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Short Courses


High quality education and training

We provide a range of programmes, short courses and workshops to meet the needs of professionals and services. The majority of NSCAP’s courses are aimed at developing knowledge and skills to enhance practice within the student’s current professional work with children, young people and families, or with adults. The courses are effective learning opportunities in their own right but may also lead onto further personal and professional development.  New courses are in development so please check regularly for the latest news. 

Where to start

The Psychoanalytic Approaches series is a good access point for people interested in the psychoanalytic approach to human development. The series of 10 seminars and workshops takes place once a year in Leeds with some seminars in Manchester, and provides a detailed introduction to the key developmental factors and processes involved in the emotional life of the child and family from before birth to young adulthood. 

Course 1:  Personality Development across the Life Cycle - Leeds
Course 2: Therapeutic Communication with Infants Toddlers and their Parents - Leeds
Course 3:  Therapeutic Communication with Adolescents - Leeds and Manchester

Pregnancy to Preschool is 12 week course and is an opportunity to develop your understanding of children’s emotional communication through the close observation of young children.

Adolescence to Adulthood  - NEW FOR 2020 -  a 12 week course which looks at formulating our responses to emotional disconnection and “acting out” on the body and the outside world

Whatever your profession or work role you will have to work as part of a group or organisation and should therefore consider our Organisational Development Seminars programme or our Group Relations Conference.  

The Introductory Lectures from the Institute of Psychoanalysis are an excellent starting point for anyone interested in the key concepts of psychoanalysis and their applications. (not running in 2019-20)