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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Internal Family Systems Therapy - save on this new DVD set

Hailed by one of the world’s experts in trauma, Dr Bessel van der Kolk, as the method that all clinicians should know to treat clients effectively, Dr. Schwartz’s presentation will provide a foundation in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) method and its use with attachment and trauma. IFS and its clinical applications are demonstrated in this DVD through a lively combination of lecture, videos and case examples.

Developed over the past two decades, the IFS model is one of the fastest growing approaches to psychotherapy today. IFS offers both a conceptual umbrella under which a variety of practices and different approaches can be grounded and guided, and a set of original techniques for creating safety and fostering self-to-self connection in couples and families. Take home skills and tools that you can use in your practice and improve client outcomes.


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

This DVD comes with a certificate for 4 CPD hours

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Brief Strategic Treatment of the Anxiety Disorders - 4 DVD Set - 6 CPD Hours

Join internationally recognized expert and author in the treatment of anxiety disorders, Reid Wilson, Ph.D., for this cutting-edge seminar. You will learn how to become a strategic therapist when working with worry, GAD, fear, panic, social anxiety, phobias and OCD by implementing cognitive strategies, paradox, pattern disruption, exposure and interoceptive exposure. Learn effective treatments that will confront your client’s anxiety and challenge their beliefs and attitudes.

Dr. Wilson has over 20 years of full time experience as a specialist in anxiety disorder treatment. He has a dynamic teaching style, interspersed with humour, and utilizes fresh case examples to maximize your learning and to illustrate interventions and the process of change.
This DVD comes with a certificate for 6 CPD hours, the equivalent of a full days training for a fraction of the price!


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

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

CBT for Substance Misuse – Why You Should Attend

Substance Misuse may not be your client’s main problem, but you know that all too often it makes psychological difficulties even worse!

The anxious client who drinks too much, the client whose relationship is suffering and who uses cocaine, the depressed client who tries to raise their mood with cannabis. There are numerous examples.

You probably hear phrases like “I can handle it”, “it’s not really a problem” or even, “I’ll never be able to stop it’s who I am”.

So how do you help clients who are using misusing drugs or alcohol?

Unhelpful beliefs are the cornerstone of substance misuse problems and CBT has a long history of successfully addressing them. The use of CBT with Substance Misuse problems has become one of the fastest growing areas over the last few years. The field has been dominated by Motivational Interviewing alone for a period of 30 years and more recently has been looking for additional direction.

To help you with this we are running a two day course WORKING WITH SUBSTANCE MISUSE, at the British Psychological Society in London, on the 13th-14th June

This BPS approved course looks specifically at the adaption of CBT to working with clients with substance misuse problems.

As always places are very limited and this course will not be run again this year, so take this opportunity now.

You'll struggle to find approved training on this topic anywhere else!

I look forward to seeing you there.

Let's Talk About Sex - Clinical Strategies for Sexual Issues in Therapy 3 DVD Set – 6 CPD Hours

Do you struggle talking about sex with your clients? Do you want to learn how to approach sex in counselling? If so, this innovative and very rare 3 DVD set is perfect for you to help tackle the taboo in your practice!


Many clients report a desire to approach sexual concerns and problems within the therapy session, however they are often never asked. Join relationship and sex expert, Tanisha Sapp, and learn how to feel confident and open with sexual discussions, providing a thorough sexual assessment, and utilising psychosexual strategies and techniques to resolve sexual problems. She will incorporate many experiential exercises and case scenarios throughout the workshop.

In this workshop you will gain confidence in addressing the range of sexual problems which affect more than 50% of your clients. No matter the age, sexual orientation, or sexual concern, sexuality should play a positive role in your client’s life and relationship. This workshop operates from a sex-positive perspective and explores the ideas of desire, pleasure, eroticism and sexual satisfaction.

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

This DVD comes with a certificate for 6 CPD hours.

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.

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