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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

30% off ALL Mindfulness DVDs!

Mindfulness is a popular technique that helps people manage their mental health, or simply gain more enjoyment from their lives. Research shows that when you train your brain to be mindful, you’re actually remodelling the physical structure of your brain.

During May we are discounting all our Mindfulness DVDs by 30% off the regular price – but only for you our VIP customers! Simply follow the link below and log in to see your special price.

Mindfulness DVDs – 30% OFF!

We love this one as it’s so simple to follow!

The Top One-Minute Mindfulness Strategies to Use in Your Practice - 1 CPD Hour

In this program, Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, psychotherapist, former Buddhist monk, award-winning writer, and author of One-Minute Mindfulness will share his favourite One-Minute Mindfulness practices that can enhance your mindfulness work with clients. These easy-to-use practices are effective centring and stress-reduction strategies for working with mood disorders, anxiety, ADD, and PTSD. Donald will also explain how mindfulness recalibrates the brain by accessing the present moment.

Donald is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including The Mindfulness Code (selected, One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2010), Meal By Meal, Art of the Inner Meal, Living Kindness, and others.

Prefer to stream digital media instead of a DVD? This one comes highly rated from PESI:

Mindfulness in Motion: Using Qigong, Acupressure and Meditation for Healing Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Pain in Clinical Practice

Imagine what it would be like for your clients to be free from anxiety, depression, trauma or pain. What if you could show your clients specific strategies to become more mindful and compassionate by immediately working with their concrete bodily experiences of themselves in the present moment?

This new workshop will be unlike any other mindfulness training you’ve received! Join experienced mindfulness presenter Robert Rosenbaum, PhD as he gives an experiential packed workshop. Follow the link for further details.

We have plenty of Mindfulness DVDs available, so take a look by clicking here – but don’t forget to log in to see the DVD discounts!

Best wishes
from the team at Psychotherapy DVDs

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Last Opportunity for 30% off Irvin Yalom DVDs!

Only a few days left to get 30% off all DVDs featuring Dr Irvin Yalom.
Click here to see the DVDs but don’t forget to log in to see your VIP prices!

Here’s just one example of what’s on offer for the remainder of April.
Confronting Death and Other Existential Issues in Psychotherapy - 2 CPD Hours

Weaving together fascinating tales from his own clinical practice with wisdom from the great philosophers, Dr Yalom illuminates the existential perspective and how it can be skillfully utilised to enliven the psychotherapeutic encounter. Starting with the premise that “therapy is a synergy of powerful ideas and a powerful, intimate connection” he shares those ideas that he has found most useful in his life and work, as well as ways to leverage the therapeutic relationship for maximum growth.

If you want to take your clinical work to a deeper level and help your patients come to terms with the ultimate concerns of human existence, there’s no better guide in navigating this terrain than Irvin Yalom.

By watching this video, you will:

  • Learn how to recognize the presence of death anxiety in your patients, and learn techniques to not only alleviate their excessive anxiety, but to truly enhance their lives.
  • Understand how to apply an existential perspective to any psychotherapy approach.
  • Identify ways to utilize the here-and-now of the therapeutic relationship to help clients gain a deeper understanding of their interpersonal world.

Or instead of a DVD why not try one of our Digital Seminars from our International partners PESI? Take the opportunity to learn from some of the best trainers in the world.
Trauma, Grief and Loss in the Classroom: Supporting Students When Tragedy of Loss Occurs

  • Understand the impact of death, divorce, tragedy & disaster on a students’ ability to benefit from classroom instruction
  • Strategies to support grieving and traumatised children
  • Immediate techniques to apply when trauma or loss affects your students
  • Long-term, school wide postvention plans
  • Coordinated district-wide interventions

Follow the links for all the details, and log in here!

Best wishes
from the team at Psychotherapy DVDs

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Training Calendar for April-May 2018

Here at SDS we are delighted that the sun has finally appeared, albeit a little later than we would have liked!
We are very much looking forward to the BPS Approved courses we have coming up next month and here’s a brief overview for you.
The ever popular 3 day CBT Introductory course, is taking place in Glasgow on the 1st- 3rd May. If you’ve never taken this course, it’s a fantastic opportunity to do so in Scotland, but places are selling fast and it’s nearly full, so if you want to book – do it now!
Social Anxiety Disorder, also called Social Phobia, is a long-lasting and overwhelming fear of social situations. It's a common problem that usually starts during the teenage years. For some people it gets better as they get older, but for many it doesn't go away on its own.
It can be extremely distressing and have a huge negative impact on someone’s life, but there are ways that you can help your clients deal with it.
Take at the look at how you can equip yourself with the tools to help them by following the link above.
This fantastic course, with Dr Fiona Kennedy is part of the Certificate in Third Wave CBT, but is also extremely valuable as a singular module.
Mindfulness represents both a state of being as well as a technique. This two day course provides you with practice opportunities of different types of mindfulness, as well as outlines a context within which different third wave approaches incorporate and conceptualise mindfulness: from Compassionate Mindfulness, through Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy to developing mindfulness as an alternative skill to emotional avoidance.
As it’s being run via webcast, if you’re too busy on the date of the training – all webcast attendees are given 28 days to catch up via a recording. Join from the comfort of your own home, at your leisure. You can still qualify for your CPD hours and obtain your certificate!
Looking ahead to the second half of the year we have the BPS Approved Certificate in Trauma Treatments. This full certificate course was so popular last year, we are bringing it to you once again, in London and via webcast.
The BPS Approved Certificate in Trauma Treatments consists of 4 modules  over 8 training days that can be booked together or separately as individual courses. The course is designed to provide both an up-to-date theoretical overview of a selection of trauma treatment approaches along with their practical application within a range of practice environments. Here are the full details of all the training modules.
We look forward to working with you.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Spring Offer! 30% Off all Irvin Yalom DVDs

“Life is a miserable thing. I have decided to spend my life thinking about it.” ― Dr Irvin D. Yalom, The Schopenhauer Cure.

During the month of April we are offering 30% off All Irvin Yalom’s DVDs and this one is our absolute favourite.

Group Therapy: A Live Demonstration (2 DVD) - 3 CPD Hours

In this remarkable demonstration you will witness group therapy and Irvin Yalom’s novel, The Schopenhauer Cure, come alive simultaneously in two unscripted group psychotherapy sessions. The result is a training video that is destined to become a classic for students of group therapy and Yalom fans alike.

In the 2 set DVD, Dr Yalom and Dr Molyn Leszcz  provide new and experienced therapists valuable tools for the practice of group counselling. It contains live demonstrations during which Dr Leszcz leads two groups based on the characters and the plot of Dr Yalom’s The Schopenhauer Cure.

Additionally, you will see Dr Leszcz skillfully demonstrate the core techniques in Yalom’s interpersonal model of group psychotherapy: activating here-and-now interactions, reflection on group process, and the judicious use of therapist transparency. Commentary by Yalom and Leszcz help the viewer gain deeper understanding of the subtleties and nuances that occur in these fast-paced groups.

This promises to be a valuable training video for years to come, and is highly entertaining to boot. If you haven't read The Schopehauer Cure, this DVD should inspire you to do so. The actors do a superb job of embodying the characters of this bestselling novel.

Find out more by following this link and don’t forget to log in to see the 30% Discount!

Best wishes

from the team at Psychotherapy DVD

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Only 4 days left to get 30% off all Fiona Kennedy’s DVDs!

There’s only 4 days remaining in March and that means only 4 days left to get 30% off all Fiona Kennedy’s DVDS! Log in to see the discounted price but do it soon!
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/By-Author/Fiona-Kennedy

Dr Fiona Kennedy, amongst her many skills, is an established DBT practitioner, manager and academic. Her creation of an effective DBT treatment service for self-harming, suicidal, ‘revolving door’ inpatients was quoted as an example of national excellence by the governments’ National Audit Office in its House of Commons report ‘Safer Patient Services’ 2005. She is an esteemed researcher and author in the fields of dissociation, third wave CBT and many others.

If you are interested in learning more about Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – how about this DVD? With 30% OFF the regular price, it comes with great reviews!

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in a Nutshell – includes 1 CPD Hour
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Dialectical-Behaviour-Therapy-in-a-Nutshell

 “Excellent – thought provoking and very useful therapeutic approach and tool.”
P.H., Specialist Practitioner (Psychology)

Want to explore further? Our international partners at PESI have a fantastic 4 day DBT conference available to download.
https://sds.ce21.com/item/dbt-4day-conference-22617

Lane Pederson Psy.D, LP, has provided DBT training and consultation to over 10,000 professionals in the United States, Australia, South Africa, Dubai, Canada, and Mexico through his training and consultation company.  A real world practitioner, Dr Pederson co-owns Mental Health Systems, one of the largest DBT-specialised practices in the United States.  Dr Pederson has developed DBT programs for adolescents, adults, people with dual disorders, and people with developmental disabilities.  Join him in this 4 day seminar, available to download.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Socratic Questioning with Dr Fiona Kennedy - 30% OFF!

Despite the origins being nearly 2,500 years old, Socratic Questioning in therapy generally, and specifically in CBT remains somewhat a mystery to many practitioners. Socratic Questioning is based on the practice of disciplined and thoughtful dialogue that, on the first sight, appears simple, but in fact is intensely rigorous. Despite lots of references to SQ as a cornerstone of cognitive therapy (C.Padesky, 1993), there is very little, almost nothing, written about it and how to conduct it. This DVD set is an attempt to give practitioners clear explanation of the SQ process and guidance about its use. It also comes with 30% OFF the registered price! Log in to see the VIP discounts for all Dr Kennedy’s DVDs throughout March.

SOCRATIC QUESTIONING (Essential CBT Skills Series) - 4 DVD Set includes 4 CPD Hours
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Socratic-Questioning

One of our current favourite digital seminars available to download from our partners at PESI is COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY FOR INSOMNIA.
Did you know that CBT is now recommended as the first line treatment for chronic insomnia?
This recommendation was, interestingly enough, made by the second largest medical organisation in the United States (The ACP) and was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Want to learn more? Follow the link below.
https://sds.ce21.com/item/2017-principles-practice-cbti-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-insomnia-28904

Welcome to our online shop and log in to see the discounted DVD prices by following this link. Not registered yet? No problem, sign up today!
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Special-Prices-for-Registered-Customer

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

30% Off All DVDS by Dr Fiona Kennedy

Our monthly promotion for the whole of March brings you 30% OFF ALL DVDs by Dr Fiona Kennedy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, author and highly regarded trainer. If you haven’t ever trained with Dr Kennedy, now is a great opportunity to learn from one of the best. Take a look at the full list we have on offer for you by following the link below. Make sure you log in to see the discounts!
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/By-Author/Fiona-Kennedy

Heading up our list of Fiona’s bestselling DVDs is WORKING WITH PTSD – THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE. Which includes 3 CPD hours.
In this DVD set, expert Dr Kennedy explores with Consultant Clinical Psychologist Paul Grantham, the essential aspects of assessment and treatment of PTSD, along with pros and cons of different approaches to working with clients who suffer this challenging condition.
Includes live consultations conducted by Dr Kennedy with a real client, Christina, a young woman who was involved in a road accident 6 years before the consultation. See how Dr Kennedy introduces the concept of PTSD to the client in the first session, and masterfully conducts a reliving exercise in the second one. The session finishes with use of cognitive restructuring in order to address certain negative automatic thoughts and assumptions.
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Working-with-PTSD-The-Essential-Guide

Our special mention this week from our International Partners at PESI is the digital seminar: TRAUMA, ATTACHMENT & NEUROSCIENCE, with Bessel van der Kolk, MD. Brain Mind & Body in the Healing of Trauma.
This one-day downloadable seminar represents current research findings about how people's brains, minds and bodies are affected by traumatic experiences and illustrate the principles of post-traumatic therapy. Join Dr van der Kolk, the world's leading expert in the field of traumatic stress, to explore specific techniques that address the impact & resolution of trauma.
https://sds.ce21.com/item/trauma-attachment-neuroscience-bessel-van-der-kolk-md-brain-mind-body-healing-trauma-17500

As always – log in to see any special discounted DVD prices - simply follow this link.
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Special-Prices-for-Registered-Customer

Best wishes from the team at Psychotherapy DVDs

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Last 2 days to get 30% off all Love & Relationship DVDs

There are only two days left to take advantage of our special 30% discount on all Love, Family & Relationship DVDs – especially for you – our VIP customers.

There are lots to choose from, here’s just one example.

MAKING DIVORCE WORK: A Clinical Approach to the Binuclear Family – includes 1 CPD Hour 30% off!
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Making-Divorce-Work

Renowned therapist Constance Ahrons demonstrates her ground-breaking approach to working with divorced families, with an emphasis on helping ex-spouses and new spouses effectively manage their shared parenting obligations. In a time when fifty percent of American marriages end in divorce, therapists frequently encounter families struggling with the aftermath.
This DVD depicts a series of productive and poignant therapy sessions with an entire binuclear family: the divorced mother and father, their two sons, and the new wife of the children's father. Dr Ahrons aptly demonstrates how, over time, she brings these reluctant family members together to begin forging a more agreeable, cooperative approach to parenting.

More details can be found by following the link below but don’t forget to log in to see the discounted DVD prices!
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Making-Divorce-Work

Want to try something different? How about a digital seminar instead from our International partners at PESI.
TRAUMA, GRIEF & LOSS IN THE CLASSROOM: Supporting Students When Tragedy of Loss Occurs. With Dr John Bearoff.
https://sds.ce21.com/item/trauma-grief-loss-classroom-supporting-students-tragedy-loss-occurs-28920

For students death, illness, divorce, natural disaster, community violence, or even a move to a new school can result in grief reactions and related trauma. Any of these events can trigger plummeting grades, decreased class participation, negative acting-out behaviour, or dropping out of extracurricular activities. Attend this engaging seminar and learn how the intensity and duration of the different stages of child/adolescent grief will manifest in school.
Dr Bearoff shows specific strategies, techniques and interventions to provide the appropriate support to effectively help students dealing with trauma, grief and loss. Whether you are a classroom teacher, a school counsellor, an administrator or support staff you will leave this seminar armed with interventions to address grief, tragedy and trauma on an individual level, a classroom level and even a school-wide level.

All Love, Family & Relationships DVDs are still available at 30% off until the end of February. Place your order today!
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Special-Prices-for-Registered-Customer

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

More DVD offers – Especially for You!

This week’s DVD offers have been carefully selected and include something a little different. Take a look!

HARNESSING THE POWER OF GENOGRAMS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY Includes - 2 CPD Hours - £10.00 OFF for 24 hours only!
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Harnessing-the-Power-of-Genograms-in-Psychotherapy

A rare opportunity to watch the therapist who developed and popularized genograms, demonstrate how to actually create and utilize them in a therapy session. You will see Monica McGoldrick in action as she masterfully conducts an initial interview with a new client, demonstrating the step-by-step process of gathering historical information, creating the genogram, and contextualizing the client’s presenting problem within a multigenerational family systems framework.

John is a 39-year-old African-American graphic designer who is having marital problems. Mystified and distressed by his pattern of distancing from his wife who is six months pregnant, he desperately wants to understand why he is pulling away. McGoldrick’s focused interest in John’s family story gently guides him in a thorough investigation of the social and historical context of his current struggles. With McGoldrick as an ally, John makes fascinating discoveries as he uncovers surprising coincidences, poignant tragedies and inspiring sources of resilience.

Watching McGoldrick engage a client in exploring the connection between his presenting problem and his family-of-origin issues is a treat in and of itself, but a bonus feature of this video is following McGoldrick’s step-by-step creation of John’s genogram on the spot. It makes for a compelling and highly educational experience.

Learn how to:
- Utilize the genogram to place clients’ presenting problems in a historical and social context.
- Respond when a client resists exploring family issues.
- Explain to clients why exploring family background is relevant.

Take a look at the full details by following the link below:
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Harnessing-the-Power-of-Genograms-in-Psychotherapy

Our second choice for this week is DEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA DISORDER – Includes 2 CPD Hours -  £10.00 OFF for 24 hours only!
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Developmental-Trauma-Disorder

Bessel van der Kolk has revolutionized the way we understand trauma. Join him live from his office as he discusses the latest updates on Developmental Trauma Disorder and what it will mean for the future of trauma treatment. The current version of the DSM does not adequately address complex trauma, leaving you with limited options. In this seminar recording, learn the proposed changes to the DSM-5 and how it will better equip you to accurately diagnosis the complexities associated with these challenging situations.

Including:
- Behavioural and neurobiological implications of complex trauma.
- Trauma resulting from child abuse, women in abusive relationships and other multi-trauma situations.
- Understand why a PTSD diagnosis will not adequately address the issues of many of your trauma clients.
- Interventions and their roles: Talking, trauma processing, EMDR, yoga, neurofeedback.
- Better treat trauma in the context of intimate relationships.
- The problem of multiple co-morbidities for traumatized clients.
- Learn why it is important to look at co-existing problems as a coherent set of symptoms.
- Affect and impulse dysregulation.
- Somatization and biological dysregulation.

http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/Developmental-Trauma-Disorder

These two special offers expire at midday tomorrow, but don’t forget too that:

ALL OF PAUL GRANTHAM’S DVDS ARE A HUGE 30% OFF FOR THE WHOLE OF JANUARY! Log in to see the discounted prices – but don’t miss them!
http://www.psychotherapydvds.com/By-Author/Paul-Grantham

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Happy New Year. Your Training Calendar is here!

Happy New Year!

We hope you’ve managed to take some well-deserved time off over the holiday season and are now ready to kick off 2018 with some more fantastic BPS Approved training courses!

Here’s a brief look at what we are bringing you in the first two months of 2018.

Commencing 18th–19th January we have Essential Supervision Skills - a must do course for those who ever need to supervise the case work of others.
It’s fully booked in London but it’s not too late to book the Live Interactive Webcast, so you needn’t miss out.
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/seminars.php?courseid=114

30th–31st January we are running the 2 day BPS Approved course,  Working with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, which is not only part of our Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT but is also a valuable module to do as a standalone course. Anxiety Disorders are all too common so take a look at how we can help you to help your clients. This course is taking place at the BPS in London. There’s only a limited number of spaces left so don’t delay if you need this training.
http://skillsdevelopment.co.uk/cbt_seminars.php?courseid=164

Heading swiftly into February on the 6th-7th we have Essential Supervision Skills again but this time in Manchester. This popular and highly demanded course always sells out so please book early, we hate to disappoint you when the course is fully booked. Book by Monday 8th January and also benefit from the early bird price! http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/seminars.php?courseid=114

On the 22nd–23rd February we are starting our 2018 BPS Approved Certificate in Third Wave CBT, commencing with Compassion Focused Therapy with Clinical Psychologist, Dr Chris Irons.

CFT is a research-based therapy founded on a combination of principles from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Evolutionary Psychology and Attachment Theory. It was developed to work specifically with clients who had high levels of shame and self-criticism and who had early experiences of poor attachment, affiliation and affection. By developing care and affiliative focused motivation, attention, emotion, behaviour and thinking CFT addresses these problems. Key skills with CFT include the use of compassion focused imagery, the development of a compassionate self and the use of a sense of a compassionate self to engage with areas of personal difficulty.
http://skillsdevelopment.co.uk/seminars.php?courseid=131

This highly regarded CFT training can be taken as an individual two-day course or as a part of the popular CERTIFICATE IN THIRD WAVE CBT, Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development.

Third Wave Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has become one of the most powerful therapeutic developments within the last 15 years. Our modular Certificate Course is designed to provide both an up-to-date theoretical overview of a selection of Third Wave CBT approaches along with their practical application within a range of practice environments. The full Certificate focuses on four separate modules relating to Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. These different Third Wave approaches are integrated via an additional online presentation exploring the meaning and contradictions within these approaches. There is a particular focus on practical issues, problems and dilemmas within each Third Wave approach and how they can be successfully addressed.

All Third Wave Certificate modules are available to attend either in person or via Live Interactive Webcast, so take a look at the full details by following the link below:
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/third_wave.shtml

27th February – Working with Deliberate Self-Harm - London
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/cbt_seminars.php?courseid=98

28th February – Working with Suicidal Behaviour - London
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/cbt_seminars.php?courseid=99

These two Master Practitioner Diploma modules are extremely valuable as stand-alone courses but to take them together is even better. Our esteemed trainer, Clinical Psychologist Paul Grantham, has made a short video outlining how CBT can help your clients who are at risk of self-harm or suicide. Quite simply it’s training that anyone who works with troubled clients can’t afford to miss. Follow the link below to hear Paul explain why.
http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/cbt_seminars.php?courseid=98

We very much look forward to working with you in the forthcoming weeks.

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