Psychotherapy CPD Events

Welcome to our events listings page, giving you a comprehensive schedule of psychotherapy, counselling and psychology CPD events, which is frequently updated directly by all the top providers. Events are sorted by month and cover a range of topics from depression and eating disorders to PTSD and self-harm. Have a browse, or the use the search function below to find your next CPD event.

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Understanding Couple Relationships: An Introductory Course

This 11-week online evening course will be taught on Monday nights from 15 April 2024 to 8 July 2024 on Monday nights between 7pm and 8.30pm. It explores the central theoretical concepts of psychodynamic couple therapy is designed for people who want to understand more about the world of couple relationships as well as those considering a career change. We offer participants the time and space to reflect together upon the nature of working with couples and the couple relationship. We welcome students from many countries and backgrounds and no previous experience is required. TR is a world centre of excellence for couple and individual psychotherapy training and the teaching staff for this course are active therapists experienced in working within the TR setting. Please be aware this introductory-level course does not result in a clinical qualification allowing you to undertake any form of practise in the field of Couple Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Date: 2024-04-15

Organiser: Tavistock Relationships

Location: Online via Zoom

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Trauma Awareness Training: Patterns of the past

Recovery is possible – understanding is key Understanding what causes PTSD symptoms, how our brains and bodies react to distressing events and what makes us vulnerable to becoming traumatised, are all key to successful recovery. This knowledge creates a firm foundation on which to build successful coping strategies and clarifies what needs to happen to enable successful self-help and recovery. During the day you will also gain a clear understanding of how to spot the ‘early warning signs’ of trauma, before they go on to affect further areas of someone’s life, which red-flag signs indicate that it is time to seek professional help, and how trauma specialists are able to help people recover, from even the most difficult times, effectively – and lots more. Accredited CPD Certificate Recording included Pay in 3 interest-free payments with PayPal Live tutor Q&A The Zoom link will be sent to you (technical support is also available) ENJOY 10% OFF with discount code TOWN10

Date: 2024-04-16

Organiser: Human Givens College

Location: live online via Zoom

A Political Mind Special – Cuckooland: Is Truth Now Owned by the Rich?

It does seem these days that truth and justice is more available to those who have power and influence who can impose their version of reality or fake news on the world. Tom Burgis in discussion reveals how fragile that truth can be and what we know – and what we don’t.

Date: 2024-04-16

Organiser: The Institute of Psychoanalysis

Location: Online via zoom

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How to Control Chronic Anxiety – the practical skills you need

High levels of anxiety can be very debilitating – this workshop gives you important insights and a wide range of proven techniques to help reduce long-term anxiety, panic attacks, GAD and much more… - Accredited CPD Certificate - Counts towards Part 1 of the Human Givens Diploma - Includes course notes and lunch - Pay in 3 interest free payments with PayPal - Enjoy 10% OFF by booking 5 or more events. If you have any questions, or if you would like to book over the phone please call us on +44(0)1323 811690. We're looking forward to seeing you at this event.

Date: 2024-04-17

Organiser: Human Givens College

Location: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ

How to lift depression – the practical skills you need

Discover how to combine key new insights into the causes and symptoms of depression with a range of powerful psychological techniques to make treatment easier and more consistently effective… - Accredited CPD Certificate - Counts towards Part 1 of the Human Givens Diploma - Includes course notes and lunch - Pay in 3 interest free payments with PayPal - Enjoy 10% OFF by booking 5 or more events. If you have any questions, or if you would like to book over the phone please call us on +44(0)1323 811690. We're looking forward to seeing you at this event.

Date: 2024-04-17

Organiser: Human Givens College

Location: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ

The Confusional Link: Exploring Early Relational Trauma, Fusion and Infinity in Psychotherapy

With Judy Eekhof Working with patients who have been traumatized as infants and young children can be confusing for the therapist who is accustomed to working in the symbolic order. In order to cope with traumatic, psychic overwhelm, these patients have retreated from object relations and continue to relate to others concretely as things or functions. Their relations are body relations, consisting of unconscious symbiotic union with others. Since often trauma survivors become adept in the world, often well educated and finding professional jobs, their concreteness and difficulty processing emotion may go unnoticed. There can be a display of pseudo-maturity and pseudo-object relations. For therapists and analysts working the somatic relational process in therapeutic work with this traumatized client group can be confusing and disorienting. Analysts and therapists frequently report confusion by not being able to find meaning in a patient’s words or emotion and in their narratives. This confusion is uncomfortable and frightening, sometimes eliciting in the analyst a need for an immediate answer, an immediate understanding. When that does not appear in the analyst’s confused mind, unmediated affect such as rage or extreme maternal care, intense love or violent hate, can arise inside the analyst. These experiences contribute to the confusion and disturbance, while the violent affects and emotions seemingly create an illusion of certainty. This seminar will offer an opportunity to think about how the therapist or analyst can learn to value this confusion as information. This challenging process can give rise to the containment of previously unrepresented experience which can result in the development of a three-dimensional analytic space and be internalized by the patient for a successful outcome. Through the seminar there will be lectures and time for Q&A with our speaker and colleagues. For full event, pricing and CPD credit details see https://trtogether.com

Date: 2024-04-19

Organiser: TR Together

Location: Online via Zoom

Political Mind Special - Surviving Our Catastrophes. Resilience and Renewal from Hiroshima to the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Maintain Hope in an Age of Catastrophe Robert Jay Lifton will be talking about what seventy years of studying both the victims and the perpetrators of horror has taught him about the human will to survive.

Date: 2024-04-23

Organiser: The Institute of Psychoanalysis

Location: Online via zoom

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Effective Pain Management (Accredited live online CPD training)

Help with chronic pain – learn the powerful psychological and behavioural techniques that alleviate persistent pain and accelerate healing with pain specialist Dr Grahame Brown. This online workshop – with leading pain and musculoskeletal medicine consultant Dr Grahame Brown – gives you important new information about how we experience pain – derived from the latest neuroscience – and a powerful range of psychological techniques for managing pain naturally, preventing it from escalating and speeding up healing. You will discover how people can be helped out of the vicious cycle of chronic pain and how, by working holistically through the bio-psycho-social model, suffering can be dramatically reduced. Accredited CPD Certificate Recording included Pay in 3 interest-free payments with PayPal Live tutor Q&A The Zoom link will be sent to you (technical support is also available) ENJOY 10% OFF with discount code TOWN10

Date: 2024-04-24

Organiser: Human Givens College

Location: live online via Zoom

British Psychoanalytical Society, Edinburgh Conference The Dynamics of Influence

A day conference organised by the British Psychoanalytical Society, to explore the influence the patient and the analyst have on each other, the understanding of which has implications for both the clinical situation and beyond. Three senior psychoanalysts will give papers followed by discussion with the chair and the audience.

Date: 2024-04-27

Organiser: The Institute of Psychoanalysis

Location: 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

The Therapeutic Power of Language – a psychotherapy skills masterclass

The language we use has a huge impact on others – on this practical, inspiring course you will learn how to combine solution-focused techniques and effective language skills to help relieve distress and improve outcomes, as quickly as possible… - Accredited CPD Certificate - Counts towards Part 1 of the Human Givens Diploma - Includes course notes and lunch - Pay in 3 interest free payments with PayPal - Enjoy 10% OFF by booking 5 or more events. If you have any questions, or if you would like to book over the phone please call us on +44(0)1323 811690. We're looking forward to seeing you at this event.

Date: 2024-04-30

Organiser: Human Givens College

Location: Broadway House Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ

Sex in the Brain: A Neuropsychosexual Approach to Love and Intimacy

Karnac Author series. With Janice Hiller. This 2 hour workshop will offer an overview of what happens in neural pathways during the development of romantic and sexual relationships. Janice Hiller will describe the brain processes underpinning couple relationships and sexual behaviour, drawing on recent neuroscientific research. Feelings of attachment, desire, and exhilaration at the start of a relationship are common, but pleasure during physical contact, and levels of emotional connectedness, frequently change over time, causing considerable distress. Positive and negative experiences between partners can now be described in terms of hormonal release and brain activation. In this talk Janice will demonstrate how neuroscience can be integrated with psychotherapy, to provide a “neuropsychosexual” perspective, which, in her view, can enhance our current therapy techniques. Advanced imaging procedures and hormone testing methods offer fascinating insights into what happens in the brain during intimate couple interactions. Why is sex often much more enjoyable at the start, and why do endings hurt so much? What brain factors underpin sex outside the committed relationship, and what brain changes occur in parents after childbirth? Is sex an essential part of long-term relationships or can partners stay together contentedly without physical intimacy? Neurobiological research offers some answers to these questions. A neuropsychosexual approach can add valuable insights, and influence clinical work both subtly and directly, when clients are struggling with intimacy. For full event, pricing and CPD credit details see https://trtogether.com

Date: 2024-05-10

Organiser: TR Together

Location: Online via Zoom

Forgiveness in Mental Health: Forgiving and Being Forgiven

With Francis Grier & Aleksandra Novakovic. This workshop is inspired by the recently published book Psychoanalytic Approaches to Forgiveness and Mental Health co-edited by Aleksandra Novakovic and Ron Britton. Our speakers include Aleksandra Novakovic and contributor Francis Grier. The focus for this event will be the importance of forgiveness in mental life as well as in couple relationships. Our speakers will offer analytic understandings of the challenges in forgiving and the developmental processes of being able to forgive. Weaving in music from The Marriage of Figaro and Mozart’s Don Giovanni in to their presentations Francis and Aleksandra will offer a visceral and intellectual discussion on the impact of forgiveness. “The experience of anyone practicing psychotherapy or psychoanalysis is that mental health is seriously affected by feeling unforgiven or being unable to forgive if the people involved are close and important figures in their life. In everyday life in marriage, work, or love, forgiveness is part of the daily traffic of our relationships, if we find that relatively easy we are fortunate. For some it is fraught in general and for some others the particular issues concerned may be very large or emotionally disturbing. To forgive is natural but like many things that are natural, such as childbirth, it can be difficult and it can go wrong. What the practice of analysis demonstrates is that feeling forgiven and being forgiving is crucial in mental life. Yet little seems to have been written in the analytic literature specifically on forgiveness and how it relates to familiar psychoanalytic concepts such as guilt, reparation, mourning, obsessional-compulsive disorder, or depression.” (Britton, R. & Novakovic, A. (2024). Introduction. In: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Forgiveness and Mental Health. London: Routledge.) For full event, pricing and CPD credit details see https://trtogether.com

Date: 2024-05-17

Organiser: TR Together

Location: Online via Zoom

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The 10 Windsor Walk International Therapeutic Playgroup Conference

This conference will focus on psychoanalytically informed playgroups for babies, toddlers and their parents. Held in collaboration with the Institute of Psychoanalysis and the Austrian Cultural Forum.

Date: 2024-05-18

Organiser: The Institute of Psychoanalysis

Location: 10 Windsor Walk, SE5 8BB

Working with Dissociative Clients

Clinical Insights from Valerie Sinason. Working with dissociation is complex, and an area that requires a trauma-informed approach. In this comprehensive live webinar, Valeria Sinason will help us to grapple with difficult but fundamental questions including ‘what is trauma in the first place?’, ‘how do we respond to it?’ and ‘why do we dissociate?’ to increase confidence in working with dissociative, traumatised states therapeutically. In many cases, dissociation can be a natural response to help us navigate the stresses of daily life, when it does not feel safe to be fully present. For example, we might ‘zone out’ when we are bombarded with devastating news stories on social media. Or we might ‘compartmentalise’ when we are faced with the disappointment of a rejection. But dissociation is also a response to trauma, neglect and abuse, which may often start in childhood and results in neurological changes in the brain. In many cases, it can take on more severe forms, such as depersonalisation and derealisation. In cases of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), people can experience fragmented ego states. Research demonstrates a person’s attachment patterns can impact the severity of the dissociative states they experience. Overall, we can think of dissociative states as a set of related mental phenomena. Understanding the mechanisms of those affected by major states of dissociation, such as DID, can inform us about less severe states of dissociation, and vice versa. While dissociation is an adaptation to protect us in traumatic circumstances, it becomes problematic when it continues to be used after the experience of ‘trauma’ has ended, and a person becomes stuck in a dissociative state. So how do we build therapeutic relationships that can empower clients to revisit their unbearable experiences in a way that is tolerable, and help them to exist more in the ‘present’, without risk of re-experiencing trauma or re-entering severe dissociative states? Valerie will share her wealth of experience and expertise in traumatology, including case examples, to provide strategies and ideas for working with dissociation effectively and compassionately in practice. There will be time for questions and discussion after each session. For full event, pricing and CPD credit details see https://trtogether.com

Date: 2024-06-14

Organiser: TR Together

Location: Online via Zoom

ADHD & ADD in Adult Psychotherapy

ADHD & ADD in Adult Psychotherapy: Hidden neurodivergence that can mislead the clinician and short-change the patient. With Phil Mollon. Most psychotherapists will at some point have clients who have ADHD or related forms of neurodivergence but many will be unaware of the nature of these conditions that are part of the neurobiological template. Although the name directs a focus on a disorder of attention, this is not the main problem. ADHD is condition of deficit in the brain’s regulation of itself resulting in impulsivity, difficulties in affect regulation, outbursts of rage, states of anxiety and panic, and moods of depression. ADHD can be a core condition giving rise to the spectrum that attracts a diagnosis of ‘borderline personality disorder’. There are overlaps and comorbidity with autistic spectrum, addictive personalities, and bipolar. The person with ADHD has an enhanced need for empathic responsiveness from others to assist in regulating their own brain and emotions. The genetically inherited ADHD characteristics of the person’s developing brain interact with the environment, often in ways that result in profound pain for both families and the individual. If that person subsequently sees a psychotherapist who does not understand the nature of the problem, the feelings of shame and despair are intensified. Any attempt to understand the ADHD characteristics purely in terms of psychodynamics will be futile and misleading. Instead, the focus can more usefully be upon helping the person understand their basic temperament, their sensitivities and needs, and how their personality has been shaped by the interplay of neurobiology and the family, school, and peer environment. Shame is often a key feature of the ADHD experience. For full event, pricing and CPD credit details see https://trtogether.com

Date: 2024-06-21

Organiser: TR Together

Location: Online via Zoom

Contented Couples: Magic, Logic or Luck?

Karnac Author series. With Anne Power. This two-hour event will look at the ingredients that contribute to a contented couple. It will comprise a forty-five-minute talk, followed by a discussion and then a workshop using breakout rooms. We will think about the factors operating in partners at the selection stage as well as the behaviours which sustain or undermine the couple during the following years and decades. Anne will be speaking from an attachment theory perspective. We will look at unconscious processes in partner choice as well as thinking about selection in different traditions – arranged marriage and forms of quasi-arrangement through agencies and other channels. The talk will draw on interviews with long term self-proclaimed contented couples drawn from Anne’s book research. These couples include gay and straight pairs as well as those from different faith groups. After outlining the ingredients, we see in successful couples, Anne will look at what makes it hard for some people to form and sustain couple relationships and consider what therapists working with individuals can do to help. How does early attachment impact our readiness for relationship? How come some very insecure people can manage relationships? What can therapy do to prepare people for becoming part of a couple? For full event, pricing and CPD credit details see https://trtogether.com

Date: 2024-07-05

Organiser: TR Together

Location: Online via Zoom

The Couple through the Life Cycle

The Couple through the Life Cycle: Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy International Summer School 2024. Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - Friday, July 19, 2024, 10am to 5pm each day. The Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy Summer School is for couple-trained therapists already working in the field, and provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in cutting-edge thinking with a world-leading couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy institute. In order to join this course, you will need to apply by filling out the application form below. This course will explore the challenges to the couple relationship at key points in the life cycle; the developmental obstacles to the capacity to form and sustain intimate relationships, the difficulties of parenthood, and the move from two to three or more, the capacity to survive challenging life events, including illness, and, later in the life cycle, the difficulties inherent in retirement and old age. You will learn and grow as a couple therapist through theoretical seminars and twice-daily intensive clinical discussion groups, and will study alongside like-minded people from the UK and around the world. Included in the course fee is the cost of a theatre ticket to a London show, which will be attended as a group on the Wednesday evening, and discussed in a seminar the following day. Seminars and clinical discussion groups will be led by experienced members of Tavistock Relationships. The programme is currently in development and will be available in March. For full event, application, pricing and CPD credit details see https://trtogether.com

Date: 2024-07-16

Organiser: TR Together

Location: Online via Zoom

Psychoanalytic Treatment of Psychosis

With Danielle Knafo & Michael Selzer (Discussant). Psychoanalytic treatment of psychosis is rarely taught in trainings, and unfortunately a lack of preparedness results in avoidance of such work. Our speakers Dr. Knafo and Dr. Selzer will bring both theoretical understandings, clinical technique and case material in order that psychotherapists may feel more confident to engage with this challenging work. Our speakers conceptualise psychotic symptoms, such as delusions and hallucinations, as a person’s attempt to cope under highly stressful, traumatic or isolating circumstances. They emphasise the importance of therapists reading and responding to unconscious messages embedded within the symptoms. In this work there is an emphasis on the importance of collaborating with and utilising non-psychotic self-parts to aid recovery and the importance of containing strong transference and counter transference experiences. In the first session of the seminar Dr Knafo will introduce a psychoanalytic approach to working with psychosis. The theoretical talk will be followed by a case presentation. Dr Knafo will present the case to which Dr. Selzer will respond. The two speakers will engage in a dialogue regarding the benefits and disadvantages of allowing regression in an outpatient treatment, and more. There will be time for discussion with attendees in both parts of the seminar. The aim of the seminar is to cultivate a deeper understanding of the roots of psychotic illness and the possibilities in working psychoanalytically with this patient group. For full event, pricing and CPD credit details see https://trtogether.com

Date: 2024-07-20

Organiser: TR Together

Location: Online via Zoom

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An Intercultural Perspective on Psychoanalysis - Where do we stand now?

A Two Day Live Webinar. Friday, November 1, 2024 - Saturday, November 2, 2024. With Prof Salman Akhtar. How can a ‘westernised’ psychoanalytic framework be used to think about the psychology of people from across the globe today? Where does psychoanalysis tap into something that might be considered ‘universal’ about the human experience, and where might it misconstrue the subjectivity of people from different cultures and societies? What does a psychoanalytic approach mean when we think about ‘power’ and ‘culture’ in the therapy room, and how do we navigate this complexity as therapists? In this thought-provoking live webinar with Professor Salman Akhtar, we will use these questions to explore the intercultural application of psychoanalysis. We will consider both its impact and limitations across three sessions, focusing on the profession, theory and practice. Salman will draw on his wide-ranging clinical, academic, and personal insight to illuminate key ideas and help you understand the implications for practice. Salman will speak from his experience as both a professional and an Indian-American person. These two sessions over two days offer time for integration and discussion and we look forward to a lively exchange of ideas to support clinical work with an intercultural lens. For full event, pricing and CPD credit details see https://trtogether.com

Date: 2024-11-01

Organiser: TR Together

Location: Online via Zoom

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Diagnosis and Its Clinical Implications

With Nancy McWilliams, PhD & ABPP. Ever since the 1980 revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, descriptive and categorical taxonomies such as the DSM and the ICD (International Classification of Diseases) have aimed at facilitating better research and providing a common language for categories of psychopathology. Every edition of the DSM since DSM-III has warned, however, that descriptive psychiatric diagnosis is insufficient to guide clinical treatment, and that for purposes of psychotherapy, clinicians must develop more nuanced case formulations. Despite such caveats, it has become common for researchers to create manualized treatments for specific DSM-defined disorders, to test them on individuals who meet criteria for the chosen disorder without reported comorbidities, and to argue that such empirically tested treatments constitute the “gold standard” for clinical practice. Dr. McWilliams notes that our current taxonomies reflect the influences of insurance companies particularly in the US, pharmaceutical corporations, governmental cost-cutters, and some academics more than the needs of patients and clinicians to mitigate psychological suffering in the most humane and effective ways. She will put the DSM and ICD taxonomies in historical context, mention several alternative approaches to diagnosis, and emphasize the value, with clinical examples, of a dimensional, inferential, contextual understanding of personality in guiding psychotherapy. This workshop will include three sessions as well as time for discussion after each. For full event, pricing and CPD credit details see https://trtogether.com

Date: 2025-01-24

Organiser: TR Together

Location: Online via Zoom

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