SDS FREE THURSDAYS | 2023 - 2024 Calendar


Our hugely popular SDS THURSDAYS continue to attract large audiences. New dates have been confirmed for 2023 and 2024.

In this academic year we re-design Thursday to make them more informative with clear learning outcomes for you.

They will be led by Paul Grantham, one of the best tutors in the UK on the selected topics. Join him live on Thursdays at 19.00 on Zoom, bring your questions on the topics and make these sessions into useful mini-tutorials.


Save the dates:

  • 07 September 2023 | Psychotherapy Greats: Steve De Shazer’s Anniversary | Video illustration & Discussion with Paul Grantham

    Now on YouTube: SDS Psychotherapy Training

  • 21 September 2023 | How to use a Solution Focused Style in Supervision | Demonstration with Paul Grantham

    Now on YouTube: SDS Psychotherapy Training

  • 05 October 2023 | Are you trying to build your client’s self esteem the right way – or have you missed the right approach? | Quiz and Presentation with Paul Grantham

    This will be a fun event, where you will have the opportunity to answer Paul's Quiz questions and check straightaway whether your answers were correct. Learn evidence-based approach to working with self-esteem.

  • 26 October 2023 | Acceptance or Change? Are you focusing on the right thing with your clients? | Q&A with Paul Grantham

    Psychotherapy has always been confronted by the dilemma of whether clients should change (how the feel, their thoughts, circumstances etc) or whether they should accept them. In many ways this dilemma is reflected in the difference between 2nd and 3rd Wave CBT but whatever way you work it often involves ethical decisions and in many ways makes therapy a political choice.

    For instance, is the decision to teach mindfulness (acceptance strategy) OK when the cause of the problem lies with the organisation the person works for. Is acceptance a strategy for putting up with circumstances which should change and which should be our real focus. Equally how do we respond when a clients feelings and beliefs following complex trauma seem an inevitable consequence of that trauma. Is it really realistic or acceptable to help the client change those thoughts and beliefs.

    Join in our discussion about this ethical minefield.

  • 09 November 2023 | Impostor Syndrome, Safety Behaviours and how to tackle them | Presentation & Large Group Exercise with Paul Grantham

  • 23 November 2023 | Therapy in the Spotlight – How do we know if therapy works or whether it damages | New Scientist article with Paul Grantham

  • 07 December 2023 | The Laddering Technique for client motivation | Demonstration with Paul Grantham

  • 11 January 2024 | One technique that will reduce procrastination more than any other | Presentation & Large Group Exercise with Paul Grantham

  • 25 January 2024 | 5 Unanswered questions about Clinical Supervision | Presentation with Paul Grantham

  • 15 February 2024 | Why 400,000 counsellors, 50,000 clinical psychologists and 8000 CBT Therapists aren’t reducing psychological distress in UK | Q & A with Paul Grantham

  • 29 February 2024 | The dangers of increased mental health awareness | Texts with Paul Grantham

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See you there, these meetings are absolutely free!