 June 2018 @ 18:30 to Friday, 1 June 2018 @ 20:30

Description:
This free open evening, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, is for those who want to know more about counselling and psychotherapy and possible training options with WPF Therapy. - Are you interested in finding out about the counselling and psychotherapy training available at WPF Therapy? - Have you been thinking about, or are looking for, a reputable foundation level course that will fit in with your life, challenge you and move your ambitions forward? - Are you looking for an introductory level course that can lead to a BACP, BPC and UKCP recognised qualification? - Have you completed a foundation level course and are now looking for an accredited training (BACP) that will equip you with a professional qualification as a psychodynamic psychotherapist (BPC and UKCP)? Then start, and maybe end, your search with us.

Price: £0
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 1 June 2018 @ 18:30 to 20:30
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(Stockport) 'Getting the Love You Want' - Couples Educational Weekend Workshop

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Saturday, 2 June 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 2 June 2018 @ 17:30

Description:
Imago workshop available to all couples

Price: £550
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street Cheadle Stockport SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 2 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:30
  2. From Sunday, 3 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:30
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(London) New Readings in Group Analysis

Organisation: Institute of Group Analysis
First date and time: From Saturday, 2 June 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 2 June 2018 @ 17:30

Description:
The annual New Readings in Group Analysis conference

Price: £69
Venue: Institute of Group Analysis
Address: 1 Daleham Gardens London NW3 5BY
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 2 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:30
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(Stockport) 'Getting the Love You Want' - Couples Educational Weekend Workshop

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Saturday, 2 June 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 2 June 2018 @ 17:30

Description:
Imago workshop available to all couples

Price: £550
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street Cheadle Stockport SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 2 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:30
  2. From Sunday, 3 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:30
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(London) How much can therapy help clients who want to make 'better' relationship choices with Anne Power

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 2 June 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 2 June 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
This presentation draws on both psychodynamic and attachment theory. Learning will be based on participation; we will do exercises in pairs and small groups to reflect on our client work. The day will include a Powerpoint presentation with discussion. Many clients come for help because they are struggling to make a lasting relationship. Often they are beginning to recognise that they are repeating a painful pattern from their early family life. We will look at: The dynamics at play when two people fall in love and then How these compare with the elements which are likely to sustain a long term relationship. What is the difference between a burning romantic passion and a lasting attachment bond?’ How do we help clients discern whether a new relationship is really any different from previous ones?’ Can we support sufficient change in our client’s internal world so that they will find themselves drawn to a more supportive and loving partner?’ We will also consider: Clients who move fast through relationships and don’t settle (they may be so avoidant that they leave, or so preoccupied that people abandon them). Clients who haven’t had an adult sexual relationship and who may or may not consciously seek one. This workshop will be helpful for Individual therapists whose clients bring relationship issues & couples therapists

Price: £120
Website:
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 2 June 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Stroud) Attachment Theory & The Internal Working Models of Children presented by Niki Reeves

Organisation: Gloucestershire Counselling Service
First date and time: From Saturday, 2 June 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 2 June 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A theory-based workshop looking at attachment theory with children in detail, including film clips to understand Mary Ainswoth's 'Strange Situation Test' that brought the theory to life. There will be explanation of the theory of 'Internal Working Models' that forms the structures for all our expectations of the behaviour of ourselves and others. Fees: Trainee: £120 GCS Staff: £150 External qualified Therapist: £220 Group Rate: £180 per delegate

Price: £220
Venue: Alma House
Address: 52-53 High St, Stroud, GL5 1AP
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 2 June 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
  2. From Saturday, 23 June 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Stockport) An Introduction to Imago Relationship Therapy

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Monday, 4 June 2018 @ 09:00 to Monday, 4 June 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
A two-day introductory course for therapists

Price: £250
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street Cheadle Stockport SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 4 June 2018 @ 09:00 to 17:00
  2. From Monday, 11 June 2018 @ 09:00 to 17:00
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(Stockport) An Introduction to Imago Relationship Therapy

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Monday, 4 June 2018 @ 09:00 to Monday, 4 June 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
An official introductory course to Imago Relationship Therapy

Price: £250
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street Cheadle Stockport SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 4 June 2018 @ 09:00 to 17:00
  2. From Monday, 11 June 2018 @ 09:00 to 17:00
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(Bristol) The Therapeutic Power of Language – a practical brief therapy 2-day masterclass

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 5 June 2018 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 5 June 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A two-day course with tutor: Véronique Chown or Denise Winn. This invigorating course will arm you with a powerful toolkit of precisely-targeted therapeutic skills and strategies for successfully helping people resolve emotional turmoil, mood disorders and psychological trauma, as quickly as possible. Despite more and more effort and resources being put into helping people in distress, the numbers of people suffering mental health problems continues to rise. In addition, the continuing cost constraints put upon the medical and caring professions and the increasing realisation of the risks associated with drug treatments, mean there is an ever increasing demand for better outcomes from brief, psychological treatments for emotional problems. But – as more and more people are discovering – by distilling the essence of proven brief therapy approaches and working with the givens of human nature through the APET™ model, outcomes can be dramatically improved and suffering successfully reduced. This lively two-day workshop shows you how to do this and gives you a solid foundation in the most effective brief solution-focused strategies and language skills – these are essential if you want to be able to help people as quickly as possible. It also shows you how any team of professional healthcare workers can safely incorporate brief therapy techniques into their work with patients suffering from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, anger, OCD, eating disorders, addiction and relationship/marital/family problems, thereby improving outcomes and reducing suffering on an even wider scale.

Price: £384
Venue: Engineers House - Bristol
Address: Engineers House The Promenade Clifton Down Avon Bristol BS8 3NB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 5 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Wednesday, 6 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  3. From Wednesday, 5 December 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  4. From Thursday, 6 December 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Bristol) Couples Therapy - A Practical Masterclass

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Thursday, 7 June 2018 @ 09:30 to Thursday, 7 June 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A one-day counselling course with tutor: Véronique Chown or Jennifer Broadley... Every relationship has its ups and downs, but sometimes these become too difficult for a couple to manage on their own. Véronique Chown's one-day couples counselling course draws on pioneering research that reveals what makes relationships flourish and she shares the practical guidelines and skills she has acquired over many years of successfully helping couples using the human givens approach to build and maintain supportive and mutually rewarding relationships. Presented without psychobabble, and making good use of insightful case histories, Véronique demystifies an area of counselling that many find daunting or fear is complicated. The day covers: the most effective ways to help and build rapport with couples in conflicted relationships; the sex differences in processing emotions; non-blame talking styles; the long-term impact of parenting; past conditioning, including psychological traumas, that can give clues about why difficulties arose; and what we can learn from the way successful couples facilitate mutual needs satisfaction.

Price: £192
Venue: Engineers House - Bristol
Address: Engineers House The Promenade, Clifton Down, Avon, Bristol BS8 3NB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 7 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) IAPT: Improving Psychological Therapies for Older People

Organisation: Healthcare Conferences UK
First date and time: From Friday, 8 June 2018 @ 09:30 to Friday, 8 June 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
This conference focuses on the current challenges faced by providers trying to improve outcomes in older adults and how psychological therapy services can improve and succeed in providing an accessible service for an ageing population’s mental healthcare needs. Follow the conference on Twitter #IAPTOlderAdults A 20% discount is available - Quote ref: HCUK20psychexc when booking. (*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Full T&Cs available upon request.)

Price: £250
Venue: De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
Address: 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 8 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
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(London) Guilt and Shame

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 9 June 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 9 June 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
- Are you struggling to differentiate between guilt and shame? - Do you want to develop your understanding of how guilt and shame manifest themselves clinically? Would you like to gain a theoretical grasp of shame, guilt and their origins? - Are you interested in exploring the ways in which these affects ‘get played’ out in the consulting room? Patients and clients may struggle to accept the clinician’s help because they feel shame and humiliated by needing help and the process of getting it. This workshop will help you to gain an understanding of the dynamics of guilt and shame in clinical work as well as another insight into the countertransference experiences of feeling guilty and ashamed. The differences between reparative guilt and persecutory guilt will also be considered.

Price: £120
Website:
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London, SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 9 June 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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Healing with Breath and Sound

Organisation: CCPE
First date and time: From Saturday, 9 June 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 9 June 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
Everything in life is vibration. Each individual soul has its own unique vibration. Sound is vibration and everyone has his/her own note. Sound can release blocked energy and accesses the vibration of the soul. Breathing practices can help restore balance and rhythm. Living out of rhythm causes confusion and can lead to ill health. This weekend we will explore the use of breath and sound to restore harmony in our bodies and our psyches. We will cover: Rhythms of Breath Balancing the Breath Breath and Concentration Fundamental Sounds Using Sound for profound healing. You will begin each day with a lecture of 1.5 hours duration introducing the themes of the weekend. For this you will join the main body of students training with CCPE. After a break you will join a small group for the rest of the day. This group will compose of others on the CPD programme and will be facilitated by a staff member of CCPE. These groups will provide a mix of teaching, exploration and experiential work that are intended to provide a holistic experience of the subject. All facilitators will be qualified psychotherapists and case material can also be brought and explored through the lens of the transpersonal.

Price: £210
Venue: CCPE - Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education
Address: Beauchamp Lodge 2 Warwick Crescent London W2 6NE
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 9 June 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
  2. From Sunday, 10 June 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(Stockport) Free Open Meetings for Counsellors and Therapists - Starting a Therapy Practice - 5 Key Points

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Wednesday, 13 June 2018 @ 19:00 to Wednesday, 13 June 2018 @ 21:00

Description:
Free monthly gatherings for professionals. Short presentation on different topics.

Price: £0
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street Cheadle Stockport SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 13 June 2018 @ 19:00 to 21:00
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(Dublin) Moving from self-harm to self-belief... Proven techniques for reducing

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Thursday, 14 June 2018 @ 09:30 to Thursday, 14 June 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A one-day course with tutor: Emily Gajewski... Emily Gajewski's inspiring training day demystifies self-harming and its causes and shows why we should not give up on people — even in the most apparently hopeless situations. It is common to feel powerless in the face of such wilful self-destruction – and many also find such behaviour difficult to understand or sympathise with – but armed with the clear, research-based framework and practical skills taught on this course, you needn’t feel that way again. Its wealth of information and useful tips will ensure you give sufferers the best chance of moving on in their lives – you will hear from people who have completely stopped (or dramatically reduced) self-harming and are now living fulfilled lives.

Price: £175
Venue: Marino Institute of Education - Dublin
Address: 9 Griffith Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin, D09 R232, Ireland
Country: Ireland
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 14 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Dublin) Moving from self-harm to self-belief... Proven techniques for reducing

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Thursday, 14 June 2018 @ 09:30 to Thursday, 14 June 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A one-day course with tutor: Emily Gajewski... Emily Gajewski's inspiring training day demystifies self-harming and its causes and shows why we should not give up on people — even in the most apparently hopeless situations. It is common to feel powerless in the face of such wilful self-destruction – and many also find such behaviour difficult to understand or sympathise with – but armed with the clear, research-based framework and practical skills taught on this course, you needn’t feel that way again. Its wealth of information and useful tips will ensure you give sufferers the best chance of moving on in their lives – you will hear from people who have completely stopped (or dramatically reduced) self-harming and are now living fulfilled lives.

Price: £175
Venue: Marino Institute of Education - Dublin
Address: 9 Griffith Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin, D09 R232, Ireland
Country: Ireland
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 14 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Reykjavik) RECOVERY: Nourishing the Whole Self

Organisation: ICAAD
First date and time: From Saturday, 16 June 2018 @ 09:00 to Saturday, 16 June 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
The day will explore and deliver on: - Recovery and nurturing the best possible versions of ourselves.  - Leadership from within - connection and emotional wellness - Overcoming dysfunctional patterns and establishing a healthy relationship with self.

Price: £0
Venue: TBC
Address: Reykjavik
Country: Iceland
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 16 June 2018 @ 09:00 to 17:00
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(London) The shame of being oneself: Internalised homophobia and shame within sexual identity

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 16 June 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 16 June 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
This workshop will explore the concept of internalised homophobia and its relevance as an idea for both LGB (lesbian, gay and bisexual) and heterosexual people. It can be understood as a process whereby negative social and environmental beliefs and attitudes about homosexuality and same sex attraction are taken in by the individual and experienced as part of the self. This can lead to shameful feelings affecting both individual and relational life, and cause internal suffering which may be extremely difficult to acknowledge or articulate. The aim of this workshop is to increase knowledge and awareness of the meaning and impact of internalised homophobia as a concept relevant to clinical practice. This workshop will also help participants develop self-awareness around attitudes to do with sexual orientation and the existence of internalised homophobia, and to address challenges of working with such shame in the consulting room. The workshop will include presentation and discussion of theoretical ideas, clinical reflection, and experiential components. In particular we will explore the impact on the therapist in working with such shame in the consulting room. It will be valuable for participants to bring examples of their own clinical work and experience to discuss.

Price: £120
Website:
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London, SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 16 June 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Stroud) Body Talk presented by Suzanna McKenzie & Madeleine Woof

Organisation: Gloucestershire Counselling Service
First date and time: From Saturday, 16 June 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 16 June 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
The workshop will explore the sexual relationship in couples. The sexual relationship will be considered as an expression of conscious and unconscious processes within the couple relationship; 'body talk' could be seen as enactments of the repressed/denied. Key areas of exploration will include: Intimacy and the fear it can provoke, attachment development in conjunction with sexual development, the place of desire/lack of desire in individuals and within relationships, is desire the same as arousal? The day will explore ways of working with a couple's sexual relationship, bringing theories together, case studies and how to talk about sex. Suzanna McKenzie is a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and holds an MSc. in psychosexual therapy. She is a visiting clinician at Tavistock Relations, London and a supervisor as well as a trainer for couples' counsellors at GCS. Madeleine Woof has a private practice working with individuals, couples and families and has for the past 25 years worked as a therapist at the Bridge Foundation for Psychotherapy in Bristol. She is a visiting clinician and trainer for Tavistock Relations and holds a number of therapeutic roles for a variety of organisations. Fees: Trainee: £60 GCS Staff: £70 External Qualified Therapist: £110 Group Rate: £90 per delegate

Price: £110
Venue: Alma House
Address: 52-53 High St, Stroud, GL5 1AP
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 16 June 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Brighton) Art as Therapy

Organisation: Brighton Therapy Partnership
First date and time: From Saturday, 16 June 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 16 June 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
For more information please visit http://www.brightontherapypartnership.org.uk/events/art-as-therapy/

Price: £105
Venue: City Coast Centre
Address: North Street Portslade (Brighton & Hove) BN41 1DG
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 16 June 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) Neurosomatic Therapy - Giving voice to the silenced self

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 16 June 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 16 June 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Due to popular demand we are now running a second workshop. - Are you working with clients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), ME or fibromyalgia? - Would you like to learn about the neurobiological evidence that may help explain these conditions? - Are you interested in learning about how to work with these difficult conditions in the consulting room? - Is there a link between these illnesses and early trauma and impaired attachment? - How can your clients work towards a recovery? Workshop Aims 1. An understanding of the overall principles and practice of neurosomatic therapy for working with clients who have a medically unexplained somatoform disorder, with our emphasis on helping clients to resolve their inner emotional conflict between the beliefs and rules of their fear-based, defensive Survival Mind (False Self) that has silenced awareness and expression of their authentic, spontaneous emotions and the emotional needs of their True Self. 2. An understanding of how the body holds the key to discovering both the root cause of neurosomatic illness and the steps that clients need to take to make a full recovery from their illness. 3. Greater confidence in helping clients (and ourselves) safely to use somatic signals as a means of discovering some of their blocked emotions and unrecognised emotional needs, and of becoming more aware of their once protective but now harmful survival strategies. 4. Greater confidence in helping clients to take authentic action to resolve their inner emotional conflict, by guiding clients through specific ‘evocation’ states and supporting them to apply their new experiential learning in their day-to-day life. 5. An understanding of the emotional factors that can enhance or hinder recovery and how to address energy-depleting blocks to recovery. Recovery comes when clients can understand the neurosomatic roots of their illness, can more fully express the needs of their True Self, through a combination of increased self-awareness and belief in their own self-agency through engaging in new energy-enhancing and authentic forms of self-expression. We will look at unconscious resistance to relinquishing the secondary gains of illness and addressing the unacknowledged fears of making a recovery that can block clients’ progress. Outline This workshop will use experiential exercises as well as theoretical presentations, clinical examples, role play and discussions.

Price: £120
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London, SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 16 June 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Bristol) ACPP: Relational dynamics in body-oriented psychotherapy

Organisation: INTEGRA CPD
First date and time: From Sunday, 17 June 2018 @ 10:00 to Sunday, 17 June 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
This workshop is an ideal opportunity for an introduction to Michael’s work, and specifically how he approaches the integration of the paradigm clash between the humanistic and psychodynamic traditions. It is an affordable workshop on a crucial topic, as many integrative therapists struggle to integrate these paradigms rather than oscillate between them, both in their work and in supervision. There are still a few places (at this time: about 6) left on this workshop, which was initiated by the Association for Core Process Psychotherapy. Most participants, therefore, will be Core Process therapists, which will give the day an emphasis on the body-mind and psychosomatic connection, and how attention to the two bodies in the therapeutic relationship (or better: the two ‘bodyminds’) can provide the experiential foundation for the integration of paradigms. In the lineage of Body Psychotherapy, we come across a set of diverse and to some extent confusing and contradictory assumptions as to what we mean by therapeutic relating and the therapeutic relationship. On the whole, the whole range of body-oriented work as practised today clearly belongs to the humanistic tradition, with its emphasis on authentic/dialogical and empathic/reparative relating. This sits alongside influences from the psychoanalytic tradition, notably the work of Reich and his ideas about working with transference, as well as his quasi-medical and scientific attitude to treatment (which he shared with Freud). These different paradigms of relating are quite difficult to integrate and bring together, as they are based on polarised attitudes and stances in terms of one-person and two-person psychologies. That raises the question as to what we mean by being ‘relational', especially in recent years, when that notion has become increasingly fashionable, and is in danger of becoming diluted. As psychotherapists working in the body-oriented traditions, we have the potential to bring a more substantial, embodied and complex notion of relating to the talking therapies. This workshop is an opportunity to explore your own experience of the tensions between the polarised humanistic and psychoanalytic traditions, and how you integrate them. This tension hinges around the essential conflict between ‘authentic relating’ and 'working with the transference' - two principles which many of us find equally valid and want to equally do justice to in our work. It has been understood and acknowledged for decades that any direct and directive work with the body, especially if it includes touch, intensifies the transference. However, psychoanalysts have contested that by using directive body-oriented interventions, body-oriented therapists are minimising and sidestepping the transference. In fact, all therapies that are relying exclusively on an empathic, attuned, heartfelt connection are open to that psychoanalytic challenge (keeping things too cosy, encouraging regression or over-dependency, avoiding the negative transference) and to the question of whether this is in the client's best interests. When our intention is to work with the client’s ‘character’, i.e. with all the embodied levels of developmental injury, across the whole bodymind, how do these different traditions and paradigms of relating get in each other's way or complement each other and how might they create an integrative synergy?

Price: £65
Venue: The Quaker Meeting House
Address: Champion Square Bristol BS2 9DB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Sunday, 17 June 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:30
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Mental Health Quality Summit 2018: Meeting and Measuring Progress against the CQC Quality Ratings

Organisation: Healthcare Conferences UK
First date and time: From Monday, 18 June 2018 @ 09:30 to Monday, 18 June 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
This National Mental Health Quality Summit focuses on meeting and measuring progress against the CQC Quality Ratings. The conference aims to bring together clinicians and managers leading on quality improvement to understand current issues and the national context, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas they are facing in practice in meeting the CQC Quality Ratings in mental health settings. Through case studies from organisations that have been rated outstanding and extended interactive sessions the event will support you to both measure, monitor and meet the standards, and develop the leadership skills and culture to ensure continuous quality improvement. Follow this conference on Twitter #cqcmental A 20% discount is available - Quote ref: HCUK20psychexc when booking. (*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Full T&Cs available upon request.)

Price: £365
Venue: De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
Address: 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 18 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
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(Leigh-on-Sea) Sexual Abuse CPD for counsellors

Organisation: Best for Training
First date and time: From Monday, 18 June 2018 @ 19:00 to Monday, 18 June 2018 @ 21:00

Description:
https://bestfortraining.co.uk/courses/sexual-abuse-cpd/#1508869184076-fb4790b3-7675

Price: £30
Venue: Leigh Community Centre
Address: Leigh Community Centre 71-73 Elm Road Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1SP
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 18 June 2018 @ 19:00 to 21:00
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(London) Training Practice Weekend: The Inner World on the Stage - with Dr Maxine Daniels and Anna Chesner

Organisation: London Centre for Psychodrama
First date and time: From Saturday, 23 June 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 23 June 2018 @ 18:00

Description:
This weekend focuses on the artistry and stagecraft of psychodrama in the service of the therapeutic process. This weekend workshop is open to diploma or certificate trainees from any psychodrama training school, people who are considering training in psychodrama, or professionals from related fields who have a particular interest in psychodrama or the topic of the weekend. A weekend counts as 16 psychodrama/ CPD hours.

Price: £215
Venue: Three Boroughs Day Service, Maudsley Hospital
Address: Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 23 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 18:00
  2. From Sunday, 24 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Sutton-in-Ashfield) Introduction to Dramatherapy

Organisation: Spirit Project
First date and time: From Saturday, 23 June 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 23 June 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
Once a month course for trainee and qualified Counsellors.

Price: £360
Venue: Spirit Project
Address: The Willows Chesterfield Road Huthwaite Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 2QJ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 23 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
  2. From Saturday, 14 July 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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(Brighton) Sex On The Rocks: When Passion Cools in Long Term Relationships

Organisation: Brighton Therapy Partnership
First date and time: From Saturday, 23 June 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 23 June 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
For information visit: http://www.brightontherapypartnership.org.uk/events/3302/

Price: £105
Website:
Venue: City Coast Centre
Address: Portslade
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 23 June 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:30
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(London) Creative imagination

Organisation: CCPE
First date and time: From Saturday, 23 June 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 23 June 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
"The mind may be compared to a 'Palace of Mirrors' - a realm of creativity where thought reflects thought, memories intermesh with dreams, and ideas take on a life of their own." During the weekend we will share and explore our own creative imagination and in the process develop the techniques necessary to harness our potential for healing and self-transformation. In particular we will cover: Creative Imagination The key elements which connect the fields of healing, dreams and our own unfoldment. Concentration practices using symbols of nature to draw out and develop personal qualities such as compassion, groundedness, fluidity, sensitivity and good memory. Visualisation practices for emotional, mental and physical healing. Light practices to redress energy imbalances and work with depressed and disturbed emotions. The use of spiritual archetypes in personal growth and unfoldment. You will begin each day with a lecture of 1.5 hours duration introducing the themes of the weekend. For this you will join the main body of students training with CCPE. After a break you will join a small group for the rest of the day. This group will compose of others on the CPD programme and will be facilitated by a staff member of CCPE. These groups will provide a mix of teaching, exploration and experiential work that are intended to provide a holistic experience of the subject. All facilitators will be qualified psychotherapists and case material can also be brought and explored through the lens of the transpersonal.

Price: £210
Venue: CCPE - Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education
Address: Beauchamp Lodge 2 Warwick Crescent London W2 6NE
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 23 June 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
  2. From Sunday, 24 June 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(London) Addiction and attachment: the roots, leaves and branches of addiction and addictive behaviours - with Jeff Lane

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 23 June 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 23 June 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Addiction has been described as “cunning, baffling and powerful”, working with clients who demonstrate addictive behaviours can also be described as “frustrating, confusing and mystifying!” Looking at addiction from an attachment perspective can be enlightening and empowering for client and therapist. It can provide a firm foundation from which to support recovery and facilitate profound change. In this one day CPD workshop we will seek to explore how counsellors and therapists can become more effectual in helping bring about sustainable lasting changes which bring increased satisfaction, wellbeing and joy for a wide range of clients. We will seek answers for some challenging and too often unasked questions. What do we mean by addiction? how do we use the word as a description, a diagnosis, a warning or simply as a criticism? How does early attachment experience manifest as patterns of addiction later in life? How can we best respond to clients who present as ‘addicted’? how do they see themselves and what would they like to be different? Through a mix of large group teaching, smaller group exploratory and experiential work and whole group plenary work. Attendees can hope to go away feeling better informed and more skilled with a wider range of therapeutic responses to a wide range of client presentations.

Price: £120
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 23 June 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) Schema-informed Time-limited CBT: Formulation and Experiential Skills Masterclass

Organisation: Schema Therapy School
First date and time: From Monday, 25 June 2018 @ 09:30 to Monday, 25 June 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
This is a unique workshop designed for clinicians with experience in cognitive behavioural approaches (or other allied modalities) who are interested in expanding their skills for working with individuals with complex needs and where there are significant relational challenges, or where the client does not respond to standard treatment. The workshop will cover the fundamental concepts and techniques of schema theory. There will be a practical emphasis on supporting attendees to feel confident in (1) formulating complex presentations via mode mapping, and (2) in the change techniques of chair work, imagery work, limited reparenting and empathic confrontation. We will also explore methods for enhancing the ‘Healthy Adult’ mode where individuals have limited positive internal dialogues. We will discuss strategies for their integration within time-limited CBT.

Price: £315
Venue: The BPS Building
Address: 30 Tabernacle Street London EC2A 4UE
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 25 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
  2. From Tuesday, 26 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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(London) Effective Pain Management Psychological Techniques for Reducing Persistent Pain and Accelerating Healing

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 27 June 2018 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 27 June 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Pain is endemic in our society and whatever the cause – back pain, migraine, arthritic pain, dental pain, irritable bowel (IBS), labour/menstrual pain, cancer pain, psychogenic pain, psychosomatic pain – it can be incapacitating...but this suffering can be reduced. This workshop – with leading pain and musculoskeletal medicine consultant Dr Grahame Brown – gives you important new information about how we experience pain – derived from the latest neuroscience – and a powerful range of psychological techniques for managing pain naturally, preventing it from escalating and speeding up healing. You will discover how people can be helped out of the vicious cycle of chronic pain and how, by working holistically through the bio-psycho-social model, suffering can be dramatically reduced. You don't need to have any prior medical knowledge to learn from and enjoy the day – you will leave with a much clearer understanding of what is going on in the mind/body system, what you can do to reduce suffering when pain persists and ways to prevent chronic ongoing pain from developing. It is a key event if you work with people suffering from pain at any stage (from recent onset, recurrent to persistent) or if you would like to find out how to successfully manage pain without medication. You will learn a wide variety of pain management techniques, which can easily be integrated into your work, to help relieve pain and promote recovery – often in just one session.

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House London
Address: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 27 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) SE For Kids - Maggie Kline (co author of Trauma Through a Childs Eyes)

Organisation: SOS Internationale (Somatic Experiencing Training®)
First date and time: From Thursday, 28 June 2018 @ 09:00 to Thursday, 28 June 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
A 3-day workshop to teach professionals how to help children reorganise and re -balance the autonomic nervous system at the biological/survival level after being overwhelmed following a traumatic or stressful event(s).

Price: £0
Venue: London
Address: London
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 28 June 2018 @ 09:00 to 17:00
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(London) Moving from self-harm to self-belief... Proven techniques for reducing

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Thursday, 28 June 2018 @ 09:30 to Thursday, 28 June 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A one-day course with tutor: Emily Gajewski... Self-harming is on the increase at an alarming rate – particularly among young people – and it is one of the behaviours many find hard to treat. Emily Gajewski's inspiring training day demystifies self-harming and its causes and shows why we should not give up on people — even in the most apparently hopeless situations. It is common to feel powerless in the face of such wilful self-destruction – and many also find such behaviour difficult to understand or sympathise with – but armed with the clear, research-based framework and practical skills taught on this course, you needn’t feel that way again. Its wealth of information and useful tips will ensure you give sufferers the best chance of moving on in their lives – you will hear from people who have completely stopped (or dramatically reduced) self-harming and are now living fulfilled lives.

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House - London
Address: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 28 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Tuesday, 9 October 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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3rd EFT International SUMMER SCHOOL

Organisation: EFT International School
First date and time: From Friday, 29 June 2018 @ 09:30 to Friday, 29 June 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
3rd EFT INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL featuring prominent speakers in the field is taking place in London, UK June/July 2018. Learn about EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY model for Couples and Individuals, Develop your existing skills, Watch and Experience The Joy of Vulnerability and Connection! OPEN to all practicing clinicians working with couples and families, psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers, counsellors, including those in training, UK and International, EFT-Trained and Non-Trained Catch EARLY BIRD untill the 1st February 2018! TWO STREAMS of participants to ensure that everyone can learn at an EFT level that suits their therapeutic development: EFT-NEWCOMERS on the 29th-30th June and EFT-TRAINED on the 4th-7th July. EFT-NEWCOMERS Stream - 29th-30th June with Gulya Diyarova, UK, MSc Tavistock, UKCP, COSRT Accred., MBACP, ICEEFT Certified EFT therapist and supervisor. PRESENTATION: "EFT in Action. Road Map to Emotional Healing: An outline of the Theory and Practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples". EFT-TRAINED Stream - 4th-7th July. DAY 1(afternoon session)-DAY 2 (full day) with Jim Thomas, USA, LMFT, Certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer, Clinical Fellow AAMFT. PRESENTATION: "Gaining Traction, Getting to Softenings in EFT. Intermediate to advanced level Master Class" DAY 3 (morning session) "Couple from Hell, Therapist from Heaven" - Experiential DEMO SESSION with highly escalated couple (role played real couple scenario) with Jim Thomas and Lorrie Brubacher, EFT trainers. DAY 3 (afternoon session)-DAY 4 (full day) with Lorrie Brubacher, USA, M.Ed, LMFT, Certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer. PRESENTATION: "Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy as a Process of Love" EACH DAY will include Didactic presentations, experiential exercises, role plays, skills and intervention demonstrations by the trainers, video clips of real couple sessions with live commentaries from trainers and interactive group learning. 'GET TO KNOW YOU AND ME!' - Thursday the 5th or Friday the 6th July Networking evening of Conversation, Connection and Fun! WWW.EFTINTERNATIONALSCHOOLLONDON.COM LinkedIn EFT International School | Facebook Selection of TESTIMONIALS from the participants of the 1st and 2nd EFT International Schools 2016, 2017. "Thank you for organising it. Very, Very worth the time and expense, Highly informative" | "Could not be higher!!! Very stimulation and diverse. Looking forward to the next year event already!" | "Great mix of topics & each of them left me wanting to learn more. Lovely to connect with other EFTers from all over the world!" | "I see the EFT as learning the art of the Heart. I see it as crucial skill to learn and become more competent at. Really hungry for more." | "Absolutely excellent! So very practically helpful. (used it in a session with a couple that evening!) Super-useful!" | "The presenters were wonderful. The organisation was great and the organising people were efficient, nice, kind and responsive. The topics were very important." | "An ambitious venture - well planned, well executed and well staged. Congratulations!"

Price: £595
Venue: London Metropolitan University
Address: Electra House, 84 Moorgate, London EC2M 6SQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 29 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
  2. From Saturday, 30 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
  3. From Wednesday, 4 July 2018 @ 13:00 to 17:00
  4. From Thursday, 5 July 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
  5. From Friday, 6 July 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
  6. From Saturday, 7 July 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
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(Stockport) 'Keeping the Love You Find' - The Imago Workshop For Individuals

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Saturday, 30 June 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 30 June 2018 @ 17:30

Description:
Imago workshop for individuals looking for a rich, fulfilling life.

Price: £250
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street Cheadle Stockport SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 30 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:30
  2. From Sunday, 1 July 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:30
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(Stockport) 'Keeping the Love You Find' - The Imago Workshop For Individuals

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Saturday, 30 June 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 30 June 2018 @ 17:30

Description:
For individuals who are happily single or in a relationship

Price: £250
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street Cheadle Stockport SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 30 June 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:30
  2. From Sunday, 1 July 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:30
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(London) Healing Complex Trauma

Organisation: Mary-Clare de Echevarria
First date and time: From Saturday, 30 June 2018 @ 10:30 to Saturday, 30 June 2018 @ 17:30

Description:
Experiential weekend, overview and detailed content/handouts, demonstrations/practice www.primarylight.co.uk/courses-weekends/ ‘Absolutely wonderful. Warm, holding and intelligent.’

Price: £270
Venue: Violet Hill Studios
Address: 6 Violet Hill St John's Wood Village London NW8 9EB www.violethillstudios.com
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 30 June 2018 @ 10:30 to 17:30
  2. From Sunday, 1 July 2018 @ 10:30 to 17:30
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July 2018

(Stockport) An Introduction to Working With Couples - a Two-Day Course

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Monday, 2 July 2018 @ 09:30 to Monday, 2 July 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Practical techniques for working with couples

Price: £200
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street Cheadle Stockport SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 2 July 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Monday, 9 July 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) Guided imagery and visualisation

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 3 July 2018 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 3 July 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A one-day course with: Sue Saunders Strong emotions focus and lock attention – keeping people trapped in problem behaviours. Therapeutic change cannot happen until the emotional arousal is reduced. This is why healthcare professionals need to know how to induce the relaxation response in patients. Guided imagery and visualisation not only reduce emotional arousal quickly but can be used to reframe life circumstances through metaphor and to rehearse in the imagination any required changed behaviours and/or feelings. Among other things, guided imagery is an essential skill required for removing phobias, curing PTSD, lifting depression and raising self-confidence. When you become confident in using these skills, you can begin to bring patients out of the emotionally-driven trance states of a wide range of conditions such as anxiety disorders, addiction, anger, stress overload, depression and chronic pain. That is why guided imagery is one of the most powerful psychotherapeutic tools known. This course is suitable for anyone interested in gaining these invaluable skills but those involved in mental and physical healthcare in particular would benefit from attending. The information and skills taught are extremely useful for dealing with: Stress; addictions; agoraphobia; allergies; anorexia; anger; asthma; bed wetting; blood pressure; bulimia; depression; lack of confidence; chronic pain; eczema; frustration; guilt; grief; hay fever; inhibition; insomnia; irritable bowel (IBS); relationship/marital difficulties; migraine; nightmares; obsessions (OCD); pain control; panic attacks; phobias (all kinds); sexual difficulties (impotence, premature ejaculation and vaginismus); shyness; skin disorders and trauma (PTSD); flashbacks; ulcers; warts and worrying. You can also control blood pressure, stimulate the immune system, promote healing of damaged skin tissue and bones and give birth easier using guided imagery and visualisation.

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House - London
Address: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 3 July 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Tuesday, 30 October 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) The Fast Trauma (PTSD) and Phobia Cure

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 4 July 2018 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 4 July 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A two-day master course with tutor: Sue Saunders This intense two-day training proceeds through a blend of talks, live demonstrations, skill-developing exercises, practice sessions (under careful guidance) and deconstruction of a filmed example of the technique being used with a severely traumatised young woman. There is also plenty of opportunity for networking and discussion during the breaks. Even the most severe phobic and post-traumatic stress (PTSD) symptoms can be quickly and safely treated with the precisely targeted skills of the refined version of the rewind technique taught on this two-day course. This refined version of the rewind technique is the most reliably successful psychological treatment available for removing even the severest phobias and detraumatising people – it is easy to learn and one of the most important skills you need when working with any anxiety disorder. Using it you can, in often as little as one or two sessions, detraumatise bad memories, stop flashbacks, cure phobias, banish nightmares and reduce anxiety so you can help the victims of abuse, rape, violence, car accidents, fire, terrorism and panic attacks, heart attacks and other life-threatening experiences. It is also invaluable for helping people with phobias, those who have suffered persistent physical or sexual abuse, and people with OCD. Some people suffering from depression have experienced a traumatic experience which needs to be detraumatised in order for them to move on with their lives. The technique has the added benefit of being non-intrusive – there is no need for individuals to go into the details of the events which have traumatised them with the therapist. Those who have already done this course have brought relief to thousands.

Price: £384
Venue: Broadway House - London
Address: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 4 July 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Thursday, 5 July 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  3. From Wednesday, 31 October 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  4. From Thursday, 1 November 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Stroud) Understanding the Effects of Attachment Style on the Teenage Years presented by by Niki Reeves

Organisation: Gloucestershire Counselling Service
First date and time: From Saturday, 7 July 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 7 July 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
The day will involve exploration of how infant and child attachment style contributes to the adolescent stage in life that straddles care seeking behaviours and personal exploration in the adult world. We consider peer relationships and relationships with parents, looking at how our attachment style contributes to our understanding of behaviours such as alcohol misuse, drug taking and self-harm. Niki Reeves UKCP (CPJA) MBACP Accred. trained as a Psychodynamic Counsellor in the early 1990's and then as an attachment Based Pyschoanalytic Psychotherapist and has worked with the Bowlby Centre in London. A member of the UKCP Ethics Committee, a qualified Supervisor and tutor, Head of Counselling in a previous role and is now taking time to write, teach and run her own practice. Fees: Trainee: £60 GCS Staff: £70 External Qualified Therapist: £110 Group Rate: £90 per delegate

Price: £110
Venue: Alma House
Address: 52-53 High St, Stroud, GL5 1AP
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 7 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Brighton) Speaking Through the Skin: Self Harm and Its Meanings

Organisation: Brighton Therapy Partnership
First date and time: From Saturday, 7 July 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 7 July 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
For more information please visit: http://www.brightontherapypartnership.org.uk/events/speaking-skin-self-harm-meanings-2/

Price: £105
Venue: City Coast Centre
Address: North Street Portslade (Brighton & Hove) BN41 1DG
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 7 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:30
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(London) The Importance of the Body in Psychotherapy of Trauma with Graham Music

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 7 July 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 7 July 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Clinical work with traumatised and abused clients, both adult and child, as well as recent neurobiological research, has emphasised how trauma gets held in the body and how bodily understanding is essential for working with such issues. In this day, Graham Music will elaborate on such ideas and their implications for clinical practice. He will use attachment theory, and newer understandings of the autonomic nervous system, to ask questions about what level of work we should be aiming for with many hard to reach clients. The day will be illustrated with video material and clinical examples.

Price: £120
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4E
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 7 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Stockport) Free Open Meetings for Counsellors & Therapists - What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Wednesday, 11 July 2018 @ 19:00 to Wednesday, 11 July 2018 @ 21:00

Description:
Free, monthly gatherings for professionals. Short presentation on different topics.

Price: £0
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street Cheadle Stockport SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 11 July 2018 @ 19:00 to 21:00
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(London) Introduction to Somatic Experiencing with Giselle Genillard

Organisation: SOS Internationale (Somatic Experiencing Training®)
First date and time: From Friday, 13 July 2018 @ 09:30 to Friday, 13 July 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
Giselle Genillard, the director of SOSI, will lead this introduction to Somatic Experiencing (SE). Over the two days you will learn the fundamental principles of SE and acquire some tools that you can apply in your personal and professional lives. NEW 3 YEAR SOMATIC EXPERIENCING TRAINING IN LONDON STARTING END OF 2018, DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

Price: £330
Venue: Ealing
Address: London
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 13 July 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
  2. From Saturday, 14 July 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
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(London) Mindful Self-Compassion for Therapists

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 14 July 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 14 July 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
The ability to recover from difficult situations and adversity, learn and adapt from such experiences, is at the core of the resilience. This resilience is promoted by the willingness to try again and adapt when circumstances warrant it, and is facilitated by having a caring and compassionate attitude to the self. Mindful Self-Compassion centres on learning skills of cultivating mindful presence and a compassionate self which can counter the ‘inner critic’. By developing skills such as compassionate listening, compassionate self, mindful presence and more, participants gain skills in emotional regulation, ability to be compassionately with an other’s distress and increased wellbeing and resilience. This workshop introduces the core skills of the Mindful Self-Compassion course in a day that consists of both didactic theoretical teaching and experiential exercises. The participants will learn new skills and techniques which may help them in their practice as well as exercises that can be used with clients.

Price: £120
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 14 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Brighton) Narcissists and Their Children: Made Not Born

Organisation: Brighton Therapy Partnership
First date and time: From Saturday, 14 July 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 14 July 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
For more information please visit: http://www.brightontherapypartnership.org.uk/events/narcissists-children-made-not-born/

Price: £105
Venue: City Coast Centre
Address: North Street Portslade (Brighton & Hove) BN41 1DG
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 14 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:30
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(London) Art Psychotherapy Summer School

Organisation: Department of Psychology - University of Roehampton
First date and time: From Monday, 23 July 2018 @ 10:00 to Monday, 23 July 2018 @ 17:30

Description:
Our Summer School this year provides participants with an intensive 5 session experiential class within their chosen specialization. In addition we provide optional early evening sessions comprising of case studies and theory seminars. Our Summer School provides direct experiential learning about the Arts & Play Therapies MA Art Programmes at the University of Roehampton. It is therefore of interest to anyone wishing to find out more about training in one of these disciplines as well as individuals wanting to explore their creativity in a unique environment. In addition this Summer School may be of interest to mental health professionals, teachers and social workers etc. interested in learning more about these unique and creative forms of therapy. A degree of active participation will be expected from all participants who should therefore be prepared for a degree of personal disclosure, sharing and exploration.

Price: £585
Venue: Whitelands College, University of Roehampton
Address: Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 23 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
  2. From Tuesday, 24 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
  3. From Wednesday, 25 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
  4. From Thursday, 26 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
  5. From Friday, 27 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
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(London) Dance Movement Psychotherapy Summer School

Organisation: Department of Psychology - University of Roehampton
First date and time: From Monday, 23 July 2018 @ 10:00 to Monday, 23 July 2018 @ 17:30

Description:
Our Summer School this year provides participants with an intensive 5 session experiential class within their chosen specialization. In addition we provide optional early evening sessions comprising of case studies and theory seminars. Our Summer School provides direct experiential learning about the Arts & Play Therapies MA Art Programmes at the University of Roehampton. It is therefore of interest to anyone wishing to find out more about training in one of these disciplines as well as individuals wanting to explore their creativity in a unique environment. In addition this Summer School may be of interest to mental health professionals, teachers and social workers etc. interested in learning more about these unique and creative forms of therapy. A degree of active participation will be expected from all participants who should therefore be prepared for a degree of personal disclosure, sharing and exploration. The Art Psychoherapy summer school provides participants with an opportunity to engage in a deep and intensive exploration of the art therapeutic process over 5 consecutive days of experiential work. Participants will be invited to engage in a range of art making processes to explore their own personal symbols and unconscious imagery in a safe and creatively facilitating environment. Notions of shared or collective experience will be explored along with how Jungian theory may inform art making and the art therapeutic relationship. Links will be made to theory and clinical practice and insight derived from the workshop will heighten participants’ understanding and sensitivity to non-verbal communication. This Summer School provides direct experiential learning about art psychotherapy and the ethos of the training on the MA Art Psychotherapy Programme at the University of Roehampton. It is therefore of interest to anyone wishing to find out more about training as an art therapist as well as artists wanting to explore art making in a unique environment and through a Jungian perspective. In addition this Summer School may be of interest to other mental health professionals, teachers and social workers etc. interested in learning more about this unique and creative form of therapy. Participants should wear clothes that they are comfortable to make art in. A degree of active participation will be expected from all participants who should therefore be prepared for a degree of personal disclosure, sharing and exploration.

Price: £585
Venue: Whitelands College, University of Roehampton
Address: Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 23 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
  2. From Tuesday, 24 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
  3. From Wednesday, 25 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 05:30
  4. From Thursday, 26 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
  5. From Friday, 27 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
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(London) Dramatherapy Summer School

Organisation: Department of Psychology - University of Roehampton
First date and time: From Monday, 23 July 2018 @ 10:00 to Monday, 23 July 2018 @ 17:30

Description:
Our Summer School this year provides participants with the opportunity to experience an intensive 5 day experiential class within their chosen specialization. In addition we provide optional early evening sessions comprising of case studies and theory seminars. Our Summer School provides direct experiential learning about the Arts & Play Therapies MA Art Programmes at the University of Roehampton. It is therefore of interest to anyone wishing to find out more about training in one of these disciplines as well as individuals wanting to explore their creativity in a unique environment. In addition this Summer School may be of interest to mental health professionals, teachers and social workers etc. interested in learning more about these unique and creative forms of therapy. A degree of active participation will be expected from all participants who should therefore be prepared for a degree of personal disclosure, sharing and exploration. Drama and Ritual are considered to be intimately related to each other when they are applied therapeutically. Traditionally, both Ritual and Drama have served humanity during points of transition and change. It is these ideas and themes that will primarily inform this Summer School in Dramatherapy which is offered as a series of 5 experiential workshops. Participants will explore the fundamentals of Dramatherapy practice, the basic structure of a Dramatherapy session, clinical applications, and creative explorations into the role of a Dramatherapist. 
The focus for the week is on exploring dramatic creativity and self expression as a potential therapeutic intervention and the group will work with an established story and progress into an exploration of the personal identification we can have with such stories – and what they ‘hold’ for us. As well as individuals seeking an introduction to Dramatherapy in preparation to apply for professional training, this Dramatherapy Summer School will be of interest to anyone working in the fields of Drama, Theatre and Performance wishing to deepen their understanding of the potential therapeutic properties of their craft.

Price: £585
Venue: Whitelands College, University of Roehampton
Address: Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 23 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
  2. From Tuesday, 24 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
  3. From Wednesday, 25 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
  4. From Thursday, 26 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
  5. From Friday, 27 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
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(London) Music Therapy Summer School

Organisation: Department of Psychology - University of Roehampton
First date and time: From Monday, 23 July 2018 @ 10:00 to Monday, 23 July 2018 @ 17:30

Description:
Our Summer School this year provides participants with the opportunity to experience an intensive 5 session experiential class within their chosen specialization. In addition we provide optional early evening sessions comprising of case studies and theory seminars. Our Summer School provides direct experiential learning about the Arts & Play Therapies MA Art Programmes at the University of Roehampton. It is therefore of interest to anyone wishing to find out more about training in one of these disciplines as well as individuals wanting to explore their creativity in a unique environment. In addition this Summer School may be of interest to mental health professionals, teachers and social workers etc. interested in learning more about these unique and creative forms of therapy. A degree of active participation will be expected from all participants who should therefore be prepared for a degree of personal disclosure, sharing and exploration. Over five days, this course will provide an insight into music therapy practice, introducing a wide range of subjects which will give the participant a comprehensive introduction to the profession of Music Therapy. The course will also utilize case material to show work in a range of clinical settings, and will link these with the psychological theories which underpin clinical practice. An overview of the types of challenges affecting clients who benefit from music therapy will also be covered. This Summer School will also introduce participants to improvisation techniques used in music therapy and encourage exploratory thinking about the emotional qualities of music. Individuals will be encouraged to use the course as a platform for reflecting on their own experiences and expectations of music therapy as a career option, and will have the opportunity to share this with others. As well as individuals seeking a preparation to apply for a place on a qualifying Music Therapy training, this Summer School will be of interest to musicians and composers working in any genre seeking to gain a degree of psychological insight into their work.

Price: £585
Venue: Whitelands College, University of Roehampton
Address: Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 23 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
  2. From Tuesday, 24 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
  3. From Wednesday, 25 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
  4. From Thursday, 26 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
  5. From Friday, 27 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
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(London) Play Therapy Summer School

Organisation: Department of Psychology - University of Roehampton
First date and time: From Monday, 23 July 2018 @ 10:00 to Monday, 23 July 2018 @ 17:30

Description:
Our Summer School this year provides participants with the opportunity to experience an intensive 5 session experiential class within their chosen specialization. In addition we provide optional early evening sessions comprising of case studies and theory seminars. Our Summer School provides direct experiential learning about the Arts & Play Therapies MA Art Programmes at the University of Roehampton. It is therefore of interest to anyone wishing to find out more about training in one of these disciplines as well as individuals wanting to explore their creativity in a unique environment. In addition this Summer School may be of interest to mental health professionals, teachers and social workers etc. interested in learning more about these unique and creative forms of therapy. A degree of active participation will be expected from all participants who should therefore be prepared for a degree of personal disclosure, sharing and exploration. The Play Therapy summer school is designed to offer individuals the opportunity to learn and experience some of the theory and practical of Client-Centred Play Therapy. Participants who attend will be able to use their learning to enhance both their understanding of children’s emotional and behavioural development and their skills in working with children who experience difficulties. 

The summer school is mainly workshop-based as we aim to learn through practice and experience -
participants are asked to come prepared to play! A variety of areas will be explored, including Client-Centred Theory and how this can be applied to Play, understanding and using ‘Symbolic’ play, and the use of different media when working with children, including sand-play, art, drama etc. As well as being of interest to those seeking to prepare to apply for a qualifying Play Therapy training, this Summer School can also serve as CPD to anyone already professionally involved in working with children including those working in Education, Social-Work and Child Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Price: £585
Venue: Whitelands College, University of Roehampton
Address: Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 23 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
  2. From Tuesday, 24 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
  3. From Wednesday, 25 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
  4. From Thursday, 26 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
  5. From Friday, 27 July 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:30
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August 2018

(Glasgow) Emotion-Focused Psychotherapy - Level One Training

Organisation: University of Strathclyde - Counselling Unit
First date and time: From Tuesday, 28 August 2018 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 28 August 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
Offered at the University of Strathclyde since 2006, this successful four-day Level One EFT training programme will provide participants with a grounding in the theory and skills required to work more effectively with emotion in psychotherapy.

Price: £465
Venue: John Anderson Campus
Address: University of Strathclyde, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 28 August 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
  2. From Wednesday, 29 August 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
  3. From Thursday, 30 August 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
  4. From Friday, 31 August 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
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(Poland) A Tormented World - How Can Psychotherapy Help Us. Hopes and Illusions

Organisation: Laboratory of Psychoeducation
Contact:
First date and time: From Thursday, 30 August 2018 @ 14:00 to Thursday, 30 August 2018 @ 20:00

Description:
An international scientific conference focused on the contemporary condition of psychotherapy.

Price: £150
Website:
Venue: Pałac i Folwark Łochów
Address: Marii Konopnickiej 1 07-130 Łochów
Country: Poland
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 30 August 2018 @ 14:00 to 20:00
  2. From Friday, 31 August 2018 @ 10:00 to 20:00
  3. From Saturday, 1 September 2018 @ 10:00 to 15:00
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September 2018

(London) Psychodrama Experiential Weekend with Anna Chesner

Organisation: London Centre for Psychodrama
First date and time: From Friday, 7 September 2018 @ 19:00 to Friday, 7 September 2018 @ 21:30

Description:
Psychodrama Experiential Workshop with Anna Chesner, UKCP reg psychotherapist, BPA reg Practitioner and Senior Trainer. These run four times a year and are open to those people seeking an experience of psychodrama and wishing to engage in some personal work. Anna’s approach draws on psychodynamic, existentialist and systemic traditions as well as her experiences as a psychotherapist, dramatherapist and playback theatre practitioner. The weekends are designed to give an opportunity for personal exploration and development in a safe environment, as well as an understanding and experience of the method. Psychodrama is a deep psychological method of psychotherapy using role, symbolisation and enactment. Please discuss with Anna if you are not currently in personal therapy. A weekend counts as 16 psychodrama/ CPD hours.

Price: £215
Venue: Three Boroughs Day Service, Maudsley Hospital
Address: Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 7 September 2018 @ 19:00 to 21:30
  2. From Saturday, 8 September 2018 @ 10:00 to 18:00
  3. From Sunday, 9 September 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(London) ‘Being with’ rather than ‘doing to’: How to Manage Power, Control, Boundary and Attachment Dynamics when Working with Survivors of Complex Trauma

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 8 September 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 8 September 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
When working with survivors of complex trauma such as childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic abuse and spiritual abuse practitioners need to ensure that they do not replicate abuse dynamics in the therapeutic process and to minimise re-traumatisation. The systematic and repeated misuse of power and control that underpins abuse and complex trauma such as the use of threat, terror, silence, secrecy, shame and the distortion of reality dehumanises survivors and renders them voiceless. These dynamics are often re-enacted in the therapeutic relationship by both survivor and practitioner including behaviours to assert power and control, appeasement behaviours such as compliance and submission, boundary violations and oscillation between connection and disconnection. This training day aims to identify the ways in which these manifest in therapeutic space and how they can be managed to facilitate a more collaborative, non-hierarchical and relational approach in which survivors can truly heal rather than being catapulted back into trauma dynamics. To this effect the importance of ‘being with’ rather than ‘doing to’ will be emphasised alongside ways in which to minimise re-shaming or re-traumatising survivors to offer a genuine human relationship in which to recover and heal. Specifically we will consider: •The use of power and control in complex trauma and its dehumanising impact •The role of silence, secrecy, boundary violations and the distortion of reality •The impact of complex trauma on attachment and relational difficulties, including the trauma bond and how this can manifest in the therapeutic relationship •Therapist’s own need for power and control and relational style •How to manage power and control dynamics in the therapeutic relationship •How to facilitate a more collaborative, non-hierarchical and relationship approach through ‘being with’ rather than ‘doing to’

Price: £120
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 8 September 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Stockport) An Introduction to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy - A Two-Day Course

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Monday, 10 September 2018 @ 09:30 to Monday, 10 September 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Heard about ACT, want to learn more? Get in touch!

Price: £200
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street Cheadle Stockport SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 10 September 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Monday, 17 September 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Stockport) An Introduction to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy - A Two-Day Course

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Monday, 10 September 2018 @ 09:30 to Monday, 10 September 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Heard about ACT, want to learn more? Get in touch!

Price: £200
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street Cheadle Stockport SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 10 September 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Monday, 17 September 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Cheadle) Free Open Meetings - 3 Things to Think About When Working with Couples

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Wednesday, 12 September 2018 @ 19:00 to Wednesday, 12 September 2018 @ 21:00

Description:
Free, monthly social gatherings, different topic each month.

Price: £0
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street, Cheadle, Stockport SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 12 September 2018 @ 19:00 to 21:00
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(London) CBT with Children and Young People

Organisation: Grayrock Ltd
First date and time: From Friday, 14 September 2018 @ 09:30 to Friday, 14 September 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
This workshop introduces the use of CBT with young people.

Price: £144
Venue: British Psychological Society
Address: Tabernacle St. London EC2A 4UE
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 14 September 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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(Bristol) How to tell stories that heal A masterclass in therapeutic storytelling

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 18 September 2018 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 18 September 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A one-day course with tutor: Pat Williams or Denise Winn... This popular and empowering day explores stories that have a powerful beneficial effect on the mind/body system and teaches you how to source and tell such therapeutic tales yourself. All successful psychotherapy and counselling involves storytelling and the appropriate use of metaphor, tapping into the natural way our brains work. We cannot know what goes on in another person’s mind but, if you perceive the ‘pattern’ of a story and understand that it could be useful to them at a specific point in their life, that is reason enough to tell it. Their unconscious, creative imagination will seek and find the ‘meaning’ relevant to their situation. No explanation, no direct statement of a story’s meaning can substitute for the way it acts on the hearer’s mind.

Price: £192
Venue: Engineers House - Bristol
Address: Engineers House The Promenade, Clifton Down, Avon, Bristol BS8 3NB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 18 September 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Bristol) How to lift depression – the practical skills you need

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 18 September 2018 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 18 September 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A one-day course with tutor: Denise Winn... Depression is now so common that all health professionals need to know how to lift it – especially as it can lead to suicide. This workshop has saved lives. Until recently, depression was little understood, but now you can absorb the easy-to-learn psychological techniques that lift it quickly ... even in the severest cases. Antidepressants (though dangerous) can play a role in reducing symptoms, but research shows that appropriate counselling is the most effective way to lift even the most severe depression, and has a much lower rate of relapse.

Price: £192
Venue: Engineers House - Bristol
Address: Engineers House The Promenade, Clifton Down, Avon, Bristol BS8 3NB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 18 September 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Bristol) Brief therapy for stopping addictions – a practical skills-based day

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Thursday, 20 September 2018 @ 09:30 to Thursday, 20 September 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A one-day course with tutor: Ezra Hewing... At this practical training day – which complements the online course Tackling addiction: Understanding how to stop all types of addictive behaviour – you will learn and practise the powerful skills derived from the human givens approach (which organically integrates the best brief therapy techniques) that are helping people overcome a wide range of addictions, including: alcoholism, heroin, smoking, gambling, sex and eating disorders. These skills are essential if you wish to improve your effectiveness when working with any addiction.

Price: £192
Venue: Engineers House - Bristol
Address: The Promenade, Clifton Down, Avon, Bristol BS8 3NB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 20 September 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) John Bowlbly Memorial Conference 2018 "SHAME MATTERS"

Organisation: The Bowlby Centre
First date and time: From Friday, 21 September 2018 @ 09:00 to Friday, 21 September 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
Shame can be one of the most paralysing and withering of affects and relational experiences. It can be unbearably painful and corrosive, attacking one’s body and identity. It threatens to freeze the self and can have a significant and long lasting negative impact on the quality of attachment relationships. Shame seems to emerge as a consequence of neglect, critical and humiliating caregiving and other attachment traumas. In the context of our clients’ experience in the therapeutic relationship, the feeling of shame may relate to past or current events, actions and memories. In the absence of meaningful relationships and connections, shame can often trigger the terror of aloneness and dissolution. John Bowlby, along with an ever expanding body of empirical research, has taught us that secure relationships are the bedrock of affect regulation and reflective functioning, creative exploration and robust well being. Understanding shame as a relational problem, it is here that the client can gradually learn to move away from the overwhelming cycle of unbearable shame affects. This conference will bring together experts from across the world to discuss and explore different aspects of shame which can so often immobilise both the therapist and the client’s capacity to move on. Bringing together infant researchers, trauma experts, somatic interventions and clinical work, the aim of this conference is to explore and develop our understanding of the shameful deflations we encounter in the consulting room and will nurture new ways of relating. Ticket prices: Individual £190, Organisation funded £250, Bowlby Centre member £150

Price: £250
Venue: Institute of Child Health
Address: UCL 30 Guildford Street, London WC1N 1EH
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 21 September 2018 @ 09:00 to 17:00
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Life Crisis: an opportunity for breakthrough

Organisation: CCPE
First date and time: From Saturday, 22 September 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 22 September 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
Spiritual awakening is most often preceded by a life crisis that threatens to break us emotionally, physically and mentally. It can be accompanied by seemingly bizarre visions, perceptions and delusions. Seldom is it first perceived as a challenge to unfold, develop a new outlook, and bring new qualities into our life. However, not all crises are so dramatic as to be engulfing, yet in each case we are forced to confront the challenge of change and growth. In this seminar we will specifically cover:Life Crisis Signals indicative of an approaching crisis Techniques for developing an overview of the situation in order to see what is being asked of us Simple ways of incorporating personal changes into life Discovering purpose in a crisis Developing the qualities needed to meet the challenge You will begin each day with a lecture of 1.5 hours duration introducing the themes of the weekend. For this you will join the main body of students training with CCPE. After a break you will join a small group for the rest of the day. This group will compose of others on the CPD programme and will be facilitated by a staff member of CCPE. These groups will provide a mix of teaching, exploration and experiential work that are intended to provide a holistic experience of the subject. All facilitators will be qualified psychotherapists and case material can also be brought and explored through the lens of the transpersonal.

Price: £210
Venue: CCPE - Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education
Address: Beauchamp Lodge 2 Warwick Crescent London W2 6NE
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 22 September 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
  2. From Sunday, 23 September 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(Edinburgh) Guided imagery and visualisation

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 25 September 2018 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 25 September 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A one-day course with: Sue Saunders... trong emotions focus and lock attention – keeping people trapped in problem behaviours. Therapeutic change cannot happen until the emotional arousal is reduced. This is why healthcare professionals need to know how to induce the relaxation response in patients. Guided imagery and visualisation not only reduce emotional arousal quickly but can be used to reframe life circumstances through metaphor and to rehearse in the imagination any required changed behaviours and/or feelings. Among other things, guided imagery is an essential skill required for removing phobias, curing PTSD, lifting depression and raising self-confidence. When you become confident in using these skills, you can begin to bring patients out of the emotionally-driven trance states of a wide range of conditions such as anxiety disorders, addiction, anger, stress overload, depression and chronic pain. That is why guided imagery is one of the most powerful psychotherapeutic tools known.

Price: £192
Venue: Salisbury Green Hotel - Edinburgh
Address: Salisbury Green Hotel Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AY
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 25 September 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) The Therapeutic Power of Language – a practical brief therapy masterclass

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 25 September 2018 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 25 September 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A two-day course with tutor: Véronique Chown or Denise Winn... This invigorating course will arm you with a powerful toolkit of precisely-targeted therapeutic skills and strategies for successfully helping people resolve emotional turmoil, mood disorders and psychological trauma, as quickly as possible. The lively two-day workshop shows you how to do this and gives you a solid foundation in the most effective brief solution-focused strategies and language skills – these are essential if you want to be able to help people as quickly as possible. It also shows you how any team of professional healthcare workers can safely incorporate brief therapy techniques into their work with patients suffering from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, anger, OCD, eating disorders, addiction and relationship/marital/family problems, thereby improving outcomes and reducing suffering on an even wider scale.

Price: £384
Venue: Broadway House - London
Address: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 25 September 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Wednesday, 26 September 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Edinburgh) The fast trauma (PTSD) and phobia cure

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 26 September 2018 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 26 September 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A two-day master course with tutor: Sue Saunders Even the most severe phobic and post-traumatic stress (PTSD) symptoms can be quickly and safely treated with the precisely targeted skills of the refined version of the rewind technique taught on this two-day course.

Price: £192
Venue: Salisbury Green Hotel - Edinburgh
Address: Salisbury Green Hotel Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AY
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 26 September 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Brighton) Clinical Encounters: Aims and Underlying Theory with Susie Orbach

Organisation: Brighton Therapy Partnership
First date and time: From Saturday, 29 September 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 29 September 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
For full details, visit: http://www.brightontherapypartnership.org.uk/events/clinical-encounters-aims-underlying-theory-susie-orbach/

Price: £110
Venue: Brighthelm Centre
Address: North Road Brighton BN1 1YD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 29 September 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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October 2018

(Stockport) An Introduction to Imago Relationship Therapy

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Monday, 1 October 2018 @ 09:00 to Monday, 1 October 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
Official introductory course in Imago Relationship Therapy designed for therapists

Price: £250
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street Cheadle Stockport SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 1 October 2018 @ 09:00 to 17:00
  2. From Monday, 8 October 2018 @ 09:00 to 17:00
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(London) Moaiku: Psychomotor Development with Merete Holm Brantbjerg

Organisation: Chiron Association for Body Psychotherapists
First date and time: From Friday, 5 October 2018 @ 11:30 to Friday, 5 October 2018 @ 19:00

Description:
Please see our website for further details.

Price: £320
Venue: St.Mary Abbots Centre
Address: Vicarage Gate, London, W8 4HN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 5 October 2018 @ 11:30 to 19:00
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(Leigh on Sea) Safeguarding Training for Counsellors in Schools

Organisation: Best for Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 6 October 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 6 October 2018 @ 13:00

Description:
Designed for qualified or trainee counsellors working in schools

Price: £55
Venue: Leigh Community Centre
Address: Leigh Community Centre 71-73 Elm Road Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1SP
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 6 October 2018 @ 09:30 to 13:00
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(London) Towards A Shared Language of Pain: Exploring the body, chronic pain and illness in the consulting room

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 6 October 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 6 October 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
This training day will aim to afford practitioners the space to explore different ways to think about the chronic pain and illness that presents clinically, and to consider their own relationship with pain. In contemporary western society medical and pharmaceutical models prevail and pain has seemingly become a commodity with the accompanying idea that it can be ‘managed’ or neatly dispatched with the right pill, action, or behaviour. Clients experiencing chronic illness and pain, whose symptoms do not respond in this way often come to us feeling that they have failed or been failed by these paradigms. However, the counsellor and psychotherapists consulting room is not immune to the seductive notion of cure. We can often feel impotent, that our empathy is not enough and that we must immediately ‘do’ something beyond the usual to alleviate the suffering. Pain by its very nature compresses the space to think, and maintaining a light touch is not always easy as the combination of physical and emotional distress can bring with it an urgency to know and react. The idea of being in or around pain will evoke our own defences; we may subtly detach rather than attach, or we may yearn to rescue, and when we inevitably fail our clinical practice can emulate the cycles of hope and despair that are inherent to living with chronic illness and pain. Appreciating pain from both an outside in and an inside out perspective, the day will draw from socio-cultural, relational, and attachment theories as well as our own individual understanding and experience of pain, with the aim of thinking about how we may best support clients presenting with physical pain and long term debilitating medical conditions as an aspect of their sense of self. Ultimately to not lose sight of the power of finding meaning, attachment and connection in the face of pain. The day will include: •Relational, attachment, and developmental perspectives on the body. •Theories of pain. Socio-cultural, attachment, medical models, understandings from neuroscience. •The felt experience and consequences of living with chronic pain and illness; such as self-blame, anger, and shame. •Some thoughts on specific conditions, and the opportunity to reflect upon clinical material. •What can we do without rescuing? Considering the process of acceptance, and grieving a lost body and life, towards facilitating clients in pain to feel that they have increased choice and agency. •The Therapists pain and self-care.

Price: £120
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 6 October 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) The Group Going on Being: Destruction, Survival and Creativity

Organisation: Institute of Group Analysis
First date and time: From Thursday, 11 October 2018 @ 10:00 to Thursday, 11 October 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
We will discuss groups in terms of Winnicott and Foukes.

Price: £69
Venue: Institute of Group Analysis
Address: 1 Daleham Gardens London NW3 5BY
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 11 October 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(London) African American Jungian Analysts: On Culture, Clinical Training/Practice and Racism

Organisation: Confederation for Analytical Psychology
First date and time: From Saturday, 13 October 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 13 October 2018 @ 18:00

Description:
One-day conference 13/10/18. http://j.mp/2E2Cy1f or capenquiries@gmail.com

Price: £75
Venue: Resource Centre
Address: Holloway Road, London N7 6PA (Next to Waitrose)
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 13 October 2018 @ 09:30 to 18:00
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(Stockport) Intermediate Training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Monday, 15 October 2018 @ 09:30 to Monday, 15 October 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Primarily aimed at practicing counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists. Starts October.

Price: £750
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street Cheadle Stockport SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 15 October 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) How to Build a Successful Private Practice

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Thursday, 18 October 2018 @ 09:30 to Thursday, 18 October 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
NEW one-day course with tutor: Jennifer Broadley... Jennifer Broadley has been a qualified and practicing Human Givens Therapist for nearly 5 years. She has been in business for herself for over 15 years and brings the ups and downs of that – both personal and professional stories – to life in this practical and motivating day. Jennifer built her business, Healthy Chat, from no clients to full practice within 2 years. She has tried-and-tested marketing strategies and will share with you the ones that have worked for her and the ones that haven’t (saving you from spending money unnecessarily). She is fully transparent with her client numbers, systems and finances so that you will leave the course clear about whether a full-time or part-time therapy practice is for you. http://www.humangivenscollege.com/courses/building-a-thriving-therapy-practice.html

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House - London
Address: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 18 October 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) Open Access Weekend: Becoming a Person, Child Development - with Jinnie Jefferies and Anna Chesner

Organisation: London Centre for Psychodrama
First date and time: From Saturday, 20 October 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 20 October 2018 @ 18:00

Description:
We will explore the key concepts and connections between Moreno, Winnicott and Klein, and consider their implications for our clinical work and self-understanding. This workshop is open to members of the public. No prior experience of psychodrama is required. We also welcome diploma or certificate trainees from other psychodrama training schools and professionals who have a particular interest in psychodrama or the topic for the weekend. These workshops are intended to provide an experience of psychodrama and although they are therapeutic they are not intended as a means of providing psychotherapy. A weekend counts as 16 psychodrama/ CPD hours.

Price: £215
Venue: Three Boroughs Day Service, Maudsley Hospital
Address: Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 20 October 2018 @ 09:30 to 18:00
  2. From Sunday, 21 October 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) Introduction to Somatic Experiencing with Giselle Genillard

Organisation: SOS Internationale (Somatic Experiencing Training®)
First date and time: From Saturday, 20 October 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 20 October 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
Giselle Genillard, the director of SOSI, will lead this introduction to Somatic Experiencing (SE). Over the two days you will learn the fundamental principles of SE and acquire some tools that you can apply in your personal and professional lives. NEW 3 YEAR SOMATIC EXPERIENCING TRAINING IN LONDON STARTING END OF 2018, DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

Price: £330
Venue: Ealing
Address: London
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 20 October 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
  2. From Sunday, 21 October 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
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(Stockport) 'Keeping the Love You Find' - The Imago Workshop For Individuals

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Saturday, 20 October 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 20 October 2018 @ 17:30

Description:
For individuals who are happily single or in a relationship

Price: £250
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street Cheadle Stockport SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 20 October 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:30
  2. From Wednesday, 21 March 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:30
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(London) Race & Class: Implications, Meanings and their relevance to the Clinical setting - A view from the Bridge

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 20 October 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 20 October 2018 @ 13:00

Description:
Abstract Inequalities persist in almost every arena of British society. It is evident in employment, health provision, education and in the political arena. Both race and class are associated with indignities that are inter-generationally transmitted and framed in terms of status, occupation and income, to values and identity. This paper analysis's how race and class interact and examines how those inequalities are supported by racist and classist attitudes and behaviours. After the 2016 referendum in Britain on leaving or living within the European Union there has been a revival of the debate on race and class. This debate has focused principally on the white working class and on their cultural or social exclusion. The dialogue around racism has concentrated on blackness and dehumanisation. Currently the differing psychoanalytic theorising on race and class is confusing. This paper aims to contribute towards clarifying a psychoanalytic understanding of those issues from an attachment informed perspective. Charles Brown will make use of clinical material to show how these issues might present themselves in the consulting room and how they may be understood.

Price: £60
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 20 October 2018 @ 10:00 to 13:00
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(London) Facilitating Spiritual Growth

Organisation: CCPE
First date and time: From Saturday, 20 October 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 20 October 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
Helping people to change and grow is the greatest art and science there is. In principle it is similar to sowing the seed, nurturing it, and, as it awakens, guiding it to grow into a beautiful plant or tree. However, with human beings it is more challenging and in some ways more difficult, but infinitely more rewarding. In psychotherapy we start by facing the inner challenges that life is presenting to us. Within each challenge we begin to discover our ideals, talents, purpose and ultimately our spiritual birthright. Achieving our ideals, however, is another matter. Careful guidance and support as well as patience, perseverance and initiative are needed as we proceed. This seminar will focus on the most important factors and attitudes involved, and on practising simple techniques used in this process of spiritual unfoldment. These will be:Facilitating Spiritual Growth Reviewing our life outlook and the problems it leads to Working with impulse, desire and inspiration Discovering purpose: Ideals, interests, talents and qualities Working through blocks to unfoldment. You will begin each day with a lecture of 1.5 hours duration introducing the themes of the weekend. For this you will join the main body of students training with CCPE. After a break you will join a small group for the rest of the day. This group will compose of others on the CPD programme and will be facilitated by a staff member of CCPE. These groups will provide a mix of teaching, exploration and experiential work that are intended to provide a holistic experience of the subject. All facilitators will be qualified psychotherapists and case material can also be brought and explored through the lens of the transpersonal.

Price: £210
Website:
Venue: CCPE - Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education
Address: Beauchamp Lodge 2 Warwick Crescent London W2 6NE
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 20 October 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
  2. From Sunday, 21 October 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(Dublin) Effective Pain Management Psychological Techniques for Reducing Persistent Pain and Accelerating Healing

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 24 October 2018 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 24 October 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Effective Pain Management: Psychological techniques for reducing persistent pain and accelerating healing - A life-changing 1-day course with Dr Grahame Brown. This workshop – with leading pain and musculoskeletal medicine consultant Dr Grahame Brown – gives you important new information about how we experience pain – derived from the latest neuroscience – and a powerful range of psychological techniques for managing pain naturally, preventing it from escalating and speeding up healing. You will discover how people can be helped out of the vicious cycle of chronic pain and how, by working holistically through the bio-psycho-social model, suffering can be dramatically reduced. You don't need to have any prior medical knowledge to learn from and enjoy the day – you will leave with a much clearer understanding of what is going on in the mind/body system, what you can do to reduce suffering when pain persists and ways to prevent chronic ongoing pain from developing. It is a key event if you work with people suffering from pain at any stage (from recent onset, recurrent to persistent) or if you would like to find out how to successfully manage pain without medication. You will learn a wide variety of pain management techniques, which can easily be integrated into your work, to help relieve pain and promote recovery – often in just one session.

Price: £175
Venue: Marino Institute of Education - Dublin
Address: Marino Institute of Education 9 Griffith Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin, D09 R232, Ireland
Country: Ireland
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 24 October 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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November 2018

(London) Anxiety and Learning: How to Boost Students' Abilities

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Friday, 2 November 2018 @ 09:30 to Friday, 2 November 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Anxiety massively inhibits academic learning and performance – for some this may present as general anxiety and low motivation. Others experience anxiety in relation to specific tasks, such as taking exams, giving presentations or writing (often developing writer’s block). By pushing more and more of our young people towards anxiety, depression or self-harming – in some cases even suicide – we are undermining the fabric of our country's future. This is not currently well understood. However, research has continually demonstrated that it is possible to eliminate these types of anxiety, quickly and effectively – if the right approach is taken. This wide ranging training day leads the way. As well as examining the various causes of anxiety in young people today, it looks at the crucial links between our emotions and learning and provides you with a range of simple, clear and practical strategies (that Gareth uses with great success in his own work at the University of Derby) to: lower students’ anxiety generally, boost motivation, help students overcome exam anxiety and be able to present well in public, and conquer writer’s block and more...

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House - London
Address: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 2 November 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) Asperger Syndrome: Working With Individuals and Couples

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 3 November 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 3 November 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Raising Awareness of in Couple Relationships affected by Asperger Syndrome: A one day workshop aimed at professionals working with individuals affected by Asperger syndrome. The aim of the workshop is to increase the understanding of this complex disorder and develop useful methods and strategies for working with individuals and couples affected by Asperger syndrome Workshops are interactive and offer a balanced combination of activities, learning and discussion. The workshop is sensitively paced to meet individual needs and there will be time allowed for having questions answered Aims: •Understand the facts behind Asperger syndrome •Understand what is meant by Theory of mind, Meltdown and mindreading •To develop a better knowledge of the Autistic Spectrum •To understand how both partners in a couple relationship will be affected •To practice in role plays in Communication. •To look at case studies •To have knowledge of tools and strategies that may help the couple to discuss feelings and emotions

Price: £120
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 3 November 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) Body-focussed Interventions in Schema Therapy

Organisation: Schema Therapy School
First date and time: From Monday, 5 November 2018 @ 09:30 to Monday, 5 November 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
This workshop presents the theory and experiential approach to integrating body-focused techniques to enhance schema therapy practice in a time-limited manner. These strategies are particularly useful for clients who present with complex needs and have histories of severe childhood neglect or trauma, and who have difficulties engaging with traditional schema therapy techniques. This interactive workshop is designed for schema therapists and those who have an interest in schema therapy ideas (such as CBT therapists and those from other training backgrounds) who wish to expand their repertoire by incorporating simple but powerful somatically-focused interventions.

Price: £315
Venue: The BPS Building
Address: 30 Tabernacle Street London EC2A 4UE
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 5 November 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
  2. From Tuesday, 6 November 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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(London) Workplace Stress: The real causes and what you can do about them

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 6 November 2018 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 6 November 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A one-day training course with tutors: Julia Welstead or Jennifer Broadley... This course looks at the root causes of stress and at the difference between being healthily stretched and unhealthily stressed. It explores the human givens perspective on why stress levels can become chronic and dangerous and cause a whole range of symptoms such as exhaustion, back pain, headaches, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, anger disorders, heart disease and alcohol or drug dependency. Any of these symptoms will undermine motivation, ensure poor performance, lower productivity, sour colleague relationships and increase absenteeism and staff turnover. For most of us, work takes up a significant proportion of our life. Nobody sets out to deliberately raise their stress levels at work or anywhere else, and yet for many of us chronic stress caused by our working life can get in the way of our enjoyment, performance and overall sense of achievement. Jennifer Broadley outlines what is needed to tackle these problems: how to stay calm and build emotional resilience whilst developing a working environment that enhances wellbeing as well as profitable performance. She shows how a ‘pulling together’ effect takes hold when all levels of the company can see the broader context of their work and appreciate others’ perspectives. As a result, efficiency improves, sick leave and staff turnover are reduced and overall productivity and profit are optimised: a win-win situation.

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House - London
Address: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 6 November 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) Brief Therapy for Stopping Addictions - A Practical Skills-Based Day

Organisation: Human Givens
First date and time: From Wednesday, 7 November 2018 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 7 November 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
As the number of people affected by addiction continues to rise, its treatment is undergoing a revolution. New ideas and techniques from various schools of brief, solution-focused therapy are showing that it is possible to help most addicts transform their lives in a small number of sessions. At this practical training day – which complements the online course Tackling addiction: Understanding how to stop all types of addictive behaviour – you will learn and practise the powerful skills derived from the human givens approach (which organically integrates the best brief therapy techniques) that are helping people overcome a wide range of addictions, including: alcoholism, heroin, smoking, gambling, sex and eating disorders. These skills are essential if you wish to improve your effectiveness when working with any addiction...http://www.humangivenscollege.com/courses/stopping-addictions-skillspractice.html

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House - London
Address: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 7 November 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) Brief Therapy for Stopping Addictions - A Practical Skills-Based Day

Organisation: Human Givens
First date and time: From Wednesday, 7 November 2018 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 7 November 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
As the number of people affected by addiction continues to rise, its treatment is undergoing a revolution. New ideas and techniques from various schools of brief, solution-focused therapy are showing that it is possible to help most addicts transform their lives in a small number of sessions. At this practical training day – which complements the online course Tackling addiction: Understanding how to stop all types of addictive behaviour – you will learn and practise the powerful skills derived from the human givens approach (which organically integrates the best brief therapy techniques) that are helping people overcome a wide range of addictions, including: alcoholism, heroin, smoking, gambling, sex and eating disorders. These skills are essential if you wish to improve your effectiveness when working with any addiction...http://www.humangivenscollege.com/courses/stopping-addictions-skillspractice.html

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House - London
Address: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 7 November 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) Psychodrama Experiential Weekend with Anna Chesner

Organisation: London Centre for Psychodrama
First date and time: From Friday, 9 November 2018 @ 19:00 to Friday, 9 November 2018 @ 21:30

Description:
Psychodrama Experiential Workshop with Anna Chesner, UKCP reg psychotherapist, BPA reg Practitioner and Senior Trainer. These run four times a year and are open to those people seeking an experience of psychodrama and wishing to engage in some personal work. Anna’s approach draws on psychodynamic, existentialist and systemic traditions as well as her experiences as a psychotherapist, dramatherapist and playback theatre practitioner. The weekends are designed to give an opportunity for personal exploration and development in a safe environment, as well as an understanding and experience of the method. Psychodrama is a deep psychological method of psychotherapy using role, symbolisation and enactment. Please discuss with Anna if you are not currently in personal therapy. A weekend counts as 16 psychodrama/ CPD hours.

Price: £215
Venue: Three Boroughs Day Service, Maudsley Hospital
Address: Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 9 November 2018 @ 19:00 to 21:30
  2. From Saturday, 10 November 2018 @ 10:00 to 18:00
  3. From Sunday, 11 November 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(Leigh on Sea) Safeguarding Training for Counsellors Working with Vulnerable Adults

Organisation: Best for Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 10 November 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 10 November 2018 @ 13:00

Description:
All our safeguarding training includes the PREVENT duty as standard.

Price: £55
Venue: Leigh Community Centre
Address: Leigh Community Centre 71-73 Elm Road Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1SP
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 10 November 2018 @ 09:30 to 13:00
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(Leigh on Sea) Safeguarding Training for Counsellors Working with Vulnerable Adults

Organisation: Best for Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 10 November 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 10 November 2018 @ 13:00

Description:
All our safeguarding training includes the PREVENT duty as standard.

Price: £55
Venue: Leigh Community Centre
Address: Leigh Community Centre 71-73 Elm Road Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1SP
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 10 November 2018 @ 09:30 to 13:00
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(London) Alchemy of Relationships

Organisation: CCPE
First date and time: From Saturday, 10 November 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 10 November 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
Human relationships provide the vital substance for our souls to feed on and grow. By discovering the qualities latent in our relationships we can transcend and transform the limitations to their expression. By sensing our own qualities we can better know who we are meant to be with. This weekend will be an opportunity to explore, open our hearts, and change our relationships. In particular we will cover: Alchemy of Relationships Levels of relating - ego, empathy, essence, purpose The twelve stages of a relationship Opening the heart - clearing negative thoughts and feelings Balancing head and heart Self-image in relationships Roles of love, will, power and truth You will begin each day with a lecture of 1.5 hours duration introducing the themes of the weekend. For this you will join the main body of students training with CCPE. After a break you will join a small group for the rest of the day. This group will compose of others on the CPD programme and will be facilitated by a staff member of CCPE. These groups will provide a mix of teaching, exploration and experiential work that are intended to provide a holistic experience of the subject. All facilitators will be qualified psychotherapists and case material can also be brought and explored through the lens of the transpersonal.

Price: £210
Venue: CCPE
Address: Beauchamp Lodge 2 Warwick Crescent London W2 6NE
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 10 November 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
  2. From Sunday, 11 November 2018 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(London) Training Practice Weekend: Working Creatively with Defences - with Anna Chesner and Jinnie Jefferies

Organisation: London Centre for Psychodrama
First date and time: From Saturday, 17 November 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 17 November 2018 @ 18:00

Description:
This weekend explores the nature and purpose of defences and the complexities of the Transference-Countertransference relationship in psychotherapy. We will explore the use of psychodrama to understand and work creatively with these dynamics. This weekend workshop is open to diploma or certificate trainees from any psychodrama training school, people who are considering training in psychodrama, or professionals from related fields who have a particular interest in psychodrama or the topic of the weekend. A weekend counts as 16 psychodrama/ CPD hours.

Price: £215
Venue: Three Boroughs Day Service, Maudsley Hospital
Address: Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 17 November 2018 @ 09:30 to 18:00
  2. From Sunday, 18 November 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Stockport) Clinical Training Program in Imago Relationship Therapy

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Tuesday, 20 November 2018 @ 09:00 to Tuesday, 20 November 2018 @ 18:00

Description:
For psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists. From November.

Price: £2175
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street Cheadle Stockport SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 20 November 2018 @ 09:00 to 18:00
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(London) How to tell stories that heal A masterclass in therapeutic storytelling

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 20 November 2018 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 20 November 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A one-day course with tutor: Pat Williams or Denise Winn... This popular and empowering day explores stories that have a powerful beneficial effect on the mind/body system and teaches you how to source and tell such therapeutic tales yourself. All successful psychotherapy and counselling involves storytelling and the appropriate use of metaphor, tapping into the natural way our brains work. We cannot know what goes on in another person’s mind but, if you perceive the ‘pattern’ of a story and understand that it could be useful to them at a specific point in their life, that is reason enough to tell it. Their unconscious, creative imagination will seek and find the ‘meaning’ relevant to their situation. No explanation, no direct statement of a story’s meaning can substitute for the way it acts on the hearer’s mind.

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House - London
Address: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 20 November 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) Introduction to Music Therapy Weekend

Organisation: Department of Psychology - University of Roehampton
First date and time: From Saturday, 24 November 2018 @ 09:00 to Saturday, 24 November 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
This 2 day course is run by two tutors who have a wide and varied experience in working with a wide range of client groups. Tessa Watson is the course convenor for the MA training at Roehampton and will speak about the training course. This weekend course allows tutors to explore more theoretical detail, with the opportunity to see more clinical extracts and experience more music-based activities, and includes a combination of case presentations, presentation of relevant theory, and practical sessions. Many audio and visual examples will be shown of actual session material. This promotes honest and interesting discussion about the role of the music therapist, and enables participants to explore their feelings about the work. This weekend will be useful for anyone wishing to find out more about music therapy. It details how music therapists work in a variety of different settings. It will be beneficial to those wishing to satisfy curiosity, and also enable those who may wish to consider training as a music therapist to reflect on their motivations and skills. Participants will be expected to engage in small group discussions and there are several practical sessions during the weekend where participants will be encouraged to explore and play a wide range of percussion instruments. Comfortable clothing should be worn and participants can bring their own instruments if they wish.

Price: £240
Venue: Whitelands College, University of Roehampton
Address: Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 24 November 2018 @ 09:00 to 16:30
  2. From Sunday, 25 November 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) Introduction to Play Therapy

Organisation: Department of Psychology - University of Roehampton
First date and time: From Saturday, 24 November 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 24 November 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
Play Therapy is an effective psychological treatment for a wide range of child mental health difficulties and stressful life experiences. It has existed as a distinct discipline since the 1940's, emerging from child psychotherapeutic practice and the humanistic psychology tradition. In this introduction you will experience key aspects of play therapy practice. Suitable for individuals considering taking up professional training in Play Therapy as well as professionals who are already working with children e.g. social workers, occupational/speech therapists, mental health professionals, residential workers etc. No previous experience of Play Therapy is necessary but a willingness and enthusiasm for play is very much welcomed.

Price: £149
Venue: Whitelands College, University of Roehampton
Address: Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 24 November 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:30
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(London) Introduction to Art Psychotherapy

Organisation: Department of Psychology - University of Roehampton
First date and time: From Saturday, 24 November 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 24 November 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
This one-day workshop provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the study of Art Psychotherapy. Participants will gain an understanding of Art Psychotherapy and learn about the creative processes involved in this therapeutic modality. The day will be useful for those who are considering studying Art Psychotherapy at higher educational level and also those wanting to explore art making in a unique environment, enabling members to reflect on their motivations, skills and experiences. Participants will be invited to engage in a range of art making practical sessions and group discussions exploring their own personal symbols and unconscious imagery in a safe and facilitating environment. Comfortable clothing should be worn suitable for making art in. A degree of active participation will be expected from all participants.

Price: £149
Venue: Whitelands College, University of Roehampton
Address: Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 24 November 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:30
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(London) Introduction to Dance Movement Psychotherapy

Organisation: Department of Psychology - University of Roehampton
First date and time: From Saturday, 24 November 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 24 November 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) recognises body movement as an implicit and expressive instrument of communication and expression. DMP is a relational process in which client/s and therapist engage in an empathic creative process using body movement and dance to assist integration of emotional, cognitive, physical, social and spiritual aspects of self. DMP is practiced as individual and group therapy in settings such as health, education, social services and in private practice. The profession is continually informed by research and by initiatives and projects that open up and extend the field of DMP practice. The introductory day will involve a mixture of experiential and improvisational movement tasks, playful activity and discussion. Areas of exploration will include: (i) developing an awareness of the interrelationship between mind, emotions and the body; (ii) how the art form of dance informs the psychotherapeutic process and; (iii) exploring assumptions and prejudices in our everyday verbal and non-verbal language.

Price: £149
Venue: Whitelands College, University of Roehampton
Address: Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 24 November 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:30
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(London) Introduction to Dramatherapy

Organisation: Department of Psychology - University of Roehampton
First date and time: From Saturday, 24 November 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 24 November 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
Dramatherapists work in a variety of settings including mental health, training centres, education, prison and probation, childcare and private practice. This workshop is an exploration of the ritual theatre model of Dramatherapy taught at Roehampton. Working from a humanistic experiential approach to the day this workshop will include work with theatre skills, creativity, imagination and personal expression. This course is open to all those interested in finding out about Dramatherapy. Roehampton University offers post graduate professional training in dramatherapy. Our graduate students go on to work in a variety of settings including psychiatric hospitals, social services departments, special education, prisons and the voluntary sector.

Price: £149
Venue: Whitelands College, University of Roehampton
Address: Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 24 November 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:30
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(London) LGBTQ+ Mental Health: Giving Voice to Gay Shame

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 24 November 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 24 November 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Regardless of our varied clinical practice and approaches, we share one thing in common; knowingly or unknowingly, we all have clients who may identify as LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer or plus). But how well do we really understand their needs? Based on Simon Mark’s practice as an LGBTQ+ counsellor, group therapist and own lived experience, we will explore the unspoken and often misunderstood mental health crisis taking place amongst the LGBTQ+ community. Despite recent legal equality, research points to disproportionately high numbers of LGBT children and adults experiencing depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, poorer sexual health, alcoholism, addiction, suicidal ideation and sometimes, early death. The reasons are linked directly to the experiences that many (not all) LGBT children share growing up in a heteronormative society. Bullying, internalized homophobia and hypersensitivity can contribute to a core sense of shame, leading to a split psyche and poor attachment in relationship to themselves and others. Drawing together the latest psychotherapeutic research, historical and cultural LGBTQ+ context and case studies from Simon’s group work and individual clients, the day will outline how we can fully understand the problem, in order to better support our clients.

Price: £120
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 24 November 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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December 2018

(London) Hold Me Tight: Conversations for Connection

Organisation: The Bowlby Centre
First date and time: From Saturday, 1 December 2018 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 1 December 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Hold Me Tight: Conversations for Connection An interactive Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy workshop – Creating resilience, emotional depth and trust in long term relationships This is an interactive relational education programme for couples based on the book Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love’ by Dr. Sue Johnson, the founder of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). This experiential workshop comprises a weekend of deep engaging conversations that help couples develop more openness, responsiveness and trust in each other that transforms long term relationships. Our aim: You will learn to understand and change the negative relational dance that keeps you apart and causes conflict. Shape a more secure loving bond based on open intimate dialogues. To begin a transformative healing experience and to bring back aliveness, emotional intimacy, sexual connection and joy in your relationship. This workshop is offered to Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Psychologists and their partners: for a maximum of eight couples (sixteen participants) to ensure a safe space for every couple to be supported by EFT therapists in connecting with each other. Each couple will be given time and support to process their emotional responses to the shared exercises and watch video clips of couples taking part in Hold Me Tight sessions with Dr. Sue Johnson. Angela Massucco is an Attachment based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist UKCP and trained at Bowlby Centre. She is an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist and holds an Adv Dip in Couples & Psychosexual Therapy and a Psychosexual Certificate with TCCR. She is also an Art Therapist BAAT. Her experience of EFT, and Diana Fosha AEDP Training has impacted deeply personally and professionally with these experiential models that believe emotional intimacy is at the core of a rich relationship. Angela is in full time practice at Number 42, The Complete Psychotherapy Practice, London Bridge. Helene Igwebuike is a certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor approved by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). Helene uses an integrative model incorporating elements of Person-centred, Systemic Practice, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), while specialising in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which focuses on accessing emotions and facilitating heart-to-heart conversations that create a safe and secure relationship. Helene’s practice is based in Enfield, King’s Cross and online Skype sessions.

Price: £500
Website:
Venue: The Bowlby Centre
Address: 1 Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 1 December 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
  2. From Sunday, 2 December 2018 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Bristol) How to work effectively with troubled and troublesome teenagers

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 4 December 2018 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 4 December 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A one-day course with tutor: Richard Brook... Tutor Richard Brook brings a practical and humorous approach to the bewildering array of models currently directed at front-line workers. The programme is varied and intensive, yet lively with a strong focus on gaining skills. It clarifies what healthy teenage development looks like, why things can go wrong and the best ways to help young people overcome obstacles and begin to create lives for themselves that work well. Richard also shows how, by working with the 'givens' of human nature, and ensuring that sound knowledge of how people really function is applied intelligently to teenagers, you can speed up progress and bring them real benefits. At the end of the day you will find yourself more empowered to respond effectively to each individual’s needs, temperament and learning style, whilst avoiding the emotional pitfalls of working in stressful situations.

Price: £192
Venue: Engineers House - Bristol
Address: Engineers House The Promenade, Clifton Down, Avon, Bristol BS8 3NB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 4 December 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) Reflective Practice Day

Organisation: London Centre for Psychodrama
First date and time: From Saturday, 8 December 2018 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 8 December 2018 @ 18:00

Description:
This day is open to psychodrama psychotherapy and sociodrama practitioners and trainees from all training schools, to come and reflect with us in action on the joys and challenges of our work. Counts for 8 psychodrama/ CPD hours.

Price: £115
Venue: Three Boroughs Day Service, Maudsley Hospital
Address: Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 8 December 2018 @ 09:30 to 18:00
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(London) The Mind-Body Connection: Exploring the relationships between emotions, exercise and eating

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 12 December 2018 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 12 December 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
A one-day course with tutor: Dr Andrew Morrice. Dr Andrew Morrice's fascinating day explores the many reasons for this (for instance, much of our collective thinking and advice about health is contradictory and distorted by vested interests and preconception) – and what can be done about them. Human givens therapy is a truly bio-psycho-social model of emotional and mental wellbeing, which draws much of its strength from brain-science, but there is more – there are also physical benefits to be had from good therapy and education. The day looks at these too and at how 'physical' factors can help create emotional and mental challenges. By demonstrating how thoroughly interconnected the mind and body are in the way they react to the world around us, and giving you new information and ways to incorporate this latest mind-body knowlege into your practice, he sifts the sense from the nonsense, making it easier to think clearly about our own health as well as that of our patients. And when we can think more clearly about health this creates more opportunities to help people thrive in the modern world...

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House - London
Address: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 12 December 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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January 2019

An Introduction to Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 12 January 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 12 January 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
In this workshop, Professor Windy Dryden will introduce the basic theory and practice of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. During the training he will highlight some of the pitfalls of its practice and how these can be avoided or negotiated. Professor Dryden will explore common misconceptions of REBT and demonstrate how this model can be applied in client work. Delegates will need to come prepared with an example of an emotional or behavioural issue they, or a client has encountered and be prepared to volunteer in Professor Dryden's demonstration of using REBT practically in the clinical setting. This demonstration will be held in front of the training group. In bringing a personal issue the day is likely to be emotive and therefore we would ask that delegates consider this prior to booking as this will not be a therapeutic session

Price: £126.95
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 Saint George's Road, London, SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 12 January 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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