School of Health in Social Science

CPD courses

We offer a varied Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and practitioners working in related fields such as nursing, social work, dementia and teaching.

Living in the Aftermath of Death: an Introduction to Counselling Approaches to Bereavement

This course explores grief and bereavement following recent, previous and unresolved bereavement experiences. The course also looks at theoretical frameworks which describe and work with expected, prolonged and complicated grief. It also considers the impact of this work on the practitioner.

Creative Practices: Poetry and Psychotherapy

This course provides an opportunity to explore creativity and to relate this to the theory and practice of psychotherapy. We will do this through intensive close reading of poetry and examination of the constraints of poetic form.

CPD courses related to Dementia

Working in Partnership with People with Dementia in semester one Critical Issues in Intellectual Disability and Dementia in semester two

Applications to Counselling courses

A unique feature of the CPD courses provided by Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Edinburgh is that students have the option to take them for academic credit or as standard CPD should they wish.