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Monday, 27 November 2017

Training Update for December 2017

Although 2017 is fast disappearing we still have some fantastic training opportunities for you coming up in December.

On the 5th – 6th of December we are running the final module of our full BPS Approved Certificate in Trauma Treatments which can also be taken as a stand-alone course.
Resilience: Prevention and Recovery from Traumatic Damage

This two day BPS Approved training course provides a research based understanding of the role of resilience plus key practical skills for both prevention and recovery from traumatic damage.
It draws on early work by Werner which explored how and why around a third of children don’t develop problems despite growing up in traumatic and abusive environments right through to Frederickson’s work on the protective role of positive emotions in developing resilience.

Take a look at the full details of the training by following the link below. We’re sure it will be of interest to you.

We still have a few places left in London or to save you the hassle of travelling, you can also participate via Live Interactive Webcast. Either way this course is vital for those helping clients suffering from Trauma. Don’t miss it.

Last but definitely not least we are running the ever popular BPS Approved CBT Introductory course on the 11th-14th December. For the first and only time we are also running it via webcast so you can join us from anywhere in the world. This opportunity won’t be repeated so now is the time to attend if you haven’t already.

Our trainer, Paul Grantham, receives considerable acclaim for this course in particular and it’s always fully booked. We have delegates travel from the other side of the world to attend this training, which is why this time we are offering everyone the opportunity to attend via Live Interactive Webcast. Four days of training for the price of three and you can avoid those travel costs too. We couldn’t recommend this course enough!

The four days of training introduces you to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy within a context of other therapeutic methods using a wide range of learning techniques. You will leave this course with a solid grounding in CBT that you can put into practice straight away. The course covers, the history and meaning of CBT, conceptualising cases in CBT terms, the format of a standard CBT session, and the most important CBT techniques. At every stage of your learning theory will be constantly applied to practical examples.

The full details of the four days can be found by following this link

Webcasts are a great way to learn and earn CPD hours without travelling. This is a one-time opportunity to attend the CBT Introductory course in this way, so book today and be part of it.

We know you will benefit from this fantastic training opportunity.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Difficult Kids - £20 discount for 24 hours only

Bad behaviour from children is all too common for a number of reasons. So how can it be dealt with effectively? How can you help the long suffering parents?

This week’s DVD offer is 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Difficult Kids, a 4 DVD set from highly regarded child behavioural expert Thomas Phelan, Ph.D.

Stress from badly behaved children or dealing with problems like Attention Deficit Disorder can aggravate depression, anxiety, impulse control disorders, marital discord, substance abuse and a host of other psychological problems in parents. Research shows that the 1-2-3 Magic parenting program can not only improve children’s cooperation and reduce misbehaviour, but it can also reduce parental stress, hostility and depression.

Join Thomas Phelan, Ph.D., and learn how to teach America’s number one child discipline program, 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children aged 2 - 12. This evidence-based, easy-to-learn method will help you promote effective parenting in a way that engages both moms and dads and that also allows family members to enjoy one another’s company again. Use 1-2-3 Magic to increase the effectiveness of your parenting outreach, simplify service delivery and assist with differential diagnosis.

The formula for this success is straightforward: The plan is simple, it’s easy to learn, and it works. Help the families you work with to enjoy one another’s company again. Your clients will thank you!

Take a look at the full details of this proven technique by following this link.

Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D., is the author of numerous books, DVDs and audios, some of which include: 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12; 1-2-3 Magic for Teachers: Effective Classroom Discipline Pre-K through Grade 8; Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage and Let Go Of Your 13-18 Year Olds, and several others.

In addition to writing and producing, Dr. Phelan maintains an active schedule of international lectures, and he is a frequent guest on radio and television. His articles appear in numerous regional and national publications.

A registered clinical psychologist, Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. has worked with children, adults and families for over 35 years. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Illinois Psychological Association. Dr. Phelan received his Doctorate from Loyola University, Chicago, after completing his internship at the Loyola Child Guidance Centre. He worked at the DuPage County Mental Health Centre prior to entering into private practice. Dr. Phelan has also served on the boards of directors for both AODA and CHADD, two national organizations for the parents of children with ADD. He was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame in 1997.

For 24 hours only we are offering a £20 discount on this recommended 4 DVD set. Order by midday on the 22nd November to qualify.

You will also receive a CPD certificate for 6 CPD hours. Order now – it’s a fantastic deal!

Monday, 20 November 2017

New video on Extended 3 day BPS Approved CBT Introductory course

One of our most popular courses, the 3 day BPS Approved CBT Introductory course is being extended for a one-off special event taking place 11th-14th December.

We are running it for one time only as a LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBCAST and I’ve made a short video to give you all the details and explain why we would give you four days of top quality training for the price of three!

Attendance in person is strictly limited to a small number, but there is just 1 space left if you are quick! Otherwise, join us from the comfort of your own armchair, from anywhere in the world via Live Interactive Webcast.

If you haven’t ever attended our CBT Introductory course let me tell you why you shouldn’t miss out on this comprehensive and highly regarded training. Please follow the link below and watch the video. It won’t take much of your time I promise!

I really hope you can join me on the day.

Best wishes


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

This week’s DVD offer! CBT for Couples – with Dr Frank M Dattilio Ph.D

This week our colleagues at SDS Seminars are running a BPS Approved training seminar on CBT for Couples. It’s a popular course so we thought that you might be interested in learning more on this subject.
Our DVD offer this week is a 5 disc set. Comprehensive CBT for Couples - Frank M Dattilio, Ph.D., ABPP.

This 6-hour seminar will provide you with all the essential strategies and techniques of Cognitive -Behavioural Therapy in your work with couples.

Dr. Dattilio describes the most effective ways of integrating a CBT approach into your clinical practice. Relevant for a wide range of counselling professionals. Recorded live from the seminar these DVDs will let you feel part of the audience.

Key Learning Points:

  • Effective cognitive-behavioural techniques for working with challenging couples.
  • Core schemas and the cognitive distortions that affect relationship dysfunction.
  • When to use cognitive vs. behavioural techniques.
  • Effective methods of clinical assessment and ways to formulate a plan of intervention.
  • When cognitive-behavioural techniques are inappropriate.
  • How to maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • How to deal with roadblocks and resistance to change.
  • How to address the potential for relapse.

Brief Outline:

  • Historical Development of CBT with Couples
  • Cognitive-Behavioural strategies with couples. Cognition, affect, and behaviour.
  • Combined perspectives within a systems framework.
  • Role of attachment and issues of vulnerability. Role of core beliefs & schemas.
  • Assessment Techniques and Case Conceptualization.
  • Conjoint and individual interviews. Use of various assessment measures.
  • Development of case conceptualization. Dysfunctional automatic thoughts.
  • Assessing personality and other disorders.
  • Cognitive & Behavioural Techniques and Procedures for Couples.

As well as 6 CPD hours. This DVD is especially discounted for you. £20 off the regular price if you order within the next 24 hours!

Don’t forget to order online by noon on the 15th November to get the discount. Follow the link below.

Kind regards

Monday, 13 November 2017

BPS Approved Course on Running Groups - Still Time to Book!

A quick reminder that we are running our one day BPS Approved training course: The Essential Toolkit for Running Groups, on Thursday the 16th November.

Even though it’s this week, it’s not too late to book this highly recommended training day. You can choose to either attend in person at the BPS in London, or via Live Interactive Webcast.

If you are too busy to take the time off on Thursday, then why not sign up to the webcast and watch it later? All webcast delegates are given 28 days to view the training via a recording at no extra cost. You can watch it all at once or hour by hour, it’s that simple to do in your own time. You can still qualify for your CPD certificate once you have viewed it all. How simple is that?!

Follow the link for more details and to book.

This course is not being run again any time soon, so don’t miss this opportunity to attend!

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Feedback on SDS ACT Webcast (from Facebook)

I attended the 2 day ACT training in the comfort of my own home. This came with 3 main benefits for me - no travel costs, no travel time and the additional access to the webcast after the course. I was a bit concerned that I’d feel disconnected from the training, but there was always a chance for those attending via webcast to comment and ask questions. I’d definitely recommend SDS training and will be signing up for the compassion focussed therapy for early next year.
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Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Exposure & Response Prevention for OCD - 50% off for 24 hours only!

We have another fantastic saving for you this week with a huge 50% off Exposure & Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, with Dr Fiona Kennedy & Paul Grantham.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is one of the most disabling mental health problems. However, there is also an excellent research base supporting the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in enabling clients to overcome this. Treatment consists of the identification of triggers to the obsessive thoughts (typically thoughts of a specified or unspecified disaster) and exposure to them. This is combined with “response prevention” i.e. resistance to engaging in the compulsive behaviour that such obsessive thoughts typically trigger. Detailed guidance illustrated with a particular case demonstrates how this technique can be effectively used.

Consultant Clinical Psychologist Paul Grantham interviews Dr Fiona Kennedy on her perspective of helping clients struggling with OCD by using Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy. Dr Kennedy shares the theoretical background, research evidence and her own views and ideas on application of ERP to work with this group of clients.

This is then followed by an expert demonstration of the use of the principles discussed in the interview by Dr Kennedy in TWO LIVE client sessions. The sessions start, unfold and finish in front of the viewer.

Client: Carl (27) presents with OCD problems. These manifest themselves as a desire for symmetry regarding any books, magazines or paperwork. Any piles of papers on a table have to be straightened, any piles of magazines have to be in piles of multiples of four. Any “extras” have to be in their own pile. Books on shelves need to be in groups of four as well and any “extras” here need to be turned on their sides on the book case. He has an unspecified fear of something “bad” or “catastrophic” happening if he doesn’t check these items in a room or if he doesn’t order them as he wants.

Don’t miss out on this great saving. Order it today and get 50% off the regular price.
This great offer expires at noon tomorrow, 2nd November, so don’t miss it!

This DVD also comes with a certificate for 2 CPD hours

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The Stanford Prison Experiment - New DVD Offer!!

This week’s new DVD is something a little bit different!

Phil Zimbardo on the Stanford Prison Experiment, Evil and Heroism - 2 Hour DVD

Dr. Philip Zimbardo led the notorious Stanford Prison Experiment in order to answer the question, “What happens when you put good people in an evil place?” This question served as a through line over the course of Zimbardo’s long career; in this interview with Victor Yalom, the Stanford emeritus professor of psychology speaks in-depth on the study, its lessons, and its relationship to the Abu Ghraib trials decades later.

As clinicians, we seek to support individual change. But to what extent are we influenced by the institutions that surround us? Can we ignore the role of systems in our work with clients, or does treatment involve addressing one’s environment as well? In this video, Dr Philip Zimbardo illuminates the longstanding nature vs. nurture debate in a deep discussion about evil, heroism, and the psychological conditions that impact which way we turn. Here, the former APA president and leader of the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment goes back decades to tell us the story of its participants, the ways in which we internalise the roles given to us, and the compelling ways these factors are still playing out today.

Over the course of his long career, Dr Zimbardo has tackled the question of morality, seeking to understand the power of situations over individuals that lead to corruption and compliance. The 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment was the most notorious of his studies, and here Zimbardo describes its methodology, goals, unravelling, and abrupt cancellation after only six days of its planned two-week run. You’ll watch him reflect on the harsh conditions leading a college-aged group of “otherwise good people” to turn against each other, and hear about his ongoing regrets commingled with important lessons about human nature.

Discussing issues such as compliance (what causes us to look the other way), learned helplessness (through the gradual acclimation to fearful situations), and “the illusion of personal invulnerability”—the idea that we would make better choices in similar situations. He goes on to discuss his work as an analyst during the Abu Ghraib trials, bringing his expertise to bear on the psychological processes at work among the guards.

Ultimately, though, Zimbardo’s objective is hopeful: to uncover what inspires heroic acts and promote the development of our collective moral compass. If you’re interested in understanding how psychological and systemic forces create good or evil, you won’t want to miss this compelling interview.

Take a look at the full details by following the link below. We are sure you will find it extremely interesting.

As usual we are offering our valued customers a discount on this DVD if you order within the next 24 hours - £10 off plus a CPD certificate for two hours.

We hope you enjoy it.

Kind regards

Monday, 9 October 2017

Training update for October-November

Here’s a brief overview of the British Psychological Society Approved courses we have coming up over the next few weeks. Be sure not to miss out on the training you want and need!

Commencing in London tomorrow the 10th October with POSITIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY: SUPERCHARGE YOUR PRACTICE. Discover an evidence based approach to positive therapy - invaluable in a range of therapeutic, social care and educational environments across the age span. There are still a few places available so it’s not too late to book it if you are quick and do it today!

On the 11th – 12th October WORKING WITH PANIC DISORDER, covering issues of definition and the relationship with agoraphobia, theories of Panic Disorder and a range of CBT interventions as they apply to this common debilitating problem. There is limited availability if you wish to attend.

18th - 20th October is our ever popular and highly recommended 3 day CBT INTRODUCTORY COURSE. It’s being held in Manchester this time and there are only a couple of spaces left. Don’t miss it because we won’t run it again in Manchester any time soon!

19th - 20th October is also when we are running CBT FOR WORKING WITH POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER in London with Dr Fiona Kennedy. This course can be taken as a stand-alone module or as part of our BPS Approved Certificate in Trauma Treatments, plus it’s also an integral part of our Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT. There are not many spaces left so book it now if you ever have a need to identify PTSD, make sense of it and most importantly learn how to treat it. This recommended training course is also being made available via Live Interactive Webcast. Join us without the hassle and additional cost of travelling. It’s a really popular way of training!

Heading into November on the 8th - 9th we have NEW APPROACHES TO TRAUMATIC GRIEF & LOSS, again part of our full certificate in Trauma treatments. Discover how to understand the nature of Traumatic Grief, work effectively with Traumatic Grief problems and Therapeutic Interventions including the dos and don’ts of grief work. Also available via webcast. Take a look at the full details by following the link below.

14th - 15th November CBT FOR COUPLES. This course will teach you how to identify an introductory structure for assessment, formulation and treatment of couples relationship problems as well as common difficult to manage therapeutic obstacles such as sexual unfaithfulness, including an unwillingness to disclose, deciding on a therapeutic focus and how to sequence interventions.

THE ESSENTIAL TOOLKIT FOR RUNNING GROUPS is on the 16th November. A one day BPS approved training course being held in London and also via Live Interactive Webcast.
There is currently not a single service that is not under pressure to deliver more client contacts and more effective interventions. This is the case whatever field we work in; from mental health to changing health behaviours working with young people, from dietetics to psychotherapy. Unfortunately however, our primary training is often in one-to-one models of change. Equally, more specialist training in group work often requires commitment to expensive and time consuming long courses for which funding is often not available. This can be particularly pressing because dynamics within groups often mean that what works in one-to-one work does not always transfer to working with multiple clients and that problems in group work are often more common as a result. Run by Consultant Clinical Psychologist Paul Grantham this course provides the necessary basic toolkit to address these issues successfully and prepare and refresh professionals in their group work. Whether you are new to running groups or are simply looking for a refresher to provide new ideas and strategies, this course is invaluable.

Join us in London for this course or from the comfort of your own home via webcast plus get 28 days to catch up via a recorded version if you are too busy on the day! THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT IS STILL AVAILABLE BUT IT EXPIRES ON MONDAY! DON’T DELAY!

Last in November but definitely not the least, on the 21st – 23rd the comprehensive 3 day CBT INTRODUCTORY COURSE comes to Birmingham, it won’t be run there again for a while so book it whilst you can!

Don’t forget. All of these courses come with a BPS Approved Certificate of Attendance and include those valuable CPD hours.

We look forward to working with you.

Kind regards

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

New DVD Offer! - Hardwiring Happiness, the New Brain Science

Our DVD offer this week features Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm and Confidence.

This 3 DVD set features Neuropsychologist, international speaker, and bestselling author of Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and his newest book, Hardwiring Happiness, Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Based on his latest book, Hardwiring Happiness, this workshop presents the four simple HEAL steps of taking in the good, which turn passing experiences into lasting neural resources.

It explores how to use these methods to lower anxiety and stress, lift mood, grow confidence, calm, and contentment, and fundamentally, hardwire happiness into the brain.

The mind shapes the brain. Neurons that fire together, wire together.

Positive experiences are the main source of the neural structures underlying positive mood, resilience, feeling loved, the executive functions, and other inner strengths. Unfortunately, most positive experiences are wasted on the brain because it evolved a negativity bias to help our ancestors survive. It’s like Velcro for bad experiences but Teflon for good ones.

You will learn many practical ways to help your clients overcome this negative bias; which is disheartening, flattens learning curves, undermines compliance and progress in treatment, and fosters drop outs or relapsing. And instead draw upon the positive experiences available in both treatment and everyday life to weave strength and happiness into the fabric of their brain and their life.

In addition to teaching general-purpose methods for deliberately internalising positive experiences – taking in the good – the workshop will explore how to identify and use key resource experiences to soothe and even heal clinical issues related to the three fundamental systems of the brain:
Avoiding Harms, Approaching Rewards, & Attaching to others.

These methods include how to skilfully hold both positive and negative material in awareness so that, “as neurons fire together, they wire together”. The positive factors connect with, dampen, and gradually replace the negative ones.

The workshop also covers applications to particular populations and needs, notably trauma, children, plus addiction & recovery. Follow the link below for much more information.

Order this 3 disc DVD set today to save a huge £30 off the regular price.
Offer expires tomorrow at midday!

You will also receive a certificate for 6 CPD Hours

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