CPD Training

We provide high quality Continued Professional Development training for healthcare professionals.

Our team includes a Senior Clinical Psychologist specialising in physical healthcare, a Senior BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Teacher and Post-Graduate Lecturer in CBT, as well as an Associate Senior Physiotherapist.

We are well qualified, having over three decades of experience in the NHS between us. We have also worked as part of the GP education programme delivering CPD training.

We provide our training for healthcare professionals such as GPs, Physios, OT's, other AHP's, consultants, managers and leaders.

"Chris delivered a very engaging and informative CPD training session for us, which was professional and well arranged. Interactive and delightfully informal. Further, I learnt from the session and will be applying this to my practice. Excellent." (Dr Tom) GP

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Healthcare Professionals 

Understand and apply CBT principles for cognitive and behavioural change in patients. This CPD training is suitable for Nurses, Doctors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, other AHPs, or anyone working in face-to-face contact with patients.

This interactive course will equip you with the skills and techniques to apply basic principles of CBT in your clinical practice. These skills would benefit patients with low mood, depression and anxiety as well as other mental health difficulties.

No previous knowledge of CBT required.

By the end of this training session you will be able to:

  • Understand the CBT model
  • Develop a clear view of the interaction between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours
  • Formulate a clear picture of your patient's difficulties
  • Understand depression and anxiety and other mental health conditions
  • See how behavioural interventions can influence positive change
  • Understand basic cognitive interventions
  • Understand how to implement the basic CBT principles into your practice

Designed and delivered by Chris Finn, BABCP accredited Senior Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Post-Graduate Lecturer in CBT, and Dr Liam Williams, Senior Clinical Psychologist specialising in physical healthcare and CBT, in conjunction with a Senior Physiotherapist.

If your Trust or other employer will be paying for this course, we accept purchase orders and can issue an invoice on request. Email us here.

3 hour CPD Certificate

Venue: Online

Cost: Discounted online cost of £39

Date: Monday 12th October 2020

Time: 9:00 - 12:00

Date: Wednesday 18th November 2020

Time: 09:00 - 12:00

Using Motivational Interviewing (MI) to enhance engagement in patients with low mood, depression, and anxiety 

Suitable for Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and other Allied Health Professionals. Specially adapted for use with patients in healthcare, this interactive course teaches you how to utilise the principles of MI to enhance engagement.

MI is a conversational technique used to engage with patients, and facilitate positive behaviour change. It can be hard when patients struggle to engage in the exercises and actions that you know will support their recovery. MI is a fantastic tool for you to tap into your patient's own values and motivation for change. Giving the power back to the patient, you can help them to help themselves.

Often you do not get as much time with a patient as you would hope, we will show you how to incorporate MI principles into the clinical time you have available.

Level: No prior knowledge of MI is assumed, however the course will also appeal to those with some knowledge looking for a refresher and to develop their practical skills with the model.

By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Develop/refresh your knowledge of the stages of change cycle and determine individual’s readiness.
  • Understand the nature of ambivalence and the influence of common mental health factors.
  • Develop your practical skills with different conversational techniques to work with resistance and ambivalence.

Delivered by Dr Liam Williams, a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience supporting behavioural change in individuals with acute and long term physical health conditions, and Chris Finn, BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Lecturer. Designed in conjunction with a senior Physiotherapist.

If your Trust or other employer will be paying for this course, we accept purchase orders and can issue an invoice on request. Email us here.

3 hour CPD Certificate

Venue: Online

Cost: Discounted online cost of £39

Date: Wednesday 16th September 2020

Time: 9:00 - 12:00

Date: Monday 7th December 2020

Time: 09:00 - 12:00

Mindfulness Training for Health Professionals 

Learn how to incorporate Mindfulness into your clinical practice with your patients. Safely deliver practical and evidence-based tools to help your patients release the benefits of Mindfulness.

This CPD training is suitable for Nurses, Doctors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, or anyone working in face-to-face contact with patients. This training is for you if you have some basic knowledge of mindfulness, and perhaps have benefitted from mindfulness yourself, and if you want to learn some effective, quick ways to introduce mindfulness to your patients.

Mindfulness is recommended for depression, stress, anxiety, long-term health conditions and chronic pain. It can help facilitate your treatment sessions and can benefit patients across many specialties. Mindfulness has been shown to benefit many medical conditions, such as in recovery from stroke by improving patient's awareness, comfort levels, and facilitating rehabilitation.

By the end of this training you will feel confident in incorporating mindfulness into your day to day clinical practice. You will be able to teach your patients some basic principles of mindfulness, and have access to our mindfulness practices which you are able to pass onto your patients.

Delivered by Chris Finn, experienced Mindfulness Teacher, Post-graduate Lecturer in Psychotherapy, and BABCP accredited Senior Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Supervisor.

If your Trust or other employer will be paying for this course, we accept purchase orders and can issue an invoice on request. Email us here.

2 hour CPD Certificate

Venue: Online

Cost: £24

Date: Wednesday 26th August 2020

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

Date: Friday 11th September 2020

Time: 9:00 - 11:00

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Contact us if you would like us to deliver something bespoke for your team.

Wellbeing support for healthcare staff following COVID-19

With our experience in providing wellbeing support for healthcare staff we have developed a series of workshops for coping with work, and life following working with COVID-19.

Workshop 1: How the brain processes and responds to threats
Learn about the threat response and how the brain has evolved to keep us alive. Explore how Coronavirus taps into our deepest fears and how we can regain our sense of psychological safety. Help to understand and normalise the potential of trauma experienced during the pandemic.

Workshop 2: Regaining resilience following COVID-19
Helping staff cope with the aftermath of what's already happened, and regaining resilience to cope with confidence in the future. Learning tools for resilience and stress management, as well as coping with any potential trauma you may be faced with.

Workshop 3: Coping with the uncertainty that Coronavirus has left behind
Understand how our mind likes certainty, and how we can work with the brain to manage this. Learn how to increase your tolerance of uncertainty in the face of the pandemic.

Workshop 4: Build your emotional intelligence
Here we cover how to develop your understanding of how you think, feel, and behave in response to stress, and how you can gain mastery over your mood states. Understanding how the mind works, allows us to hack into our nervous system to find resilience and calm in the face of stress.

Grounded in research and using the latest evidence-base, these workshops will provide you with a toolkit designed to inform and empower you and your team.

If you are interested in the above, resilience training or mindfulness for staff, we have various options available to meet all budgets.

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"Our session on CBT was very helpful and Chris made it very practical. We all left feeling confident in using the techniques and principles of CBT with our patients" (Liz) Senior Physiotherapist 

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