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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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  • 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)
    • 11th August 2022
    • 60 minutes
    Details
  • Free exam results webinar for parents and carers

    A free workshop for parents and carers on supporting the wellbeing of young people before and after exam results day.

    • Online - via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 12th August 2022
    • 1 hour
    Details
  • Free university transition webinar for young people

    A free webinar for all students who will be transitioning from sixth form or college to university this autumn.

    • Online - via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 22nd August 2022
    • 1 hour
    Details
  • Summer Participation and Involvement Event (Summer PIE)

    In the Centre's 70th year, we will be celebrating our 7th Annual Summer PIE from 25th - 26th August 2022. The Summer PIE is an event that aims to bring together young people, parent carers and professionals from across the mental health and social care sector to celebrate young people and parent/carer's involvement in Co-production work at any level. Over the two days, attendees can choose from exciting workshops and webinars, including self-care, upskilling, talks from guest speakers and opportunities to learn about all the fantastic participation work in mental health services. We invite young people (Under 18s to be accompanied by a staff member or to have met with our Youth Participation Officer beforehand) and parent/carers, as well as Participation workers and champions in the field of mental health to celebrate this amazing work with us. Please note that this event primarily involves young people and parents/carers. If attending as a professional, please ensure to invite and share the Summer PIE with young people 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)
    • 25th August 2022
    • 1 Day
    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)
    • 1st September 2022 - 6th October 2022
    • Six afternoons (approximately 18 hours)
    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
    • 1st September 2022
    • Online Training Programme - 6 hours learning content
    Details
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training for Adolescents with Depression (IPT-A)

    This course 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
  • National Conference: Co-Producing Accessible and Inclusive Family Hubs

    Access is one of the key principles underpinning family hubs. The success of family hubs in improving outcomes for families and children hinges on their ability to reach those that could benefit from support but may not currently be receiving it. The second National Centre for Family Hubs conference will explore evidence from research, the experiences of families and young people, and best practice from local areas and what we can learn about developing accessible and inclusive family hubs. This will be considered in the context of the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on certain groups, particularly those experiencing social and economic disadvantage and exclusion.

    • 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 September 2022
    • 6 hours
    Details
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) Supervisor Training - Part 2

    • 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 September 2022
    • 1 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)
    • 14th September 2022 - 20th October 2022
    • 6 half days
    Details
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment: Basic Training in Barcelona, Spain

    • Fundacio Vidal i Barraquer, Fundació Vidal i Barraquer Carrer Sant Gervasi de Cassoles 88, Barcelona 08022, Spain
    • 14th September 2022 - 16th September 2022
    • 3-day live training
    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)
    • 16th September 2022 - 14th October 2022
    • 5 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)
    • 16th September 2022
    • 1 day
    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)
    • 21st September 2022
    • Approx. 2 hours
    Details
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training (IPT) - Supervising the Supervisor

    • 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)
    • 22nd September 2022 - 23rd September 2022
    • Two 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)
    • 22nd September 2022 - 29th September 2022
    • 2 half days
    Details
  • Managing Anxiety in the Classroom

    • 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 September 2022
    • 2 hours
    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)
    • 27th September 2022 - 21st October 2022
    • 4 days (with a break between all days)
    Details
  • Understanding emotionally-based school avoidance

    Join us for this seminar on emotionally-based school avoidance.

    • 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)
    • 29th September 2022
    • 1.5 hours
    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)
    • 30th September 2022
    • 6 days
    Details
  • 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 Councils
    • 4th October 2022
    • 3 hours and 30 minutes
    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)
    • 5th October 2022 - 7th October 2022
    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)
    • 6th October 2022
    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
  • Mentalization-Based Therapy for Eating Disorders (MBT-ED): a guide for eating disorder practitioners

    The course will cover the implementation of iMBT-ED (psycho-education), and individual and group MBT-ED. The relevance of mentalizing to eating disorders and their therapists will be covered as well as how we manage risk and encourage behaviour change in a mentalizing 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 October 2022 - 11th October 2022
    • 2 full days
    Details
  • Collaboration and the Early Years: Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Integrated Working

    In line with policy developments around Family Hubs, Integrated Care Support and the development of the NHS Long Term plan, it’s becoming more common for early years settings to work more closely and share knowledge with a variety of different services and organisations. Fantastic collaboration is also happening at a community and grassroots level. To recognise this shift, we will be hearing from professionals and experts by experience as they explore the benefits and challenges of partnerships and multi-agency working in relation to improving outcomes for infants, children and their families

    • 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 October 2022
    • 1 hour 30 minutes
    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)
    • 13th October 2022 - 14th October 2022
    • Two days
    Details
  • Supporting students’ mental health and wellbeing through everyday interactions in school settings

    Join us for this seminar about a new toolkit that provides tips and strategies on the practical steps school staff can take in building supporting relationships, promoting good mental health and responding to stress, low mood and anxiety, developed by experts at the Early Intervention Foundation and the Anna Freud Centre .

    • 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 October 2022
    • 1.5 hours
    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)
    • 14th October 2022
    • 1 day
    Details
  • Story Stems Assessment Profile (SSAP) Refresher

    The Anna Freud Centre runs a three-day training course teaching the administration, coding and application of the Story Stem Assessment Profile (SSAP) within both clinical and research domains. The Story Stem Assessment Profile (SSAP; Hodges and Hillman, 2004) asks the children to respond to a set of narrative story stems where they are given the beginning of a ‘story’ highlighting everyday scenarios with an inherent dilemma. Children are then asked to ‘show and tell me 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 October 2022
    • 1 day
    Details
  • Raising Mental Health Awareness

    • 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)
    • 21st October 2022
    • 2 hours
    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
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) and Mentalization

    This course is for DIT practitioners and supervisors to expand and consolidate mentalization techniques in DIT. This will be achieved through the use of teaching, clinical illustrations and demonstrations as well as role plays.

    • 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)
    • 28th October 2022
    • 1 day
    Details
  • Motivational Interviewing and Mentalizing

    How do you help people who aren’t sure they want help? This course explores the theory and practice of Motivational Interviewing – a client-centred approach to strengthen their own motivation to change and support them in making changes.

    • 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 October 2022
    • 2 days
    Details
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training (IPT) - Supervisor Training

    This course aims to provide participants with advanced knowledge and theoretical understanding of IPT, and will provide a competency based format for self assessment and clinical supervision.

    • 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 November 2022
    • Five days (2 + 2 + 1)
    Details
  • 44th International Psychoanalytic Child Psychotherapy Colloquium

    Join us for the 44th International Psychoanalytic Child Psychotherapy Colloquium as we take a deep dive into the theme of developmental and relational trauma. This year also marks a special anniversary, as we celebrate 70 years of the Anna Freud Centre.

    • 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)
    • 4th November 2022 - 5th November 2022
    • 2 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)
    • 8th November 2022 - 15th November 2022
    • 3 days
    Details
  • Trauma-Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) for Children and Young People with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Trauma-Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) is the only intervention recommended by NICE guidelines for Children and Young People with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) The cognitive model of PTSD in children and young people (Meiser-Stedman, 2002) will be presented and explained.

    • 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 November 2022 - 11th November 2022
    • 2 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)
    • 21st November 2022 - 25th November 2022
    • One full day, four half 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)
    • 23rd November 2022 - 25th November 2022
    • 3 days
    Details
  • CORC Members Forum 2022

    The annual CORC Forum will take place online on Thursday 24th November between 10am and 3pm. Members and colleagues from the research, mental health and education sectors are invited to join us to enjoy a varied agenda that features interesting keynote speakers and covers relevant topics. It is the ideal opportunity to help expand knowledge of mental health and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people in an informative and engaging environment.

    • 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 November 2022
    • 5 hours
    Details
  • Mentalization Skills in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

    Led by Prof Peter Fonagy, one of the key founders of Mentalization, and Dr Ros Law, this course is aimed at Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) practitioners and supervisors with an interest in exploring and consolidating their use of Mentalization techniques in IPT and therapists using Mentalization based treatment who would like to know more about IPT.

    • 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)
    • 25th November 2022
    • 1 day
    Details
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) Supervisor Training - Part 3

    • 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)
    • 28th November 2022
    • 1 day
    Details
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) Supervisor Refresher (in person)

    A Refresher workshop for qualified DIT Supervisors and those in Supervisor training.

    • Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families
    • 2nd December 2022
    • one day
    Details
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) for Complex Care (DITCC)

    • 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
  • 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 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)
    • 10th February 2023
    • 1 day
    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
  • 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

    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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