This is a list of available CPD (Continuing Professional Development) workshops, courses and other training designed to be studied online or via distance learning. The list is sorted in alphabetic order based on the course provider’s name.
PHN membership is not required to attend any of these courses unless specifically mentioned in the course details (and at the time of writing this there are no courses making this requirement). However many providers do offer a special discount to our members so this could be a good time to join; if this is of interest then check our this information on PHN Membership.
The PHN requires its members to complete a set number of hours of CPD training each year. Each course listed below has been classified based on its contribution to this requirement and you should check this if one of your reasons for considering the course is to help you meet you CPD requirement. Full details of the CPD requirements are in our Code of Conduct and you can contact our CPD officer if we can be of any further help.
The information on this list is provided by the organisations providing the training and you should contact them directly for further information on their trainings and to book. We at the PHN do our best to ensure that the information provided to us and presented here is accurate but you should verify all details with the provider before you book
The PHN does not validate CPD training so appearing on this list does not imply any kind of recommendation by the PHN.
For more information on any entry in this list please contact the training provider directly using the contact information on the listing.
Otherwise please contact our CPD officer. We would be particularly interested to hear from you if are an organisation providing training in our field and want you find out about getting your courses listed here.
Autism is defined by the National Autistic Society as ‘a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them’. Around 700,000 people in the UK may be autistic, or more than 1% of the population, so it’ s quite likely that some of the clients who present to your practice are on the autistic spectrum. You may not necessarily be working with them for issues directly connected to their autism, but the condition is inevitably part of their personality and how they respond to the world. By understanding it – and them – more fully, you can make the experience of therapy as positive and easy as possible. This course is written by a mother and daughter team. Debbie Waller is an experienced therapist, writer and trainer. Rachel Waller, also an experienced author, is on the Autistic spectrum herself. They have put together this course for therapists and others who provide services to those with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorders) to help you understand the challenges they face and to provide them with the support they need.
Hypnotic coaching (also sometimes called hypno-coaching) will allow you to move clients forward even when they feel ‘stuck’; motivate, engage and empower clients, including those who thought you would provide all the answers; provide better, more targeted therapy; expand your business into new areas by bringing in new types of client. The course includes comprehensive notes, handouts/proformas for working with your clients and lots of practical experience. There are practical activities for you to carry out to consolidate your learning, and a workbook which you return to us for feedback. While you are working through the course, your tutor can be phoned or emailed for advice at any point. We’ll also sign you up for our newsletter, which goes out once a month and includes hints and tips for growing your business and working with clients.
This course will enable you to
Insomnia and sleep deprivation can be a serious problem for clients, whether it is the issue that causes them to seek out your services or a by-product of it. Helping clients to sleep better will improve their clarity of mind, memory, health, anxiety and depression levels and general well-being.
In this course we discuss all aspects of sleep:
• Module One is about getting a good night’s sleep – what is sleep exactly, and what purpose does it serve?
• Module Two is about lifestyle issues that can contribute to a lack of sleep and suggests ways in which you can help your clients make better, sleep-friendly choices
• Module Three looks at health issues that can exacerbate or cause sleeplessness and how therapy can play a part
• Module Four looks at evidence-based programmes and other techniques to help clients experiencing sleep issues, including a wide range of sleep hygiene suggestions and a look at how you can work with these clients no matter what kind of talking therapy you offer
Mindfulness is hugely popular because of the benefits it brings. It can be used with clients of all kinds as an aid to lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking or controlling weight as well as for stress reduction.
This course includes:
This home study course comprises a booklet of notes and a workbook which are emailed to you within 24 hours of enrolling. The notes include practical tasks, links to further information and resources such as client worksheets, and a variety of other exercises to help consolidate your reading as you work your way through the course.
If you are a therapist, you already know something about stress. Unfortunately, this is not enough to help you deal effectively with clients suffering from occupational stress, as there are specific legal and practical issues to consider in this area. As a specialist in work-related stress, there are also opportunities to work with employers, either by accepting one to one referrals or by offering seminars and workshops to groups of employees at high risk from workplace stress.
This online stress management course will enable you to work confidently and expertly in this very rewarding field. The course has been revised and extended and includes: