south manchester centre for psychotherapy

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Professional Development Groups 2015-16

Professional Development Groups, beyond your main training
and or qualification, are sometimes difficult to find.

These groups based at

The south manchester centre for psychotherapy


The north wales centre for psychotherapy

are for student and qualified practitioners who are working with clients.

The north wales centre for psychotherapy is based in an outstanding environment - see above - with private lake, indoor heated swimming pool, panormaic views of the Snowdonian Mountain range and 8 acres of outdoor space to enjoy.

Professional Development at smcp and nwcp

Please scroll down the page to find:

The teaching and learning Ethos

Who for





nwcp: Friday 22nd April 2015 11am - 6pm £65 (lunch included)

Tuesday 5th July 2016 11am - 6 pm £65 (lunch included)

smcp: Thursday 14th April 2016 1 - 8pm £58

Friday 15th July 2016 1 - 8pm £58

If you wish to stay over night there is accommodation at the Conwy location in 4* graded cottages for £40 per night per person and you may combine your stay with a short break and bring a friend - Click here to look at the accommodation available
Please click here to enquire about professional development groups

The teaching and learning Ethos

At smcp we are committed to the multi-level training ethos. The training to become a Psychotherapist, Supervisor or Trainer has been delivered using different group structures in the past and the multi-level structure has proved to be the most successful at smcp in terms of:

Student satisfaction and

Learning outcomes

Who for?

At smcp and nwcp Professional Development includes a mix of practitioners:

Those who want to belong to an on-going professional development group for collegial support and mentoring.

Beginning practitioners.

Those who are in the final stages of preparing for qualification.

Those who are qualified practitioners who are preparing for supervision accreditation.

This structure provides a live dynamic which is vibrant and creates a learning environment where all can optimise learning.

The process will acknowledge the relationship as being at the heart of all effective learning and will be flexible and responsive to individual learning goals as well as being commensurate with the stage of development of the practitioner.

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Suggested Topics

The Therapeutic Relationship
Professional and Ethical Considerations
Transactional Analysis Theory
Planning Assessment and Diagnosis
Treatment Direction and Treatment Planning
The Psychotherapeutic Process
Personal Attributes
Skill Development

Confidence – development of contract to full contact with others – mentoring and coaching

The structure is flexible - you may attend for just one day or as many days as you want.

Participants may attend this group for as many years as they wish either in preparation for accreditation or may attend for Professional Development on an ad hoc basis.

Carol Lucas
B.Ed Hons
Certified Transactional Analyst with Psychotherapy speciality
Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy registered
UKATA registered

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