SDS Thursdays 2024


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

They are hosted by Julia Budnik and led by Paul Grantham, one of the best tutors in the UK on the selected topics. We will also continue to invite selected guests to participate in our meetings.

Join us 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:

  • 23 May 2024 | Should trigger warnings be abolished and why? | Presentation and Discussion with Paul Grantham

    The concept of “triggering” and “trigger warnings” has become increasingly commonplace in many areas of life-from therapy to films to daily conversation. What does it mean? How has it developed and is it helpful or problematic? We look at the development of the idea, its logic and the evidence base for it. Should we use it more or less in therapy? Come and be prepared for a stimulating debate. If you work in the trauma field this is a central topic for you.

  • 6 June 2024 | A recent article by Paul Grantham's supervisee | Stay tuned for more information

  • 20 June 2024 | Are you familiar with Mruk's Classification of Self Esteem? | A presentation and Q&As with Paul Grantham

    Paul has presented on the topic of Self Esteem on a number of occasions. And yet, for many practitioners this topic remains both central and challenging. Come tonight for a free session with Paul Grantham and book one of his larger courses:

  • 5 September 2024 | SDS Seminars Plans for the Next Term | Join us to discover SDS new courses and help us to shape our training programme for 2024 - 2025

  • 12 September 2024 | NEW! Empty Nest Syndrome | A presentation and Q&A with Paul Grantham on this brand new course

  • 3 October 2024 | TBC

  • 24 October 2024 | NEW! SFT for Complex Trauma | With Paul Grantham

  • 21 November 2024 | Why 400K counsellors, 30K clinical psychologists and 11K CBT Therapists aren’t reducing psychological distress in UK | Q&As and Discussion with Paul Grantham

    The last 15 years have seen the biggest expansion in UK history in the number of “talking therapists” currently trained and practicing in the UK. And yet we continue to face a growing tsunami of psychological distress at levels never before seen. Is this a hidden problem that’s just become visible? Is it the product of our modern society accelerated by COVID and lockdown? Is it simply that “talking therapies” don’t work? Come along for the debate and get ready to have your assumptions challenged.

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  • 25 April 2024 | Narcissism: What you probably didn't know | Presentation and Quiz with Paul Grantham

  • 28 March 2024 | Do you have a book in you? | By popular demand. Navigate the treacherous sea of self-publishing with Julia B. Grantham, the author of two recent Amazon best-sellers for children A Mole Like No Other and Moley and the Mysterious Sea Turtles and publish your first book!

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

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

  • 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

  • 21 December 2023 | SDS Christmas Special | New Adventures of Moley and What He’s Got to do with Psychotherapy | Interview with Author Julia B. Grantham

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

  • 18 January 2024 | Want to get more out of your supervisor? Here’s how! | Presentation and Q&A with Dr Andrew Beck

  • 7 March 2024 | Clinical Supervision Recent Research Results | Q&As with Alan Smithson and Paul Grantham

  • And many MANY others since 2020 - Watch, Learn, Subscribe, Like, Comment

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