Online CPD & Workshops

Take this opportunity to continue developing your practice and to connect with others in a meaningful way.
You need a strong internet connection – sit as close to your router as you can and if possible ensure you are the only person using the connection.
GCS will use Zoom so participants need to download this free app – ideally onto a laptop or computer but most smart phones will support Zoom.
Full instructions will be given after booking, prior to the event, about what you need to do.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns about training on-line.
Please note we have selected CPD events to run on-line that will translate well into this medium to ensure you have a positive training experience.

Our highly regarded Continued Professional Development (CPD) programme is delivered by leading trainers and clinicians across a range of therapeutic specialisms. Our courses offer rich and varied opportunities to deepen your expertise and maintain your CPD requirement. Previously we have held our workshops in person but we have embraced the opportunity to adapt to an online format and engage with a global audience. Expect an interactive and stimulating learning experience that will give you a great opportunity to meet fellow practitioners and to explore new and challenging ideas to support your practice.

Feedback from on-line CPD Event, ‘Working with Suicide & Risk’ by Kirsten Amis:
“I thought that the technical support and guidance was clear and helpful – doing the training over Zoom could have been challenging and tedious, but it felt engaging and comfortable.  The training was competently and thoughtfully delivered, whilst working remotely I still felt present and engaged with the material, which was was insightful, useful and thought provoking.”

Booking and Cancellation: Bookings are provisional on receipt of a booking form and the correct fee. Where a deposit is payable to secure your place, this is non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by GCS. Any balance owing is payable no later than 14 days prior to the training.

We do not store credit card details, nor do we any share financial information with third parties. Please refer to our full Payment Terms and Conditions for details of booking, payment and cancellations.


Awareness of Trauma & Dissociation with Dr Anna Preston: 19th & 26th September 2020 – FULLY BOOKED

Why study this course?

This two-part event will help attendees develop an understanding and awareness of trauma and dissociation in order for their
counselling/ therapeutic practice to assist people with such experiences.

Who is this course for?

Counsellors/therapists and other mental health practitioners who want to develop their understanding of trauma and dissociation (including DID), and how to work most effectively with people affected by it.

What to expect

The training sessions will be co-facilitated by a person with lived experience of DID

This workshop will be exploring:

  • The link between trauma, attachment and dissociation
  • Understanding the spectrum of dissociation and dissociative disorders (including Dissociative Identity Disorder)
  • Identifying and responding to dissociation when it happens in the room
  • Working with trauma related-dissociation
  • Understanding the perspective of someone who experiences dissociation/DID
  • How we can help in counselling

 

Time & Location
September 19th & 26th on Zoom 9.45 am – 1 pm (with breaks).

Fees
External Qualified Therapist: £70
Group Rate: £65 per delegate
GCS Staff: £45
Trainee/Volunteer*: £40

*We require proof of your volunteer work & role at application stage & respectfully ask for you to apply for the reduced Volunteer rate with integrity.

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Energy Psychology & The Therapeutic Relationship by Alistair Appleton on November 21st

Why study this course?

‘Cognitive Somatic’ therapy is NICE’s description of energy psychology and
is recommended for treatment of PTSD by the NHS. Understanding the history, context, uses and limitations of EP (tapping, EFT, TAT, AIT) will be essential for future treatment plans.

Who is this course for?

Any therapist, counsellor or coach interested in this crucial new form of therapy.

What to expect

This workshop looks at the background, roots, and history of EP; some of the research around it and its successes and limitations. There will be exploration of at least 2 forms of EP; discussion of how they are best integrated into our clinical practice; some case studies.

Time & Location
10 am – 5 pm on Zoom – breaks and lunch will be scheduled throughout the day

Fees
External Qualified Therapist: £70
Group Rate: £65 per delegate
GCS Staff: £45
Trainee/Volunteer*: £40

*We require proof of your volunteer work & role at application stage & respectfully ask for you to apply for the reduced Volunteer rate with integrity.

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Weekly Self Development Group with GCS: Starting Jan 2021

Who is it for?

This is a weekly  group that is not connected to any training course and open to anyone post GCS Diploma year one and to people outside of GCS with relevant experience of therapy. This group is for you if you are interested in working in a group setting, keen to explore your personal development, how you relate with others and you want to think about the groups you are in at work or in your private life.

What is the value of this group?

Although the group is not connected to any training course it is an excellent adjunct to any current training or to develop further experience of working in a group setting or as a bridge to postponed training.

The group is held by a highly experienced facilitator who is a Group Analyst and Psychotherapist.

Time & Location
The group usually runs at GCS, Alma House, 52/53 High Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1AP. Day and time tbc.
During lock-down the group will run on-line – contact us to join.
There will be the usual breaks for Christmas, Easter, summer and half-terms.

Fees
£15 weekly

Booking
For more information or to register your interest, contact Isabel Lewis: [email protected] or call 01453 766310