Build your CBT Skills with new Training and Clinical Supervision
New Psychology-Focused Training and Supervision not only helps you to be a better therapist, it keeps your work interesting. Working in the same ways can lead to boredom and outdated practice. Our aim is to teach you contemporary scientifically-driven psychological approaches that expand your skills-set and choice of interventions.
How we can help
We’ll teach you a modern behavioural approach that uses creative methods to help your clients improve their lives. Our training is underpinned by a curiosity of what works and what doesn’t. Contextual behavioural scienceprovides the framework, because it draws on core behavioural processes including evolutionary, neurological, cognitive, behavioural and emotion-focused principles.
Take a look at our popular training courses including:
- An Introduction to ACT – How to focus on the processes not just the disorder
- ACT-In-Practice – How to apply the techniques of ACT into Individual Client Work
- Expanding the Power of Present Moment Awareness – An advanced course that shows you how to enhance your
- The Strong & Curious Helper – How to enhance your professional successes and personal well-being
- Setting Up your Own ACT-Skills-Practice Peer Supervision Group
- Birmingham ACT Week – 7 Days of ACT Training from beginner to advanced practitioner
Our Psychology Training Services don’t just tell you about the interventions, you get to do it, to live it and to experience the model first hand. Learn the theory, experience the methods and practice the techniques. Develop a process-focused therapeutic modality, increase your flexibility by moving beyond rigid disorder-focused categorisations of psychological suffering and apply a simple effective transdiagnostic way of working.
What is in our training?
Participate in your learning
Build your confidence & your competence by practicing therapy skills and getting feedback
Get what you need more easily through structured sessions and targeted learning objectives
Get better results by working more deeply in the processes with a blend of experiential, role-play and theory
Fun & Creative
Enrich your experience as well as your client’s by remaining focused and attentive
What we teach
Openforwards training courses teach applied behavioural science. This includes Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) & Mindfulness. These approaches have strong evidence to support their effectiveness in helping people to alleviate their own psychological suffering.
Who is it for?
You are welcome to register for any of our training events. They are built and delivered with mental health practitioners in mind i.e. Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatric Nurses and Psychiatrists. However, if you work in the helping profession and you are eager to develop your psycho-therapeutic skills, then you will surely gain some valuable learning by coming along and taking part. In fact, previous training workshops have attracted Physiotherapists, Social Workers, Medics, Probation Officers, Mentors, Coaches, Mindfulness Teachers, Rehabilitation Specialists and HR Consultants. We are an inclusive pack!
What are your credentials?
Jim is a Teaching Fellow at University of Birmingham School of Psychology. He teaches Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and he supervises trainees through their post-graduate diplomas. He also teaches on the #bhamACTWeek programme, which takes place every September. This is rich curriculum of experiential introductions, applied practice and intermediary skills using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Read more by visiting the University of Birmingham Online Shop.
Jim is a BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist & Supervisor with many years of supervising both qualified and practitioners-in-training. He has undertaken Post-Graduate certificates in Clinical Supervision and Online Supervision.