• 020 7380 8288

Key Information

Dates: Wednesday 26 April & Wednesday1 November or Friday 28 April 2017 & Thursday 2nd November
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm 
Trainers: Susanna Abse, Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and John Simmonds Director of Policy, Research and Development with Coram/BAAF.
Fees: Free 
Venue: Tavistock Relationships, 70 Warren Street, London W1T 5PB

Book Now (for 26 April 2017 and 1 November) 

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Tavistock Relationships is offering free two-day training to senior adoption practitioners to help promote thinking about the couple relationship in the adoption process. This training is specifically designed to help develop advanced skills and knowledge in both assessment and matching, with a particular focus on the couple relationship. It is a response to evidence which shows that adoption places a considerable strain on the relationship of adoptive couples (Selwyn, 2014).

The training offers:

  • An introduction to the research evidence
  • A grounding in clinical tools and interview techniques which will help teams extend their skills and capacities
  • An opportunity to learn more about the dynamics of couple relating
  • An opportunity to role play and explore case material in the context of assessment and matching processes.

It is highly recommended that senior practitioners applying for this training undertake the free one day training (being offered around the country) for frontline adoption workers before attending this two-day advanced course.

This is a recognised CPD event, so those attending will receive a certificate of attendance.


If you experience any problems during the application process, please contact the Training Administration team on 020 7380 8288 or training@tavistockrelationships.ac.uk

Book Now (for 26 April 2017 and 1 November)
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Continuing Professional Development

Our aim at Tavistock Relationships is to create a programme of high-quality, informative and clinically useful CPD. In choosing topics, we aim to ensure we offer fresh subjects to stimulate new thinking and debate as well as continuing to offer repeat workshops for which there is on-going popular demand.

"It's been absolutely amazing to sit in a room with so much creative thought and shared interest."

CPD attendee 2015