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Sutton Coldfield

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This is an intensive learning experience, focusing on a range of techniques involved in these highly effective types of therapy.  The course involves skill development, exercises, video case material and theoretical teaching.  It also provides participants with therapeutic and practice resources which supports all types of therapeutic work, as well as being an excellent preparation for undertaking a core training in EDT, including Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.

This course is an exciting learning experience supporting therapists to improve their therapeutic relationships and outcomes irrespective of the models they currently use.  We focus on close monitoring and regulation of anxiety, defenses (coping strategies which disrupt the relationship and the work), and the critical or neglecting part of the self (sometimes called the superego).  Paying close attention to these parts, we make considered decisions about the timing of experiential, emotion focused work.  Carefully chosen video segments highlight the theory and process, show the complexity as well as the impact of closely attuned and connected therapeutic work. 

The course runs for three consecutive days with a follow up day 6-10 weeks later.  Group members are also invited to take part in supported peer supervision sessions to actively and deliberately support their learning and development between the course dates.  Additional materials are provided to facilitate learning beyond the course so that the learning can be safely and effectively implemented in clinical sessions.  

Two opportunities to attend this highly rated and recommended course:

Dates in 2016:

  • 6-8th July and 21st September

  • 30th November - 2nd December and 20th January


early bird prices for tickets purchased before 30th September 2016 for the November course only.

£450, IEDTA members £400 and students £350

For tickets purchased after 1st October

£500, IEDTA members £450 and students £400



What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The course will be held at Thrive Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychoeducation Ltd, Station Road, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5JY. If you are driving will be parking spaces on the drive or nearby on the road.

2 minutes walk from Wylde Green train station on Birmingham's cross city line 

or 902, 904, 905 bus services run approx every 6-7 minutes from the centre of Birmingham, stopping on the Birmingham Road between Green Lanes and Station Road, SMS code: nwmdgwgj.

What suggested reading is there for the course?

The reading I am suggest is the book "Co-creating Change" by Jon Frederickson  which is available on kindle or paperback.  Reading the first six chapters will really support the learning on this course as well as psychotherapuetic practice generally.  This book is award winning (BMA - best mental health or psychiatry book of 2013) and is the best book on working therapeutically I have read

Allan Abbass, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University
“There is no debate. It is an awesome book and a gift to the fields of psychology and psychotherapy.”

David Malan D.M. F.R.C.Psych., 
Author of Psychotherapy and the Science of Psychodynamics
“This book is a brilliant master class. It demonstrates how to work collaboratively with patients, safely, compassionately and effectively to achieve successful outcomes."


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please visit our website www.thrivepsychotherapy.co.uk or email me via thriveppp@gmail.com


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Please note: accommodation is not included in the fee.   Refreshments are included and lunch may be included dependent on numbers (we will let you know before the day).  

Confirmation of your booking
We will confirm your booking by email. Please contact us if you have not received confirmation 3 days after submitting your booking form.
We acknowledge that some cancellations are inevitable and we will apply the following refund policy.

Cancellation up to 60 days before the training: 50% refund.
Cancellation up to 30 days before the training: 25% refund.

For cancellations less that 30 days before the training, no refund can be provided.

Changes to programme
Thrive Psychology Psychotherapy Psychoeducation Ltd reserves the right to make changes to the training programme and if necessary to substitute presenters. In the unlikely event of the training being cancelled the organisers shall not be liable for any associated costs such as travel and accommodation booking/cancellation costs that individuals might have incurred.  To put this in appropriate context though, we have never cancelled an event in the past.

Past participant feedback

"Jessica provided a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment in which to develop skills in this excellent therapy model.  This course was excellent value for money." 

Clinical Psychologist working in CMHT setting.

"The strategies and techniques I learnt on the course has helped me to achieve a better focus with my clients .  It was also particularly useful in helping me to use greater precision in empowering individuals to identify defences and turn against them (e.g. the technique of encouraging an individual to characterize the super-ego and the collection of punative defences that it employs). Thank you again for a really enjoyable and valuable few days."

Trainee psychologist 

"Incredibly flexible and responsive as a training event. Truely inspiring. Thank you so much for the skills workshop. It was inspiring and informative and help to deal with technical issues I was unclear about. In terms of my clinical practice, I feel that this workshop has helped me to 'soften' my work, be far more attentive to my patients and to put care and anxiety regulation more to the forefront of my work. I aslo feel that I have (and hopefully will continue to do so) learn a lot from you personally as a highly skilled 'on model' clinician who has integrated the model with your lovely warm, open-hearted personality. It was a joy and a priviledge and I look forward to continuing to learn with you."

Consultant Clinical Psychologist working with clients with complex trauma 

"I think the opportunity to be given some supervision on our cases was really helpful and the insights from this supervision session have stayed with me since completing the course. As good as the year of core training I was part of but the focus on the theory was brilliant and really important – a really good balance between developing skills and understanding why these skills really help people – from a theoretical perspective. Really good group size, great atmosphere which really encouraged conversation, reflections and questions. Location worked really well, very homely, comfy and plenty of space. The skills practise felt quite repetitive, but then I remember them well so maybe that was a good thing!! Good balance between theory and practise I thought – time for supervision with Jess really valuable and much appreciated!"

Psychotherapist working in tertiary mental health setting

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