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Cognitive Behavioural Training

This specialised training in CBT is suited for practitioners and workers in mental health and allied fields looking towards improving their skills and competencies in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is designed to cater for individuals with different professional backgrounds involved in the Healthcare field. These include nurses, doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, counselors and therapists. It is also suitable for students with an interest in Psychology. The competencies and skills that are the focus of the course covers a wide range of psychiatric and psychological problems.

The Model

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapeutic model that aims to change dysfunctional emotions, ineffective behaviors and thought processes through a number of goal-oriented, and systematic procedures. CBT is “solution focused” and “action oriented”. The therapy has been shown to be effective for the treatment of a variety of conditions, including anxiety, personality disorders , eating disorders, Addiction, Substance abuse, and psychotic disorders.

Available Courses:
30th May 6:30 – 9:30pm
7th and 8th of June
28th and 29th June

Psychosocial Development in Middle Childhood

This 3 day training will increase your knowledge in the area of Psychosocial development occurring in children between seven and 12 years of age. The training will also explore the psychological effects challenges such as poverty, emotional or behavioral disorders, culture shock and bullying. Lecturers will introduce you to factors shaping children’s ability to adjust to these challenges, and discuss influences on their social development, such as school, family and peer relationships.

Introduction to Child Psychology.

The purpose of this 3 day training in Child Psychology is to reveal by examples and case studies, how the latest theories in Child Psychology may be applied to real world situations. This course is intended to help those who work with children or would like to develop a career in Child care learn to think in new and more conscious ways about the child raising experience. Students will learn alternative ways to understand and relate to children and to themselves as adults who care for children.

Building Child Self Esteem.

This 2 day training “Building Child Self Esteem” can help you understand more about the nature and development of the child’s self-concept and self-esteem. Our short-term course provides you with an opportunity to increase your knowledge that in turn can help you face the ever changing challenges of developing healthy children . You will learn about the links between parenting styles and the effects these styles have on children and the self-esteem of children.The course is relevant for both new and experienced parents and for anybody in teaching or day-care service of young children.

Compassion Focused Training:
How to overcome Shame and Self-Criticism

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) was developed by Professor Paul Gilbert to work with people with severe and enduring mental health problems, many of whom had high levels of shame and self-criticism.

Participants will learn about the model underpinning CFT, rooted in evolutionary understanding of the development of mind, neuroscience, neurophysiological and attachment research helping to understanding the nature of our three basic emotions regulation systems, and our understanding the development and function of shame and self-criticism. We will also explore various definitions and components of compassion, and how by developing a ‘compassionate mind’, we may help people to work with their shame and self-criticism.

Participants will learn about the key skills and approaches used in CFT to develop a ‘compassionate mind’, including compassion based imagery, including the development of a compassionate self, and how compassion may be ‘put to work’ to engage in distress and suffering.

Introduction to Counselling Skills.

This 2 day Course in Counselling skills will introduce you to the many aspects and career opportunities of the Counselling profession. The course is best suited to those seeking to enhance and supplement existing professions such as teaching, human resource management and nursing. It is also suitable as a foundation to further study.

Learning Objectives and Course Benefits

The course in Counselling aims to provide you with effective training in both the theory and techniques of counselling. Further the course will enable you to develop your own therapeutic style, while gaining an insight into different theoretical and practical skills required in the field of psychotherapy. This program is presented in jargon-free form and includes many practical case studies which makes it easily accessible to all people, irrespective of previous educational qualifications or professional experience.

Post Traumatic Behavioural Training

A practical one day course for those who work with survivors of trauma, from RTA to multiple childhood abuse. The day combines an overview of the current understanding of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with case discussion, demonstration and treatment techniques.

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