Online learning

Work discussion for graduates of psychoanalytic observational studies (CPD98)

Continue supportive work discussion following completion of your postgraduate training

If you have completed work discussion seminars studying Working with children, young people and families: a psychoanalytic observational approach (M7, daytime), are currently undertaking Psychoanalytic studies (M16) or an equivalent course, this is an opportunity to be part of a small group seminar where you can discuss your own work with children, adolescents or families.

You will hear about the experience of others in a range of work settings and develop a psychoanalytic approach to understanding the institutional, inter-personal and individual dynamics at play, with the help of an experienced child and adolescent psychotherapist seminar leader.

Aims and learning objectives

This course aims to:

  • provide an opportunity for you and the other participants to present your own work
  • learn from other participants’ work
  • understand more about psychodynamic thinking and its applications to work with children, young people and families
  • develop critical reflection further and to learn more about the experience of direct work with children, young people and their parents or carers

Who is this course for?

These work discussion seminars are intended for people who have completed psychoanalytic observational studies and are working with children, young people, parents and families in a variety of settings including education, social care, residential and the voluntary sector.

Course details

There will be twenty-eight weekly sessions, each lasting 1.25 hours. The current course will run on the following dates:

TermDateStart timeEnd time
Autumn Term 20242, 9, 16 and 23 October

6, 13, 20 and 27 November

4 December
Spring Term 20258, 15, 22 and 29 January

5, 19 and 26 February

5, 12 and 19 March
Summer Term 202516, 23 and 30 April

7, 14 and 21 May

4, 11 and 18 June

This course will be delivered remotely using Zoom, and the sessions will not be recorded.

You will need a device with a microphone and camera together with a suitably fast internet connection. Although mobile devices and tablets can be used, we recommend the use of a laptop or desktop PC for the best experience. Some devices provided by employers may have restrictions in place. Please use this Zoom test link to check your set up before booking.

You will be sent the necessary login link about a week before the course start date. Should you have any concerns about the accessibility of remote delivery please contact us to discuss how we can best help you.

The seminar group meets weekly and provides the chance to present work in a safe and confidential setting.

Groups will be facilitated by senior child psychotherapists from the Tavistock Clinic.

Library membership

Included in your course fee, you will receive online membership to the Tavistock’s internationally-renowned library for the duration of your course.

Our friendly and knowledgeable library team will help to support you through your specialist CPD course, whatever your level of professional or academic experience. You will have access to an extensive range of eBooks, online journals, all the relevant key databases and our specialist audio-visual collection, plus reference access to all our print books.

Our information skills trainer has made lots of material available on Moodle to help you navigate our comprehensive electronic collections. PCs and photocopiers are available for your use (charges apply for printing and copying), as well as various online resources including audio/video playlists.

Course facilitators

Book your place today

You can book a place at any time. You’ll receive confirmation by email, and we will be in touch approximately one week before the course starts with detailed joining instructions.

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