Psychology and Psychotherapy Workshops Webinars and Events Calendar

Psychology & Psychotherapy Workshops, Webinars & Events Calendar

Therapy workshops can be very useful, being a therapist means that you are constantly evolving, exploring, learning, and understanding the world of human psychotherapy and psychology with the aim of improving your mental health approaches and helping clients face and deal with their issues in the most effective way possible.

These types of events are a great way to connect with experts in the fields that you are interested in and want to know more about. Sometimes the logical next step on this journey may be to seek out workshops, webinars, podcasts, and therapeutic events that will help you focus on specific concepts in a particular course of study, or on the development of a particular skill.

Therapy workshops cover a wide range of therapy modalities and approaches are often informal and interactive. Trainers and therapists have the chance to take part in discussions, presentations, debates, or hands-on demonstrations to engage with new ideas and techniques.

While many academic courses may take a long time to complete, therapy workshops are time-limited and self-contained. All the information you need is presented during a workshop, so additional reading or homework outside of the event is not required.

We are big advocates of helping therapists connect with in-person events that are based on the participants’ direct involvement. Attending them is an opportunity to meet, learn from, and interact with renowned international experts. Below are some of our recommended therapy workshops and events (and anything else that might be useful) that are upcoming. We do hope you find them of interest.

The Hidden Nature of Sibling Sexual Abuse: When Sexually Harmful Behavior Masquerades as Consensual Sexual Experimentation (Online)

Saturday June 10th and Sunday June 11th, 2023

Event Type: Live Webinar

With: Christiane Sanderson

Time: Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, from 8 am to 4 pm (UK time)

Location: Live streaming available on Zoom Meetings (Video recording available)





It is estimated that one-third of sexual abuse is perpetrated by children, with some as young as four engaging in sexually harmful behavior. Overt peer-to-peer abuse is commonly seen in sexual harassment and sexual bullying, peer-to-peer sexual exploitation, and the use of sexual violence and rape in gangs. There is however a more nuanced, often unspoken type of sexually harmful behavior that is usually under-reported as it masquerades as consensual sexual experimentation between children, especially siblings, step-siblings, and cousins.

This workshop will examine the nature and dynamics of sibling sexual abuse (SSA) by children and young people, its impact, and its long-term effects. We will distinguish between typical age-appropriate consensual sexual curiosity and sexual experimentation and atypical sexual behavior which is non-consensual and sexually harmful. The aim is to enable practitioners to identify sexually abusive behavior between siblings and help clients distinguish this from consensual sexual play.

Attachment and Trauma: The State of the Art of Psychotherapy (London)

Friday 23rd June, Saturday 24th June & Sunday 25 June 2023

Event Type: In-person event, live streaming available

With: Alessandro Carmelita, Harry Farmer, Janina Fisher, Marina Cirio, Mary Jo Barrett, Ronald D. Siegel, Suzette A. Boon, Jan Winhall, Terry Real, Remco Van der Wijngaart, Sebern Fisher, Abi Blakeslee

Time: (Fri. and Sat.) from 08:30 am to 6:30 pm, (Sun.) from 09 am to 5 pm (London Time)

Location: The Royal Geographical Society – Ondaatje Lecture Theatre (1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR)





In the last decades, psychotherapy has benefited from the integration with neuroscience research, which enables an increasingly in-depth understanding of brain functioning under physiological and traumatic conditions through the development of new research techniques. The impact of traumatic experiences on brain functioning, theorised by various psychotherapeutic approaches and confirmed by clinical experiences at all levels, is now also supported by neurophysiological investigations.

Clinical psychology, neuroanatomy, and the study of behaviour emphasise the crucial incidence of early life experiences in structuring the brain and developing personality. Psychotherapy is called upon to find effective repair elements for the critical fractures that developmental trauma can cause in individual development.

The experts speaking at the Congress will describe in detail different trauma intervention methods, allowing the audience to learn about the most comprehensive and up-to-date approaches on today’s international scientific scene, within the broader framework of attachment as a lens to observe individual personality development.

Healing Trauma Through Connection to Ourselves and Others: An Introduction to Relational Life Therapy (Online)

Friday June 30th and Saturday July 1st, 2023

Event Type: Live Webinar

With: Terry Real

Time: Friday, from 9am to 5pm; Saturday, from 8am to 4pm (UK time)

Location: Live streaming available on Zoom Meetings (Video recording available)





The secret to helping couples have a powerful, transformative experience in therapy is to get them to deeply explore, while in each other’s presence, their own character structure and family-of-origin trauma. For the therapist, this process involves six steps: arriving at the couple’s relational diagnosis, helping them articulate their repeating loop, getting the backstory of their childhood adaptation, imaginatively reparenting each inner child, loving confrontation, and helping each partner master new skills.

During this two-day workshop, Terry Real will take participants through the steps of his Relational Life Therapy (RLT). work. He created this model and has fine-tuned it over the past couple of decades to help countless couples reconnect, reunite, and rekindle the love that has been damaged or lost. He will teach attendees his “Six Steps of Relational Life Therapy

Implicit Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing: Theory and Clinical Tools to Access the Biology of Trauma and Recovery and Restoration of the Essential Self (London)

Saturday September 9th and Sunday 10th, 2023

Event Type: In-person event, live streaming available

With: Abi Blakeslee

Time: Saturday, from 10am to 6pm; Sunday, from 9am to 5pm (London Time)

Location: London at St. Pancras Meeting Rooms (Derbyshire House, St Chad’s St, WC1H 8AB)





In this workshop, participants will learn how interoception, or conscious awareness of bodily sensation, is used in therapy. Learning how to observe and change ongoing survival physiological states as well as learning how to guide clients to repair relational ruptures on an implicit level, can lead to long lasting and deep states of change. Participants will learn exercises that they can use for themselves and with their clients right away. Drawing on trauma-informed approaches such as Implicit Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, and Relationship Repair, this workshop distills science, theory and practice with clarity. Working with implicit memory is a pathway to reinstate secure attachment, increase regulation and restore a person’s sense of essential self.

What you will learn:

    1. Learn three to five questions that gain access to implicit memory via interoception (conscious awareness of bodily sensation).
    2. Describe basic differences between explicit and implicit memory.
    3. Clinically apply models of regulation and dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system to various client presentations.
    4. Describe the Threat Response Cycle.
    5. Apply how the threat response cycle shows up in the office and have one to three skills to work with it directly.
    6. Understand clients’ symptoms in relationship to Polyvagal Theory and learn how to psycho-educate clients about it in a trauma-informed manner.
    7. Learn and offer three to six regulation skills.
    8. Understand the basic premise of Somatic Experiencing differing from the event to the Autonomic Nervous System responses.
    9. Observe and be able to facilitate attention toward physiological discharge phases.
    10. Understand the completion of defensive responses and know how to lead a competent protector exercise.
    11. Practice and have exercises to offer to embody emotional expression.
    12. Understand the concepts of pendulation and clinical tools to assist clients.
    13. Work with relational ruptures and repair through implicit exploration.
    14. Learn and be able to offer one to two exercises to restore a sense of essential self (exploring implicit somatic markers ).