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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

SDS Online Training – Highly Recommended By Your Colleagues

Have you ever tried any of our online training courses? If not - You are missing out!

We have recently received amazing feedback on one of our online courses and wanted to share it with you.

“Brilliant training - really clear video clips alongside clear lecture notes. Because I could take time to read in-between sections and time alone to reflect on my learning I learnt more than I do when 'under pressure' in a classroom setting! Fortunately I have done quite a lot of training with you - as I really rate the quality of SDS materials and the training approach I probably knew more about this topic than I realised - but it was still incredibly worthwhile as a consolidation of my knowledge base, which is now better integrated within my general understanding of CBT. One more thing - I am usually incredibly and unhelpfully anxious around 'tests' - but in this case I almost enjoyed them as the questions helped me realise I had grasped sufficiently the basic concepts taught, and helped me understand these still further...perhaps my core beliefs about educational ability, alongside more familiar unhelpful negative automatic thoughts have also been helpfully challenged! Many thanks”

This isn’t the only online course that has been highly praised, our feedback is always very positive for all our online courses.

“I really enjoyed doing this course! I have always preferred to go on a live study day, believing I would get more out of it, however, the combination of handouts, video presentations and evidence-based articles really added to the whole experience, and I would certainly consider doing this again.”

SDS online training isn’t just highly rated by our delegates, they are a great alternative to attending courses in person. Saving you time and money – what’s not to like?

Take a look at the list of available online courses. We are sure you will reap the benefits!

If you have any questions, as always our team are happy to advise. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you.

New DVD: Neuroscience and Trauma Therapy

Today’s new release is right at the forefront of a revolutionary new aspect of trauma therapy.


The recent developments in neuroscience have given us new insights into how trauma impacts the development of the brain, and reorganised how the brain deals with input from its surroundings.

Join world trauma expert and leading authority Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D. and hear how these findings support a range of new approaches to trauma treatment, that until now have not been taught in graduate schools, such as; Affect Regulation, Memory Processing & Disturbances in Sensory-Motor Integration.

By understanding the impact of trauma on the brain it forces us to reconsider our therapeutic paradigms.  Dr. van der Kolk will examine multiple areas in this high-impact 90-minute event.

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

This DVD comes with a certificate for 2 CPD hours.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Trauma Treatments – New SDS Course via Webcast

We’ve received a lot of enquiries about running our new Trauma Treatments course around the country from the North East to the South West.
Unfortunately, we will never be able to physically bring this course to every corner of the country, but instead we are doing something EVEN BETTER.

We are now offering the most popular of our open course training modules via webcast, AND NOT ONLY THAT! WE ARE ALSO OFFERING AN INTRODUCTORY PRICE ON THE FULL CERTIFICATE IN TRAUMA TREATMENTS IF YOU BOOK BY THE 1ST JUNE!

Webcasts have proven to be a big hit with delegates attending from all over the world via the comfort of their own home or office.

Here’s what some of them have had to say about their experience:
“I do believe I got more out of the course than I did when attending in person. And it was very convenient - I have a client booked in 15 minutes after the completion of the course so it’s less disruptive.”
"The last two days webcast, was my first experience of using this method and I must say it was a revelation. I felt like I was having a personal lecture and there were no distractions from other candidates, noise, paper shuffling and over talking etc.”
“I thought it was brilliant. I actually think I preferred webcasting to the open course!”


Trauma: Psychopathology and Treatment 12th-13th September

CBT for Working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 19th-20th October

New Approaches to Traumatic Grief and Loss 8th-9th November

Resilience: Prevention and Recovery from Traumatic Damage 5th-6th December

 In addition – our most popular course on Clinical Supervision 7th-8th June is available via Webcast too:

If you have any questions about webcasts, take a look at our webcast FAQs
Or simply drop us an email to - we’re always happy to help.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Nutritional and Integrative Interventions for Mental Health Disorders - 6 CPD Hours

This week’s new release is a very rare DVD from a woman who sits on the forefront in understanding the complex relationships between physical and mental health.

Anne Procyk, ND, teaches you how to think more holistically about diagnosis, nutritional deficiencies, and hormonal imbalances that may contribute to mental health disorders. Improve your clients’ mental health and accelerate your therapeutic results with non-pharmaceutical interventions to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar and ADD. You will learn the underlying causes and symptoms of these disorders, to more accurately diagnose and treat your clients.

Through case analysis, you will experience how addressing core physical and nutritional needs can greatly increase therapeutic results. You will discover the nutrients most essential to help treat your most depressed and anxious clients, and learn simple strategies that can replace pharmaceutical interventions. Complete this seminar recording with the tools and understanding necessary to immediately incorporate these strategies into your clinical practice.


Order today to save £50 off this DVD
Offer expires tomorrow at midday

This DVD comes with a certificate for 6 CPD hours.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

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

Today’s new release is a HUGE bumper 12 DVD set that’ll help you learn DBT inside out!


Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) has evolved from the go-to treatment for borderline personality disorder to one of the most recognised and sought after therapies for a variety of difficult to treat client problems. The increasing pressure to adopt treatments that work makes DBT skills and strategies a must-have for all types of therapists.

For those who feel that pressure but fear becoming a "manual manic", relax. Dr. Lane Pederson, internationally renowned DBT expert, will teach you how to follow the manual, yet make thoughtful customisations consistent with evidence-based practices and always grounded in the therapeutic alliance. Covering DBT from theory to clinical application, including the use of diary cards, behavioural analysis, contingency management, and multi-layered validation, this DVD set welcomes those implementing DBT in standard and adapted ways as well as those wishing to simply add DBT skills and techniques to their eclectic or integrative style.

If you have felt limited or stuck with your therapy skills or ready to give up on certain clients, this DVD set will breathe new life into your work.


Order today to save an enormous £150 off this 12 DVD set Offer expires tomorrow at midday

This DVD comes with a certificate for 24 CPD hours.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Peter Levine PhD on Trauma: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness

Today’s new release is a 3 DVD set from one of our most popular authors – Dr. Peter Levine and is about one of the most relevant and growing topics of today – Trauma.


Join international trauma expert and author, Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. to learn how sensation-based (as opposed to emotional or rational), treatment is the key inroad into the trauma, and how to slowly uncouple fear from the natural immobility state. He also discusses his nine principles in successful trauma healing, all told through his own successful renegotiation of a personal traumatic event.

Representing the full scope of his life’s work and discovery, Dr. Levine talks about the evolutionary underpinnings of trauma. It also includes an in-depth review of how trauma is related to the ethnological concept of tonic immobility, the importance of the so-called "primitive" Vagus system, and how its connections through the viscera and body are a key ally in trauma therapy.

Order today to save £30 off this DVD
Offer expires tomorrow at midday

This DVD comes with a certificate for 6 CPD hours.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Assessment of ADHD in Children and Teens with Russell Barkley, Ph.D. - NEW

This week’s new release focuses on ADHD in Children and Teens and comes from Dr. Russell Barkley, arguably the world’s leading expert on ADHD, having published 21 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals, and over 250 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD. It is perfect for educational psychologists, or those who encounter young people with ADHD in their practice.

In this seminar recording, Dr. Russell Barkley presents his view on the best means for clinically evaluating ADHD in children and adolescents. The goals of the evaluation are initially discussed followed by information to be obtained before the day of the evaluation as well as topics to be covered in the initial interview with parents and children/teens. The issues to be addressed by the evaluation and the best methods for doing so are then presented. The types of rating scales and psychological tests that are useful in the evaluation of ADHD will also be reviewed. Special attention is given to the problems with using neuropsychological testing to make a diagnosis of ADHD. The presentation concludes with the topics essential to cover in the feedback conference with the parents on the results of the evaluation.


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

This DVD comes with a certificate for 2 CPD hours.

However that is not all…..

For this week only, ALL Russell Barkley DVDs are 20% off!

Make sure to visit his page on to take advantage of this wonderful offer!

Russell Barkley DVDs -

Best wishes

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

New Course – BPS Approved Certificate in Trauma Treatments – Introductory Offer

Our recent Facebook survey demonstrated that the course most of you would like to see in our portfolio would be therapeutic approaches to trauma. We are very pleased to let you know that in response to your request we’ve developed a brand new Certificate course that addresses this issue:


Available to attend in London or via interactive webcast!

The 8 days of training includes the following 4 modules:

-          Trauma: Psychopathology and Treatment 12th - 13th September
This two day course provides a broad practical and theoretical overview of current approaches to treating trauma from a range of therapeutic perspectives.

-          CBT for Working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 19th - 20th October 2017
A practical two day course, for those who work with survivors of trauma, from RTA to childhood abuse. The day combines an overview of the current understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with case discussion, demonstration and treatment.

-          New Approaches to Traumatic Grief and Loss 8th - 9th November 2017
Understand the Nature of Traumatic Grief, new Therapeutic Interventions and how to work effectively with Traumatic Grief Problems

-          Resilience: Prevention and Recovery from Traumatic Damage 5th - 6th December 2017
A two day course providing a research based understanding of the role of resilience and key practical skills for both prevention and recovery from traumatic damage.

Course tutors - Paul Grantham and Fiona Kennedy – are highly respected and extremely knowledgeable experts. If you have attended any of their courses before, you know the outstanding quality of training they deliver.

Book the whole course for only £900 + vat
It means you pay only £112.50 per day and save overall up to £260!

This offer is better than early bird booking discount or a whole course discount, but only available until 1 April.

Want to spread the cost? Choose singular modules and book them one by one.
Find travelling to London prohibitive? Attend via Live Webcast. Read more about people’s experience of it:
Don’t miss out!

We look forward to working with you.

Social Anxiety: Step by Step Techniques to Overcome Fear, Shyness & Social Phobia - 2 CPD Hours

Today’s new release looks at Social Anxiety, a very relevant problem which is growing fast, especially amongst younger people.

Do you work with kids who constantly feel out of place in social situations? Do they refuse to go to school when faced with a presentation in front of the class? Do they prefer not to eat lunch at school so they don't have to endure conversations with peers while eating? If this sounds familiar then this DVD is perfect for you and your practice.


Join Anxiety experts, Kimberly Morrow and Elizabeth Dupont Spencer, for a strategy filled, interactive workshop using a form of CBT called exposure and response prevention. They will show you how exposure to embarrassing situations, challenging automatic thoughts, and practising common social interactions, will help your clients develop the skills needed to take back their social life and prevent more devastating problems in their future.

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

This DVD comes with a certificate for 2 CPD hours.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Sensory Modulation and the Sensory Lifestyle - 1 CPD Hour

Today’s new release is ideal for child psychologists working with children with sensory disorders.


Join Teresa Garland - an occupational therapist and author specializing in sensory and modulation issues – in this workshop recording which focuses on techniques for creating well-balanced sensory lifestyles for the children in your practice.

This DVD will teach you strategies for calming children with sensory sensitivities, alerting those who are under-sensitive and for addressing the needs of those who crave sensory input.

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

This DVD comes with a certificate for 1 CPD hour.

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