Professional Development Groups
Professional Development Groups, beyond main training programmes and/or final qualifications, are sometimes difficult to find.
Groups are based at
The south manchester centre for psychotherapy and in Conwy, North Wales
and are for student and qualified practitioners who are working with clients.
At smcp Professional Development always includes a mix of practitioners:
Those who want to belong to an on-going professional development group for collegial support, mentoring, supervision, theoretical discussion, case study preparation or for examination preparation.
Those who are in the final stages of preparing for qualification.
Those who are qualified practitioners who wanting on-going professional development.
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.
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
The multi-level structure means students / practitioners at all levels of training and / or qualification work within the same group.
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 students / practitioners.
The Therapeutic Relationship
Professional and Ethical Considerations
Planning Assessment and Diagnosis
Treatment Direction and Treatment Planning
The Psychotherapeutic Process
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 - qualifications
Certified Transactional Analyst (clinical speciality) CTA (p)
Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst TSTA (p)
Qualified Psychotherapist, Training and Supervising member of The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
Qualified Psychotherapist, Training and Supervising member of The United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and Qualified Psychotherapist, Training and Supervising member of The European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA)
Chair of the Training Standards Committee for UKATA 2011 - March 2016