IF YOU WORK WITH ADULTS
If you work as a psychologist, psychotherapist or mental health clinician in services for adults with mental health problems these FREE online training resources might be useful for you. Please let me know if they are and please also send me suggestions for additional content. If you would like me to let you know when new material is added please register below
If your interests or needs relate more closely to older adults, neuropsychology or issues linked to COVID-19 please use the links provided for additional resources on those topics
University of Arizona
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY FOR INSOMNIA
These are extensive and high quality resources (videos, assessments, theory, patient information) designed for qualified therapists. Developed by Dr Daniel Taylor at the University of Arizona who says 'We are excited to announce a brand new training platform for CBT for insomnia, which was developed through a PRMRP/DoD technology grant. We are offering this training for free (with 6.5 APA Continuing Education [CE] credits) through November 2020.
Compassion focused therapy
This website includes a series of talks by Professor Paul Gilbert, the developer of Compassion focused therapy The link here will take you directly to 4 lectures by Paul about how to deliver therapy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Have a look around the site to find more general content.
Coalition for Advancement of Resources Supporting Evidence-based Practice (CARSEP)
Extensive resources by Professor Christopher Martell to support therapists who are learning to use Behavioral Activation. Excellent videos, high quality downloadable training and information all free to use.
NHS Education Scotland
BEHAVIOURAL ACTIVATION FOR ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
How to deliver Behavioural Activation for depression with adults who have learning difficulties. This treatment was developed and evaluated by Professor Andrew Jahoda at the University of Glasgow, funded by NIHR. The material is hosted by NHS Education Scotland on TURAS and you will need to register on the website. Once you do you will find lots of other very high quality resources - well worth the time.
Developed by Professor David Fowler and colleagues
SOCIAL RECOVERY THERAPY
This website describes and illustrates a psychological approach to working with young adults who have problems associated with psychosis. It focuses on overcoming the social disability that often accompanies psychosis and thereby reducing risk and moving towards recovery. This is a well developed and evaluated method of working.
Interviews on YouTube
PSYCHOTHERAPY EXPERT TALKS
Want to hear your favourite psychotherapist talk about their work? This is the channel for you. Listen to Alexandre talking to therapists as diifferent as Mick Cooper, Marv Goldfriend, Les Greenberg, Bob Leahy, Jacqueline Persons, Irving Yalom and many more. There's a strong bias towards white male North American psychologists and lots of room to increase diversity - but that aside this is a fabulous place to hear about a new or familiar model of therapy in an informal way.
The association for addiction professionals
A huge range of resources to support clinicians working with people who have problems with addition. This link will take you to their webinar series for which you can get a certificate of continuing education (CPE for those of us in the UK). But browse around and have a look at their other training and education - some require a small payment but a lot is free