CPD Training Programme

Below you will find details of our Autumn/Winter workshops for 2017. Please fill out the Booking Form 2017 and send it to us with payment to reserve your place.


The Legacy of Childhood Sexual Abuse – Jan Hawkins

Saturday 16th September 2017, 10.00 – 4.30

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This one-day workshop will allow practitioners to focus on the long term sequelae of childhood abuse. Through input, discussion and experiential space, we will explore the effects of having been traumatised as children – effects that can last into adulthood, and sometimes throughout life. We will focus too, on how, as practitioners, we may empower and support clients who want to heal these long terms wounds, and live their lives more fully and creatively.


Exploring the Transference; Working with Unconscious Processes in the Consulting Room – Carol Leader

Saturday 14th October 2017, 10.00 – 4.00 (Places limited to 20)

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The transference is possibly the most important instrument for discovering the nature of a patient or client’s inner world and an essential precondition regarding the effectiveness of in-depth treatment. Exploring the Transference offers a creative space to explore the compulsion we all have to repeat the past – between staying with the old and moving towards the new. Working with knowledge of the transference is essential for the clinician wanting to extend their skills and overall sense of competence.


Self Harm, Self Care and the Way Between – Maggie Turp

Saturday 18th November 2017, 10.00 – 4.00

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The relationship between self-harm and suicidal behaviour will be explored. Drawing on DVD footage and service user testimony, we will consider how individuals who self-harm conceptualise their own experience, attending to both the aetiology and function of self-harming behaviour. The focus in the afternoon is on clinical practice. Clinical vignettes will be provided for discussion in small groups and a large group discussion of issues arising will follow. Space will be available for consideration of clinical dilemmas currently being experienced by participants.