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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

New Developments in the Treatment of PTSD, Complex PTSD & Comorbid Disorders - New DVD Offer!

This week’s exciting new DVD release is by Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. who has been voted by clinicians in an American Psychology survey as one of the most influential psychotherapists of the century.

This is your opportunity to learn the latest developments in the treatment of PTSD, complex PTSD and co-morbid disorders from one of the world's leading psychotherapists. Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, co-founder of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. He recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the clinical division of the American Psychological Association and was Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association.

In this program you will learn the assessment and treatment implications of neuroscience from a life-span perspective and learn ways to provide integrated treatments in a culturally and gender-sensitive manner. You will learn how to conduct evidence-based trauma-focused treatment and how to incorporate spiritually-oriented interventions. Dr Meichenbaum utilises his vast clinical and research experience, irreverent style, along with video case presentations to make this a must-see event. In addition, you will receive a comprehensive set of handouts with tools to be used in your practice.

You will learn:
Evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment informed by neuroscience Treatment for co-morbid issues including depression, suicide, substance abuse and TBI A strengths-based approach that bolsters resilience Integrated treatment that is culturally and gender sensitive

Critique the concept of PTSD and critically assess the “state-of-the-art” treatment of PTSD and Complex PTSD.
Utilize a Case Conceptualization Model (CCM) that informs assessment and treatment decision-making.
Implement the “Core Tasks” of psychotherapy in an integrated fashion.
Conduct trauma-focused interventions in an integrative fashion, treating PTSD and co-morbid psychiatric disorders together.
Incorporate culturally- and gender-sensitive and spiritually-oriented treatments.
Address the needs of health care providers, namely vicarious traumatization and burnout.

Take a look at the full details of this comprehensive training by following this link

This programme is also available via our partners at PESI by digital stream by following this link

Order this DVD today to save a huge £50 off.
Offer expires tomorrow at midday!

You will also receive a CPD certificate for 5 hours.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Important! 2018 Training Calendar is Ready for Bookings

2018 might seem a bit of a way off but here at SDS we have been busy arranging our training calendar for next year.

All course dates are now available for booking and as you know many of our courses get fully booked up quickly, so make sure not to miss out! Take a look at the calendar by following the link below:

Due to high demand we are once again running the popular BPS APPROVED CERTIFICATE IN THIRD WAVE CBT. You can choose to attend any of the modules either in London or via Live Interactive Webcast.
The full Certificate focuses on 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 modalities. Over and above this there is a particular focus on practical issues, problems and dilemmas within each Third Wave approach and how they can be successfully addressed. The full Certificate is made up of 5 modules over 8.5 training days see further details below.

In addition the equally popular BPS APPROVED CERTIFICATE IN RESOURCE BASED THERAPIES is also taking place again in London and via Live Interactive Webcast.
The BPS APPROVED Full Certificate course is made up of 3 modules over 5 training days and includes an introduction to the three modalities,  similarities and differences between Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Brief Therapy & Motivational interviewing. Full details are available by following this link.

I WANT TO STOP PROCRASTINATING NOW! Is also back due to popular demand.
Life is busy and we are all guilty of “putting things off”. So this two day programme is specifically designed for delegates to apply to themselves rather than their clients, with a strong outcome focus to help participants change their lives in this important area. Often seen as a time management issue, procrastination is typically initiated and maintained through a number of well researched and established psychological processes. These same processes are equally amenable to a range of effective psychological techniques and strategies that reduce the degree of procrastination that sufferers experience and in some instances totally eliminate it.

SDS training courses have been fully booked regularly during 2017 including Working with Anger Problems next week – now sold out! It’s only run once a year and spaces are always limited. Book next year’s dates so as not to miss out again.

Booking early not only ensures you get the date and training you want and need, but also qualifies you for our Early Bird Discount. You need to book more than one calendar month in advance of the training to qualify for the price reduction, however some of our courses sell out way before that, so take a look and book soon!

Warmest regards

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

New DVD offer! Brainstorm: The Power & Purpose of the Teenage Brain

This week’s new DVD is Brainstorm: The Power & Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Featuring Daniel Siegel, M.D., The world’s leading expert and best-selling author on the confluence of neuroscience, mindfulness and psychotherapy.

As any parent with a teenager can tell you, their child’s adolescent years can be intimidating, confusing and anxiety-ridden. The behavioural changes that take place during this period strain even the strongest parent and child relationships, leaving both sides frustrated and begging a fundamental question—why do teens act this way?

World-renowned neuropsychiatrist, Dr Dan Siegel, helps you crack this code with ground-breaking research in interpersonal neurobiology for this two hour lecture based on his newest book, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain. Dr Siegel explores how brain development affects teenage behaviour and relationships and helps promote understanding between parents and their teens. This DVD offers insights into hyper-rational thinking, impulsivity, changes in the dopamine drive for reward, and increases in the emotional reactivity of the brain to illuminate many of the potential risk factors during these transformative years of life. Rather than seeing adolescence as a period of immaturity or dysfunction, Dr Siegel’s view suggests that the essence of adolescence, the emotional spark, social engagement, novelty-seeking, and creative explorations—can best be harnessed by supporting these important aspects of our human development.
This DVD also comes with a certificate for 2 CPD Hours

Order today to save a £10 off this DVD
Offer expires tomorrow at midday!

Also available from Dr Siegel is The Whole-Brain Child Approach: Develop Kids' Minds and Integrate Their Brains for Better Outcomes. Available as a digital stream from our Training Partners at PESI.

In this seminar, bestselling authors of The Whole Brain Child, Dr Daniel Siegel and Dr Tina Payne Bryson, present the latest scientific research, with a special emphasis on neuroplasticity and the changing brain in a way that’s clear, interesting, and immediately practical. The focus is on better understanding the role of experience and focused attention on the ever-developing brain. This workshop focuses on five different types of integration that can lead to health and wholeness. Each section highlights a type of integration and provides numerous case examples demonstrating practical strategies to treat anxiety, affective disorders, executive function, and disruptive behaviour disorders.

In addition – don’t forget our 20% discount on all Trauma DVDs expires at Midday today! Just enter the code 20TRAUMA to get your 20% any of our Trauma DVDs.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Training update for September-October

As we head ever swiftly into Autumn here’s a brief overview of the BPS approved training courses we are bringing you throughout the remainder of September & October. We are sure you will find something of interest to add to your ever growing skill set!

We are holding Working with Anger Problems in London on 27th – 28th of this month. This important 2 day training course covers issues of definitions of anger, how anger problems develop, a multi-pathway model of anger, along with a range of CBT interventions as they apply to Anger problems. It’s a common issue with people leading such stressful lives so take a look at the details to see how you can learn how to be equipped to help your clients.  This course is part of our Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or you can simply take it as a stand- alone module.

5th - 6th October is Essential Supervision Skills in Birmingham. This course has been fully booked for several weeks now so if you ever need to supervise the casework of others please do take a look at our other available dates by following the link below. It’s a really popular, must do course and meets the training standards required to confer eligibility to the British Psychological Society’s Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS). Book early for the next available dates, so as not to miss out!

Tuesday the 10th October is our one day Positive Psychotherapy: Supercharge your practice training course in London. This course can be taken as an individual one-day module or as a part of a Certificate in Resource Based Therapies  which is 3 modules over 5 days of training, approved by the BPS.
During this training day, you will discover an evidence based approach to positive psychotherapy which is invaluable in a range of therapeutic, social care and educational environments across the age span. It covers all essential components of the effective use of a positive psychology approach in helping clients.

11th - 12th October: Working with Panic Disorder, London. The 2 days cover issues of definition and relationship with agoraphobia, theories of Panic Disorder and a range of CBT interventions as they apply to this common debilitating problem which has produced success rates of between 80 and 90%. Details include the Definition of Panic Disorder, Goldstein & Chambless classical conditioning model and Clark’s cognitive theory of panic disorder. Learn about corrective breathing exercises, the role of graded exposure, and of behavioural experiments in challenging safety behaviours.

The ever popular 3 day CBT Introductory course which takes place again on the 18th - 20th October in Manchester is already fully booked for London in September. So if you haven’t ever done this fantastic, highly recommended course make sure you don’t miss it! You will leave with a solid grounding in CBT that you can put into practice straight away. It covers the history and meaning of CBT, conceptualising cases in CBT terms, the format of a standard CBT session, and the most important CBT techniques over three intensive days of training.

Last but most certainly not least, on the 19th – 20th October is the next module of our full certificate in Trauma Treatments.  CBT for working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Not doing the full Certificate in Trauma Treatments? Never mind – you can still book it! But otherwise you should still attend this course as a stand-alone module or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT. It’s an outstanding practical two day course for those who work with survivors of trauma, from RTA to childhood abuse. The training combines an overview of the current understanding of PTSD with case discussions, demonstration and treatment.

All of these courses are approved by the British Psychological Society and you will receive a certificate of attendance that includes the relating CPD hours.

Book today to secure your place!

As always, we look forward to working with you.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

DBT with Suicidal Clients - New DVD with an Introductory Offer!

Borderline, suicidal, and self-harming clients are some of the most challenging populations therapists face.

Regardless of our level of clinical expertise, it is crucial to master risk assessment, working with ambivalence, and managing reactivity—all whilst staying centred ourselves!

We can all use support with these issues, and the venerable Dialectical Behaviour Therapy creator Marsha Linehan certainly delivers with this powerful two-video set. In this “grand rounds” offering, Ms Linehan demonstrates key interventions of the approach in the context of a live re-enactment of therapy with a suicidal client. You’ll watch the pair connect, tussle, and ultimately negotiate their way through a high-risk situation.

DBT with Suicidal Clients is vital for anyone who deals with suicidal and self-harming or self- destructive clients.  This new 2 DVD box set comes with 3 CPD hours and today we are offering a huge £10 off the set!

Marsha Linehan, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology and adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Washington. She is Director of the Behavioural Research and Therapy Clinics, a consortium of research projects developing new treatments and evaluating their efficacy for severely disordered and multi-diagnostic and suicidal populations. Her primary research is in the application of behavioural models to suicidal behaviours, drug abuse, and borderline personality disorder. She is also working to develop effective models for transferring science-based treatments to the clinical community.

Marsha is the developer of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, a treatment originally developed for the treatment of suicidal behaviours and since expanded to treatment of borderline personality disorder and other severe and complex mental disorders, particularly those that involve serious emotion dysregulation.

Order today to save a £10 off this DVD
Offer expires tomorrow at midday

Best wishes

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Our DVD Summer Sale Ends Soon – Don’t miss out!

Just a quick reminder that our DVD summer sale is ending soon. The last day to get those bargains is Sunday 3rd September!

Get your special VIP price by visiting our VIP Zone by clicking on the top banner or following this direct link:

Make sure you log in first to enjoy the special offers that we have arranged for you this summer.
Every DVD is discounted, some by as much as 50%! All you need to do is log in and all the prices will reduce even further, especially for you!


Brief Strategic Treatment of the Anxiety Disorders Reid Wilson Ph.D. - International Expert and Author in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
4 DVD Set - 6 CPD Hours

Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems Dr Judith S Beck Ph.D. - World Renowned Cognitive Therapy Educator, Writer & Clinician, President of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy & Research
4 DVDs Set - 6 CPD Hours

Building Clients’ Self Esteem
Paul Grantham, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Founder & Director of SDS Seminars, Paul is one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training.
4 DVD) - 6 CPD Hours

Angry & Challenging Youth 2 Day Seminar
Dr R. Brooks Ph.D. Highly Acclaimed Expert & Author, Dr Brooks has received multiple awards for his work with children & families
(8 DVD) - 12 CPD Hours

ADHD: Cutting Edge Understanding and Management Russell Barkley, Ph.D. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr Berkley is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology
8 DVD Set - 10 CPD Hours

Take a look at what else we have on offer by following this link to the VIP Zone
Log in and choose from our vast library, and remember too -  all DVDs come with a CPD certificate.

Happy perusing!

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Excellent Feedback for our Online Case Formulation Course - Book Now before the price increases!

We consistently get great feedback for all our courses. This is particularly so for our online Case Formulation training course. This feedback was so good – we thought we should share it with you!

“A solid educative experience - which also touched upon and looked at case formulations from other theoretical perspectives. It provided a firm foundation to case formulation in CBT - and will act as a springboard for more study and further reading in this area. The substantial foundation of this course will enable myself to go on to further reading in this important area. Excellent course.”

As a reminder we recently wrote to tell you that our prices for all our online training courses are increasing on the 1st September so please take advantage now of the very low prices! By booking it before the end of August you will save £54 off the regular one day training price!

Take a look at the list of available online courses, by following this link:

Book them today and save!

Friday, 28 July 2017

New Opportunity - Watch the World's Experts in Recorded Seminars

We are delighted to announce our NEW and exciting partnership with PESI Inc. a cutting edge educational provider offering digital recordings of the world’s leading experts in Psychology & Psychotherapy. You can watch their most recent training events, learn from the masters, and receive your CPD Certificates!

PESI have the most robust continuing educational library available anywhere in the world. Chances are, the author of the latest psychology book you read, has continuing education offerings through PESI. You can access these from anywhere and at any time you need further information to assist with your clients. Now through our special partnership we can offer them to you!

You are no doubt interested in the work of Dr Bessel van der Kolk, MD. highly acclaimed for his research in the area of post-traumatic stress since the 1970s. He has published well over 150 peer reviewed scientific articles on various aspects of trauma. In which case you will definitely be interested in this opportunity to view this special one day seminar:
Trauma, Attachment & Neuroscience: Brain, Mind & Body in the Healing of Trauma.

The seminar outlines 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 Bessel van der Kolk, the world's leading expert in the field of traumatic stress, to explore specific techniques that address such issues as Complex Trauma, Developmental Trauma Disorder, Overcoming Helplessness, Memory Processing, Affect Regulation, The Integration of Dissociated Aspects of Experience, The Re-integration of Human Connections and Disturbances in Sensorimotor Integration and much more.

Or perhaps you want to gain powerful techniques for your clients who struggle with treatment resistant anxiety, worry and panic? Learn how to assess anxious habits, symptoms and behaviours using effective cutting-edge, evidence-based strategies… even with your toughest clients!
Anxiety, Worry & Panic: Effective Strategies to Calm the Anxious Mind, with Dianne Taylor Dougherty, MS, CAGS, LPCS.

Dianne has over 20 years in private psychotherapy practice with a concentration in anxiety and depression. She embraces an asset-based philosophy to treatment which incorporates CBT, Rational Emotive, Mindfulness, and Expressive Arts Therapies to promote individual healing. This training will show you how to stop the anxiety spiral early to significantly reduce the habit of worry and panic using self-controlled desensitisation. Experience how evidence-based treatments can help your clients problem solve, reduce tension, and increase energy. Learn unique, effective approaches to Mindfulness, Cognitive Therapy, and exposure, including Thought-labelling, Interoceptive Exposure, and better-but-believable thoughts.
Case studies, role plays, demonstrations and interactive discussions are all utilised in this cutting-edge seminar.

Take a look at the full list of what we have on offer by following the link below. We are certain that you will find many things of interest!

Don’t forget, you will still qualify for those important CPD hours!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

SDS Online Courses are increasing in price - Book Now at the Low Prices!

If you haven’t already done some of our online courses now is the time to take a look.

From the 1st September our online courses will be increasing in price to match similar one day courses. They are currently incredibly cheap and excellent educational value, including video recordings of the full course, additional reading and materials, tests and quizzes. The beauty is you can do all of this at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home. Take advantage now – before the price increase and earn those valuable CPD points!

There are several online courses to choose from, but one of the most popular ones is Case Formulation

Generation of case formulations is a key skill for any therapist and is highlighted within a range of therapeutic modalities from CBT to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

They form the basis of both collaboration and the direction for therapy, without which therapy can become formulaic or misguided.

This recommended one day course explores the key components of CBT Case Formulation, along with options and areas of controversy. It emphasises on the practical application of case formulation to both case studies and/or your own cases.

You will find your practice invigorated and enhanced by this training and will discover the quality and outcome of your work with clients improves as a result. Take a look at the details by following this link.

Other online courses to choose from include, but are not limited to:

Behavioural Experiments
Interpreting Research in CBT
Working with Health Anxieties
Working with Eating Disorders
Running CBT Groups
Problem Solving Techniques
Using CBT Supervision – CBT for Supervisees

Book them now to take advantage of the lower price!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

DVD Summer Sale Starts Today – up to 50% discount

We are very pleased  to let you know that our VIP SUMMER SALE starts today!

As always – just visit our VIP Zone by clicking on the top banner or following this direct link:

Log in and enjoy the special offers that we arranged for you this summer. Every DVD is discounted – all you need to it is to log in and all the prices will change to the discounted ones.


Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Conference - 12 DVDs - 24 CPD Hours

The Couples Conference - 12 DVD Set - 21 CPD Hours

Somatic Psychotherapy - 1 CPD Hour

The Power of Emotion - 3 CPD Hours

Trauma and the DSM-5® - 2 CPD Hours

With many more great offers in THE VIP ZONE!

Log in and choose – remember – all DVDs come with a CPD certificate.


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