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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Spring Offer! 30% Off all Irvin Yalom DVDs

“Life is a miserable thing. I have decided to spend my life thinking about it.” ― Dr Irvin D. Yalom, The Schopenhauer Cure.

During the month of April we are offering 30% off All Irvin Yalom’s DVDs and this one is our absolute favourite.

Group Therapy: A Live Demonstration (2 DVD) - 3 CPD Hours

In this remarkable demonstration you will witness group therapy and Irvin Yalom’s novel, The Schopenhauer Cure, come alive simultaneously in two unscripted group psychotherapy sessions. The result is a training video that is destined to become a classic for students of group therapy and Yalom fans alike.

In the 2 set DVD, Dr Yalom and Dr Molyn Leszcz  provide new and experienced therapists valuable tools for the practice of group counselling. It contains live demonstrations during which Dr Leszcz leads two groups based on the characters and the plot of Dr Yalom’s The Schopenhauer Cure.

Additionally, you will see Dr Leszcz skillfully demonstrate the core techniques in Yalom’s interpersonal model of group psychotherapy: activating here-and-now interactions, reflection on group process, and the judicious use of therapist transparency. Commentary by Yalom and Leszcz help the viewer gain deeper understanding of the subtleties and nuances that occur in these fast-paced groups.

This promises to be a valuable training video for years to come, and is highly entertaining to boot. If you haven't read The Schopehauer Cure, this DVD should inspire you to do so. The actors do a superb job of embodying the characters of this bestselling novel.

Find out more by following this link and don’t forget to log in to see the 30% Discount!

Best wishes

from the team at Psychotherapy DVD

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Only 4 days left to get 30% off all Fiona Kennedy’s DVDs!

There’s only 4 days remaining in March and that means only 4 days left to get 30% off all Fiona Kennedy’s DVDS! Log in to see the discounted price but do it soon!

Dr Fiona Kennedy, amongst her many skills, is an established DBT practitioner, manager and academic. Her creation of an effective DBT treatment service for self-harming, suicidal, ‘revolving door’ inpatients was quoted as an example of national excellence by the governments’ National Audit Office in its House of Commons report ‘Safer Patient Services’ 2005. She is an esteemed researcher and author in the fields of dissociation, third wave CBT and many others.

If you are interested in learning more about Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – how about this DVD? With 30% OFF the regular price, it comes with great reviews!

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in a Nutshell – includes 1 CPD Hour

 “Excellent – thought provoking and very useful therapeutic approach and tool.”
P.H., Specialist Practitioner (Psychology)

Want to explore further? Our international partners at PESI have a fantastic 4 day DBT conference available to download.

Lane Pederson Psy.D, LP, has provided DBT training and consultation to over 10,000 professionals in the United States, Australia, South Africa, Dubai, Canada, and Mexico through his training and consultation company.  A real world practitioner, Dr Pederson co-owns Mental Health Systems, one of the largest DBT-specialised practices in the United States.  Dr Pederson has developed DBT programs for adolescents, adults, people with dual disorders, and people with developmental disabilities.  Join him in this 4 day seminar, available to download.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Socratic Questioning with Dr Fiona Kennedy - 30% OFF!

Despite the origins being nearly 2,500 years old, Socratic Questioning in therapy generally, and specifically in CBT remains somewhat a mystery to many practitioners. Socratic Questioning is based on the practice of disciplined and thoughtful dialogue that, on the first sight, appears simple, but in fact is intensely rigorous. Despite lots of references to SQ as a cornerstone of cognitive therapy (C.Padesky, 1993), there is very little, almost nothing, written about it and how to conduct it. This DVD set is an attempt to give practitioners clear explanation of the SQ process and guidance about its use. It also comes with 30% OFF the registered price! Log in to see the VIP discounts for all Dr Kennedy’s DVDs throughout March.

SOCRATIC QUESTIONING (Essential CBT Skills Series) - 4 DVD Set includes 4 CPD Hours

One of our current favourite digital seminars available to download from our partners at PESI is COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY FOR INSOMNIA.
Did you know that CBT is now recommended as the first line treatment for chronic insomnia?
This recommendation was, interestingly enough, made by the second largest medical organisation in the United States (The ACP) and was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Want to learn more? Follow the link below.

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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

30% Off All DVDS by Dr Fiona Kennedy

Our monthly promotion for the whole of March brings you 30% OFF ALL DVDs by Dr Fiona Kennedy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, author and highly regarded trainer. If you haven’t ever trained with Dr Kennedy, now is a great opportunity to learn from one of the best. Take a look at the full list we have on offer for you by following the link below. Make sure you log in to see the discounts!

Heading up our list of Fiona’s bestselling DVDs is WORKING WITH PTSD – THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE. Which includes 3 CPD hours.
In this DVD set, expert Dr Kennedy explores with Consultant Clinical Psychologist Paul Grantham, the essential aspects of assessment and treatment of PTSD, along with pros and cons of different approaches to working with clients who suffer this challenging condition.
Includes live consultations conducted by Dr Kennedy with a real client, Christina, a young woman who was involved in a road accident 6 years before the consultation. See how Dr Kennedy introduces the concept of PTSD to the client in the first session, and masterfully conducts a reliving exercise in the second one. The session finishes with use of cognitive restructuring in order to address certain negative automatic thoughts and assumptions.

Our special mention this week from our International Partners at PESI is the digital seminar: TRAUMA, ATTACHMENT & NEUROSCIENCE, with Bessel van der Kolk, MD. Brain Mind & Body in the Healing of Trauma.
This one-day downloadable seminar represents current research findings about how people's brains, minds and bodies are affected by traumatic experiences and illustrate the principles of post-traumatic therapy. Join Dr van der Kolk, the world's leading expert in the field of traumatic stress, to explore specific techniques that address the impact & resolution of trauma.

As always – log in to see any special discounted DVD prices - simply follow this link.

Best wishes from the team at Psychotherapy DVDs

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Last 2 days to get 30% off all Love & Relationship DVDs

There are only two days left to take advantage of our special 30% discount on all Love, Family & Relationship DVDs – especially for you – our VIP customers.

There are lots to choose from, here’s just one example.

MAKING DIVORCE WORK: A Clinical Approach to the Binuclear Family – includes 1 CPD Hour 30% off!

Renowned therapist Constance Ahrons demonstrates her ground-breaking approach to working with divorced families, with an emphasis on helping ex-spouses and new spouses effectively manage their shared parenting obligations. In a time when fifty percent of American marriages end in divorce, therapists frequently encounter families struggling with the aftermath.
This DVD depicts a series of productive and poignant therapy sessions with an entire binuclear family: the divorced mother and father, their two sons, and the new wife of the children's father. Dr Ahrons aptly demonstrates how, over time, she brings these reluctant family members together to begin forging a more agreeable, cooperative approach to parenting.

More details can be found by following the link below but don’t forget to log in to see the discounted DVD prices!

Want to try something different? How about a digital seminar instead from our International partners at PESI.
TRAUMA, GRIEF & LOSS IN THE CLASSROOM: Supporting Students When Tragedy of Loss Occurs. With Dr John Bearoff.

For students death, illness, divorce, natural disaster, community violence, or even a move to a new school can result in grief reactions and related trauma. Any of these events can trigger plummeting grades, decreased class participation, negative acting-out behaviour, or dropping out of extracurricular activities. Attend this engaging seminar and learn how the intensity and duration of the different stages of child/adolescent grief will manifest in school.
Dr Bearoff shows specific strategies, techniques and interventions to provide the appropriate support to effectively help students dealing with trauma, grief and loss. Whether you are a classroom teacher, a school counsellor, an administrator or support staff you will leave this seminar armed with interventions to address grief, tragedy and trauma on an individual level, a classroom level and even a school-wide level.

All Love, Family & Relationships DVDs are still available at 30% off until the end of February. Place your order today!

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

More DVD offers – Especially for You!

This week’s DVD offers have been carefully selected and include something a little different. Take a look!

HARNESSING THE POWER OF GENOGRAMS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY Includes - 2 CPD Hours - £10.00 OFF for 24 hours only!

A rare opportunity to watch the therapist who developed and popularized genograms, demonstrate how to actually create and utilize them in a therapy session. You will see Monica McGoldrick in action as she masterfully conducts an initial interview with a new client, demonstrating the step-by-step process of gathering historical information, creating the genogram, and contextualizing the client’s presenting problem within a multigenerational family systems framework.

John is a 39-year-old African-American graphic designer who is having marital problems. Mystified and distressed by his pattern of distancing from his wife who is six months pregnant, he desperately wants to understand why he is pulling away. McGoldrick’s focused interest in John’s family story gently guides him in a thorough investigation of the social and historical context of his current struggles. With McGoldrick as an ally, John makes fascinating discoveries as he uncovers surprising coincidences, poignant tragedies and inspiring sources of resilience.

Watching McGoldrick engage a client in exploring the connection between his presenting problem and his family-of-origin issues is a treat in and of itself, but a bonus feature of this video is following McGoldrick’s step-by-step creation of John’s genogram on the spot. It makes for a compelling and highly educational experience.

Learn how to:
- Utilize the genogram to place clients’ presenting problems in a historical and social context.
- Respond when a client resists exploring family issues.
- Explain to clients why exploring family background is relevant.

Take a look at the full details by following the link below:

Our second choice for this week is DEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA DISORDER – Includes 2 CPD Hours -  £10.00 OFF for 24 hours only!

Bessel van der Kolk has revolutionized the way we understand trauma. Join him live from his office as he discusses the latest updates on Developmental Trauma Disorder and what it will mean for the future of trauma treatment. The current version of the DSM does not adequately address complex trauma, leaving you with limited options. In this seminar recording, learn the proposed changes to the DSM-5 and how it will better equip you to accurately diagnosis the complexities associated with these challenging situations.

- Behavioural and neurobiological implications of complex trauma.
- Trauma resulting from child abuse, women in abusive relationships and other multi-trauma situations.
- Understand why a PTSD diagnosis will not adequately address the issues of many of your trauma clients.
- Interventions and their roles: Talking, trauma processing, EMDR, yoga, neurofeedback.
- Better treat trauma in the context of intimate relationships.
- The problem of multiple co-morbidities for traumatized clients.
- Learn why it is important to look at co-existing problems as a coherent set of symptoms.
- Affect and impulse dysregulation.
- Somatization and biological dysregulation.

These two special offers expire at midday tomorrow, but don’t forget too that:

ALL OF PAUL GRANTHAM’S DVDS ARE A HUGE 30% OFF FOR THE WHOLE OF JANUARY! Log in to see the discounted prices – but don’t miss them!

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Happy New Year. Your Training Calendar is here!

Happy New Year!

We hope you’ve managed to take some well-deserved time off over the holiday season and are now ready to kick off 2018 with some more fantastic BPS Approved training courses!

Here’s a brief look at what we are bringing you in the first two months of 2018.

Commencing 18th–19th January we have Essential Supervision Skills - a must do course for those who ever need to supervise the case work of others.
It’s fully booked in London but it’s not too late to book the Live Interactive Webcast, so you needn’t miss out.

30th–31st January we are running the 2 day BPS Approved course,  Working with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, which is not only part of our Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT but is also a valuable module to do as a standalone course. Anxiety Disorders are all too common so take a look at how we can help you to help your clients. This course is taking place at the BPS in London. There’s only a limited number of spaces left so don’t delay if you need this training.

Heading swiftly into February on the 6th-7th we have Essential Supervision Skills again but this time in Manchester. This popular and highly demanded course always sells out so please book early, we hate to disappoint you when the course is fully booked. Book by Monday 8th January and also benefit from the early bird price!

On the 22nd–23rd February we are starting our 2018 BPS Approved Certificate in Third Wave CBT, commencing with Compassion Focused Therapy with Clinical Psychologist, Dr Chris Irons.

CFT is a research-based therapy founded on a combination of principles from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Evolutionary Psychology and Attachment Theory. It was developed to work specifically with clients who had high levels of shame and self-criticism and who had early experiences of poor attachment, affiliation and affection. By developing care and affiliative focused motivation, attention, emotion, behaviour and thinking CFT addresses these problems. Key skills with CFT include the use of compassion focused imagery, the development of a compassionate self and the use of a sense of a compassionate self to engage with areas of personal difficulty.

This highly regarded CFT training can be taken as an individual two-day course or as a part of the popular CERTIFICATE IN THIRD WAVE CBT, Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development.

Third Wave Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has become one of the most powerful therapeutic developments within the last 15 years. Our modular Certificate Course is designed to provide both an up-to-date theoretical overview of a selection of Third Wave CBT approaches along with their practical application within a range of practice environments. The full Certificate focuses on four separate modules relating to Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. These different Third Wave approaches are integrated via an additional online presentation exploring the meaning and contradictions within these approaches. There is a particular focus on practical issues, problems and dilemmas within each Third Wave approach and how they can be successfully addressed.

All Third Wave Certificate modules are available to attend either in person or via Live Interactive Webcast, so take a look at the full details by following the link below:

27th February – Working with Deliberate Self-Harm - London

28th February – Working with Suicidal Behaviour - London

These two Master Practitioner Diploma modules are extremely valuable as stand-alone courses but to take them together is even better. Our esteemed trainer, Clinical Psychologist Paul Grantham, has made a short video outlining how CBT can help your clients who are at risk of self-harm or suicide. Quite simply it’s training that anyone who works with troubled clients can’t afford to miss. Follow the link below to hear Paul explain why.

We very much look forward to working with you in the forthcoming weeks.

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


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