Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies

Continuing Professional Development

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Learn from our experts

Building on our academic and practical expertise, we offer a range of CPD opportunities. These have been developed to support individuals and organisations in the health, social care and education sectors, in their work with both children and adults.

Many of our modules may be taken for continuing professional development purposes.

Our courses

Group Relations Conference

Our next conference, Desiring Ideals, Facing Realities:  Working with new contexts, will take place on 5 to 7 March 2021

This is an experiential learning event designed to support reflection and insight,  at a time of  uncertainty and complexity. The conference aims to enable you to learn something about what it is to be a member of group, how groups behave, how other people impact on you in a group, and how you impact on them. Groups have a tendency to mirror their context, so, in many cases they become a microcosm of current themes in the community and wider society.

Bookings for this event have now closed but we will be advertising the details of next year's conference in December. Our Group Relations Conferences are usually held in March.

If you have any queries about this event please contact the Conference Director, Chris Tanner on


Working with children with additional needs and their families using the MAZE approach

MAZE is for you if you work with children and young people with Additional Needs (CAN) and, or, their families.

It provides insight into additional needs such as autism and understanding of the particular impact of such needs on children's experience of the world and their impact on those caring for them.