Courses & Training

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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 Personality Development series is a good access point for people interested in the psychoanalytic approach to human development. The series of 7 seminars takes place once a year in Leeds and once a year 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.

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.

Infant Mental Health and Early Intervention with Under Threes and Their Parents is an opportunity to develop your understanding of children’s emotional communication through the close observation of young children over 10 weeks.

Anyone who works with children in the care of local authorities or who are adopted can join the Northern Looked-After Children Forum which meets quarterly at NSCAP.

The Neuroscience Research Reading and Clinical Discussion Group seminars introduce a selection of cutting-edge research papers and books concerning the neuro-biology of emotion.

Work with disturbed patients is also the focus of one of our two CPD for Psychotherapists groups with the other looking at core psychoanalytic concepts for working with complex patients.

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.