All psychologists, psychotherapists and those working in mental health services face many challenges and complex issues in their professional work. The aim of these pages is to highlight free online training and education that may help you engage with some of these challenges and to reflect on their impact on you and your work.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
Although not a formal online course (most of what they offer) FutureLearn have put together this set of resources which includes films, books, and links to relevant organisations. They also offer 3 online courses that are relevant and highlighted at the end of the resource list so make sure you scroll to the bottom
TAKING SOCIAL ACTION / SOCIAL JUSTICE
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Want to convert your ideas about social (in)justice into social action? This is a new training programme designed specifically for counsellors and psychotherapists who want to take positive action for social change beyond their therapy room. Devised and delivered by Beverley Costa the course will give you the ethical framework and framework to develop your practical skills. Beverley draws on her own extensive experience working with refugees and asylum seekers to highlight how the Social Response Cycle can be used.
Free webinars on a range of topics related to being homeless. A recent example focused on the Mental Capacity Act, impaired decision making and how to support homeless people in the context of social distancing.
WORKING WITH DIVERSITY
Victorian Transcultural Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia
Interactive online learning with four modules covering 'Cultural Responsiveness', Cultural Diversity and Assessment', 'LGBTQI Intersect', and 'Working with Interpreters'. These can all be accessed from this link
I am very keen to add to this section so please let me know about any online training that would be relevant and support our professional development