Browse SDS Blog posts by category

about us (9) addiction (11) adolescents (11) aggression (3) alcohol (2) anger (3) anger management (8) anxiety (7) attention (1) brain exercise (5) Brief Solution (9) BSFT (11) call for help (1) CBT (17) CCBT (1) conduct disorder (1) crime (1) current affairs (3) delegate debate (27) dementia (2) depression (17) development (3) diabetes (2) difficult people (2) discounts (1) drugs (2) DSM-IV (1) DSM-V (1) eating disorders (2) education (1) elderly care (4) emotion (6) ethical issues (4) evolution (3) exercise (1) extroverted (1) facebook (4) food (14) food abuse (9) general (4) genetics (2) groupwork (3) habits (5) happiness (5) health (8) IAPT (3) internet (2) Interpersonal psychotherapy (3) language (2) maintenace motivational interviewing (2) medication (3) memory (1) mental health (17) Migraines (1) mindfulness (2) miracle question (2) motivation (11) Motivation. (4) motivational interviewing (9) new ideas (3) NICE (1) Obesity (6) online (3) outgoing (1) pain management (1) panic attacks (3) personal confidence (1) phobia (2) poll (4) positive psychology (13) positive therapy (10) post-stroke (2) prejudice (2) psycho-oncology (1) psychotherapy DVDs (11) PTSD (2) quotes (1) research (5) resource based therapies (9) SDS News (25) self assessment (3) self control (1) self esteem (4) self harm (1) self regulation (1) sex differences (1) smoking (5) social connections (7) social environment (14) spending cuts (2) stages of change (2) Stress (7) stroke (4) substance misuse (8) suicide (1) supervision (4) support (1) taste (1) therapy (3) training (25) training dvds (17) tribute (1) weight loss (1) youtube (8)

Search This Blog

Loading...

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Summer sale ends on 31 August plus Price increase from 1 September

We hope you had a nice summer break and ready for a new training year.

Just want to let you know that our Summer Sale is still on – it ends on 31 August 2016.
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/epages/colt5155.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/colt5155/Categories/Registered_Customers

Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase your training DVDs that come with CPD certificates at reduced prices AND AHEAD of a price increase on 1 September 2016.

As you know we distribute hundreds of training DVDs from our American partners and with change in currency exchange rates we will have to adjust our prices accordingly. This change will take place on 1 September and all DVDs from our USA colleagues will go up in price.

Beat the price increase. Order your copy now.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

New dates for 2017 are now available for booking

Dear colleague,

Hope you had a nice summer break and ready for your new training year.

I am writing to let you know that new dates for 2016 – 2017 are now available for booking.

You can find them all here:
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/calendar.shtml

For Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT dates go here:
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/CBT_calendar.shtml

Looking forward to welcoming you on our courses.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

VIP Summer Sale Starts Today

Today we are very happy to announce a start of our VIP SUMMER SALE.

As always – just visit our VIP Zone by clicking on the top banner or following this direct link:
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/epages/colt5155.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/colt5155/Categories/Registered_Customers

Log in and enjoy the special offers that we selected for you this summer:

AMONGST THE NEW TRAINING DVDS OFFERED TODAY WITH A 50% DISCOUNT:

The Siegel-Gottman Summit: Neuroscience Meets Family Science - 6 DVD Set - 14 CPD Hours
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/The-Siegel-Gottman-Summit-Neuroscience-Meets-Family-Science

Sensory Processing Disorders in Children/Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration - 3 DVDs/6 CPD
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Sensory-Processing-Disorders-in-Children-Building-Bridges-Through-Sensory-Integration

The Neuroscience of Trauma and Effective Trauma Treatment - 4 DVD Set - 6 CPD Hours
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/The-Neuroscience-of-Trauma-and-Effective-Trauma-Treatment

The Johnson-Gottman Summit - 6 DVDs - 12 CPD Hours
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/The-Johnson-Gottman-Summit

ADHD: Executive Functioning, Life Course Outcomes & Management - 3 DVD Set - 5 CPD Hours
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/ADHD-Executive-Functioning-Life-Course-Outcomes-Management


With many more great offers in VIP ZONE!

Log in and choose – remember – all DVDs come with a CPD certificate.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Bessel van der Kolk Full Interview - Trauma Treatment: Psychotherapy for the 21st Century

We are very pleased to present to you the next instalment in Trauma Treatment: Psychotherapy for the 21st Century:

BESSEL VAN DER KOLK FULL INTERVIEW - TRAUMA TREATMENT: PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Kolk-Full-Interview-Trauma-Treatment-Psychotherapy-for-the-21st-Century

Join Linda Curran for the full one-on-one interview with trauma expert, Bessel van der Kolk. Staggeringly brilliant, yet extraordinarily personable, Dr van der Kolk shares with clinicians the current state of trauma treatment.
Gain an understanding of the research, clinical applications and the latest findings in neuroscience. Hear first-hand about the upcoming DSM-5 Diagnoses and Disorders (including the all-important - Developmental Trauma Disorder), along with the most effective and promising treatment modalities available to clinicians today.

Introductory Offer:

Save £5 off the full price today.
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Kolk-Full-Interview-Trauma-Treatment-Psychotherapy-for-the-21st-Century

OR BUY THE WHOLE “TRAUMA TREATMENT: PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY” SET:
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Trauma-Treatment-Psychotherapy-for-the-21st-Century-Set
5 DVDs – World Leading Experts on Trauma – currently on SPECIAL OFFER.

Enjoy!

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Save £100 on CBT Introductory Course – read on to find how

Perhaps you haven’t noticed, but we are currently offering a substantial £100 discount on our most popular

BPS APPROVED CBT INTRODUCTORY COURSE in Manchester and Birmingham:
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/cbt_seminars.php?courseid=69

Book Manchester course (7 – 9 November 2016) or Birmingham course (24 – 26 January 2017) before the end of 2016 and save £100 off the regular course price.
This is a BPS Approved Certificate Course that provides you with an excellent set of CBT skills and profound understanding of this evidence-based therapeutic approach. The course stands as a one-off training in its own right as well as an entry point for the Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT. (There is no obligation to join the Diploma after the Introductory Course).

This course is often fully booked – act quickly to avoid disappointment.
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/cbt_seminars.php?courseid=69


Quick update:

-          There are still places available on
ESSENTIAL SUPERVISION SKILLS (BPS APPROVED CERTIFICATE IN CLINICAL SUPERVISION) (2 DAYS)
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/seminars.php?courseid=114
You can still book it at the reduced price of £250 + vat.

-          Brand new “I Want To Stop Procrastinating Now” Programme still has a few places available.
Not sure whether it is for you?
Watch the video on this page – it will help you decide:
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/seminars.php?courseid=168

Looking forward to working with you on one of our courses.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Self-Regulation: Strategies for Working with the Whole Child - New

Our new release this week is:

SELF-REGULATION: STRATEGIES FOR WORKING WITH THE WHOLE CHILD
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Self-Regulation

This intervention-heavy workshop presents self-regulation strategies for working with the whole child.
-          Starting with the physical being, we target keeping the child’s body and senses calm and grounded using movement, yoga and sensory strategies.
-          At the mental level, we focus on methods such as attention training and meditation to keep attention strong.
-          Next, we look at ways to keep the emotions balanced and positive with interventions based on Polyvagal Therapy, EFT, art and music.
-          Finally, we tackle ways to help the child negotiate the world of people without being overwhelmed with social stories and transition techniques. Along the way, we discuss ways to exercise the child’s modulation skills.


Presented by Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L, an occupational therapist and author specializing in sensory and modulation issues. She has worked in schools, sensory clinics and medical settings with children and adults, treating sensory disorders, ADHD and autism. Ms. Garland works closely with other health professionals, teachers and doctors to understand and treat underlying sensory, timing, and coordination/motor planning issues as well as overlying socio/emotional behaviours in the symptoms of autism. She is trained/certified in the SIPT, Interactive Metronome®, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), Therapeutic Listening, Wilbarger's Sensory Defensiveness, the Natural Heart Approach, Mindfulness Training, and Food Chaining. Her book is titled Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders.

INTRODUCTORY OFFER:
Save £10 off the full price today – pay only £24.95 and no VAT!
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Self-Regulation

Hope you’ll find it useful.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

How Therapy Changes the Brain: The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy - NEW

Learn the very latest understanding of neuroscience and its implications for treatment strategies straight from neuroscience in this new 4 DVD set:

HOW THERAPY CHANGES THE BRAIN: THE NEUROSCIENCE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY - 4 DVD SET - 6 CPD HOURS
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/How-Therapy-Changes-the-Brain-The-Neuroscience-of-Psychotherapy

Discover how therapy enhances neuroplasticity and decreases mental distress; and  explore psychotherapy approaches that are supported by neuroscientific findings.

We now know that all new learning depends on neuroplastic changes in the brain - the positive changes we see as a result of psychotherapy are no exception. Because of this, when you provide treatment and practice psychotherapy, you are an unwitting neuroscientist, optimizing plasticity through the caring relationships and the various techniques you employ in treatment. Learn how to take full advantage of our new understanding of the brain to optimize the treatment you provide and improve the outcomes of your clients.

Don’t miss this opportunity to understand neuroscience from one of the leading experts in the field: Dr Louis Cozolino will provide you the very latest understanding and perspectives of psychotherapy and neuroscience.

INTRODUCTORY OFFER:
Save £50 off the full price today.
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/How-Therapy-Changes-the-Brain-The-Neuroscience-of-Psychotherapy
Offer expires 8 June 2016, at midday.

Enjoy your viewing.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Training Update for June-July

This is just a quick update on SDS training events in June – July 2016 that still have some availability and might not be repeated in the next 12 – 18 months.

You might be booked already on some of them, don’t worry – your record is correct and up-to-date, just check email below to make sure that you are not missing any courses you need to attend.


1.      SOLUTION FOCUSED BRIEF THERAPY (2 DAY COURSE) – BPS Approved
14 – 15 June 2016, London and via WEBCAST
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/seminars.php?courseid=117
For the first time you can participate in one of SDS’ most popular courses from wherever you are in the world via our International interactive Webcast.
Alternatively – come to BPS in London – there are still places available.
This is one of those courses that make you feel energised, full of new ideas and eager to put them into practice straightaway.
Don’t miss one of the genuinely positive training experiences that this course has been known as.


2.      ESSENTIAL SUPERVISION SKILLS (BPS APPROVED CERTIFICATE IN CLINICAL SUPERVISION) (2 DAYS) – BPS Approved
21 – 22 June 2016 Birmingham, Ibis Hotel
30 June – 1 July 2016 London, BPS
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/seminars.php?courseid=114
If you haven’t done this course with us yet – grab this opportunity. It is a very rare occasion that we still have places available both in Birmingham and in London.
The course is a MUST for any supervisor, whether new of experienced, and helpful for supervisees too.
Essential Supervision Skills (BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision) meets the training standards required to confer eligibility to the British Psychological Society’s Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS).


3.      WORKING WITH ANGER PROBLEMS (2 DAYS)
23 – 24 June 2016, BPS, London
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/cbt_seminars.php?courseid=101
The feedback on this course says it all:
-          “Far and away the most sophisticated and carefully nuanced presentation on anger I've been to (and I run anger workshops myself)” G.G., Psychotherapist
-          “Very enjoyable, Paul is an exceptionally talented speaker with extensive knowledge in his field” D.E., Counsellor
The course is an essential module of the Master Practitioner in CBT Diploma and will not be repeated in the next 12 months.
It also can be attended as a one-off individual training.
Book now.


4.      July’s CBT: INTRODUCTORY COURSE (3 DAYS) - CERTIFICATE COURSE is fully booked.
The next one in London is in October – BOOK EARLY.
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/cbt_seminars.php?courseid=69


5.      NEW! “I WANT TO STOP PROCRASTINATING NOW” PROGRAMME
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/seminars.php?courseid=168
This is a very exciting, brand new experiential workshop with Paul Grantham, running on Saturday, 16 July 2016 at BPS, London.
Do you have a problem with procrastination that you want to get to grips with?
This course is for delegates who want to change their own lives in this area rather than simply use the skills with their clients. (Although it will come in useful for that too!)

In July WE ARE OFFERING THIS COURSE FOR ONLY £60 + VAT (the regular price for this course is £160 + VAT) but only to those who can demonstrate their commitment to addressing the issue by completing a brief, anonymous questionnaire on procrastination, which is shown on the booking form:
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/seminars.php?courseid=168
Once you submit it, you will find a CODE that enables you to save a £100 off the regular price of this special training event.


ADVANCED NOTICE:

Book early on SOCRATIC QUESTIONING WORKSHOP (2 DAYS)
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/cbt_seminars.php?courseid=146
22 – 23 September, BPS, London
This course fills up quickly – act now to avoid disappointment.


Looking forward to working with you on these courses.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Optimizing ADHD Treatment: The Impact of Co-Occurring Disorders - New

Over 80% of children and adults with ADHD have at least one other psychiatric disorder and more than 50% have at least two such comorbid disorders.
Research now shows that the second disorder that co-exists with ADHD often has a significant clinical impact on both the understanding of the joint presentation of these disorders and the treatment of them.
All ADHD is not the same in terms of management.

Our new instalment will help you to address these issues:

OPTIMIZING ADHD TREATMENT: THE IMPACT OF CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS - 2 CPD HOURS
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Optimizing-ADHD-Treatment-The-Impact-of-Co-Occurring-Disorders

Featuring Russell Barkley, Ph.D., the world’s leading expert on ADHD:
-          Internationally-acclaimed trainer
-          Author of Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents and 19 other books and over 200 scientific articles on ADHD
-          Sought after media expert: The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Nightline, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Time and many others
-          Recipient of numerous national awards for his work on ADHD


INTRODUCTORY OFFER:

Today you can save £10 off the full price and pay no VAT on this DVD.
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Optimizing-ADHD-Treatment-The-Impact-of-Co-Occurring-Disorders

ALSO – WE ARE OFFERING TO OUR REGISTERED CUSTOMERS 25% OFF ON ALL CHILDREN & ADHD DVDS THIS WEEK.
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/By-Subject/ADHD-Children

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

BPS Approved Certificate in Resource Based Therapies (RBT): “The way I've always wanted to practise but never knew how to!”

Last month, I told you how the RBT Certificate would be starting soon both Live in London and by International Interactive Webcast – for those that can't make in person.

A key Module in the Certificate - SOLUTION FOCUSED BRIEF THERAPY - is running on 14 and 15 June 2016.
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/seminars.php?courseid=117

You can complete the Modules in any order, so if you've not begun yet, this provides a great starting point.
So many participants have talked about how “transformational” this training has been.
“Life changing” said one Counselling Psychologist. “What I've always been looking for” said another Senior Substance Misuse Worker.

I should add of course, that the course is also externally Approved by The British Psychological Society.
So, have a look through the list below regarding what the course has to offer and mark off those which you think you could use.

If you read through it last time, thought it looked really interesting, but didn't take any action – well you know what to do this time!  Please show it to your training manager and get the training booked…or if you're a training decision maker yourself book it today.

It really does change the way you practise!

Remember – this Certificate training combines Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing & Positive Therapy in a unique and revitalising way.
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/rbt.shtml

Sign up now for the Solution Focused Therapy Module today:
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/seminars.php?courseid=117


This training will change your practice. Grab the opportunity now.

Best Wishes
Paul

Paul Grantham
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

P.S. Please forward this to a colleague who may also be able to make use of this

About this Blog

This is our first attempt to join the exciting world of blogging and bring to you all the fresh and hot news about the world of psychology and, of course, about your favourite training company. This is our new enterprise and we are finding our way in this mysterious world of blogging cautiously (but surely...) :-)
We are hoping to move our popular SDS Delegate Debate into this blogging format in the future and looking forward to lively discussions here with you. We are planning to start with publishing already existing SDS Delegate Debates — with comments received from you. Then we'll move to the current news as well as will run new delegate debates there.
Feel free to leave comments to any of the posts — whether they are old debates, the news or new debates. As you can guess — every blogger loves his readers and LIVES for the comments. :-) We are just the same. You don’t need to register in order to be able to comment. You can leave your feedback as “Anonymous”, however, may we ask you to sign you name (or nick) at the end of your comment (even if you are commenting without logging in) so that we know how to address you.
Another useful tool that SDS Blog provides us with is availability of Polls that enable us to find out your views about various subjects. Polls are located on the left panel of the page and updated regularly. Please feel free to vote. You can see the results of each poll by clicking the button "Results".
If you wish to register — nothing can be easier — you just open a Google account — most of you, surely, already use one.
Your comments are read by SDS Consultants regularly and — in many cases — replied to.
The blog is moderated — mainly to protect you and other readers from spam and irrelevant comments.
All posts are tagged — hopefully it'll help you to find your way around there.
Wish us luck and please join the list of our followers.
There was an error in this gadget