Training at KCPS

Joining KCPS

Well appointed rooms for suitable therapist who has own client list and could receive more.


Avril Leonard who works as a Psychotherapist at The Brenchley Unit will teach us in depth about Mentalization.

The overall aim of Mentalization-Based Treatment is to develop a therapeutic process in which the mind of the patient becomes the focus of treatment. The focus is on the patient finding out more about how she/he thinks and feels about him/herself and others, how that influences responses to self and others and how "errors" in understanding lead to actions in an attempt to retain or regain emotional stability and to make sense of incomprehensible feelings.

The model was developed for working with Borderline Personality Disorder but the skills course has a broader applicability too.
The core focus of the treatment is relational.
The training will make for interesting learning and lively discussion.

Saturday 14th April & Saturday 28th April

The Use of Psychodrama and Action Techniques in the Therapeutic Dialogue

The one day workshop offers participants an introduction to Psychodrama, which is an action based psychotherapy method, developed together with the foundations of group psychotherapy. Although linked to theatre and drama, no acting skills are necessary or required to participate in Psychodrama. In contrast to other 'talking therapies', Psychodrama offers the opportunity to explore life experiences (past and present), relationships, emotions etc through use of dramatic action, rather than just talking about them. Psychodrama offers the opportunity to practice new roles safely, by facilitating insight, personal growth and intergration on a cognitive, affective and behavioural level.

Saturday 24th February 2018
Cost 80

Translational Medicine & Psychotherapy Practice by Jeremy Holmes

Despite exuberance of theory, there is an enduring gap between psychotherapy practice in the consulting room, and its empirical basis. We know form quantitative research the psychotherapy works; and that no one modality is consistently and demonstrably superior. The precise mechanisms of change remain obscure, but recent advances in relational neuroscience pinpoint brain process that foster secure as opposed to insecure attachments, with significant implications for Psychotherapy practice. These include bio-behavioural synchrony (Feldman), sensitive periods (Tottenham), narrative competence (Tania), and the capacity to tolerate not-knowing or unbound energy (Friston)

Holmes suggests the knowledge of these principles can influence the minutiae of Psychotherapy practice, especially sensitivity,affect regulation, shaping therapeutic dialogue and a stance of radical acceptance, the latter being especially relevant on working with Borderline Personality Disorders.

The workshop will explore these themes, but also leave time for live supervision, so that participants can talk about their work in light of the presentation.

5th May 2018

Please call 01622 754853 or email [email protected]