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December 2018

(London) Dual Diagnosis in Older Adults

Organisation: Healthcare Conferences UK
First date and time: From Monday, 10 December 2018 @ 09:30 to Monday, 10 December 2018 @ 17:00

Description:
The 2018 Royal College of Psychiatrist Report ‘Our Invisible Addicts’ highlights the importance of developing effective dual diagnosis services for older adults – from early intervention through treatment to recovery and preventing relapse. This conference will focus on managing the growing problem of substance abuse in older people and look at developing a person centred approach to developing care pathways for substance misuse within mental health services for older people and mental health treatment for older people within substance misuse services. https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/dual-diagnosis-in-older-adults 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: 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 10 December 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:00
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(Staffordshire) Mirror Mirror - Development Group

Organisation: Mirror Mirror
First date and time: From Tuesday, 11 December 2018 @ 19:15 to Tuesday, 11 December 2018 @ 20:45

Description:
Professional development group meeting weekly. Psychotherapists, Mental Health Professionals welcome.

Price: £20
Website:
Venue: Foxlowe Arts Centre
Address: Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands ST13 6AD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 11 December 2018 @ 19:15 to 20:45
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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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Towards Zero Suicide: Preventing Suicide, Saving Lives

Organisation: Healthcare Conferences UK
First date and time: From Friday, 14 December 2018 @ 09:30 to Friday, 14 December 2018 @ 17:30

Description:
This conference will provide you with national updates and practical case studies aimed at delivering the national ambition of zero suicide. Throughout the day you will take an in depth look at the effectiveness of suicide interventions, the importance of early intervention and crisis aversion. Follow the conference on Twitter #zerosuicide 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: 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 14 December 2018 @ 09:30 to 17:30
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(Cardiff) Taster Day

Organisation: Place2Be
First date and time: From Friday, 14 December 2018 @ 09:30 to Friday, 14 December 2018 @ 16:30

Description:
Place2Be's Taster Day gives you the chance to experience Place2Be training and see what it is like to be a children's counsellor. It is the entry point for all of our qualification courses and forms part of the assessment for those who go on to apply for further training with Place2Be.

Place2Be counselling training is highly experiential and participants will use a wide range of play materials, as well as experience games and other tools that support self-awareness and engagement with children. Our training promotes the use of creative methods to enable children to express themselves and support them in finding ways to flourish.

What it covers:

• Use of play and creative materials to support counselling
• Use of metaphor
• The importance of counsellors' self-awareness
• The model of training needed to become a counsellor or therapist working with children.

Useful for those who:

• Wish to gain insight into the field of counselling for children
• Are already working with children and are looking to enhance their skills
• Are interested in experiencing training with Place2Be
• Want to enrol on a Place2Be qualification course (within 12 months of attending a Taster Day)

Entry requirements:

• Open to all

Dates and Costs

We schedule around four Taster Days per month in London (one of which will be on a weekend) and one Taster Day per month in other locations. If you cannot make the dates listed, please visit the Taster Day page the following month as new dates will be made available.

Price: £95
Venue: Llandaff North & Gabalfa Hub
Address: Gabalfa Avenue, Cardiff, CF14 2HU
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 14 December 2018 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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Free Open Events at The Minster Centre - Counselling and Psychotherapy Training

Organisation: The Minster Centre
First date and time: From Saturday, 15 December 2018 @ 11:00 to Saturday, 15 December 2018 @ 13:00

Description:
Come to our open events for presentations on training with the Minster Centre, Q & A sessions with tutors and current students and an opportunity to look around the building. Each open event runs for two hours. When booking with reception, please state which course you’re interested in completing. If there are two open events running on one day, please clearly specify which one you’d like to attend. Booking is essential for all open events. To register an interest contact reception@minstercentre.ac.uk 020 7644 6240

Price: £0
Venue: The Minster Centre
Address: 20 Lonsdale Road London NW6 6RD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 15 December 2018 @ 11:00 to 13:00
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Free Open Events at The Minster Centre - Counselling and Psychotherapy Training

Organisation: The Minster Centre
First date and time: From Saturday, 15 December 2018 @ 14:00 to Saturday, 15 December 2018 @ 16:00

Description:
Come to our open events for presentations on training with the Minster Centre, Q & A sessions with tutors and current students and an opportunity to look around the building. Each open event runs for two hours. When booking with reception, please state which course you’re interested in completing. If there are two open events running on one day, please clearly specify which one you’d like to attend. Booking is essential for all open events. To register an interest contact reception@minstercentre.ac.uk 020 7644 6240

Price: £0
Venue: The Minster Centre
Address: 20 Lonsdale Road London NW6 6RD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 15 December 2018 @ 14:00 to 16:00
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(Staffordshire) Mirror Mirror - Development Group

Organisation: Mirror Mirror
First date and time: From Tuesday, 18 December 2018 @ 19:15 to Tuesday, 18 December 2018 @ 20:45

Description:
Professional development group meeting weekly. Psychotherapists, Mental Health Professionals welcome.

Price: £20
Website:
Venue: Foxlowe Arts Centre
Address: Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands ST13 6AD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 18 December 2018 @ 19:15 to 20:45
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(London) Dreamspace (winter and summer)

Organisation: Two Ash Stables
First date and time: From Saturday, 22 December 2018 @ 16:00 to Saturday, 22 December 2018 @ 19:00

Description:
Share your dreams (waking/sleeping) in nature with the herd

Price: £30
Venue: Two Ash Stables
Address: Tupton, Nr Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 22 December 2018 @ 16:00 to 19:00
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January 2019

(Oxford) Compassionate Mind: Working with Emotional Memories in Shame Based Trauma with Dr Deborah Lee

Organisation: Grayrock Ltd
First date and time: From Saturday, 5 January 2019 @ 09:50 to Saturday, 5 January 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Explore how to use compassionate mind for shame based trauma

Price: £144
Venue: Trinity College
Address: Broad St Oxford OX1 3BH
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 5 January 2019 @ 09:50 to 16:00
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(Nottingham) Working practically with adult survivors of childhood abuse

Organisation: Inspire CPD for Therapists
First date and time: From Monday, 7 January 2019 @ 09:30 to Monday, 7 January 2019 @ 16:30

Description:
See our website for details. https://www.inspirecpdfortherapists.com

Price: £75
Venue: Sherwood Methodist Church
Address: Devon Drive, Nottingham NG5 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 7 January 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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(Staffordshire) Mirror Mirror - Development Group

Organisation: Mirror Mirror
First date and time: From Tuesday, 8 January 2019 @ 19:15 to Tuesday, 8 January 2019 @ 20:45

Description:
Professional development group meeting weekly. Psychotherapists, Mental Health Professionals welcome.

Price: £20
Website:
Venue: Foxlowe Arts Centre
Address: Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands ST13 6AD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 8 January 2019 @ 19:15 to 20:45
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(York) Reflective Practice: Train to become a facilitator

Organisation: Psychotherapy for Healthcare
First date and time: From Saturday, 12 January 2019 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 12 January 2019 @ 16:30

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

Price: £155
Venue: Millers Yard
Address: Gillygate York YO31 7EB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 12 January 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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Exploring the Challenges of Working With Issues of Chronic Shame in Supervision

Organisation: The Minster Centre
First date and time: From Saturday, 12 January 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 12 January 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
This is a one-day workshop for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists only. The workshop will give participants an opportunity to explore the complex issues arising when addressing shame related processes in supervision. We will explore how shame manifests both within the therapeutic as well as supervisory relationship, offering clinical perspectives as well as effective practical techniques for engaging with these dynamics. There will be theoretical as well as experiential elements to this day with an overall emphasis on making this as relevant to participant’s own clinical experience and questions as possible. Margaret Landale has been working as a psychotherapist for thirty years. She is a UKCP accredited supervisor, has been a training director at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy in London and delivers a range of workshops and talks nationwide. Having been a meditator for many years, she has become increasingly interested in the integration of mindfulness in psychotherapy. She holds a masters in mindfulness and has taught on the ‘mindfulness in individual psychotherapy’ module at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University. CPD CERTIFICATES WILL BE PROVIDED

Price: £95
Venue: The Minster Centre
Address: 20 Lonsdale Road Queen's Park London NW6 6RD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 12 January 2019 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(London) Intergenerational Trauma with particular focus on black identity wounding

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 12 January 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 12 January 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
As clinicians we may struggle to understand the part that history plays for our clients. This workshop with Dr Aileen Aleyne is an opportunity to explore how history still plays a part in creating ongoing challenges for our cultural, social and racial identity. Our history is deeply embedded in the unconscious and understanding this can help facilitate our understanding of the struggles of daily life that our clients are facing. The workshop will provide a space to increase and strengthen our cross-cultural competence in clinical practice. The workshop with aims to: - identify and work with untreated trauma passed on to second and subsequent generations - work more competently with dynamics of intergenerational trauma, particularly in the black/white context

Price: £125
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 12 January 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) 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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(London) 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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Looking for love: How therapy can help with partner choice

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 12 January 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 12 January 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
This workshop will explore what makes a good couple ‘fit’. During the workshop the different routes into relationship – random romance, arranged marriage and selection through digital dating will be looked at. Attachment theory and psychodynamic understanding of couple relationships will be drawn upon. This workshop will look at: What’s going on when two people fall in love? How do arranged marriages and partnerships formed online compare with romance? What makes for a satisfactory long term relationship? This workshop will reflect on: Clients who have a painful story of broken relationships Clients who move fast through relationships and don’t settle Clients who haven’t had an adult sexual relationship and who may or may not consciously seek one. This workshop is suitable for qualified and training psychotherapists and counsellors. The primary theoretical focus of the workshop will be psychodynamics, but practitioners of other modalities are encouraged to attend. This workshop may be of particular interest to individual therapists whose clients bring relationship issues or couple therapists.

Price: £125
Website:
Venue: WPF
Address: WPF Therapy Limited, 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 12 January 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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Intergenerational Trauma, with particular focus on black identity wounding

Organisation: WPF
First date and time: From Saturday, 12 January 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 12 January 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
As clinicians we may struggle to understand the part that history plays for our clients. This workshop with Dr Aileen Alleyne is an opportunity to explore how history still plays a part in creating ongoing challenges for our cultural, social and racial identity. Our history is deeply embedded in the unconscious and understanding this can help facilitate our understanding of the struggles of daily life that our clients are facing. The workshop with will provide a space to increase and strengthen our cross-cultural competence in clinical practice.

Price: £125
Venue: WPF
Address: 23 Magdalen Street London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 12 January 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Nottingham) Mindfulness Course for Therapists

Organisation: Inspire CPD for Therapists
First date and time: From Monday, 14 January 2019 @ 17:30 to Monday, 14 January 2019 @ 19:30

Description:
5 week course - 2 hours per week Details: https://www.inspirecpdfortherapists.com/

Price: £99
Venue: Sherwood Methodist Church
Address: Devon Drive Sherwood Nottingham
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 14 January 2019 @ 17:30 to 19:30
  2. From Monday, 28 January 2019 @ 17:30 to 19:30
  3. From Monday, 4 February 2019 @ 17:30 to 19:30
  4. From Monday, 11 February 2019 @ 17:30 to 19:30
  5. From Monday, 18 February 2019 @ 17:30 to 19:30
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(London) Open Day

Organisation: The Psychosynthesis Trust
First date and time: From Monday, 14 January 2019 @ 18:30 to Monday, 14 January 2019 @ 20:30

Description:
This event is free to attend, but please reserve your place (click learn more about this course).

Price: £0
Venue: The Psychosynthesis Trust
Address: 92-94 Tooley Street, London Bridge, London SE1 2TH
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 14 January 2019 @ 18:30 to 20:30
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(Staffordshire) Mirror Mirror - Development Group

Organisation: Mirror Mirror
First date and time: From Tuesday, 15 January 2019 @ 19:15 to Tuesday, 15 January 2019 @ 20:45

Description:
Professional development group meeting weekly. Psychotherapists, Mental Health Professionals welcome.

Price: £20
Website:
Venue: Foxlowe Arts Centre
Address: Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands ST13 6AD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 15 January 2019 @ 19:15 to 20:45
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(London) Improving Physical Health Outcomes for people with Mental Health Conditions

Organisation: Healthcare Conferences UK
Contact:
First date and time: From Friday, 18 January 2019 @ 09:30 to Friday, 18 January 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
This conference takes a practical case study based approach to assessing, monitoring and improving the physical health outcomes of people with mental health conditions. There is a focus on early intervention, and through learning from organisations that have succeeded in addressing the challenge of improving the physical health of people with mental health conditions. Follow the conference on twitter #parityofesteem 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
Website:
Venue: De Vere West One
Address: 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 18 January 2019 @ 09:30 to 17:00
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Improving Physical Health Outcomes for people with Mental Health Conditions

Organisation: Healthcare Conferences UK
First date and time: From Friday, 18 January 2019 @ 09:30 to Friday, 18 January 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
This conference takes a practical case study based approach to assessing, monitoring and improving the physical health outcomes of people with mental health conditions. There is a focus on early intervention, and through learning from organisations that have succeeded in addressing the challenge of improving thDecision Makee physical health of people with mental health conditions. Follow the conference on twitter #parityofesteem 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: 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 18 January 2019 @ 09:30 to 17:00
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Unravelling the transference: Working in and with unconscious processes in the consulting room

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 19 January 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 19 January 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
This workshop with Carol Leader will help participants to develop their ability to recognise and better understand transference and how to use it through their clinical practice. The intention of this workshop is to help participants develop: - confidence in recognising the presence of unconscious repetitive processes at play in their clinical work with therapy clients. - skills to put the transference into conscious knowledge and words in the clinical work with particular reference to negative and erotic transference - an ability to unravel the transference so a creative space can be opened to explore the compulsion everyone has to repeat the past, between staying with the old and moving towards the new The transference is probably the most important instrument for discovering a patient or client’s inner world and an essential precondition regarding the effectiveness of in-depth treatment. Yet it can provoke the most concern from clinicians because it is largely an unconscious phenomenon that can dominate and prolong treatment. Often the therapist becomes unknowingly involved with playing a particular role in the patient’s inner drama. It can be hard to know and name what is going on. Unravelling the transference is an essential task for the psychoanalytic or psychodynamic clinician wanting to extend their skills and overall sense of competence. This one-day workshop (linked to the Countertransference workshop on 9th March 2019) will give a historical and contemporary overview of theory. However, the main emphasis will be practical approaches based on clinical work and the development of skills and insight. It will include images and narrative, key quotations, clinical examples, exercises to flesh out transference in a hands-on way. There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions.

Price: £125
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 19 January 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Nottingham) Marketing Workshop for Counsellors and Therapist

Organisation: CSN
First date and time: From Saturday, 19 January 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 19 January 2019 @ 14:00

Description:
Want more clients? This workshop will help!

Price: £75
Venue: Counselling Services Nottingham
Address: Nottingham
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 19 January 2019 @ 10:00 to 14:00
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(Nottingham) Grieving & Loss - including a focus on survivors & inherent losses

Organisation: Inspire CPD for Therapists
First date and time: From Monday, 21 January 2019 @ 09:30 to Monday, 21 January 2019 @ 16:30

Description:
Practical, inspiring, informative CPD For more details: https://www.inspirecpdfortherapists.com/

Price: £85
Venue: Sherwood Methodist Church
Address: Devon Drive Sherwood Nottingham
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 21 January 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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(Stockport) Emotional Wellbeing for Adolescents

Organisation: The Affinity Centre
First date and time: From Monday, 21 January 2019 @ 09:30 to Monday, 21 January 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
WHY teenagers need support and HOW this can be achieved

Price: £200
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Address: 7A High Street Cheadle, Stockport Greater Manchester SK8 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 21 January 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Monday, 28 January 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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Guided Imagery and Visualisation

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 22 January 2019 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 22 January 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
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. A one-day course CPD Certificate (6 hours)

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House
Address: Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 22 January 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Cheshire) The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space with Christiane Sanderson 23rd March 2019

Organisation: www.mindsite.co.uk
First date and time: From Tuesday, 22 January 2019 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 22 January 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Exploring effects on individuals that carry the burden of intergenerational-shame.

Price: £100
Venue: Total Fitness Wilmslow
Address: Off A34 Wilmslow-Handforth bypass, Handforth, SK9 3PE.
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 22 January 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Staffordshire) Mirror Mirror - Development Group

Organisation: Mirror Mirror
First date and time: From Tuesday, 22 January 2019 @ 19:15 to Tuesday, 22 January 2019 @ 20:45

Description:
Professional development group meeting weekly. Psychotherapists, Mental Health Professionals welcome.

Price: £20
Website:
Venue: Foxlowe Arts Centre
Address: Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands ST13 6AD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 22 January 2019 @ 19:15 to 20:45
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Fast Trauma & Phobia Cure

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 23 January 2019 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 23 January 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
A 2-day course in the rewind-technique - CPD Certificate (12 hours). 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: Broadway House
Address: Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 23 January 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Thursday, 24 January 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  3. From Wednesday, 19 June 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  4. From Thursday, 20 June 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  5. From Wednesday, 9 October 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  6. From Thursday, 10 October 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  7. From Wednesday, 4 December 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  8. From Thursday, 5 December 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) The Supervisory Relationship : Difficulties and Delights - with Robin Shohet

Organisation: Grayrock Ltd
First date and time: From Friday, 25 January 2019 @ 09:50 to Friday, 25 January 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
This workshop explores supervicor-supervisee relationships

Price: £144
Venue: Radnor Hall
Address: 49 City Rd London EC1Y 1AU
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 25 January 2019 @ 09:50 to 16:00
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(London) Safety in Numbers: Groupwork in Prisons and Secure Mental Health Services

Organisation: Institute of Group Analysis
First date and time: From Friday, 25 January 2019 @ 10:00 to Friday, 25 January 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
This course will be of interest to frontline and senior staff who work in prisons and secure mental health settings. It will also be of interest to those working in the community and voluntary sector offering support, advice and/or therapeutic help to this client group.

The Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) is pleased to introduce this one-day training as part of the exciting innovative short training series - Groups in Action. Founded over 50 years ago, the IGA is the UK’s leading provider of group psychotherapy and Groupwork training. Group analysis offers a helpful multi-perspectival lens through which to improve our understanding and capacity to work with challenges that emerge in groups.

Early Bird fee until 1 December 2018:
IGA Students £116
IGA Members: £116 / £137
Public: £137 / £158

Price: £158
Venue: Institute of Group Analysis
Address: 1 Daleham Gardens, London, NW3 5BY
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 25 January 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) Inhabiting Life in Later Years: How to Work Clinically with Ageing and Dementia

Organisation: Tavistock Relationships
First date and time: From Friday, 25 January 2019 @ 10:00 to Friday, 25 January 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Over successive generations our populations have become older. This increased longevity throws up a particular set of psychological challenges around the loss of physical and mental functioning. It exposes us ever more starkly to the realities of age-related illnesses and conditions such as dementia. This full-day workshop will develop an understanding of the psychological issues that can come to dominate in later life. Challenges may be thrown up to intimate couple relationships as long-established projective systems are turned on their heads, with the roles of carer and cared for often inverted. This is particularly true in relationships in which one partner is suffering from dementia, and for which therapeutic containment takes on a particular meaning. The workshop will consider psychoanalytic models of the mind, as well as Andrew Balfour’s pioneering work at Tavistock Relationships in developing a therapeutic intervention for couples where one partner has dementia. It is suitable for psychotherapists working with individual clients and couples as well as for trainees.

Price: £118
Website:
Venue: Tavistock Relationships
Address: 70 Warren Street, London W1T 5PB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 25 January 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Friday, 25 January 2019 @ 18:00 to Friday, 25 January 2019 @ 19:30

Description:
How do we understand the growing problem of compulsive sexual behaviours? This lecture with Paula Hall will provide an up to date overview of Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder (CSBD) which is currently being proposed for inclusion in ICD in 2019 and help attendees to understand the treatment process of compulsive sexual behaviours. In this lecture Paula will provide a bio-psycho-social perspective to enable attendees to understand the neuroscience of addiction as well as the influence of attachment and trauma on the development of the problem. The role of technology will also be explored along with societies changing views of sexual expression. The CHOICE Recovery Model will be used to explain the complexities of helping clients overcome CSBD and to provide a treatment strategy. The impact on both developing and maintaining primary attachment bonds and sexual functioning will also be provided.

Price: £40
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2En
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 25 January 2019 @ 18:00 to 19:30
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(London) Working With Compulsive Overeating

Organisation: Sana Mente Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 09:45 to Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 16:30

Description:
CPD training for counsellors, therapists and coaches

Price: £65
Venue: Benedictine Institute, London
Address: 74 Castlebar Road, London, W5 2DD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 09:45 to 16:30
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(London) Projective Identification in Practice

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
The aim of this workshop with Paul Terry is to clearly define projective identification, transference and countertransference and what distinguishes these phenomena from one another, to gain knowledge of the different forms of projective identification and to understand the motives for projective identification. This workshop will study projective identification as it is experienced in therapeutic practice. Projective identification will be examined in the transference and countertransference; in its different forms whether attributive, evocative or acquisitive; its various motives, whether to communicate, evacuate, possess, control, deny separateness or overcome loss; its relationship to introjective identification; how the superego drives projective identification and is often reflected in what is projected; and as projective identification operates interpersonally in therapeutic and other personal relationships, and intrapersonally between the ego and superego. Workshop participants are encouraged to bring examples from their own practice for discussion.

Price: £125
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) Brexit: Who is Afraid of Group Attachments?

Organisation: Institute of Group Analysis
First date and time: From Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 15:30

Description:
Brexit means what? More than two years on … we still do not know. So we’ve decided to organise a workshop to explore Brexit, or otherwise, from an attachment and group-analytic perspective.

John Bowlby, a quintessentially English gentleman, conceived attachment as a primary instinctual force for meaningful human connectedness, essential for our physical and emotional survival. Healthy attachment evolves from individual to group bonding. The UK is a mature democracy which has played a significant role on international development. The European Union is a serious, ambitious project in the making – in which increasingly larger, more sophisticated and ever evolving forms of group collaboration, and of group attachments, are being tried. Who is afraid of that? Is Brexit a ‘mutation’ to maximise survival of the fittest or the richest? Is survival of the other a threat to my survival?

This workshop will be open and inclusive, with the aim of creating an atmosphere where dialogue and mutual understanding can be cultivated. Delegates will be encouraged to take an active part in the reflective space provided by professionally conducted, small and large, discussion groups.

Early Bird fee until 30 November 2018:
IGA, BC, SRF members: £49 / £59
Public fee: £69 / £79

Price: £79
Venue: Institute of Group Analysis
Address: 1 Daleham Gardens, London, NW3 5BY
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 10:00 to 15:30
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(London) Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice

Organisation: PODS Trauma Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
This training builds on previous courses by Carolyn Spring but presents fresh insights into working with clients who have a history of repeated childhood trauma and/or are presenting with chronic dissociative symptoms and/or a dissociative disorder. Often referred to as ‘complex’ by the polite and ‘difficult’, ‘challenging’, ‘revolving-door’ and ‘borderline’ by the less polite, these clients do present many challenges, but their behaviours and symptoms are entirely logical in the light of their early life history, and this course will help to shed light on how to work effectively with them in order to progress towards recovery – a life that is no longer dominated by trauma responses.

This course will look at the burning questions that so many therapists have when working with this client group, including:

* How should you engage with ‘parts’?
* How can you avoid ‘retraumatising’ the client?
* How do you work with the client who can’t properly remember the trauma?
* What do you do with the client who cannot stay present during a session?
* How do you deal with dependency?
* Is integration the goal?
* How do you pace sessions?
* What do you do if you can’t get the adult ‘back’ at the end of a session?
* How do you deal with stuckness?
* How do you avoid traumatic reenactments within the therapy room and the therapy relationship?
* What pitfalls are there in this work?
* How do you look after yourself whilst working with such demanding and at times overwhelming content and trauma?
* How do you deal effectively and empathically with self-harm and suicidality?
* How do you process traumatic memories?
* Do you allow the client to ‘switch’ or do you keep the ‘adult’ present?
* And many other questions

Price: £90
Venue: Amnesty International, London
Address: Human Rights Action Centre 17-25 New Inn Yard LONDON EC2A 3EA
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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Projective Identification in practice

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
The aim of this workshop is to clearly define projective identification, transference and countertransference and what distinguishes these phenomena from one another, to gain knowledge of the different forms of projective identification and to understand the motives for projective identification.

Price: £125
Venue: WPF
Address: WPF Therapy Limited, 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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Battlefield Birth? Working therapeutically with birth trauma, tokophobia and perinatal PTSD

Organisation: WPF
First date and time: From Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Using a mix of Powerpoint presentations and small group exercise the morning session will consist of an introduction to the theory of birth trauma including aetiology, symptomatology and clinical presentations. In the afternoon case studies will be used to help participants to apply theory to practice. The late afternoon session will again be a mix of larger group exercises and discussion of participants’ own case material and ways of working with the issues presented using the theory presented earlier in the workshop. Video material will also be used to highlight lived experience of birth trauma for mothers and their families.

Price: £125
Venue: WPF
Address: WPF Therapy Limited, 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Gloucester) Introduction to Jungian Theory & Practice

Organisation: Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS)
First date and time: From Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Explore a Jungian perspective with the highly experienced Hugh Gee

Price: £110
Venue: Gloucestershire Counselling Service
Address: Gloucestershire Counselling Service Alma House 52/53 High Street
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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Open Day

Organisation: Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 12:00 to Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 14:00

Description:
Thinking about training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?

The AGIP Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training is the training wing of the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP) which offers an exciting, rewarding and challenging training programme.

On the Open Day you will get a chance to meet AGIP members who are involved with the training, and qualified psychotherapists who are successfully working in a variety of fields as well as private practice.

Foundation Year
This course will run on 10 Saturdays over the Academic Year 2019/2020. This course is aimed at those who are considering a clinical training as well as those who have a broader interest in psychoanalytic ideas and want to learn more.

Three Year Clinical Training
This course will run over 10 weekends, one a month, commencing October 2019. It will include theoretical and clinical seminars, an infant observation, and a psychiatric placement, alongside work with training patients under supervision.

Both courses will be taught from a pluralist perspective, and will include traditional psychotherapeutic concepts as well as thinking that have developed in the 21st Century. AGIP can organise individual patient referral through their low cost Psychotherapy Services.

Price: £0
Venue: AGIP Psychotherapy
Address: 1 Fairbridge Road, London, N19 3EW
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 12:00 to 14:00
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(Cardiff) Motivational Interviewing: Intermediate 2 day Workshop

Organisation: Motivational Interviewing Stephen Rollnick
First date and time: From Monday, 28 January 2019 @ 09:30 to Monday, 28 January 2019 @ 17:30

Description:
This workshop will be of interest to people in diverse settings & circumstances where conversations about change are an everyday reality. It will include a basic overview of motivational interviewing (MI) and then turn to intermediate level practice and discussion. It will include:

- Overview of MI and its foundations in good practice in organisations, services, teams and educational settings.
- Review of key topics like core skills, change language and the four processes in change conversations (engage, focus, evoke and plan).
- Opportunity to practice skills
- Exploring of hot topics including MI-consistent advice giving, culture change in organisations, brief conversations about change and how our emotional state effects the progress and outcome of conversations.

Price: £350
Venue: Amber Energy Lounge
Address: Sophia Gardens Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 28 January 2019 @ 09:30 to 17:30
  2. From Tuesday, 29 January 2019 @ 09:00 to 17:00
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(Staffordshire) Mirror Mirror - Development Group

Organisation: Mirror Mirror
First date and time: From Tuesday, 29 January 2019 @ 19:15 to Tuesday, 29 January 2019 @ 20:45

Description:
Professional development group meeting weekly. Psychotherapists, Mental Health Professionals welcome.

Price: £20
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Venue: Foxlowe Arts Centre
Address: Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands ST13 6AD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 29 January 2019 @ 19:15 to 20:45
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(London) Intuitive Eating Course - 8 weeks

Organisation: Sana Mente Training
First date and time: From Thursday, 31 January 2019 @ 20:15 to Thursday, 31 January 2019 @ 21:45

Description:
Thursday evening course in intuitive eating.

Price: £250
Venue: Benedictine Institute, London
Address: 74 Castlebar Road, London, W5 2DD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 31 January 2019 @ 20:15 to 21:45
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February 2019

(London) Preventing Suicide in Young People & Children

Organisation: Healthcare Conferences UK
First date and time: From Friday, 1 February 2019 @ 09:30 to Friday, 1 February 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
Chaired by Karen Mellanby, Director of Networks and Communities, Mind and with opening presentations from a young patient leader, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and NHS England, this one day conference will look at how you can reduce preventable suicides and save young lives in your service. Through national updates, case studies from multi-agency settings and lived experience insight, this conference aims to set the scene for progress already being made and what needs to change to implement the National Inquiry key recommendations, in line with the Five Year Forward View for improved young people’s mental health care. Follow the conference on Twitter #savingyounglives 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: 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 1 February 2019 @ 09:30 to 17:00
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(Birmingham) Dealing with Distress: Working with Self-Harm and Suicide

Organisation: PODS Trauma Training
First date and time: From Friday, 1 February 2019 @ 10:00 to Friday, 1 February 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
“Suicide is a calamity of the inner world, where feelings, memories, and beliefs may brew up hurricane winds of anguish powerful enough to blow someone away.” – John Maltsberger After suicide, there are no second chances. We can’t go back and try a different, or better way, of supporting someone to see if that works instead. We may have just the one chance to get it right, and none of us wants to get it wrong. “No one is killing themselves on my watch!” we may vow. And yet a million people worldwide kill themselves each year. If a million people every year died as a result of terrorism, imagine the outcry, the public attention, the funding, and the need for a solution. Research reveals a fair bit about the risk factors for suicide. But does that information enable us to predict with any accuracy whether our client, or friend, or family member will attempt to kill themselves?

This course will look at a variety of issues around self-harm and suicidality, specifically behaviours resulting from states of extreme distress linked to trauma. The aim of the day is to build your confidence in working with or supporting people who are severely distressed, and to equip you to work as effectively as possible to promote recovery and healing from this distress, so that self-harm and suicide are no longer seen as ‘the only way out’. We’ll look at questions such as:

* How can you tell if someone is imminently suicidal – is it even possible? – and what should you then do about it?
* How can we help someone who is suicidal without getting stuck in a battle of life and death?
* Is someone suicidal ‘mentally ill’? Do they have ‘mental capacity’?
* Why do some people self-harm? Is it just ‘attention-seeking’? In what way might it make sense at a neurobiological level?
* Does self-harm increase or decrease the risk of completed suicide?
* Do policies to prevent suicide actually work? Or might they actually be increasing the risk?
* How can we help people who are in severe distress without them becoming too ‘dependent’?
* Do we have a duty to report suicidal intentions, and what are the legal ramifications if we don’t?
* Does hospitalisation work? Or does it make things worse?
* What can we actually DO to help people feel better?

This course, aimed principally at counsellors and psychotherapists, but also suitable for a wide range of professionals and indeed anyone supporting survivors of trauma, will look at how to work safely and effectively with self-harm and suicide: to cope with crisis and deal with distress.

This will be a day full of hope from recovery from even extreme and enduring states of distress. Attendees of this course will receive a CPD certificate for 6 hours, along with an extensive delegate pack including a free resource related to the course.

Price: £90
Venue: The Bridge, Shirley, Birmingham
Address: 234 Stratford Road Shirley B90 3AG
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 1 February 2019 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(London) When Hope Is Lost: The Impact of Perinatal Loss, Infertility and IVF on the Couple and the

Organisation: Tavistock Relationships
First date and time: From Saturday, 2 February 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 2 February 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Many parents find it difficult to recover from trauma associated with the perinatal period, and the loss of an infant can result in severe depression, feelings of isolation, loss of hope, and relationship breakdown. A perinatal loss may be as traumatic to the couple as the death of a young child, even though the lost baby has not been known. This full-day workshop will consider the meaning of perinatal loss and the death of a young child for the parents as well as for any siblings. Particular attention will be given to the difficulties that can be experienced by younger siblings who can feel as if they have been born in the shadow of death, and can carry this experience with them into adulthood. The workshop for individual, group, family and couple psychotherapists and counsellors will also focus on the impact of infertility and IVF on the individual and the couple, and the difficulties that can be evoked especially after multiple failed pregnancies. It is suitable for couple, individual and child psychotherapists. Trainer, Marguerite Reid, has a wealth of experience in working with individuals and couples who have perinatal mental health problems. She works with women and couples during pregnancy and during the postnatal period, as well as with children who have been parented by couples struggling with these difficulties.

Price: £118
Venue: Tavistock Relationships
Address: 70 Warren Street, London W1T 5PB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 2 February 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Birmingham) Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice

Organisation: PODS Trauma Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 2 February 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 2 February 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
This training builds on previous courses by Carolyn Spring but presents fresh insights into working with clients who have a history of repeated childhood trauma and/or are presenting with chronic dissociative symptoms and/or a dissociative disorder. Often referred to as ‘complex’ by the polite and ‘difficult’, ‘challenging’, ‘revolving-door’ and ‘borderline’ by the less polite, these clients do present many challenges, but their behaviours and symptoms are entirely logical in the light of their early life history, and this course will help to shed light on how to work effectively with them in order to progress towards recovery – a life that is no longer dominated by trauma responses.

This course will look at the burning questions that so many therapists have when working with this client group, including:

* How should you engage with ‘parts’?
* How can you avoid ‘retraumatising’ the client?
* How do you work with the client who can’t properly remember the trauma?
* What do you do with the client who cannot stay present during a session?
* How do you deal with dependency?
* Is integration the goal?
* How do you pace sessions?
* What do you do if you can’t get the adult ‘back’ at the end of a session?
* How do you deal with stuckness?
* How do you avoid traumatic reenactments within the therapy room and the therapy relationship?
* What pitfalls are there in this work?
* How do you look after yourself whilst working with such demanding and at times overwhelming content and trauma?
* How do you deal effectively and empathically with self-harm and suicidality?
* How do you process traumatic memories?
* Do you allow the client to ‘switch’ or do you keep the ‘adult’ present?
* And many other questions

Price: £90
Venue: The Bridge, Shirley, Birmingham
Address: 234 Stratford Road Shirley B90 3AG
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 2 February 2019 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(Oxford) Trauma Therapy Training - a series of CPD workshops

Organisation: Integra CPD
First date and time: From Saturday, 2 February 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 2 February 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
Workshop 3: Relational complications in trauma therapy

Price: £100
Venue: OTS-Oxford Therapy Centre
Address: 1st Floor 142-144 Oxford Road, Cowley Oxford OX4 2EA
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 2 February 2019 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(Brighton & Hove) Only Connect: Building effective relationships with young people in therapy

Organisation: Brighton Therapy Partnership
First date and time: From Saturday, 2 February 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 2 February 2019 @ 16:30

Description:
How to develop and sustain effective relationships with young people.

Price: £105
Venue: City Coast Centre
Address: North Street, Portslade (Brighton & Hove), BN41 1DG
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 2 February 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:30
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(Gloucester) Freud Reading Group

Organisation: Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS)
First date and time: From Saturday, 2 February 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 2 February 2019 @ 13:00

Description:
Reading group exploring the work of Freud with Elizabeth O'Loughlin

Price: £100
Venue: Gloucestershire Counselling Service
Address: Gloucestershire Counselling Service Alma House 52/53 High Street
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 2 February 2019 @ 10:00 to 13:00
  2. From Saturday, 27 April 2019 @ 10:00 to 13:00
  3. From Saturday, 15 June 2019 @ 10:00 to 13:00
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(London) Working with Anger from a Schema Therapy Perspective

Organisation: Schema Therapy School
First date and time: From Monday, 4 February 2019 @ 09:30 to Monday, 4 February 2019 @ 16:30

Description:

Schema therapy acknowledges the richness of anger, its multifaceted functions and origins, and its enormous healing potential.

In schema therapy terms, anger can emanate from several different ‘modes’, most notably: the bully attack, angry protector, and angry child modes.

Working with anger requires the therapist to first make an accurate assessment of the ‘mode in action’, as well as to identify and attune to the unmet need unpinning the mode. The therapist might then work directly with a ‘part of the self’ that is either overwhelmed by anger or overshadowed by anger.

During this highly interactive workshop participants will learn how to disentangle the various expressions of anger, to link these to core modes and schemas, convert unproductive or destructive anger to constructive assertiveness, as well as to use their own emotional reactions to their clients’ anger to hone the conceptualisation.

Live demonstrations of all core methods (imagery, chair work, empathic confrontation) for working with anger will be demonstrated and practiced and there will be time given to reflecting on therapists’ own schema activation in relation to anger directed at them.

*£145 early bird rate until 4th December 2018.

Price: £145
Venue: British Psychological Society
Address: 30 Tabernacle Street London EC2A 4UE
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 4 February 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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(London) Emotional Pain - Science & Strategies - with Dr Christine Dunkley

Organisation: Grayrock Ltd
First date and time: From Thursday, 7 February 2019 @ 09:50 to Thursday, 7 February 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
This workshop describes the research into emotional pain

Price: £144
Venue: British Psychological Society
Address: 30 Tabernacle Street London EC2A 4UE
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 7 February 2019 @ 09:50 to 16:00
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(Ashford) Taster Day

Organisation: Place2Be
First date and time: From Friday, 8 February 2019 @ 09:30 to Friday, 8 February 2019 @ 16:30

Description:
Place2Be's Taster Day gives you the chance to experience Place2Be training and see what it is like to be a children's counsellor. It is the entry point for all of our qualification courses and forms part of the assessment for those who go on to apply for further training with Place2Be.

Place2Be counselling training is highly experiential and participants will use a wide range of play materials, as well as experience games and other tools that support self-awareness and engagement with children. Our training promotes the use of creative methods to enable children to express themselves and support them in finding ways to flourish.

What it covers:

• Use of play and creative materials to support counselling
• Use of metaphor
• The importance of counsellors' self-awareness
• The model of training needed to become a counsellor or therapist working with children.

Useful for those who:

• Wish to gain insight into the field of counselling for children
• Are already working with children and are looking to enhance their skills
• Are interested in experiencing training with Place2Be
• Want to enrol on a Place2Be qualification course (within 12 months of attending a Taster Day)

Entry requirements:

• Open to all

Dates and Costs

We schedule around four Taster Days per month in London (one of which will be on a weekend) and one Taster Day per month in other locations. If you cannot make the dates listed, please visit the Taster Day page the following month as new dates will be made available.

Price: £95
Venue: TBC
Address: TBC
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 8 February 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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(London) Working Therapeutically with People Experiencing Family Estrangement

Organisation: Stand Alone
First date and time: From Friday, 8 February 2019 @ 09:30 to Friday, 8 February 2019 @ 16:30

Description:
Theory and practice of working therapeutically with family estrangement.

Price: £108.39
Venue: Shoreditch Healthy Living Centre
Address: 170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 8 February 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:30
  2. From Saturday, 9 February 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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(London) Improving Sexual Safety on Mental Health Wards

Organisation: Healthcare Conferences UK
First date and time: From Friday, 8 February 2019 @ 09:30 to Friday, 8 February 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
This conference focuses Improving Sexual Safety on Mental Health Wards in response to the concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission. Chaired by Sean Duggan Chief Executive, Mental Health Network, the conference will provide national updates and practical case studies from NHS Trusts that have tackled this issue in practice. Follow the conference on Twitter #sexualsafetyMH 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: 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 8 February 2019 @ 09:30 to 17:00
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(London) Psychodrama Experiential weekend

Organisation: London Centre for Psychodrama
First date and time: From Friday, 8 February 2019 @ 19:00 to Friday, 8 February 2019 @ 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.

Price: £215
Venue: Maudsley Hospital
Address: Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 4AZ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 8 February 2019 @ 19:00 to 21:30
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(London) The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 9 February 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 9 February 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Why do we become therapists? Why do we become the kinds of therapists we are? When does our history help us in our work? When does it hinder our relationship with clients? How do we manage the pressures of clinical work (and training!) while attempting to juggle our lives outside the therapy room? What happens when issues in our own personal lives become too much? This workshop with Marie Adams will highlight Marie’s research into the personal lives of forty therapists. There will be an opportunity during the workshop to think about the themes arising from Marie’s research and your own individual history.

Price: £125
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 9 February 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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Chronic Anxiety

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 12 February 2019 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 12 February 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
A NEW one-day course - CPD Certificate (6 hours). 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, and also addresses how to handle anxiety that is a feature of conditions such as autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD, bipolar disorder and right-brained caetextia.

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House
Address: Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 12 February 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Friday, 15 March 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  3. From Tuesday, 19 November 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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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, 13 February 2019 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 13 February 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
A life-changing 1-day course with Dr Grahame Brown - CPD Certificate (6 hours).

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 don't need to have any prior medical knowledge to learn from and enjoy the day.

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House
Address: Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 13 February 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Thursday, 3 October 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Stockport) Dr Sue Jennings presents ~ Monsters and Messes: Neuro-Dramatic-Play® in action; An Attachment-Based

Organisation: www.mindsite.co.uk
First date and time: From Thursday, 14 February 2019 @ 09:30 to Thursday, 14 February 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Neuro-Dramatic-Play® enables people to be playful/think ‘outside the box’.

Price: £110
Venue: The Quaker Meeting House
Address: 2 Cooper Street, Stockport, SK1 3QL
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 14 February 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) Open Access Weekend: Psychodrama One to One, Role as a Way of Being

Organisation: London Centre for Psychodrama
First date and time: From Saturday, 16 February 2019 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 16 February 2019 @ 18:00

Description:
With Anna Chesner and Chris Andrews This workshop will focus on the use of projective methods such as the communicube, as well as the use of role and role theory in the one to one setting. 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: Maudsley Hospital
Address: Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 4AZ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 16 February 2019 @ 09:30 to 18:00
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(Cardiff) Taster Day

Organisation: Place2Be
First date and time: From Friday, 22 February 2019 @ 09:30 to Friday, 22 February 2019 @ 16:30

Description:
Place2Be's Taster Day gives you the chance to experience Place2Be training and see what it is like to be a children's counsellor. It is the entry point for all of our qualification courses and forms part of the assessment for those who go on to apply for further training with Place2Be.

Place2Be counselling training is highly experiential and participants will use a wide range of play materials, as well as experience games and other tools that support self-awareness and engagement with children. Our training promotes the use of creative methods to enable children to express themselves and support them in finding ways to flourish.

What it covers:

• Use of play and creative materials to support counselling
• Use of metaphor
• The importance of counsellors' self-awareness
• The model of training needed to become a counsellor or therapist working with children.

Useful for those who:

• Wish to gain insight into the field of counselling for children
• Are already working with children and are looking to enhance their skills
• Are interested in experiencing training with Place2Be
• Want to enrol on a Place2Be qualification course (within 12 months of attending a Taster Day)

Entry requirements:

• Open to all

Dates and Costs

We schedule around four Taster Days per month in London (one of which will be on a weekend) and one Taster Day per month in other locations. If you cannot make the dates listed, please visit the Taster Day page the following month as new dates will be made available.

Price: £95
Venue: Llandaff North & Gabalfa Hub
Address: Gabalfa Avenue, Cardiff, CF14 2HU
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 22 February 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training Conference 2019: Couples & Attachment

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 23 February 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 23 February 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
One Day Conference cost: £130+ booking fees / Limited early-bird discount of 15% available until 23rd November 2018 or until sold out.

Price: £130
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 23 February 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) Couples Therapy – a practical masterclass

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 26 February 2019 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 26 February 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
A one-day counselling course - CPD Certificate (6 hours).

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
- what we can learn from the way successful couples facilitate mutual needs satisfaction.

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House
Address: Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 26 February 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Tuesday, 7 May 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  3. From Wednesday, 18 September 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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Private Practice Success

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 27 February 2019 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 27 February 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Being a talented and skilled counsellor and therapist is not directly related to you being able to fill your practice with clients. Simple and effective business and marketing skills are the key along with time-saving devices so that you can focus more on the revenue-generating part of your business, which is working with clients.... Find out how you can build a successful private practice

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House
Address: Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 27 February 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Thursday, 19 September 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Dublin) Guided Imagery and Visualisation for Therapeutic Change

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 27 February 2019 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 27 February 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
An essential skill for removing phobias, curing PTSD and depression.

Price: £175
Venue: Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin
Address: Royal Marine Hotel Marine Road Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin A96 K063
Country: Ireland
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 27 February 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Dublin) Brief Therapy for Stopping Addictions

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Thursday, 28 February 2019 @ 09:30 to Thursday, 28 February 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Learn and practise powerful skills derived from the HG approach

Price: £175
Venue: Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin
Address: Marine Road Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin A96 K063
Country: Ireland
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 28 February 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia - with Professor Kevin Morgan and Dr Maureen Tomeny

Organisation: Grayrock Ltd
First date and time: From Thursday, 28 February 2019 @ 09:50 to Thursday, 28 February 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
This workshop covers thel management of chronic sleep problems

Price: £144
Venue: British Psychological Society
Address: 30 Tabernacle Street London EC2A 4UE
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 28 February 2019 @ 09:50 to 16:00
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March 2019

(Southend) Crossing the Lines: Finding Voice and Identity In Unfamiliar Places

Organisation: Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Contact: pps@essex.ac.uk
First date and time: From Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
This conference is an experiential learning event designed to support reflection at a time of significant change.

At international, national and community level this is a period of “shifting sands”. With so much personal and social movement, what does it take to hold one’s place? Equally, how do we find the courage to encounter the new, instead of just defending one’s position. These are the proposed themes of the conference.

This event is for all those who are interested in exploring aspects of leadership, followership and their role in the workplace and elsewhere. The weekend consists of a range of small group, large group and inter-group events which enable participants to learn about the impact they have on others, and the impact others have on them, in a managed context.

The conference makes use group relations methodology. It is designed and delivered by staff and associates of the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex.

Conference Fee

£550 for external participants - £50 early bird discount for bookings made by 21 January 2019. £500 concessions - £50 early bird discount for bookings made by 21 January 2019.

Conference Accommodation

The conference is full board with single room accommodation provided for all participants.

Price: £550
Venue: Southend Campus
Address: University of Essex, Southend Campus Elmer Approach, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1LW
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 09:30 to 17:00
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(Brighton & Hove) How To Work When Therapy Isn’t Working: Perceiving and understanding enactments in the therapeutic relationship

Organisation: Brighton Therapy Partnership
First date and time: From Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 16:30

Description:
Deepening our engagement with difficult dynamics in the therapeutic relationship.

Price: £105
Venue: City Coast Centre
Address: North Street, Portslade (Brighton & Hove), BN41 1DG
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:30
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(London) Metaphors from the Edge of Chaos

Organisation: Psychosynthesis Trust
First date and time: From Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
The integration of psychotherapy with chaos theory and fractal geometry.

Price: £210
Venue: Psychosynthesis Trust
Address: 92-94 Tooley Street
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 10:00 to 17:00
  2. From Sunday, 3 March 2019 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(Darlington) Dealing with Distress: Working with Self-Harm and Suicide

Organisation: PODS Trauma Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
“Suicide is a calamity of the inner world, where feelings, memories, and beliefs may brew up hurricane winds of anguish powerful enough to blow someone away.” – John Maltsberger After suicide, there are no second chances. We can’t go back and try a different, or better way, of supporting someone to see if that works instead. We may have just the one chance to get it right, and none of us wants to get it wrong. “No one is killing themselves on my watch!” we may vow. And yet a million people worldwide kill themselves each year. If a million people every year died as a result of terrorism, imagine the outcry, the public attention, the funding, and the need for a solution. Research reveals a fair bit about the risk factors for suicide. But does that information enable us to predict with any accuracy whether our client, or friend, or family member will attempt to kill themselves?

This course will look at a variety of issues around self-harm and suicidality, specifically behaviours resulting from states of extreme distress linked to trauma. The aim of the day is to build your confidence in working with or supporting people who are severely distressed, and to equip you to work as effectively as possible to promote recovery and healing from this distress, so that self-harm and suicide are no longer seen as ‘the only way out’. We’ll look at questions such as:

* How can you tell if someone is imminently suicidal – is it even possible? – and what should you then do about it?
* How can we help someone who is suicidal without getting stuck in a battle of life and death?
* Is someone suicidal ‘mentally ill’? Do they have ‘mental capacity’?
* Why do some people self-harm? Is it just ‘attention-seeking’? In what way might it make sense at a neurobiological level?
* Does self-harm increase or decrease the risk of completed suicide?
* Do policies to prevent suicide actually work? Or might they actually be increasing the risk?
* How can we help people who are in severe distress without them becoming too ‘dependent’?
* Do we have a duty to report suicidal intentions, and what are the legal ramifications if we don’t?
* Does hospitalisation work? Or does it make things worse?
* What can we actually DO to help people feel better?

This course, aimed principally at counsellors and psychotherapists, but also suitable for a wide range of professionals and indeed anyone supporting survivors of trauma, will look at how to work safely and effectively with self-harm and suicide: to cope with crisis and deal with distress.

This will be a day full of hope from recovery from even extreme and enduring states of distress. Attendees of this course will receive a CPD certificate for 6 hours, along with an extensive delegate pack including a free resource related to the course.

Price: £90
Venue: Morton Park Business Training Centre, Darlington
Address: Morton Park Yarm Road Darlington DL1 4PJ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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Searching for the Beloved

Organisation: WPF
First date and time: From Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Using a variety of learning styles including video work, case discussion, theoretical thinking participants will explore: •How cases with a preoccupation with a search for the beloved may present in a clinical setting. •What theoretical understanding can we use to understand this/help us to explore meaning with the client? •How do we work with this material in the room? •What clinical and technical impact might there be on the therapy as these relationships develop, or flounder? •How gender, culture, sexuality and other difference may impact on the transference and counter transferences in the therapy.

Price: £125
Venue: WPF
Address: WPF Therapy Limited, 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) In Pursuit of the Truth: Questions of Authenticity with ‘False Self’ Couples & Individuals

Organisation: Tavistock Relationships
First date and time: From Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
This study day will explore the rich concept of the false self, tracing it from Donald Winnicott to James Fisher, and examining the ways in which it can be thought about in the consulting room. Winnicott believed a false self could be set up through a lack of maternal holding. If the mother fails to meet her infant’s gesture, instead substituting her own in its place, the infant can grow up feeling compliant rather than authentic. Fisher applied these ideas to the couple relationship, describing the challenge many individuals encounter in functioning as a couple – the capacity to face one’s own truth, and also to acknowledge that another person may see things differently. The idea of a false self has taken on a particular resonance in contemporary times, as technological advances threaten to take us away from authentic connections with ourselves and others. The day will reengage with the psychoanalytic thinking behind this reality, and consider the ways in which we position ourselves internally to defend against intimacy. It will include presentations on both theoretical and clinical material, and there will be consideration of the difficulties that can be thrown up in the therapeutic pursuit of the truth. Participants are asked to bring material for discussion. Trainers: Martha Doniach, psychoanalytic psychotherapist; and Kate Thompson, couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist.

Price: £118
Venue: Tavistock Relationships
Address: 70 Warren Street, London W1T 5PB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) Developing Psychosocially-Informed Practice

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 10:30 to Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
What does this course have to offer?
The course will help participants begin to develop a psychosocially-informed awareness of counselling and psychotherapy practice in a pluralistic world.

What does “psychosocially-informed awareness” mean?
Being psychosocially-aware means:

• Thinking about the social and cultural context of lived experience, the struggles of living, and the diversity of that experience
• Critically considering the inter-connectedness between the social and cultural world and the inner world of the individual
• Reflecting on how the social and cultural context impacts our work as counsellors and psychotherapists

About this course:
This four-day course explores some of the assumptions that underpin counselling and therapy, including:

• Thinking about the roles others play in the development of self and other, how we construct senses of self and other, and the purposes of these identities
• Exploring the ways, we think about the things we struggle with in life (including the role of diagnosis and mental illness/wellbeing)
• Opening up spaces to look at how we construct our roles as counsellors and therapists, from a range of counselling modalities, within the social and cultural context.
• This course draws on developments in counselling and psychotherapy literature and psychosocial studies. Reading material will be given ahead of each day.

Price: £520
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St. George's Road Wimbledon London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 10:30 to 16:00
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - understanding OCD and how best to treat it

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 5 March 2019 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 5 March 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
A NEW one-day course - CPD Certificate (6 hours). This workshop offers an in-depth look at OCD in all its guises and focuses on practical and effective methods of treatment. It also highlights the lesser known forms of OCD and shows how we can prevent signs of OCD in children and teenagers from developing further.

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House
Address: Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 5 March 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Tuesday, 8 October 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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Therapeutic Storytelling

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 6 March 2019 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 6 March 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
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 - A one-day course / CPD Certificate (6 hours).

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House
Address: Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 6 March 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Tuesday, 9 July 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  3. From Wednesday, 13 November 2019 @ 09:00 to 16:00
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Introductory Weekend in Group Analysis

Organisation: Institute of Group Analysis
First date and time: From Friday, 8 March 2019 @ 17:30 to Friday, 8 March 2019 @ 21:30

Description:
The Introductory Weekend in Group Analysis offers you the opportunity to gain a valuable insight into how our personal and professional groups function and can help to enhance your effectiveness in all group situations. During the course of the weekend, you will learn the basics of the group analytic perspective by taking part in several experiential groups and a theoretical lecture delivered by an established group analyst. You will have the chance to learn about yourself in a group situation and to observe group processes from the ‘here and now’ experience of participation in a group.

The weekend will benefit health professionals, organisational managers and individuals, and will be useful for anyone interested in learning about group dynamics on a professional and/or personal level.

We will provide light refreshments on Friday evening and a buffet lunch on Saturday, both are included in the fee. The experiential nature of the course means it is essential that participants attend for the whole duration.

Why Group Analysis?
Group Analysis is a powerful therapeutic medium that focuses on the relationship between the individual and the group, emphasising the essentially social nature of human experience. As a method of treatment group analysis offers a treatment approach that recognises how emotional, behavioural and psychological emerge in the context of our social groups. Carefully constituted group analytic groups have a long record of helping people with personal problems and in promoting personal development.

The Group Analytic approach has profound implications for Group Work and organisational practice in a wide range of health, social and educational settings. Our philosophy is that as personal difficulties arise in groups; groups are the best place to explore, understand and try and resolve them.

Early bird fee until 1 February 2019:
Early Bird Fee: £415
Standard Fee: £446

Price: £446
Venue: Institute of Group Analysis
Address: 1 Daleham Gardens, London, NW3 5BY
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 8 March 2019 @ 17:30 to 21:30
  2. From Saturday, 9 March 2019 @ 09:00 to 17:30
  3. From Sunday, 10 March 2019 @ 09:30 to 13:45
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(Crawley) Dealing with Distress: Working with Self-Harm and Suicide

Organisation: PODS Trauma Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 9 March 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 9 March 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
“Suicide is a calamity of the inner world, where feelings, memories, and beliefs may brew up hurricane winds of anguish powerful enough to blow someone away.” – John Maltsberger After suicide, there are no second chances. We can’t go back and try a different, or better way, of supporting someone to see if that works instead. We may have just the one chance to get it right, and none of us wants to get it wrong. “No one is killing themselves on my watch!” we may vow. And yet a million people worldwide kill themselves each year. If a million people every year died as a result of terrorism, imagine the outcry, the public attention, the funding, and the need for a solution. Research reveals a fair bit about the risk factors for suicide. But does that information enable us to predict with any accuracy whether our client, or friend, or family member will attempt to kill themselves?

This course will look at a variety of issues around self-harm and suicidality, specifically behaviours resulting from states of extreme distress linked to trauma. The aim of the day is to build your confidence in working with or supporting people who are severely distressed, and to equip you to work as effectively as possible to promote recovery and healing from this distress, so that self-harm and suicide are no longer seen as ‘the only way out’. We’ll look at questions such as:

* How can you tell if someone is imminently suicidal – is it even possible? – and what should you then do about it?
* How can we help someone who is suicidal without getting stuck in a battle of life and death?
* Is someone suicidal ‘mentally ill’? Do they have ‘mental capacity’?
* Why do some people self-harm? Is it just ‘attention-seeking’? In what way might it make sense at a neurobiological level?
* Does self-harm increase or decrease the risk of completed suicide?
* Do policies to prevent suicide actually work? Or might they actually be increasing the risk?
* How can we help people who are in severe distress without them becoming too ‘dependent’?
* Do we have a duty to report suicidal intentions, and what are the legal ramifications if we don’t?
* Does hospitalisation work? Or does it make things worse?
* What can we actually DO to help people feel better?

This course, aimed principally at counsellors and psychotherapists, but also suitable for a wide range of professionals and indeed anyone supporting survivors of trauma, will look at how to work safely and effectively with self-harm and suicide: to cope with crisis and deal with distress.

This will be a day full of hope from recovery from even extreme and enduring states of distress. Attendees of this course will receive a CPD certificate for 6 hours, along with an extensive delegate pack including a free resource related to the course.

Price: £90
Venue: The Charis Centre, Crawley
Address: West Green Drive Crawley West Sussex RH11 7EL
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 9 March 2019 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(Stroud) Working Therapeutically with Eating Disorders

Organisation: Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS)
First date and time: From Saturday, 9 March 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 9 March 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
An engaging introduction to working with clients with eating disorders.

Price: £110
Venue: Gloucestershire Counselling Service
Address: Alma House 52/53 High Street Stroud Glos GL5 1AP
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 9 March 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) Compulsive and Addictive Sexual Behaviour: Impact on the individual and couple

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 9 March 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 9 March 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
An increasing number of people struggle with sexually compulsive behaviour and addictive sexual practices. These may be online or with various partners, and often lead to the individual feeling controlled and overwhelmed by their impulses. Moreover, the impact on couple relationships can be devastating. In this workshop with Janice Hiller participants will review current thinking on addictive sexual patterns, the underlying causes, and the treatment approaches used to address sexual compulsivity. During this workshop, Janice will present on: - Defining and assessing sexual compulsivity - Classifying addictive patterns - Impacts on the mind - Therapy approaches and treatment options - Impact on the partner - Addressing sexual needs and couple issues.

Price: £125
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 9 March 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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Swimming in murky waters – A practical guide to working with countertransference

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 9 March 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 9 March 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
This workshop with Carol Leader will help guide participants through the difficult area of countertransference and provide an opportunity to link a deeper understanding to everyday clinical practice. Although originally seen as an unhelpful manifestation of the therapist’s own feelings, Paula Heimann’s (1950) ground-breaking paper ‘On Countertransference’ was the beginning of this concept becoming a vital instrument in contemporary analytic and psychodynamic clinical work. Early moments of trauma are encoded as body memories rather than words and the therapist’s countertransference is essential for conceptualizing pre-verbal sensory communication from patients or clients. It needs however to be handled with care. This requires the clinician to use their embodied, subjective knowledge empathically and appropriately in order to help the patient or client to start to feel safer with unmentalised primary experiences. By attending this workshop participants will better be able to: - identify and understand countertransference - make skilled use of their countertransference in clinical work - work on a number of psychic levels to increase understanding of unconscious communications at depth - ‘swim’ in the unknown murky and waters of unconscious somatic enactments This one-day workshop, (linked to the Transference workshops on the 19th January 2019) will include exercises and clinical material alongside an illustrated overview of theory. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. There will also be the opportunity to use an example from your own clinical work to personally understand the phenomena of countertransference. Participants will be given a book list and key quotations at the end of the day.

Price: £125
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 9 March 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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Stopping Addictions

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 12 March 2019 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 12 March 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
At this practical training day – 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. Brief therapy for stopping addictions – a practical skills-based day. A one-day course/ CPD Certificate (6 hours).

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House
Address: Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 12 March 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Wednesday, 25 September 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  3. From Monday, 9 December 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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Understanding and improving children's difficult behaviour

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 13 March 2019 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 13 March 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
For children to be able to flourish and behave well, they need to feel secure, be given and receive appropriate attention, be able to delay gratification, take increasing levels of responsibility for their own behaviour, be stretched, develop a sense of autonomy and, of course, have fun! This training day, which focuses mainly on pre-eleven year-old children, clarifies how this can be done and gives you practical tools for meeting these needs and managing and preventing challenging behaviour.

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House
Address: Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 13 March 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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How to lift Depression

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Thursday, 14 March 2019 @ 09:30 to Thursday, 14 March 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Gain a greater confidence in lifting depression and preventing suicides, you will also gain new insight into why depressed people wake up tired and unmotivated, and what to do about it - plus demonstrations of the skills that quickly break the cycle of depression, move people on — and prevent relapse... and so much more. A one-day course CPD Certificate (6 hours).

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House
Address: Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 14 March 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Wednesday, 10 July 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  3. From Wednesday, 20 November 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Exeter) Dealing with Distress: Working with Self-Harm and Suicide

Organisation: PODS Trauma Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 16 March 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 16 March 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
“Suicide is a calamity of the inner world, where feelings, memories, and beliefs may brew up hurricane winds of anguish powerful enough to blow someone away.” – John Maltsberger After suicide, there are no second chances. We can’t go back and try a different, or better way, of supporting someone to see if that works instead. We may have just the one chance to get it right, and none of us wants to get it wrong. “No one is killing themselves on my watch!” we may vow. And yet a million people worldwide kill themselves each year. If a million people every year died as a result of terrorism, imagine the outcry, the public attention, the funding, and the need for a solution. Research reveals a fair bit about the risk factors for suicide. But does that information enable us to predict with any accuracy whether our client, or friend, or family member will attempt to kill themselves?

This course will look at a variety of issues around self-harm and suicidality, specifically behaviours resulting from states of extreme distress linked to trauma. The aim of the day is to build your confidence in working with or supporting people who are severely distressed, and to equip you to work as effectively as possible to promote recovery and healing from this distress, so that self-harm and suicide are no longer seen as ‘the only way out’. We’ll look at questions such as:

* How can you tell if someone is imminently suicidal – is it even possible? – and what should you then do about it?
* How can we help someone who is suicidal without getting stuck in a battle of life and death?
* Is someone suicidal ‘mentally ill’? Do they have ‘mental capacity’?
* Why do some people self-harm? Is it just ‘attention-seeking’? In what way might it make sense at a neurobiological level?
* Does self-harm increase or decrease the risk of completed suicide?
* Do policies to prevent suicide actually work? Or might they actually be increasing the risk?
* How can we help people who are in severe distress without them becoming too ‘dependent’?
* Do we have a duty to report suicidal intentions, and what are the legal ramifications if we don’t?
* Does hospitalisation work? Or does it make things worse?
* What can we actually DO to help people feel better?

This course, aimed principally at counsellors and psychotherapists, but also suitable for a wide range of professionals and indeed anyone supporting survivors of trauma, will look at how to work safely and effectively with self-harm and suicide: to cope with crisis and deal with distress.

This will be a day full of hope from recovery from even extreme and enduring states of distress. Attendees of this course will receive a CPD certificate for 6 hours, along with an extensive delegate pack including a free resource related to the course.

Price: £90
Venue: Broadclyst Victory Hall, Exeter
Address: Broadclyst Exeter EX5 3EE
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 16 March 2019 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(Brighton & Hove) Resilience In The Face of Trauma: Working with Clients’ Coping Resources in Therapy

Organisation: Brighton Therapy Partnership
First date and time: From Saturday, 16 March 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 16 March 2019 @ 16:30

Description:
Enabling resilience and coping when working with traumatised clients.

Price: £110
Venue: City Coast Centre
Address: North Street, Portslade (Brighton & Hove), BN41 1DG
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 16 March 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:30
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(Nottingham) Achieving Safety & Stabilisation in Phase One Trauma Therapy

Organisation: Inspire CPD for Therapists
First date and time: From Monday, 18 March 2019 @ 09:30 to Monday, 18 March 2019 @ 16:30

Description:
Practical, informative & inspiring CPD For more details: https://www.inspirecpdfortherapists.com/

Price: £85
Venue: Sherwood Methodist Church
Address: Devon Drive Sherwood Nottingham
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 18 March 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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(York) Complex Trauma, Abuse & Dissociation - Energising Hope for Recovery
Two-Day Conference

Organisation: ESTD-UK / FPP / TEWV NHS FT
First date and time: From Thursday, 21 March 2019 @ 09:00 to Thursday, 21 March 2019 @ 18:00

Description:
The European Society for Trauma and Dissociation – UK network, (ESTD-UK) in partnership with First Person Plural, (FPP) and the Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust would like to welcome you to our second, two-day 2019 Spring Conference in York.

Working closely with the NHS ensures these two days provides a forum for the Trusts who have started to address’ good practice’ in developing their trauma informed work and allowing them to share their experiences and how they are managing the many challenges this area of work brings. The Plenaries and Workshops provide an opportunity to understand and address the specific needs of those who experience a high level of complex dissociation including dissociative identity disorder - DID.

The ESTD-UK and FPP have a long, well established working relationship that has demonstrated the advantages of clinicians and those with the lived experience working collaboratively in many ways including providing training.

There will be a wealth of practical and theoretical information at all levels about working with children and adolescents acknowledging the growing expertise in this area and accommodating this growth of understanding.

You will hear how appropriate guidelines and therapeutic interventions are developing, the growing inclusive approach between the NHS and those in private practice and the stigma and many challenges that those involved in this work and those who live with DID still experience and much more.

The workshops offer a variety of levels appreciating that we now have much better trauma informed clinicians who want to be able to share at this higher level of expertise. Many of the workshops reflect this.

This conference is for anyone who has an interest in or is already working with trauma whether in private practice, the voluntary or the statutory sector. There will be plenty of time for sharing and networking which we know from past experience is an important part of the whole experience.

“I have just attended the national Conference in Norwich and wanted to say that the beauty of its warmth and depth of kindness amongst the people and the common desire to bring healing and hope and change. No one seemed to be championing their own greatness and there was a real sharing of common ground. There was a wealth of experience and a huge selection of talks and workshops to choose from”

This statement from one of the workshop presenters in 2017 encapsulated what the organisers had hoped to achieve; please come along, make sure you book early to make full use of the offers, and help us to do this again. We look forward to you joining us and becoming part of the growing network bringing about real and sustainable change for this previously marginalised group of people.

Conference Fees

Two Days
Full cost - £195.00 / Early bird £170.00
Concessions - ESTD, FPP, NHS Staff and Students - £170.00 / Early bird £155.00

One Day
Full cost - £105.00 / Early bird £95.00
Concessions - ESTD, FPP, NHS Staff and Students - £95.00 / Early bird £85.00

Please note that the early bird booking discount is available until 31st December 2018.

Price: £195
Venue: University of York
Address: The Spring Lane Building, University of York, York, YO10 5DD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 21 March 2019 @ 09:00 to 18:00
  2. From Friday, 22 March 2019 @ 09:00 to 17:00
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National Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference 2019

Organisation: Forum Business Media Ltd
Contact: 02082438704
First date and time: From Thursday, 21 March 2019 @ 09:00 to Thursday, 21 March 2019 @ 15:30

Description:
A national conference for professionals who provide counselling to adults.

Price: £224.99
Venue: Central London
Address: TBC
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 21 March 2019 @ 09:00 to 15:30
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(London) Introduction to Somatic Experiencing Workshop(SE)®

Organisation: SOS Internationale (Somatic Experiencing Training®)
First date and time: From Friday, 22 March 2019 @ 09:30 to Friday, 22 March 2019 @ 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.

The workshop will be a combination of theory, lecture and experiential exercises and is a pre requisite for the Somatic Experiencing 3 year training.

Price: £350
Venue: Ealing, London
Address: Ealing , London
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 22 March 2019 @ 09:30 to 17:00
  2. From Saturday, 23 March 2019 @ 09:30 to 17:00
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(Hampshire) Substance Misuse as a Secondary Problem - with Alison Hunt

Organisation: Grayrock Ltd
First date and time: From Friday, 22 March 2019 @ 09:50 to Friday, 22 March 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
This workshop helps mental health professionals address dual diagnosis issues

Price: £144
Venue: Guildhall
Address: The Broadway Winchester Hampshire SO23 9GH
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 22 March 2019 @ 09:50 to 16:00
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(Leicester) A Brief Encounter: A Masterclass in Solution Focused Therapy

Organisation: Rutland House Counselling & Psychotherapy Ltd
First date and time: From Saturday, 23 March 2019 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 23 March 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
1 Day Solution Focused Therapy Skills Workshop for Therapeutic Practitioners

Price: £95
Venue: Rutland House Counselling & Psychotherapy
Address: 7 Bowling Green St Leicester LE1 6AS PLEASE NOTE: host organisation address, training venue TBC
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 23 March 2019 @ 09:30 to 17:00
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(London) Training Practice Weekend: Anger and Rage

Organisation: London Centre for Psychodrama
First date and time: From Saturday, 23 March 2019 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 23 March 2019 @ 18:00

Description:
Anger is a healthy and natural human emotion. However, there are times when that anger turns into rage and sometimes violence towards self or other. In this workshop we will be looking at the constructive use of anger, as well as rage and the roots of violence. With Maxine Daniels and Chris Andrews 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: Maudsley Hospital
Address: Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 4AZ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 23 March 2019 @ 09:30 to 18:00
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(London) Working Across Relationship Diversity

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 23 March 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 23 March 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Based on the Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) resource which Meg-John has written for the BACP, this day takes attendees through the diversity of relationship styles which are common in the UK today, and how to work with clients across them.

Based on the Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) resource which Meg-John has written for the BACP, this day takes attendees through the diversity of relationship styles which are common in the UK today, and how to work with clients across them.

There will be a particular focus on openly non-monogamous relationship structures. This is because these are likely to be less familiar than monogamous structures to therapists - and they are increasingly commonly presenting in the therapy room. We will also touch on various types of monogamous and monogamish relating, as well as soloness and singledom, and relationship styles and identities which don’t involve any kind of romantic love.

The day will be situated in the current cultural context of shifting relationship rules which we will explore more broadly in terms of the impact that this has on our clients.

There will be a particular focus on openly non-monogamous relationship structures. This is because these are likely to be less familiar than monogamous structures to therapists - and they are increasingly commonly presenting in the therapy room. We will also touch on various types of monogamous and monogamish relating, as well as soloness and singledom, and relationship styles and identities which don’t involve any kind of romantic love. The day will be situated in the current cultural context of shifting relationship rules which we will explore more broadly in terms of the impact that this has on our clients.

Price: £120
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 23 March 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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Self-Harm

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 26 March 2019 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 26 March 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Proven techniques for reducing and preventing self-harming behaviours - on the workshop you will gain a wealth of information, proven techniques and useful tips will ensure you give sufferers the best chance of moving on in their lives – you will also hear from people who have completely stopped (or dramatically reduced) self-harming and are now living fulfilled lives as a result of this approach. A one-day course with Self-Harm expert - CPD Certificate (6 hours).

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House
Address: Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 26 March 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Thursday, 17 October 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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The Therapeutic Power of Language

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 27 March 2019 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 27 March 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
This invigorating 2-day course gives you 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. These skills are also essential for motivating people, overcoming resistance and much more...A 2-day course /CPD Certificate (12 hours).

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House
Address: Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 27 March 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Thursday, 28 March 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  3. From Tuesday, 1 October 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  4. From Wednesday, 2 October 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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Working with Survivors of Violent Trauma

Organisation: WPF
First date and time: From Saturday, 30 March 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 30 March 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
This workshop explores how an understanding of the neurology of trauma and techniques from trauma-specific modalities can enrich psychodynamic practice with traumatised clients. The workshop will help you to develop an understanding of the impact of a traumatic incident on the brain and on how the incident is remembered and re-experienced; to learn and practice techniques to ground and stabalise a traumatised client and to help them process their memories and to integrate such approaches into a psychodynamic framework.

Price: £125
Venue: WPF
Address: WPF Therapy Limited, 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 30 March 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) The Business of Therapy

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 30 March 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 30 March 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
When you started to train as a therapist is it likely that you were focused on working with clients and patients. During training you will have been practising your clinical skills. But, now you are qualified, or nearing qualification, the reality of working begins to loom. Most therapists set up in private practice, as well as doing some organisational work. For some of us, the thought of setting up a business can be scary. After all, it isn’t why you started out on this path. This workshop with Paul Silver-Myer is for you if you would like to learn more about the practical business of therapy from an accountant who understands what it means to be a therapist. The workshop is business focused on money issues and tax. This workshop will provide you with information about how to set yourself up in business as a therapist; to know what expenses can be claimed; and to share experiences of setting fees, making a profit, and how to recover bad debts.

Price: £125
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 30 March 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Brighton & Hove) EMDR: The Breakthrough Therapy

Organisation: Brighton Therapy Partnership
First date and time: From Saturday, 30 March 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 30 March 2019 @ 16:30

Description:
An introduction to the basic theory and practice of EMDR.

Price: £105
Venue: City Coast Centre
Address: North Street, Portslade (Brighton & Hove), BN41 1DG
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 30 March 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:30
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April 2019

Guided Imagery and Visualisation

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Saturday, 6 April 2019 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 6 April 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
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. A one-day course CPD Certificate (6 hours)

Price: £192
Venue: Engineers House
Address: The Promenade, Clifton Down, Avon, Bristol BS8 3NB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 6 April 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Wednesday, 7 August 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) The Absorbent Self

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 6 April 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 6 April 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Help my empathy is killing me!

A training experience offering participants practical insight and knowledge into the negative side of empathy which leaves practitioners vulnerable to absorbing too much of the client’s energy/story and experience thereby dissolving some edges of the interpersonal boundaries between self and other.

Emotional contagion leads to the potential for overwhelm, vicarious and secondary traumatic stress. This can also contribute to relational difficulty and conflict with clients through re-enactments. Participants are invited to explore the somatic indicators and early warning signs of overwhelm and compassion fatigue. This workshop explores aspects of self-care which entails developing some important strategies for optimising health and wellbeing to prevent burnout and maintain optimal relational fitness for role.

Other topics of focus will include somatic transference and countertransference. Enhancing therapist self-care is examined through laughter, play, self, compassion, support, quality rest and body wisdom through somatic awareness. There will be emphasis on making best use of clinical Supervision to support self-care.

Limited Early-bird discount of 15% + booking fee available until 6th February 2019 or until sold out.

Price: £125
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 6 April 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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Brief therapy for stopping addictions

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Sunday, 7 April 2019 @ 09:30 to Sunday, 7 April 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
At this practical training day – 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. Brief therapy for stopping addictions – a practical skills-based day. A one-day course/ CPD Certificate (6 hours).

Price: £192
Venue: Engineers House
Address: The Promenade, Clifton Down, Avon, Bristol BS8 3NB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Sunday, 7 April 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Thursday, 8 August 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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The Mind-Body Connection: Exploring the relationships between emotions, exercise

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 9 April 2019 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 9 April 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
A one-day course with tutor: Dr Andrew Morrice - CPD Certificate (6 hours). 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.

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House
Address: Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 9 April 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Thursday, 11 July 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  3. From Tuesday, 29 October 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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Religion, beliefs & spirituality in Psychotherapy

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 10 April 2019 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 10 April 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Work creatively and confidently with your clients’ beliefs - this workshop 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. A NEW course - CPD Certificate (6 hours)

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House
Address: Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 10 April 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Stockport) Prehistory of Mind: Minding our deep history in therapy with Christian Herreman

Organisation: www.mindsite.co.uk
First date and time: From Friday, 12 April 2019 @ 09:30 to Friday, 12 April 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
This uncovers how our minds developed their distinctive characteristics?

Price: £115
Venue: The Quaker Meeting House
Address: 2 Cooper Street Stockport SK1 3DW
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 12 April 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(Oxford) Psychological Approaches to Risk & Violence - with Dr Gwen Adshead

Organisation: Grayrock Ltd
First date and time: From Thursday, 18 April 2019 @ 09:50 to Thursday, 18 April 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Explores the mental phenomena that underly risky states of mind

Price: £144
Venue: St John's College
Address: St Giles Oxford OX1 3JP
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 18 April 2019 @ 09:50 to 16:00
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(Stroud) Understanding & Working with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Counselling by Dr. Anna Preston

Organisation: Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS)
First date and time: From Saturday, 27 April 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 27 April 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Understanding ASD to work effectively with ASD clients.

Price: £110
Venue: Gloucestershire Counselling Service
Address: Gloucestershire Counselling Service Alma House 52/53 High Street Stroud, GL5 1AP
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 27 April 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Huntingdon) Working with Shame

Organisation: PODS Trauma Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 27 April 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 27 April 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
Shame. It’s universal. In our survey, 99% of counsellors and therapists said that they had worked with clients experiencing shame. We all know about shame, we all know what it feels like, but what actually is it? How is it different from guilt? What purpose does it serve? What problem does it solve? How does it manifest in, and how is it affected by, our neurobiology? Most importantly, how can we work with it to alleviate it?

Shame can be the single biggest hindrance to making progress in therapy, recovering from trauma, building positive relationships, and moving forwards with life. Shame stops us in our tracks. Rather than utilising active strategies to overcome our obstacles, shame causes us to huddle up, crouch down, freeze, and make ourselves invisible. It has a protective function, but one which can end up as a self-reinforcing loop: a vicious cycle.

Shame is the often unconscious belief that there is something fundamentally wrong with us as people – that we are ‘bad’. We often cannot define that badness, or even determine its cause. It just is. And that’s what makes shame so difficult to deal with. It lurks below the surface of consciousness, infecting everything we do and everything we feel, and often remaining frustratingly out of reach. It is not unusual for people to struggle with shame for years and even decades, nullifying progress that they may be making in other areas. For survivors of child sexual abuse, shame is a kind of universal, identifying characteristic. And for survivors of other kinds of trauma, shame is never far away: if not shame at what happened, then shame at how we responded. Shame and the freeze response go hand-in-hand.

And yet shame has its roots in our evolution and is not an accident. Could it be that shame actually serves to protect us? Could shame, approached in the right way, be our friend?

Shame convinces us that we do not belong: that we don’t fit in, that we’re not acceptable, and that there is nothing we can do about it, because shame doesn’t arise because of what we’ve done, but because of who we are. And if we’re bad, surely we’re just bad – what can we do about it?

How does modern-day society contribute to the shame-game? How has the rise of social media, victim-blaming and trolling both contributed to shame, and been driven by it? What are the links between shame and mental health? What about the links between shame and physical sickness?

What is the way out of shame? What is the answer? Do we fight it, or roll with it? Do we require empathy and compassion from others to alleviate it, or do we need courage and self-compassion from ourselves? What’s the answer?

This course will look at the good, the bad and the ugly of shame, how it manifests – especially in a therapeutic setting – and how we can work with it. Aimed principally at counsellors and psychotherapists, but also relevant to other helping professions as well as people recovering from trauma, this course will take a trauma-informed, neurobiological approach to the issue of shame and look at how transformation really is possible. Led by Carolyn Spring, this course will combine the latest insights from clinical literature and research alongside neuroscience research and Carolyn’s own journey of recovery from trauma, and from a place where she was utterly crippled by shame (to the point of suicide) to where she now stands up to speak, without shame, to thousands of people each year.

Attendees of this course will receive a CPD certificate for 6 hours, along with an extensive delegate pack including a free resource related to the course. The speaker is Carolyn Spring.

Price: £90
Venue: Huntingdon
Address: Wood Green Animal Shelter King's Bush Farm London Road Godmanchester Huntingdon PE29 2NH
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 27 April 2019 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(Brighton & Hove) The Counsellors Toolbox when Working with Shame: Exercises to Break the Silence of Shame and Build Shame Resilience

Organisation: Brighton Therapy Partnership
First date and time: From Saturday, 27 April 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 27 April 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Exploring creative ways of working with shame in therapy.

Price: £105
Venue: City Coast Centre
Address: North Street, Portslade (Brighton & Hove), BN41 1DG
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 27 April 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Nottingham) Legal Obligations: Disclosure, Safeguarding, Pre-trial Therapy

Organisation: Inspire CPD for Therapists
First date and time: From Monday, 29 April 2019 @ 09:30 to Monday, 29 April 2019 @ 16:30

Description:
Practical, informative & inspiring CPD For more details: https://www.inspirecpdfortherapists.com/

Price: £85
Venue: Sherwood Methodist Church
Address: Devon Drive Sherwood Nottingham
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 29 April 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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May 2019

Academic Anxiety: How to boost students' abilities

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 1 May 2019 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 1 May 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
As well as examining the various causes of anxiety in young people today, this workshop 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... A one-day training course - CPD Certificate (6 hours).

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House
Address: Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 1 May 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Wednesday, 30 October 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) A Compassionate Approach to the Forms and Functions of Self-Criticism: A Personal Practice Workshop - with Professor Paul Gilbert

Organisation: Grayrock Ltd
First date and time: From Wednesday, 1 May 2019 @ 09:50 to Wednesday, 1 May 2019 @ 16:30

Description:
This workshop will explore the nature and functions of self-criticism

Price: £144
Venue: Islington Assembly Hall
Address: Upper St, London N1 2UD
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 1 May 2019 @ 09:50 to 16:30
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(London) Psychodrama Experiential Weekend

Organisation: London Centre for Psychodrama
First date and time: From Friday, 10 May 2019 @ 19:00 to Friday, 10 May 2019 @ 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.

Price: £215
Venue: Maudsley Hospital
Address: Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 4AZ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 10 May 2019 @ 19:00 to 21:30
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(London) Mentalization Based Family Therapy and How to use it Systemically With Couples and Families

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 11 May 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 11 May 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Mentalization is a model of therapy which seeks to promote more attuned and compassionate communication between us. It can be a very helpful approach when we are working with clients with difficulties in emotional regulation either parents and children or couples.

Emotional regulation is more difficult during stressful periods such as parenting teenagers or with couples who are experiencing conflict or avoidance of talking about difficult issues.

MBFT has its roots in attachment theory and neuroscience. Under emotional stress our capacity to think is compromised and we tend to fall back on earlier patterns of managing difficult situations. If our earlier attachment relationships were insecure or threatened in some way, we can lose the ability to imagine the others’ position thoughtfully, this makes it more difficult to negotiate a way through difficulties. For all of us this happens from time to time but for some it becomes an entrenched patterns of miscommunication and heightened reactivity leading to enormous amounts of distress. It is associated with many emotional and behavioural difficulties in teenagers such as self harm, depression and anxiety.

The workshop will introduce the model including its' theoretical roots and help participants identify techniques to promote mentalization.

Price: £125
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 11 May 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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Troubled and Troublesome Teenagers

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Thursday, 16 May 2019 @ 09:30 to Thursday, 16 May 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
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. 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. A one-day course / CPD Certificate (6 hours).

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House
Address: Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 16 May 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Thursday, 14 November 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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Private Practice Success

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Saturday, 18 May 2019 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 18 May 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Being a talented and skilled counsellor and therapist is not directly related to you being able to fill your practice with clients. Simple and effective business and marketing skills are the key along with time-saving devices so that you can focus more on the revenue-generating part of your business, which is working with clients.... Find out how you can build a successful private practice

Price: £192
Venue: Engineers House
Address: The Promenade, Clifton Down, Avon, Bristol BS8 3NB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 18 May 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Wednesday, 27 November 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) Open Access Weekend: the Neuroscience of Psychodrama

Organisation: London Centre for Psychodrama
First date and time: From Saturday, 18 May 2019 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 18 May 2019 @ 18:00

Description:
What happens in the brain and body? How does this relate to psychotherapy and particularly to psychodrama as an experiential therapy? This action-based workshop will bring the current theory to life and provide an opportunity to experience the method of psychodrama in the light of our new 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: Maudsley Hospital
Address: Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 4AZ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 18 May 2019 @ 09:30 to 18:00
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(London) An Introduction to Yoga & Psychotherapy: The Science of Yoga

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 18 May 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 18 May 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
A workshop for therapists and yoga teachers with an interest in the body and working somatically.

Therapists will gain an understanding of the clinical benefits of yoga for positive mental health, the impact of yoga on the autonomic nervous system and the importance of safety.

Today yoga, mindfulness and meditation are rapidly growing in popularity and this trend will continue. Scientific research is now able to measure the benefits of these practices and mainstream medical providers are adopting them as treatment for many psychological issues. As therapists, it is important we understand the science behind these decisions and the benefits of yoga for our clients and ourselves.

During the workshop we will explore:

• The history of the body in therapy
• What is yoga? Understanding yoga as more than a physical practice
• The Autonomic Nervous System, Stress and Yoga
• The Yogic and Eastern perspective on mind-body connections
• Trauma Sensitive Yoga and the importance of safety
• Neuroscience and yoga
• Our embodied relationship with our clients

Therapists attending this workshop will take away the following tools for their clinical practice:

• An understanding of the science of yoga and its benefits for positive mental health
• Yoga breathing techniques and postures for depression and anxiety
• Practical understanding of Trauma Sensitive Yoga
• Accessible yoga resources for therapists and clients including reading list, audio and online practices

Price: £125
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road Wimbledon London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 18 May 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Nottingham) Working with Shame

Organisation: PODS Trauma Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 18 May 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 18 May 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
Shame. It’s universal. In our survey, 99% of counsellors and therapists said that they had worked with clients experiencing shame. We all know about shame, we all know what it feels like, but what actually is it? How is it different from guilt? What purpose does it serve? What problem does it solve? How does it manifest in, and how is it affected by, our neurobiology? Most importantly, how can we work with it to alleviate it?

Shame can be the single biggest hindrance to making progress in therapy, recovering from trauma, building positive relationships, and moving forwards with life. Shame stops us in our tracks. Rather than utilising active strategies to overcome our obstacles, shame causes us to huddle up, crouch down, freeze, and make ourselves invisible. It has a protective function, but one which can end up as a self-reinforcing loop: a vicious cycle.

Shame is the often unconscious belief that there is something fundamentally wrong with us as people – that we are ‘bad’. We often cannot define that badness, or even determine its cause. It just is. And that’s what makes shame so difficult to deal with. It lurks below the surface of consciousness, infecting everything we do and everything we feel, and often remaining frustratingly out of reach. It is not unusual for people to struggle with shame for years and even decades, nullifying progress that they may be making in other areas. For survivors of child sexual abuse, shame is a kind of universal, identifying characteristic. And for survivors of other kinds of trauma, shame is never far away: if not shame at what happened, then shame at how we responded. Shame and the freeze response go hand-in-hand.

And yet shame has its roots in our evolution and is not an accident. Could it be that shame actually serves to protect us? Could shame, approached in the right way, be our friend?

Shame convinces us that we do not belong: that we don’t fit in, that we’re not acceptable, and that there is nothing we can do about it, because shame doesn’t arise because of what we’ve done, but because of who we are. And if we’re bad, surely we’re just bad – what can we do about it?

How does modern-day society contribute to the shame-game? How has the rise of social media, victim-blaming and trolling both contributed to shame, and been driven by it? What are the links between shame and mental health? What about the links between shame and physical sickness?

What is the way out of shame? What is the answer? Do we fight it, or roll with it? Do we require empathy and compassion from others to alleviate it, or do we need courage and self-compassion from ourselves? What’s the answer?

This course will look at the good, the bad and the ugly of shame, how it manifests – especially in a therapeutic setting – and how we can work with it. Aimed principally at counsellors and psychotherapists, but also relevant to other helping professions as well as people recovering from trauma, this course will take a trauma-informed, neurobiological approach to the issue of shame and look at how transformation really is possible. Led by Carolyn Spring, this course will combine the latest insights from clinical literature and research alongside neuroscience research and Carolyn’s own journey of recovery from trauma, and from a place where she was utterly crippled by shame (to the point of suicide) to where she now stands up to speak, without shame, to thousands of people each year.

Attendees of this course will receive a CPD certificate for 6 hours, along with an extensive delegate pack including a free resource related to the course. The speaker is Carolyn Spring.

Price: £90
Venue: Nottingham
Address: Westgate Suites Westgate Long Eaton Nottingham NG10 1EF
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 18 May 2019 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(Nottingham) Working practically with adult survivors of childhood abuse: dissociation & boundaries

Organisation: Inspire CPD for Therapists
First date and time: From Monday, 20 May 2019 @ 09:30 to Monday, 20 May 2019 @ 16:30

Description:
Working with survivors can be challenging. For more details: https://www.inspirecpdfortherapists.com/

Price: £75
Venue: Sherwood Methodist Church
Address: Devon Drive Sherwood Nottingham
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 20 May 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - understanding OCD and how best to treat it

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 21 May 2019 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 21 May 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
A NEW one-day course - CPD Certificate (6 hours). This workshop offers an in-depth look at OCD in all its guises and focuses on practical and effective methods of treatment. It also highlights the lesser known forms of OCD and shows how we can prevent signs of OCD in children and teenagers from developing further.

Price: £192
Venue: Engineers House
Address: The Promenade, Clifton Down, Avon, Bristol BS8 3NB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 21 May 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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June 2019

(Manchester) Working with Shame

Organisation: PODS Trauma Training Ltd
First date and time: From Friday, 7 June 2019 @ 10:00 to Friday, 7 June 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
Shame. It’s universal. In our survey, 99% of counsellors and therapists said that they had worked with clients experiencing shame. We all know about shame, we all know what it feels like, but what actually is it? How is it different from guilt? What purpose does it serve? What problem does it solve? How does it manifest in, and how is it affected by, our neurobiology? Most importantly, how can we work with it to alleviate it?

Shame can be the single biggest hindrance to making progress in therapy, recovering from trauma, building positive relationships, and moving forwards with life. Shame stops us in our tracks. Rather than utilising active strategies to overcome our obstacles, shame causes us to huddle up, crouch down, freeze, and make ourselves invisible. It has a protective function, but one which can end up as a self-reinforcing loop: a vicious cycle.

Shame is the often unconscious belief that there is something fundamentally wrong with us as people – that we are ‘bad’. We often cannot define that badness, or even determine its cause. It just is. And that’s what makes shame so difficult to deal with. It lurks below the surface of consciousness, infecting everything we do and everything we feel, and often remaining frustratingly out of reach. It is not unusual for people to struggle with shame for years and even decades, nullifying progress that they may be making in other areas. For survivors of child sexual abuse, shame is a kind of universal, identifying characteristic. And for survivors of other kinds of trauma, shame is never far away: if not shame at what happened, then shame at how we responded. Shame and the freeze response go hand-in-hand.

And yet shame has its roots in our evolution and is not an accident. Could it be that shame actually serves to protect us? Could shame, approached in the right way, be our friend?

Shame convinces us that we do not belong: that we don’t fit in, that we’re not acceptable, and that there is nothing we can do about it, because shame doesn’t arise because of what we’ve done, but because of who we are. And if we’re bad, surely we’re just bad – what can we do about it?

How does modern-day society contribute to the shame-game? How has the rise of social media, victim-blaming and trolling both contributed to shame, and been driven by it? What are the links between shame and mental health? What about the links between shame and physical sickness?

What is the way out of shame? What is the answer? Do we fight it, or roll with it? Do we require empathy and compassion from others to alleviate it, or do we need courage and self-compassion from ourselves? What’s the answer?

This course will look at the good, the bad and the ugly of shame, how it manifests – especially in a therapeutic setting – and how we can work with it. Aimed principally at counsellors and psychotherapists, but also relevant to other helping professions as well as people recovering from trauma, this course will take a trauma-informed, neurobiological approach to the issue of shame and look at how transformation really is possible. Led by Carolyn Spring, this course will combine the latest insights from clinical literature and research alongside neuroscience research and Carolyn’s own journey of recovery from trauma, and from a place where she was utterly crippled by shame (to the point of suicide) to where she now stands up to speak, without shame, to thousands of people each year.

Attendees of this course will receive a CPD certificate for 6 hours, along with an extensive delegate pack including a free resource related to the course. The speaker is Carolyn Spring.

Price: £90
Venue: Manchester
Address: St Thomas Centre Ardwick Green North Manchester M12 6FZ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 7 June 2019 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(London) Introduction to Somatic Experiencing Workshop(SE)®

Organisation: SOS Internationale (Somatic Experiencing Training®)
First date and time: From Saturday, 8 June 2019 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 8 June 2019 @ 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.

The workshop will be a combination of theory, lecture and experiential exercises and is a pre requisite for the Somatic Experiencing 3 year training.

Price: £350
Venue: Barbican, London
Address: Barbican, London
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 8 June 2019 @ 09:30 to 17:00
  2. From Sunday, 9 June 2019 @ 09:30 to 17:00
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(Brigton & Hove) Broken Threads: The impact of trauma on the patient and the practitioner

Organisation: Brighton Therapy Partnership
First date and time: From Saturday, 8 June 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 8 June 2019 @ 16:30

Description:
Effects of trauma on a person’s overall self-perception and self-narrative.

Price: £105
Venue: City Coast Centre
Address: North Street, Portslade (Brighton & Hove), BN41 1DG
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 8 June 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:30
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(Manchester) Working with Shame

Organisation: PODS Trauma Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 8 June 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 8 June 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
Shame. It’s universal. In our survey, 99% of counsellors and therapists said that they had worked with clients experiencing shame. We all know about shame, we all know what it feels like, but what actually is it? How is it different from guilt? What purpose does it serve? What problem does it solve? How does it manifest in, and how is it affected by, our neurobiology? Most importantly, how can we work with it to alleviate it?

Shame can be the single biggest hindrance to making progress in therapy, recovering from trauma, building positive relationships, and moving forwards with life. Shame stops us in our tracks. Rather than utilising active strategies to overcome our obstacles, shame causes us to huddle up, crouch down, freeze, and make ourselves invisible. It has a protective function, but one which can end up as a self-reinforcing loop: a vicious cycle.

Shame is the often unconscious belief that there is something fundamentally wrong with us as people – that we are ‘bad’. We often cannot define that badness, or even determine its cause. It just is. And that’s what makes shame so difficult to deal with. It lurks below the surface of consciousness, infecting everything we do and everything we feel, and often remaining frustratingly out of reach. It is not unusual for people to struggle with shame for years and even decades, nullifying progress that they may be making in other areas. For survivors of child sexual abuse, shame is a kind of universal, identifying characteristic. And for survivors of other kinds of trauma, shame is never far away: if not shame at what happened, then shame at how we responded. Shame and the freeze response go hand-in-hand.

And yet shame has its roots in our evolution and is not an accident. Could it be that shame actually serves to protect us? Could shame, approached in the right way, be our friend?

Shame convinces us that we do not belong: that we don’t fit in, that we’re not acceptable, and that there is nothing we can do about it, because shame doesn’t arise because of what we’ve done, but because of who we are. And if we’re bad, surely we’re just bad – what can we do about it?

How does modern-day society contribute to the shame-game? How has the rise of social media, victim-blaming and trolling both contributed to shame, and been driven by it? What are the links between shame and mental health? What about the links between shame and physical sickness?

What is the way out of shame? What is the answer? Do we fight it, or roll with it? Do we require empathy and compassion from others to alleviate it, or do we need courage and self-compassion from ourselves? What’s the answer?

This course will look at the good, the bad and the ugly of shame, how it manifests – especially in a therapeutic setting – and how we can work with it. Aimed principally at counsellors and psychotherapists, but also relevant to other helping professions as well as people recovering from trauma, this course will take a trauma-informed, neurobiological approach to the issue of shame and look at how transformation really is possible. Led by Carolyn Spring, this course will combine the latest insights from clinical literature and research alongside neuroscience research and Carolyn’s own journey of recovery from trauma, and from a place where she was utterly crippled by shame (to the point of suicide) to where she now stands up to speak, without shame, to thousands of people each year.

Attendees of this course will receive a CPD certificate for 6 hours, along with an extensive delegate pack including a free resource related to the course. The speaker is Carolyn Spring.

Price: £90
Venue: Manchester
Address: St Thomas Centre Ardwick Green North Manchester M12 6FZ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 8 June 2019 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(London) Understanding & Recognising Sex Addiction

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 8 June 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 8 June 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
This CPD workshop will provide counsellors and psychotherapists with a thorough understanding of sex addiction from a biopsychosocial viewpoint. Ultimately only the ‘addict’ can decide if their behaviour is ‘addictive’ or out of control but this intense and information packed day will help therapists to guide the client in making that decision. The day also provides the tools for developing understanding of the roots of the addiction and suggestions for providing ongoing work and referral.

Price: £125
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 8 June 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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Workplace Stress

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 12 June 2019 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 12 June 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Workplace Stress:The real causes and what you can do about the. A one-day training course/CPD Certificate (6 hours). This course looks at the root causes of stress and at the difference between being healthily stretched and unhealthily stressed.

Price: £192
Venue: Broadway House
Address: Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 12 June 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Thursday, 31 October 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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(London) Compassion Focussed Group Psychotherapy Therapy and healing for those “on the edge”

Organisation: Institute of Group Analysis
First date and time: From Friday, 14 June 2019 @ 10:00 to Friday, 14 June 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Group analysis offers a helpful multi-perspectival lens through which to improve our understanding and capacity to work with challenges that emerge in groups. The Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) are pleased to introduce, Groups in Action, an exciting and innovative new series of one-day training courses. Founded over 50 years ago, the IGA is the UK’s leading provider of group psychotherapy and Groupwork training.

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is a motivational and integrative approach to working with shame and selfcriticism, manifest in a broad range of psychological and emotional difficulty. As a model of human suffering and wellbeing, CFT is now being used not only in a wide range of clinical settings, from primary care to secure forensic services, but also in educational and organisational settings.

CFT and Group Analysis meet in the commitment to offer effective psychotherapeutic interventions to those who have suffered multiple and complex traumas and those who experience high levels of self-blame, self-criticism and shame.

This training has been designed for practitioners, therapists and clinicians who wish to provide a more accessible pathway for this group of individuals. The trainers will offer an overview of the CFT framework and components of group analytic practice that have been brought together to form an integrative model for complex trauma. The day will combine a theoretical overview of Group Analysis and CFT along with practical suggestions for developing, running and managing the dynamics of long-term trauma focused group psychotherapy.

There will be experiential exercises throughout the day, focusing on developing personal practice in self compassion and delivering psychotherapeutic interventions.

Learning outcomes:
This training day will support participants to:
• integrate compassion focused therapy theory and
technique into group-work
• develop their knowledge and practice of group psychotherapy
• engage with the personal practice of self-compassion

Early bird fee until 30 April 2019:
IGA Students: £116
IGA Members: £116/£137
Public: £137/£158

Price: £158
Venue: Institute of Group Analysis
Address: 1 Daleham Gardens, London, NW3 5BY
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 14 June 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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Schema Therapy Foundations: Theory and Core Skills (Module 1)

Organisation: Schema Therapy School
First date and time: From Friday, 21 June 2019 @ 09:00 to Friday, 21 June 2019 @ 19:00

Description:

Part I of ISST approved schema therapy accreditation programme or stand-alone workshop in a beautiful and tranquil residential setting in Oxfordshire, with easy access. Full board (not included in the price) is provided and there are twin or single rooms. Accommodation is available for two nights per module as a standard.

Module 1 covers core schema therapy assessment and treatment skills and includes: schema therapy assessment, conceptualization, transdiagnostic treatment approach for complex and enduring mental health difficulties and personality disorders, including borderline personality disorder (BPD).

*Early bird rate applies if an application is made at least two months prior to the start of the training module.

Price: £450
Venue: Charney Manor
Address: Wantage Oxfordshire OX12 0EJ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 21 June 2019 @ 09:00 to 19:00
  2. From Saturday, 22 June 2019 @ 09:00 to 19:00
  3. From Sunday, 23 June 2019 @ 09:00 to 16:00
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Training Practice Weekend: Beyond the Consulting Room

Organisation: London Centre for Psychodrama
First date and time: From Saturday, 22 June 2019 @ 09:30 to Saturday, 22 June 2019 @ 18:00

Description:
With Maxine Daniels and Chris Andrews The creativity and impact of action methods has relevance to education, training, consultation, coaching and community work. This weekend will explore the wider applications of these approaches. 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: Maudsley Hospital
Address: Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 4AZ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 22 June 2019 @ 09:30 to 18:00
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Guilt and Shame

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 22 June 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 22 June 2019 @ 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 feel 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. The day will close with a plenary where participants can present their questions and discuss clinical implications further.

Price: £125
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 22 June 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) Working with Shame

Organisation: PODS Trauma Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 22 June 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 22 June 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
Shame. It’s universal. In our survey, 99% of counsellors and therapists said that they had worked with clients experiencing shame. We all know about shame, we all know what it feels like, but what actually is it? How is it different from guilt? What purpose does it serve? What problem does it solve? How does it manifest in, and how is it affected by, our neurobiology? Most importantly, how can we work with it to alleviate it?

Shame can be the single biggest hindrance to making progress in therapy, recovering from trauma, building positive relationships, and moving forwards with life. Shame stops us in our tracks. Rather than utilising active strategies to overcome our obstacles, shame causes us to huddle up, crouch down, freeze, and make ourselves invisible. It has a protective function, but one which can end up as a self-reinforcing loop: a vicious cycle.

Shame is the often unconscious belief that there is something fundamentally wrong with us as people – that we are ‘bad’. We often cannot define that badness, or even determine its cause. It just is. And that’s what makes shame so difficult to deal with. It lurks below the surface of consciousness, infecting everything we do and everything we feel, and often remaining frustratingly out of reach. It is not unusual for people to struggle with shame for years and even decades, nullifying progress that they may be making in other areas. For survivors of child sexual abuse, shame is a kind of universal, identifying characteristic. And for survivors of other kinds of trauma, shame is never far away: if not shame at what happened, then shame at how we responded. Shame and the freeze response go hand-in-hand.

And yet shame has its roots in our evolution and is not an accident. Could it be that shame actually serves to protect us? Could shame, approached in the right way, be our friend?

Shame convinces us that we do not belong: that we don’t fit in, that we’re not acceptable, and that there is nothing we can do about it, because shame doesn’t arise because of what we’ve done, but because of who we are. And if we’re bad, surely we’re just bad – what can we do about it?

How does modern-day society contribute to the shame-game? How has the rise of social media, victim-blaming and trolling both contributed to shame, and been driven by it? What are the links between shame and mental health? What about the links between shame and physical sickness?

What is the way out of shame? What is the answer? Do we fight it, or roll with it? Do we require empathy and compassion from others to alleviate it, or do we need courage and self-compassion from ourselves? What’s the answer?

This course will look at the good, the bad and the ugly of shame, how it manifests – especially in a therapeutic setting – and how we can work with it. Aimed principally at counsellors and psychotherapists, but also relevant to other helping professions as well as people recovering from trauma, this course will take a trauma-informed, neurobiological approach to the issue of shame and look at how transformation really is possible. Led by Carolyn Spring, this course will combine the latest insights from clinical literature and research alongside neuroscience research and Carolyn’s own journey of recovery from trauma, and from a place where she was utterly crippled by shame (to the point of suicide) to where she now stands up to speak, without shame, to thousands of people each year.

Attendees of this course will receive a CPD certificate for 6 hours, along with an extensive delegate pack including a free resource related to the course. The speaker is Carolyn Spring.

Price: £90
Venue: London
Address: Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre 17-25 New Inn Yard London EC2A 3EA
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 22 June 2019 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(Brighton & Hove) Existential Therapy and the Art of Living

Organisation: Brighton Therapy Partnership
First date and time: From Saturday, 22 June 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 22 June 2019 @ 16:30

Description:
Learn the basis of Existential Psychotherapy: examining worldviews, assumptions, values/beliefs.

Price: £110
Venue: City Coast Centre
Address: North Street, Portslade (Brighton & Hove), BN41 1DG
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 22 June 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:30
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(Bristol) Working with Shame

Organisation: PODS Trauma Training
First date and time: From Friday, 28 June 2019 @ 10:00 to Friday, 28 June 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
Shame. It’s universal. In our survey, 99% of counsellors and therapists said that they had worked with clients experiencing shame. We all know about shame, we all know what it feels like, but what actually is it? How is it different from guilt? What purpose does it serve? What problem does it solve? How does it manifest in, and how is it affected by, our neurobiology? Most importantly, how can we work with it to alleviate it?

Shame can be the single biggest hindrance to making progress in therapy, recovering from trauma, building positive relationships, and moving forwards with life. Shame stops us in our tracks. Rather than utilising active strategies to overcome our obstacles, shame causes us to huddle up, crouch down, freeze, and make ourselves invisible. It has a protective function, but one which can end up as a self-reinforcing loop: a vicious cycle.

Shame is the often unconscious belief that there is something fundamentally wrong with us as people – that we are ‘bad’. We often cannot define that badness, or even determine its cause. It just is. And that’s what makes shame so difficult to deal with. It lurks below the surface of consciousness, infecting everything we do and everything we feel, and often remaining frustratingly out of reach. It is not unusual for people to struggle with shame for years and even decades, nullifying progress that they may be making in other areas. For survivors of child sexual abuse, shame is a kind of universal, identifying characteristic. And for survivors of other kinds of trauma, shame is never far away: if not shame at what happened, then shame at how we responded. Shame and the freeze response go hand-in-hand.

And yet shame has its roots in our evolution and is not an accident. Could it be that shame actually serves to protect us? Could shame, approached in the right way, be our friend?

Shame convinces us that we do not belong: that we don’t fit in, that we’re not acceptable, and that there is nothing we can do about it, because shame doesn’t arise because of what we’ve done, but because of who we are. And if we’re bad, surely we’re just bad – what can we do about it?

How does modern-day society contribute to the shame-game? How has the rise of social media, victim-blaming and trolling both contributed to shame, and been driven by it? What are the links between shame and mental health? What about the links between shame and physical sickness?

What is the way out of shame? What is the answer? Do we fight it, or roll with it? Do we require empathy and compassion from others to alleviate it, or do we need courage and self-compassion from ourselves? What’s the answer?

This course will look at the good, the bad and the ugly of shame, how it manifests – especially in a therapeutic setting – and how we can work with it. Aimed principally at counsellors and psychotherapists, but also relevant to other helping professions as well as people recovering from trauma, this course will take a trauma-informed, neurobiological approach to the issue of shame and look at how transformation really is possible. Led by Carolyn Spring, this course will combine the latest insights from clinical literature and research alongside neuroscience research and Carolyn’s own journey of recovery from trauma, and from a place where she was utterly crippled by shame (to the point of suicide) to where she now stands up to speak, without shame, to thousands of people each year.

Attendees of this course will receive a CPD certificate for 6 hours, along with an extensive delegate pack including a free resource related to the course. The speaker is Carolyn Spring.

Price: £90
Venue: Bristol
Address: The Vassall Centre Gill Avenue Fishponds Bristol BS16 2QQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 28 June 2019 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(Bristol) Working with Shame

Organisation: PODS Trauma Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 29 June 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 29 June 2019 @ 17:00

Description:
Shame. It’s universal. In our survey, 99% of counsellors and therapists said that they had worked with clients experiencing shame. We all know about shame, we all know what it feels like, but what actually is it? How is it different from guilt? What purpose does it serve? What problem does it solve? How does it manifest in, and how is it affected by, our neurobiology? Most importantly, how can we work with it to alleviate it?

Shame can be the single biggest hindrance to making progress in therapy, recovering from trauma, building positive relationships, and moving forwards with life. Shame stops us in our tracks. Rather than utilising active strategies to overcome our obstacles, shame causes us to huddle up, crouch down, freeze, and make ourselves invisible. It has a protective function, but one which can end up as a self-reinforcing loop: a vicious cycle.

Shame is the often unconscious belief that there is something fundamentally wrong with us as people – that we are ‘bad’. We often cannot define that badness, or even determine its cause. It just is. And that’s what makes shame so difficult to deal with. It lurks below the surface of consciousness, infecting everything we do and everything we feel, and often remaining frustratingly out of reach. It is not unusual for people to struggle with shame for years and even decades, nullifying progress that they may be making in other areas. For survivors of child sexual abuse, shame is a kind of universal, identifying characteristic. And for survivors of other kinds of trauma, shame is never far away: if not shame at what happened, then shame at how we responded. Shame and the freeze response go hand-in-hand.

And yet shame has its roots in our evolution and is not an accident. Could it be that shame actually serves to protect us? Could shame, approached in the right way, be our friend?

Shame convinces us that we do not belong: that we don’t fit in, that we’re not acceptable, and that there is nothing we can do about it, because shame doesn’t arise because of what we’ve done, but because of who we are. And if we’re bad, surely we’re just bad – what can we do about it?

How does modern-day society contribute to the shame-game? How has the rise of social media, victim-blaming and trolling both contributed to shame, and been driven by it? What are the links between shame and mental health? What about the links between shame and physical sickness?

What is the way out of shame? What is the answer? Do we fight it, or roll with it? Do we require empathy and compassion from others to alleviate it, or do we need courage and self-compassion from ourselves? What’s the answer?

This course will look at the good, the bad and the ugly of shame, how it manifests – especially in a therapeutic setting – and how we can work with it. Aimed principally at counsellors and psychotherapists, but also relevant to other helping professions as well as people recovering from trauma, this course will take a trauma-informed, neurobiological approach to the issue of shame and look at how transformation really is possible. Led by Carolyn Spring, this course will combine the latest insights from clinical literature and research alongside neuroscience research and Carolyn’s own journey of recovery from trauma, and from a place where she was utterly crippled by shame (to the point of suicide) to where she now stands up to speak, without shame, to thousands of people each year.

Attendees of this course will receive a CPD certificate for 6 hours, along with an extensive delegate pack including a free resource related to the course. The speaker is Carolyn Spring.

Price: £90
Venue: Bristol
Address: The Vassall Centre Gill Avenue Fishponds Bristol BS16 2QQ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 29 June 2019 @ 10:00 to 17:00
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(Gloucester) Working with the Body in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Organisation: Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS)
First date and time: From Saturday, 29 June 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 29 June 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Exploring how to work safely and effectively with the body.

Price: £110
Venue: Gloucestershire Counselling Service
Address: Gloucestershire Counselling Service Alma House 52/53 High Street
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 29 June 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) Touring Icebergs... an introductory guide to unconscious processes

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 29 June 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 29 June 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
This workshop with Cate Lyon will take travellers on a whistle stop introductory tour of the didifficult terrain of the unconscious. Starting with a map of the mind, we shall visit some unconscious processes such as repression, projection, transference & countertransference and stop off at some key defensive mechanisms. We will unravel some jargon and discuss how these processes might manifest themselves in our everyday lives. We shall consider some clinical and non-clinical examples of such phenomena at work along our way. Travellers should disembark with a good basic grasp of some key unconscious processes and some confidence and appetite for further exploration.

Price: £125
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 29 June 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) Boundaries, Holding and Containment

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 29 June 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 29 June 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Workshop cost: £125 + booking fee / 20% discount + booking fee for Wimbledon Guild counsellors ONLY you must purchase your ticket via your Wimbledon Guild email address / Limited Early-bird discount of 15% + booking fee available until 29th March 2019 or until sold out.

The Workshop:

Fundamental pillars of the therapeutic relationship, boundaries, holding and containment are often seen as the essential foundation from which progress in therapy grows. In this course we shall explore these concepts both in life and in the therapeutic/clinical context.

Teaching will include clinical case studies, theory, poetry, drawing, visualisation, pair and group work. Experiences from the group will be used to consider the role of boundaries, holding and containment in our work. The theories of Winnicott, Bion and Object Relations theorists will be examined as will Existential and Humanistic perspectives.

Regardless of one’s theoretical approach as a therapist, boundaries, holding and containment play a vital role in the relationships we offer our clients.

The Trainer:

Mickey Yudkin BA, MA has now retired after 25 years as Associate Lecturer in the Department of psychological Sciences at Birkbeck College University of London, where she taught Psychoanalytic Psychology. Mickey also taught personal development courses and CPD at the City Literary Institute and continues to provide CPD for PsychotherapyUK.

Price: £125
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 29 June 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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July 2019

(Brighton & Hove) Working with Risk and Suicidal Ideation

Organisation: Brighton Therapy Partnership
First date and time: From Saturday, 6 July 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 6 July 2019 @ 16:30

Description:
Exploring the assessment and impact of risk and suicide.

Price: £105
Venue: City Coast Centre
Address: North Street, Portslade (Brighton & Hove), BN41 1DG
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 6 July 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:30
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(Nottingham) Setting up a Successful Counselling Practice: a practical workshop

Organisation: Inspire CPD for Therapists
First date and time: From Monday, 8 July 2019 @ 09:30 to Monday, 8 July 2019 @ 16:30

Description:
Addressing your questions & concerns For more details: https://www.inspirecpdfortherapists.com/

Price: £85
Venue: Sherwood Methodist Church
Address: Devon Drive Sherwood Nottingham
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 8 July 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:30
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(London) Complex Trauma and Adult Safeguarding

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 13 July 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 13 July 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
- Do you want to gain an understanding of the various components which define complex trauma? - Would you like to learn more about the legal aspects around Adult Safeguarding? This workshop with Dean Whittington will also look at the guidance provided by the BPS and BACP to work through the dynamics, plus look at how to implement protocols around adult safeguarding. Why do this workshop? - Understand the legal aspects around Adult Safeguarding and various forms of complex trauma - Weighing up the implications around reporting ‘abuse’ in relation to sustaining the therapeutic relationship and its ramifications. - Working through the dynamics within supervision to assist the client to move to an emotional recovery, whilst also thinking about the impact upon others. - Think about how to devise protocols or put them into place and how supervision is essential within the process.

Price: £125
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 13 July 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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Complex Trauma and Adult Safeguarding

Organisation: WPF
First date and time: From Saturday, 13 July 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 13 July 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Do you want to gain an understanding of the various components which define complex trauma? Would you like to learn more about the legal aspects around Adult Safeguarding? This workshop will also look at the guidance provided by the BPS and BACP to work through the dynamics, plus look at how to implement protocols around adult safeguarding.

Price: £125
Venue: WPF
Address: WPF Therapy Limited, 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 13 July 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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Complex Trauma and Adult Safeguarding

Organisation: WPF
First date and time: From Saturday, 13 July 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 13 July 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
The aims of this workshop are to: Understand the various forms of complex trauma and its implications for Adult Safeguarding along with who to report to and when to report the occurrences. Work with clients to look at the implications of Complex Trauma for the self and others. Understand the different routes for reporting Complex Trauma and its ramifications. Look at how to use supervision, work through the dynamics within a therapeutic relationship.

Price: £125
Venue: WPF
Address: WPF Therapy Limited, 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 13 July 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(Brighton & Hove) Sexual Addiction: Myth or Reality?

Organisation: Brighton Therapy Partnership
First date and time: From Saturday, 13 July 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 13 July 2019 @ 16:30

Description:
A critique of the conception of sexual addiction and behaviour.

Price: £105
Venue: City Coast Centre
Address: North Street, Portslade (Brighton & Hove), BN41 1DG
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 13 July 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:30
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(London) From Cradle to Kitchen: Attachment, Food and the Self

Organisation: WPF Therapy
First date and time: From Saturday, 20 July 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 20 July 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
From the start of life, feeding is a relational experience. The bond between caregiver and infant is brokered in the intimacy of feeding, and our attachment to food is an expression of the relationships we form with other people and ourselves. Our relationship with food expresses something of our attachment histories, secure or insecure: safety and security may be sought in eating or in refusal to eat. This workshop with Linda Cundy explores how the relationship with food is shaped in early life in the context of our first attachments, and how food mediates relationships with other people and with ourselves throughout life. Participants will consider the place of food and feeding in maintaining adult social relationships. Eating disorders are considered from an attachment perspective but are not the sole focus. The workshop will be accompanied by Powerpoint interspersed with DVD and clinical material. There will be discussion in pairs and small groups focused on specific questions. Participants will have opportunities to consider the role of food in their own lives and to reflect on their clients’ relationships with food, feeding and nourishment.

Price: £125
Venue: WPF Therapy
Address: 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 20 July 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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August 2019

The Therapeutic Power of Language

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Monday, 5 August 2019 @ 09:30 to Monday, 5 August 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
This invigorating 2-day course gives you 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. These skills are also essential for motivating people, overcoming resistance and much more...A 2-day course /CPD Certificate (12 hours).

Price: £192
Venue: Engineers House
Address: The Promenade, Clifton Down, Avon, Bristol BS8 3NB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 5 August 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Tuesday, 6 August 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  3. From Saturday, 16 November 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  4. From Sunday, 17 November 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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Therapeutic storytelling

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Monday, 19 August 2019 @ 09:30 to Monday, 19 August 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
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 - A one-day course / CPD Certificate (6 hours).

Price: £192
Venue: Engineers House
Address: The Promenade, Clifton Down, Avon, Bristol BS8 3NB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Monday, 19 August 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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How to lift Depression

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Tuesday, 20 August 2019 @ 09:30 to Tuesday, 20 August 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Gain a greater confidence in lifting depression and preventing suicides, you will also gain new insight into why depressed people wake up tired and unmotivated, and what to do about it - plus demonstrations of the skills that quickly break the cycle of depression, move people on — and prevent relapse... and so much more. A one-day course CPD Certificate (6 hours).

Price: £192
Venue: Engineers House
Address: The Promenade, Clifton Down, Avon, Bristol BS8 3NB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Tuesday, 20 August 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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Chronic Anxiety

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Wednesday, 21 August 2019 @ 09:30 to Wednesday, 21 August 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
A NEW one-day course - CPD Certificate (6 hours). 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, and also addresses how to handle anxiety that is a feature of conditions such as autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD, bipolar disorder and right-brained caetextia.

Price: £192
Venue: Engineers House
Address: The Promenade, Clifton Down, Avon, Bristol BS8 3NB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Wednesday, 21 August 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
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The fast trauma (PTSD) and phobia cure

Organisation: Human Givens College
First date and time: From Thursday, 22 August 2019 @ 09:30 to Thursday, 22 August 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
A 2-day course in the rewind-technique - CPD Certificate (12 hours). 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: Engineers House
Address: The Promenade, Clifton Down, Avon, Bristol BS8 3NB
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Thursday, 22 August 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  2. From Friday, 23 August 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  3. From Saturday, 11 May 2019 @ 09:30 to 16:00
  4. From Sunday, 12 May 2019 @ 09:00 to 16:00
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September 2019

(London) Setting Up Your Private Practice - A One Day Workshop

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 14 September 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 14 September 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Embarking on working in private practice for any therapist can be challenging but particularly for one towards the beginning of their career. This one day workshop seeks to share recent experience of establishing a private practice. It will cover some of the highlights, learnt lessons and pitfalls as well as providing support and practical advice to manage this transition.

Price: £125
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St. George's Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 14 September 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) From Scare-Giving To Care-Giving; A Therapeutic Journey When Working With Clients Suffering Complex Trauma

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 28 September 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 28 September 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
This workshop will focus on the relational aspects of working with survivors of extreme trauma who mainly come from a Disorganised Attachment style and who display symptoms of dissociation namely DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). How can we better relate to the chaos, overwhelming countertransference, contradictory ways of behaving and more importantly their dread of relatedness?

The day will begin with a broad overview of Attachment theory, the transference and countertransference of each attachment style with the aim to then focus on a deeper understanding of the Disorganised Attachment and "Cannot Classify" Attachment styles, trauma and dissociation.

• An overview of Attachment theory
• Trauma, Disorganised attachment, and Dissociation
• Case presentation on working with DID
• Documentary film “The baby” - on dissociation and intergenerational transmission of trauma
• Discussion and conclusion

Price: £132.99
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road, London, SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 28 September 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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October 2019

Advanced Schema Therapy Skills for Complex Cases

Organisation: Schema Therapy School
First date and time: From Friday, 11 October 2019 @ 09:00 to Friday, 11 October 2019 @ 19:00

Description:

Part 2 of ISST approved schema therapy accreditation programme or stand-alone workshop in a beautiful and tranquil residential setting in Oxfordshire, with easy access. Full board (not included in the price) is provided and there are twin or single rooms. Accommodation is available for two nights per module as a standard.

Module 2 expands and deepens knowledge acquired in Module 1 and looks at the application of core schema therapy theory and techniques with specific complex presentations, such as NPD, Cluster C presentations, forensic population, as well as adapting schema therapy for Axis I presentations and shorter-term work.

*An 'early bird' rate applies if an application is made at least two months prior to the start of the training module.

Price: £450
Venue: Charney Manor
Address: Wantage Oxfordshire OX12 0EJ
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Friday, 11 October 2019 @ 09:00 to 19:00
  2. From Saturday, 12 October 2019 @ 09:00 to 19:00
  3. From Sunday, 13 October 2019 @ 09:00 to 16:00
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November 2019

(London) Working Therapeutically With The Possibilities of Uncertainty

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
First date and time: From Saturday, 2 November 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 2 November 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Current issues such as global political instability, climate change, and Brexit lead to increased levels of anxiety and confusion. Both pundits and experts constantly remind us that 'we are in an entirely novel set of circumstances wherein we can assume nothing and cannot rely on past solutions.' The disturbing degree of unease and confusion being felt by many - not least, our clients - highlights the extent to which an unwanted and undesirable uncertainty permeates throughout our lives.

And yet, among the various contemporary psychotherapeutic models, the existential approach emphasises the inevitability of uncertainty. As a consequence of the approach's foundational assumption of the inter-relatedness of all beings, no one focus-point (such as "I") can ever fully determine with complete and final certainty what and how the world will be, or others will be, or even "I" will be at any point in time. The inevitability of uncertainty and the openness of existence it proclaims alert us that, any moment, all prior knowledge, values, assumptions and beliefs regarding self, others and the world in general may be "opened" to challenge, reconsideration or dissolution. Paradoxically, existential therapy argues that uncertainty remains a constant given of human experience rather than reveal itself to be just an occasional and temporary consequence arising out of unusual circumstances.

If existential thought is correct in this view, what might it have to tell us about the practical aspects of working with uncertainty as psychotherapists and counsellors? Might significantly creative possibilities open themselves to therapists who are are willing to embrace uncertainty as a pivotal expression of who they are and what they do?

Price: £125
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 2 November 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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(London) Shrinks love talking about sex – or perhaps not? What do we need to feel better equipped to address exual concerns and issues with our clients?

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

Description:
The Workshop:

• How much is it useful/ necessary to be talking about sex in therapy?
• How might our own histories be impacting on how we approach or avoid this subject in the consulting room?
• Might we risk inflaming an erotic transference?
• How is this different for male and female therapists? For gay or straight therapists?
• How do we help clients think about desire and disappointment, or think about their sexual development and identity?

Our trainings do not always prepare us well to think with clients about the physicality of sex. We may feel that we should be cool about sex but often we feel the opposite. In this workshop I aim for us to create a safe environment for reflection and curiosity – about the work and about ourselves.

Workshop cost: £125 + booking fee (20% discount + booking fee for Wimbledon Guild counsellors ONLY you must purchase your ticket via your Wimbledon Guild email address).

Limited Early-bird discount of 15% + booking fee available until 16th August 2019 or until sold out.

Price: £125
Venue: Drake House
Address: 44 St. George's Road Wimbledon London SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 16 November 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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December 2019

(Wimbledon) The Impossible Profession- Michael Soth

Organisation: Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
Contact:
First date and time: From Saturday, 7 December 2019 @ 10:00 to Saturday, 7 December 2019 @ 16:00

Description:
Should practising as a therapist carry a health warning? What is the emotional cost of the therapeutic position, and what do we need to make it sustainable? How do relational dilemmas, as they manifest in the intricacy of each client-therapist relationship, affect the therapist’s well-being and how does this hook into the therapist’s ‘habitual position’, creating emotional exhaustion, burn-out, or vicarious traumatisation? Is there a way to make a sustainable living as a therapist or is it best practiced part-time? Is therapy a vocation dedicated to compassion, love and healing? Or is it a job, revolving around business and money? In practice, the answer for most of us could be that we operate comfortably in some middle zone of ambiguity, but in fact many counsellors and therapists struggle to do that. We all know that - unless we charge silly rates - we will not get rich in this profession, but we might achieve a comfortable degree of income and security, without selling our soul in the marketplace. For more details please visit: http://wgtraining.org.uk/1-day-workshops/impossible-profession

Price: £120
Website:
Venue: Drake House
Address: Drake House, 44 St. George's Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 4ED
Country: United Kingdom
Dates and times:
  1. From Saturday, 7 December 2019 @ 10:00 to 16:00
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