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Our internationally respected trainings and conferences team deliver practical and advanced training to allied mental health professionals.

We have also been hosting a range of UCL postgraduate programmes from certificate to doctoral level for over 20 years, attracting students from the UK and abroad who wish to advance their research and clinical understanding and skills.

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  • London Family Hubs Community of Practice Gathering

    This London family hubs community of practice gathering will bring together colleagues in London who are leading the development of family hubs or are interested in starting their journey to develop family hubs. It will be an opportunity to connect with others developing family hubs, and share challenges and learning.

    • London - central/north (exact venue TBC)
    • 6th December 2022
    • 3 hours and 30 minutes
    Details
  • Mental health and school attendance

    Learn more about emotionally based school avoidance (EBSA), and how to support students experiencing it.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 7th December 2022
    • Approx. 2 hours
    Details
  • AMBIT Gathering

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 8th December 2022
    • 60 minutes
    Details
  • Measuring the impact of mental health and wellbeing interventions

    The course focuses on monitoring the impact of mental health and wellbeing interventions and support in schools and colleges.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 8th December 2022
    • 2 hours
    Details
  • Parent-Infant Relational Assessment Tool - PIRAT Global Scales Training

    This course will teach the rationale for PIRAT and the techniques for its use. It will provide an overview of assessment measures in infant mental health.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 8th December 2022 - 12th December 2022
    • 3 days
    Details
  • Mentalizing and Mentalization Based Treatments with Children, Young People and Families (MBT CYP) – An Introduction

    This self-guided online training will introduce participants to Mentalizing and Mentalization Based Treatments for Children, Young People, Families, Parents, Carers and Teams.

    • Online – self-directed learning
    • 3rd January 2023
    • Online Training Programme - 6 hours learning content
    Details
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment: Basic Training (East Coast USA) - Eastern Standard Time (EST)

    • Online – live and self-directed learning (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 10th January 2023 - 13th January 2023
    • 1 month programme (3 days live training and 21 hours self-guided content - online course)
    Details
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training (IPT) Moving from Adults to Adolescents: How to use IPT with Adolescents and in a Family Context

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 12th January 2023 - 13th January 2023
    • Two days
    Details
  • Story Stem Assessment Profile Training

    This course teaches the administration, coding and application of the Story Stem Assessment Profile (SSAP) within both clinical and research domains. As part of SSAP, children are presented with the beginning of a ‘story’ highlighting everyday scenarios and asked to ‘show and tell what happens next.’

    • Online – live and self-directed learning (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 13th January 2023 - 10th February 2023
    • 4 days (with a break between all days)
    Details
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy for Complex Care

    This is advanced training for qualified dynamic interpersonal therapy (DIT) practitioners to apply the DIT model to a complex patient group in secondary care.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 19th January 2023 - 20th January 2023
    • 2 day
    Details
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment for Families (MBT-F)

    The basic element of this course will cover the theory and research base of mentalization-based therapy with families, with an introduction to some of the core clinical skills used in MBT-F. The primary focus will be on the clinical practice of MBT-F.

    • Online – live and self-directed learning (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 19th January 2023 - 24th February 2023
    • 6 half days
    Details
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training (IPT) Supervisor - Refresher Day

    This day will be run as an interactive workshop, with extensive focus on attendees' current supervisory work with trainees seeking IPT in IAPT or generic IPT practitioner accreditation with IPTUK. This day is aimed at all qualified IPT supervisors – the model was originally developed in IAPT but can be used by any IPT supervisor.

    • Online - via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 20th January 2023
    • 1 day
    Details
  • Developing and evaluating a cross-system mental health offer: applying learning from the HeadStart programme for local leaders of mental wellbeing

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 26th January 2023
    • Half day
    Details
  • Healthy coping strategies for young people

    A seminar exploring the importance of healthy coping strategies to help young people deal with difficult emotions.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 26th January 2023
    • 4.30pm - 6pm
    Details
  • Traumatic Bereavement: Supporting Children and Young People at School or College

    This course will help professionals working in education settings to recognise and support children and young people who may have experienced traumatic bereavement.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 26th January 2023
    Details
  • Mentalizing the Body in Research and Clinical Practice: Parental Embodied Mentalizing Assessment (PEMA™)

    Intensive Clinical Training Program for Professionals Working with Infants and Parents

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 30th January 2023 - 3rd February 2023
    • 5 half days
    Details
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training (IPT)

    This course will provide experienced mental health professionals with an introduction to the IPT model. The course will cover the knowledge competencies for IPT with depression and an introduction to the skills competencies.

    • Online – live and self-directed learning (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 31st January 2023
    • 6 days
    Details
  • Measurement tools for understanding mental health need

    This course gives an introduction to using standardised mental health and wellbeing tools in a school or college context. These tools can be used to better understand the needs of children and young people.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 2nd February 2023
    • 2 hours
    Details
  • Managing anxiety in the classroom

    Learn more about the impact of anxiety on children and young people, and how to support pupils with anxiety.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 7th February 2023
    • 2 hours
    Details
  • Cost of Living: Supporting Families in the Early Years

    Please join us for this important webinar as our panel reflect on what the cost of living crisis means for children in the early years, their families and early years providers.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 23rd February 2023
    • 1 hour 30 minutes
    Details
  • Mentalizing in Practice: Working with Parents and Babies

    This course will explore Mentalizing and the importance of the parent/carer’s ability to mentalize effectively, to support the development of the infant’s mind, attachment to their parent/carer and capacity to reflect and to relate to others.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 1st March 2023 - 9th March 2023
    • 4 half days
    Details
  • Relational approaches for supporting children and young people

    Learn more about relational approaches and the impact of adopting a relational approach on pupils and the wider school community.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 1st March 2023
    • 2 hours
    Details
  • Delivering and evaluating effective mental health and wellbeing interventions in school: applying learning from HeadStart

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 2nd March 2023 - 9th March 2023
    • Two half days (Part 1 and 2, compulsory to attend both days)
    Details
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training Refresher

    The clinically focused workshop will provide a refresher for recently trained IPT therapists and will focus on how to implement the key objectives of the IPT model in routine practice. During this day we will give particular attention to key issues that are often difficult for therapists to feel confident in during initial casework, such as conducting a symptom review, finding a focus, negotiating useful and relevant goals, and maintaining links between the interpersonal context and symptoms across the session.

    • Online - via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 3rd March 2023
    • 1 day
    Details
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment: Certificate course - practitioner level, (East Coast USA) - Eastern Standard Time (EST)

    • Online – live and self-directed learning (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 3rd March 2023 - 4th March 2023
    • 2 days live training and 4 hours self-guided content - online course
    Details
  • Initial mental health awareness

    An introduction to mental health in schools, raising staff awareness about children and young people’s mental health and how to offer support.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 10th March 2023
    • 2 hours
    Details
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment: Reflective Parenting

    This two-day training aims to introduce Reflective Parenting; a model of parenting based on theoretical ideas from mentalization and attachment theory.

    • Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, 4-8 Rodney St, London N1 9JH, UK
    • 20th March 2023 - 21st March 2023
    • 2 days
    Details
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy

    DIT is designed to be implemented by therapists with an interest in and experience of psychoanalytic/dynamic psychotherapy. The workshop provides a basic introduction sufficient to enable participants to begin practicing this manualized treatment with supervision.

    • Online - via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 23rd March 2023 - 18th May 2023
    • 5 days
    Details
  • Traumatic Bereavement: Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 20th April 2023 - 27th April 2023
    • 2 half days
    Details
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment for Adolescents (MBT-A)

    In this course people will be able to get an overview of MBT-A; an understanding of the specific complexities about working with adolescents; an understanding of the development of mentalization and the relevance of it in relationships and in the maintenance of a self esteem, affect regulation and impulse control. The course will also touch on issues such as working with self harm, working with trauma and family work.

    • Online – live and self-directed learning (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 27th April 2023 - 12th May 2023
    Details
  • CBT and Motivational Interviewing: Supporting Children and Young People to Engage in CBT

    Motivational Interviewing (MI) ideas have been applied very successfully across a range of presenting difficulties and with populations who at times find it difficult to engage with help. This course will provide an overview of MI theory and techniques, particularly highlighting and teaching skills in those techniques that might help a CBT therapist engage a young person in different stages of therapy.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 9th May 2023
    • One day
    Details
  • Assessment of Representational Risk on the Parent Development Interview

    The aim of this course will be to provide participants with a broader multidimensional view on some of the other current theoretical and empirical ideas around the assessment of parental representations.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 10th May 2023 - 12th May 2023
    • Two days spread over three days
    Details
  • Reflective Functioning Training on the Adult Attachment Interview

    The Reflective Functioning on Adult Attachment Interviews course focuses on the coding of ‘reflective functioning’ of adult attachment interviews (AAI-RF). Coding of 'reflective functioning' is a way to operationalize the concept of mentalization, which Fonagy and colleagues have developed into a core theoretical concept in our model of normal and pathological emotional and self-development. The coding involves looking at thinking as revealed in interview narratives about important emotional attachment relationships, to see how far the person draws on a psychological model of motivation, of what happens in close relationships - to what extent they think in terms of their own and other people's minds, feelings, attitudes, intentions and so on, when they try to understand their experiences.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 10th May 2023 - 12th May 2023
    • 3 days
    Details
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment for Families (MBT-F), London

    This course aims to provide mental health practitioners with a basic foundation in MBT-F to help them support children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, and their families.

    • Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, 4-8 Rodney St, London N1 9JH, UK
    • 15th May 2023 - 17th May 2023
    • 3 days
    Details
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment: Reflective Parenting

    This two-day training aims to introduce Reflective Parenting; a model of parenting based on theoretical ideas from mentalization and attachment theory.

    • Online – live and self-directed learning (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 5th June 2023 - 12th June 2023
    • 3 days
    Details
  • Reflective Functioning Training on the Parent Development Interview

    This three day course aims to provide an understanding of parental reflective functioning/mentalization and to become a reliable coder of RF of the Parent Development Interview.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 5th June 2023 - 9th June 2023
    • One full day, four half days
    Details
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment for Children (MBT-C): a time limited approach, London

    This training will provide an introduction to Mentalization Based Treatment for Children (MBT-C), a time-limited approach to working with children aged 5-12, with a range of clinical presentations.

    • Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, 4-8 Rodney St, London N1 9JH, UK
    • 3rd July 2023 - 5th July 2023
    • 3 days
    Details
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment for Adolescents (MBT-A)

    In this course people will be able to get an overview of MBT-A; an understanding of the specific complexities about working with adolescents; an understanding of the development of mentalization and the relevance of it in relationships and in the maintenance of a self esteem, affect regulation and impulse control. The course will also touch on issues such as working with self harm, working with trauma and family work.

    • Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, 4-8 Rodney St, London N1 9JH, UK
    • 19th July 2023 - 21st July 2023
    • 3 days
    Details
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment for Antisocial Personality Disorder (MBT-ASPD)

    MBT has been adapted for the treatment of people with antisocial personality disorder (MBT-ASPD). This three-day training will outline how mentalizing can contribute to the understanding of ASPD and how mentalization based treatment can be used to treat people with ASPD in health care and criminal justice systems.

    • Online – live and self-directed learning (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 1st September 2023
    • 3 days live training and 9 hours self-guided content - online course
    Details
  • Anti-racism and mental health in schools e-learning

    This free online training course is designed to improve education staff’s understanding of the impact of racism on mental health.

    • Online
    • Approx. 3 to 5 hours of self-guided content
    Details
  • Mentalizing and Mentalization Based Treatment with Adults (MBT Adult): An Introduction

    This self-guided training covers most of the theoretical knowledge that is currently taught on the MBT courses organised by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

    • Online
    • Online Training Programme - 4 hours learning content
    Details
  • Multi-family groups in schools e-learning

    Multi-family groups in schools are a systemic intervention that help children and young people with emotional and/or behavioural challenges, by bringing together multiple families and education staff into one group. This e-learning gives education staff the knowledge needed to set up and run their own multi-family group in their setting.

    • Online
    • Online training programme - combination of two hours film and written materials equivalent to five hours learning content
    Details
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