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.
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.
Counselling and Dementia
This course provides an advanced examination of the emotional support needs of people diagnosed with dementia and how to meet those needs through therapeutic listening. Students will develop their theoretical understanding as well as their therapeutic skills in this area.
Applications to 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.
Teaching of our Continuing Professional Development courses is augmented by the expertise of visiting tutors from various professional backgrounds.