Inspire CPD For Therapists

CPD Courses. inspire

Forthcoming Courses

Dates for 2020 will be confirmed in the autumn but we're planning new courses on

  • Narcissistic Mothers
  • Let's talk about Sex
  • Helping Build Self-Esteem in Clients
  • Attachment Deficits & What it Means for Client Work


  • How to book a place

    Complete the online booking form on the bookings page.


    CPD Courses. safetystones

    HOW TO ACHIEVE SAFETY & STABILISATION IN STAGE 1 TRAUMA THERAPY

    DATE: 20th September 2019
    VENUE: Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Nottingham NG5 2EN

    This one day course looks at how to try achieve the safety and stabilisation that is needed to be able to work safely with trauma memories. The course looks at a whole range of practical interventions, including:
    -Understanding the window of tolerance
    -Grounding
    -Safe place visualisations
    -Managing triggers and flashbacks
    -Pacing

    Numbers restricted to maximum of 16

    9.30am to 4.30pm - drinks and snacks provided, bring your own lunch

    COST:
    £75 - STUDENTS/EARLY BIRD IF BOOKED 8 WEEKS BEFORE
    £85 – GENERAL PRICE


    CPD Courses. safetyrisk

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR LEGAL OBLIGATIONS TO SURVIVORS OF ABUSE: PRE-TRIAL THERAPY, DISCLOSURE & SAFEGUARDING

    DATE: 7th October 2019 - ONLY 2 SPACES REMAINING
    VENUE: Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Nottingham NG5 2EN


    The course covers:
    Disclosure:

  • How to handle disclosures of abuse both recent and non-recent.
  • Using a mixture of case studies and discussion we will explore:
  • The potential conflicts between confidentiality and safeguarding
  • What action you should take
  • Understanding the importance of the context within which you work

    Safeguarding
  • understanding your obligations

    Pre-Trial Therapy Protocol
  • Why is a protocol necessary?
  • How might therapy impact on a criminal trial?
  • Understanding the need for new contracting
  • How does this impact on note taking?
  • How long should notes be retained?
  • What should I do if I get a request to disclose my notes?
  • How can I best support my client through the criminal justice process?

    9.30am to 4.30pm - drinks and snacks provided, bring your own lunch

    COST:
    2019 prices
    £75 - STUDENTS/EARLY BIRD IF BOOKED 8 WEEKS BEFORE
    £85 – GENERAL PRICE


  • CPD Courses. mindful

    UTILISING MINDFULNESS WITH CLIENTS: A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP

    DATE: 4th November 2019
    VENUE: Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Nottingham NG5 2EN


    Would you like to know more about mindfulness?
    Would you like more confidence in how to use mindfulness with your clients?
    Would you like to know more about how & why mindfulness can help anxious or traumatised clients?
    Would you like to incorporate mindfulness in your practice safely… In this course you will

  • Learn about mindfulness and the neuroscience that tells us it works
  • Practice many different mindfulness techniques
  • Learn how to safely incorporate into client work

    COURSE DETAILS:
    DATE: This is a full day course
    Time: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
    VENUE: Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Nottingham, NG5 2EN.
    Numbers: maximum 16 delegates
    Drinks and snacks provided

    COST:
    £75 - STUDENTS/EARLY BIRD IF BOOKED 8 WEEKS BEFORE
    £85 – GENERAL PRICE


  • CPD Courses. Room

    SETTING UP A SUCCESSFUL COUNSELLING BUSINESS: A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP

    DATES: 22nd November 2019

    VENUE: Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Nottingham NG5 2EN


    This one day workshop addresses the questions and practicalities for therapists wanting to start out in private practice.

    The course covers:

  • Is private practice the right choice for me?
  • The advantages/disadvantages of working from home or an office space
  • How should I charge
  • How much should I charge?
  • How should I take payments?
  • Should I have a cancellation fee?
  • What insurances do I need?
  • Does GDPR affect me?
  • What business expenses can I claim?
  • What directories should I use?
  • What other marketing should I consider or avoid?
  • Brand awareness
  • Do I need a website and how to get one
  • Working for organisations/EAP programmes
  • Professional wills

    Numbers restricted to maximum of 16

    9.30am to 4.30pm - drinks and snacks provided, bring your own lunch

    COST:
    2019 Prices
    £75 - STUDENTS/EARLY BIRD IF BOOKED 8 WEEKS BEFORE
    £85 – GENERAL PRICE


  • CPD Courses. toyszebra

    WORKING WITH DISSOCIATIVE CLIENTS: A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP

    DATE: 2nd December
    VENUE: Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Nottingham NG5 2EN


    The aims of this workshop are:-
    To provide a greater depth of understanding about what dissociation is
    To explore ways of working with dissociative clients
    To look at the boundary challenges often posed by this client group

    Dissociation

  • What is it?
  • What causes it?
  • How to spot it in session with a client
  • How to work with it
  • Different types of dissociation
  • DID

    Boundaries
    What's the impact of trauma & dissociation on boundaries? What are the challenges and difficulties?
  • how might a childhood of abuse impact the client's understanding and use of personal boundaries,
  • and how you can work with clients so that boundaries can be safely developed.
  • What boundaries are particularly important or challenging with this client group
  • How flexible should we be?
  • How can we ethically flex boundaries?
  • An opportunity to explore the edges of your own therapeutic boundaries

    We also provide plenty of opportunity for your questions, as well as practical activities.

    Numbers restricted to maximum of 16

    9.30am to 4.30pm - drinks and snacks provided, bring your own lunch

    COST:

    2019 prices
    £75 - STUDENTS/EARLY BIRD IF BOOKED 8 WEEKS BEFORE
    £85 – GENERAL PRICE



  • CPD Courses. Animals

    WORKING PRACTICALLY WITH ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILD ABUSE: An Introduction

    DATES: TBC 23rd March 2020
    VENUE: Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Nottingham NG5 2EN


  • Exploring what we mean by ‘abuse’ and its prevalence
  • Looking at the myths surrounding abuse and abusers
  • Explaining psychological reactions to traumatic experiences
  • Exploring the purpose of anger and how to work with it
  • Exploring the impact of shame
  • What is the therapist’s role in managing coping strategies?

    This course uses a mixture of didactic and experiential learning. It offers you lots of opportunity to try new and creative methods of working including for example using Russian Dolls, buttons and shells, writing exercises and body maps.

    A comprehensive resource pack is also included.

    Numbers restricted to maximum of 16

    9.30am to 4.30pm - drinks and snacks provided, bring your own lunch

    COST:

    £75 for students & Early Bird (booked 8 weeks before)
    £85 – GENERAL PRICE



  • CPD Courses. Grief

    GRIEVING & LOSS: A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP

    Including a focus on survivors of abuse and the inherent losses associated with having been abused
    DATE: TBC 24th February 2020
    VENUE: Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Nottingham NG5 2EN


    The course includes:

  • What are the common losses faced by adults and what is the impact?
  • Consideration of the process of grieving and how we can help our clients navigate the challenges
  • Understanding & locating grief and loss in survivors of abuse
  • An opportunity for delegates to participate in activities to assist the processing of grieving

    Numbers restricted to maximum of 16
    9.30am to 4.30pm - drinks and snacks provided, bring your own lunch

    COST:
    £75 - STUDENTS or EARLY BIRD IF BOOKED 8 WEEKS BEFORE
    £85 – GENERAL PRICE


  • CPD Courses. careerpassion

    Careers Workshop for Counsellors & Psychotherapists

    You’ve finished your degree or training….. What now?

    A career workshop specifically designed for counsellors & psychotherapists who have completed, or are near the end, of their training & are deciding what path to take now.

  • You may be uncertain about career direction
  • Wondering about how to find paid employment
  • What type of organisation might you want to work for?
  • Considering whether private practice is right for you
  • Wondering whether to continue with your placement or volunteering?

    This workshop gives you the opportunity to explore your options, identify what’s right for you, and to discover a way to plan and move your career forward.
    COURSE DETAILS:
    DATE: TBC (please contact if interested)
    Time: 9.30 to 4 pm
    VENUE: Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Nottingham, NG5 2EN.
    Numbers restricted to maximum of 15
    Drinks and snacks provided, please bring your own lunch
    COST:
    £75 – STUDENTS
    EARLY BIRD IF BOOKED 8 WEEKS BEFORE
    £85 – GENERAL PRICE


  • Booking Information

    To book onto any of our courses please click on the email link which is to the right if you're on a PC or laptop & at the top if you're using a phone or tablet. You'll be sent a booking form to complete & information about how to pay.

    We look forward to seeing you on one of our courses!


    Courses for 2020

    We generally try to plan 4 to 6 months ahead. So you can expect to see dates for 2020 appear on our website in September or October at the latest!

    Our plan is run some of our existing courses again & to introduce two or three new topics each year. If there's anything you'd be particularly interested in then please don't hesitate to let us know by emailing us - see link either at side or top of page.


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