This is a suite of interrelating flexible courses that can be taken separately or connected together to fit in with particular areas of interest, continuing professional development and an exploration of psychoanalytic perspectives. This programme has grown from the long established and successful Saturday course "Personality Development Seminars" and the more recently developed "Therapeutic Communications with Adolescents" skills based workshops. Following a successful first year in 2018, the "Therapeutic Communications with Infants, Toddlers and their Parents" will run again for the third year starting October 2020.
Course 1: Personality Development across the Life Cycle
This well established series of Saturday Seminars tracks the development of the personality from before birth to old age, exploring the internal and external factors that combine to make us who we are.
Each seminar is led by an experienced psychoanalytic clinician and includes a variety of teaching methods: lecture, presentation, group discussion and small group work, using mediums such as poetry, children’s literature and film to convey psychoanalytic concepts in an accessible way.
Course 2: Therapeutic Communication with Infants Toddlers and their Parents
Seminars and skills-based workshops which follow the same format as the highly successful Therapeutic Communication with Adolescents (TCA) course; a three day skills-based programme which is informed by psychoanalytic and developmental research and clinical practice. It has two components; a Personality Development (PD) Seminar followed by a two hour workshop which aims to build participants’ confidence in therapeutic communication in early years work with infants, toddlers and their parents.
Course 3: Therapeutic Communication with Adolescents
This highly successful course will be provided for the first time in 2 centres, Leeds and Manchester. It has two components; a Personality Development Seminar (which is part of the main PD series), followed by a two hour skills-based workshop.
Certificates for CPD will be issued for all courses described in this prospectus. Full attendance is required.
For further information, dates/times and and to find out how to apply, please see the download on this page or contact the Course Administrator on 0113 855 8750.
An enormous amount of thinking opened up in a surprisingly short number of hours
Psychoanalytic Approaches: Prospectus and Application Form
Personality Development across the Life Cycle
Therapeutic Communication Skills