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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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  • Managing anxiety in children and young people - training for schools

    • 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)
    • 13th December 2021
    • 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)
    • 16th December 2021
    • 60 minutes
    Details
  • Mentalizing and Mentalization Based Treatments with Children, Young People and Families (MBT CYP) – An Introduction

    • Online – self-directed learning
    • 4th January 2022
    • Online Training Programme - 6 hours learning content
    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)
    • 10th January 2022 - 14th January 2022
    • 6 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)
    • 10th January 2022 - 17th January 2022
    • 2 half days
    Details
  • London Family Hubs Development Community of Practice Gathering

    The London Family Hubs Development Community of Practice Gathering brings together colleagues in London who are leading the development of family hubs or are interested in starting their journey to develop family hubs. They provide an opportunity to: -find out more about the role of the National Centre for Family Hubs -hear about the family hubs development journey in Westminster -take a tour of a family hub -share learning with others working on family hub development in London We can accommodate a maximum of two representatives from each Local Authority. Please try to arrive 15 minutes early for a prompt start. There are multiple dates and times available.

    • Church Street Family Hub
    • 11th January 2022
    • 2.5 Hours
    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)
    • 11th January 2022 - 14th January 2022
    • 1 month programme (3 days live training and 21 hours self-guided content - online course)
    Details
  • Training in parent and carer engagement to reduce exclusions

    • 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 2022 - 3rd February 2022
    • Two twilight sessions (1hr 45 minutes each) across two afternoons plus 6 hours of self-guided content
    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)
    • 17th January 2022 - 4th February 2022
    • 4 days (with a break between all days)
    Details
  • Best Start for Life and Family Hubs

    The National Centre for Family Hubs (NCFH) is hosting a webinar on Best Start for Life and Family Hubs. The event will explore how Family Hubs can support the delivery of effective start for life services during the critical 1,001 days. It will be developed in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) start for Life Unit. This webinar is aimed at Local Authority leaders, commissioners and managers as well as those from health, education and voluntary and community sector (VCS).  This will also be an opportunity to connect with others who will be using the Family Hubs implementation toolkit and to sign up for to the Family Hubs in Mind learning network.

    • Online - 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 2022
    • 1.5 hours
    Details
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment with Children (MBT-C): Working with trauma

    This course is for those who have already attended an introductory course on mentalization-based therapy with children or families (MBT-C on MBT-F), and wish to further their learning in relation to the model.

    • 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 2022 - 20th January 2022
    • 2 days
    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)
    • 20th January 2022 - 25th February 2022
    • 6 half days
    Details
  • Traumatic bereavement: supporting children and young people at school or college

    • 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)
    • 24th January 2022
    Details
  • Transformation Seminar: Professor Peter Fonagy - Epistemic trust: opening the gate to learning about culture

    In this seminar, Professor Peter Fonagy will be looking at what enables us to pass on knowledge from one generation to the next? How does a child know they can trust what they hear. Why is there such a strong relationship between adversity and educational achievement? Why is it that we remain so open to misinformation? This seminar will consider the fundamental human capacity for vigilance in relation to social information and its frequent failure following childhood adversity and the digital age.

    • Online - via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 25th January 2022
    • 1 hour 15 mins
    Details
  • Supervision in the Early Years

    • 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 2022 - 26th April 2022
    • 5 days (over a 4-month period)
    Details
  • The Tortoise and the Hare: Learning from both rapid response and ongoing research about the impact of the pandemic on young people’s mental health

    This is the first in a new series of the So What? seminars sharing youth mental health research evidence and exploring its implications for policy and practice. This seminar will explore evidence of the impact of the pandemic on child and youth mental health emerging from different research approaches. This will be followed by a panel session discussing the practical implications of the findings.

    • Online - 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 2022
    • 1 hour 30 minutes
    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)
    • 31st January 2022 - 4th February 2022
    • 5 half days
    Details
  • Parental Embodied Mentalizing Assessment (PEMA™): 8-week Reflective Practice

    • 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 February 2022 - 31st December 2022
    • 8 x 90-minute video-conference calls
    Details
  • Mentalizing from Inside Out - The 6th International MBT Congress 3rd and 4th February 2022

    Join us to hear renowned speakers discuss current developments around mentalizing, MBT and its clinical application.

    • 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)
    • 3rd February 2022 - 4th February 2022
    • 2 days
    Details
  • Motivational Interviewing and Mentalizing

    How do you help people who aren’t sure they want help? How do you support people to make change when at times they are not sure they really want to change?

    • 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 2022
    • 2 days
    Details
  • Youth and Family Hubs

    This webinar will review a new module in the Family Hubs Implementation Toolkit looking at how Family Hubs can work effectively with young people in the 8-18 (and up to 25 for young people with SEND) age range. Family Hubs are designed to support families with children across the 0-19 age range, and up to 25 year olds with SEND. However, working with adolescents requires a very different set of approaches to enable effective access and support, compared to work with early years and with parents. With contributions from Local Authorities, VCS partners and experts in the field we will discuss why working with young people in Family Hubs can add value, what are the key things to consider and implement to make this possible, and what are the pitfalls to avoid.

    • Online - via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 10th February 2022
    • 1.5 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.

    • 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)
    • 11th April 2022 - 13th April 2022
    • 3 days
    Details
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment for Children (MBT-C): A time limited approach

    The course will introduce an adaptation of Mentalization-Based Treatment for use in clinical work with children in middle childhood (5-12) and their parents.

    • 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)
    • 21st April 2022 - 26th May 2022
    • Six afternoons (approximately 18 hours)
    Details
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment for Adolescence (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 2022 - 29th April 2022
    Details
  • Infant Observation Course

    • 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)
    • 28th April 2022 - 30th March 2023
    • 12 months
    Details
  • Perinatal Infant Mental Health Specialist Training

    • 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)
    • 28th April 2022 - 30th March 2023
    • 12 months
    Details
  • CBT & Motivational Interviewing: Supporting children & 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)
    • 10th May 2022
    • One day
    Details
  • Assessment of parental representations

    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)
    • 11th May 2022 - 13th May 2022
    • 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)
    • 11th May 2022 - 13th May 2022
    • 3 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 – 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 May 2022 - 26th May 2022
    • 5 days
    Details
  • AMBIT: Local Facilitator Training (previously known as AMBIT Train the Trainer)

    • 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)
    • 17th May 2022 - 26th May 2022
    • 5 days
    Details
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Training (DIT) Refresher course

    • 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 June 2022
    • 1 day
    Details
  • AMBIT Multi-Team Training

    AMBIT is a mentalization based team approach for teams working with young people with severe and multiple needs, who do not tend to access mainstream services. The AMBIT approach provides tools for putting mentalization to use in work with clients, team colleagues and wider inter-agency networks, and is designed to support the development of both local excellence and evidence-based practice.

    • 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)
    • 14th June 2022 - 22nd June 2022
    • 5 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)
    • 20th June 2022 - 24th June 2022
    • One full day, four half days
    Details
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training for Adolescents with depression (IPT-A)

    This six-day course, including one follow up refresher day, will provide a comprehensive introduction to the knowledge competencies of IPT-A for depression in adolescents and an introduction to the skills competencies, which will be developed more fully in supervised clinical casework.

    • 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 September 2022 - 9th September 2022
    • 5 days plus 1 follow up day
    Details
  • Assessment of children and families in care proceedings: an Anna Freud Centre approach

    • 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 October 2022 - 12th October 2022
    • 3 days
    Details
  • Family Ties: Therapeutic assessment and treatment of high conflict separated parents and their children

    • Online - via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 26th October 2022 - 30th November 2022
    • 6 half days
    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

    This training programme is designed to teach professionals how to set up and run Multi Family Groups at school. The programme is packed with detailed filmed illustrations of how a family group works. For this, we are extremely grateful to the children, their parents and the staff working at Downe Manor Primary School in the London Borough of Ealing who very kindly agreed to us filming their Family Group. They are very keen that many more professionals can learn how to run family groups. They have said they want lots more children and their families to receive the same sort of help they have experienced in the group.

    • Online
    • Online Training Programme - Combination of two hours film and written materials equivalent to five hours learning content
    Details
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