Free Online CPD for Welldoing Members
Welldoing members can access free certificated online CPD at our weekly Lunch and Learn sessions
- Expert therapists and authors are interviewed for the first 30 minutes, then attendees can join the Q and A for the second half of the session
- All sessions start at 1pm and finish by 2pm. Pre-booking is essential to enter the Zoom call.
- Sessions are held on Wednesday or Thursdays at the same time
- Certificates for individual sessions are delivered within a month of the session
- Currently recordings of the sessions are not available, though this will be possible in late-2023.
How to book
To attend any upcoming events for free, you must be a Welldoing member, either a therapist or coach. All the details about joining can be found here.
Members can email [email protected] with the date of the session in the subject line. You will be sent a Zoom link to the event on the morning of the session.
If you are a therapist, but not a member of Welldoing, you can now buy a ticket to individual Lunch and Learn sessions through Eventbrite. You will be asked to provide us with proof of your professional membership (eg BACP, UKCP, NCPS, etc) and you will receive a certificate if you attend.
What our members think
The CPD sessions have been very popular with our members:
"I find these sessions thought provoking and informative and find myself revisiting counselling relationships past and present to see how I can improve and support my clients better."
“We are able to talk freely and share our thoughts and feelings about so many important and interesting subjects.”
"Thank you for putting these on - I have referred a couple of clients to therapists who have been interviewed here amongst finding the information invaluable in general."
“I benefit greatly from being connected to a larger and bigger force through Welldoing. I am so grateful for these gatherings, thank you Welldoing.”
“Lunch and Learn is a brilliant initiative - very well managed between speakers and questions and really thought-provoking. It’s a focused, bite-size piece of learning that that easily fits into the day.”
NEW SPEAKERS AND SUBJECTS SCHEDULED FOR 2023
Wednesday September 6 at 1pm: The Case For Therapy: A Straight Talking Introduction
Wednesday September 13 at 1pm: Psychedelics -- Harm Reduction and Integration in Therapy
with Welldoing psychotherapist Jo Nicholl.
Wednesday September 20 at 1pm: Family lawyer Q&A – Myths and misconceptions: Divorce and relationship breakdown
with Emma Willing, partner, and Beth Bell, senior associate at the family law division of Pennington Manches Cooper LLP.
Wednesday September 27 at 1pm: Dealing with Past Abuse as a Therapist
Wednesday October 4 at 1pm: Family lawyer Q&A – Myths and misconceptions: Surrogacy and modern family building
with Emma Willing, partner, and Bethan Carr, senior associate at the family law division of Pennington Manches Cooper LLP.
Thursday October 12 at 1pm: How to Use Role-Playing Games with Younger Clients
with Daniel Hand, BACP psychotherapist and author of Role-Playing Games in Psychotherapy
Wednesday October 18 at 1pm: Mental Health, Activism and Climate Change
Wednesday October 25 at 1pm: How Class Divides Us, and Can Therapy Break Down the Shame?
with Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee, author of An Uneasy Inheritance: My Family and Other Radicals
Thursday July 27 at 1pm: Surviving the Aids Crisis and Beyond
Wednesday July 19 at 1pm: Understanding a Traumatic Childhood
Wednesday July 12 at 1pm: Hadley Freeman Discusses Her Experience of Anorexia
Wednesday July 5: What therapists need to know about ADHD
with Welldoing member Bethany Ashley-Smith, an EMDR practitioner who has undertaken specific ADHD training.
Thursday May 25: Working With Women and Desire
with UKCP member psychoanalytic psychotherapist Maxine Mei-Fung Chung, whose book What Women Want was published in February 2023.
Wednesday May 10: Is Anger the Real Problem for Your Female Clients?
with Welldoing and BACP and BPC member Jennifer Cox.
Wednesday May 4: Boundaries, Confidentiality and Consent
with Welldoing and BACP member Annette Byford. Annette is the author of Once a Mother, Always a Mother.
Wednesday April 26: Working with Reproductive Loss
Thursday April 19: Melody Beattie on Codependent No More
with international best-selling author Melody Beattie, whose new edition of Codependent No More has just been published
Wednesday March 15: Understanding the Mind-Body Connection
with Kat Farrants, founder of Movement for Modern Life, the leading yoga and wellbeing platform. She first started teaching yoga in 2000.
Wednesday March 8: Talking to Clients About Grief and Loss
with BACP therapist and coach Lucy Cavendish whose sister unexpectedly died last year and Alan Percy, former head of student counselling at the University of Oxford.
Wednesday March 1: Co-creating Therapy Direction With Your Client
with Welldoing and UKCP member Charlotte Fox Weber, integrative psychotherapist and author of What We Want: A Journey Through 12 of Our Deepest Desires.
Wednesday February 22: What it Takes to See Couples for Counselling
with Susanna Abse, psychoanalytic psychotherapist and the former CEO of Tavistock Relationships. She works in private practice and her book Tell Me the Truth About Love was published last year.
Wednesday February 8: Why You Should Write Your Clinical Will
Thursday February 2: What Can Counselling and Psychotherapy Contribute to Wider Social Justice and Change?
With Mick Cooper, Professor of Counselling Psychology, University of Roehampton. His new book is Psychology at the heart of social change: Developing a progressive vision for society
Wednesday January 25: Working with New Mothers as Clients
with integrative psychotherapist Miriam Christie.
Thursday January 19: How to Integrate Whole Body Awareness; Movement, Breath and Polyvagal Theory for Sleep Recovery in Therapy
with psychotherapist and yoga teacher Lisa Sanfilippo. She is the author of Sleep Recovery: the Five Step Yoga Solution to Restore Your Rest.
Wednesday November 23: Helping Students Who Struggle and Their Parents Who Worry
with psychotherapist Alan Percy, former head of counselling at the University of Oxford
Thursday November 17: Understanding Boarding School Syndrome
with expert psychotherapist and author of Boarding School Syndrome: The Psychological Trauma of the ‘Privileged Child', Joy Schaverien
Wednesday November 9: What Therapists Should Know About Anti-Depressants
with psychotherapists Matt Wotton and Graham Johnston
Wednesday November 2: Managing Your Tech Communication to Prevent Burnout
with transformational coach Neil Lawrence
Wednesday October 19: Where Forgiveness Fits in Therapy
with founder of The Forgiveness Project and author Marina Cantacuzino
Wednesday October 12: Where Do We Stand on Self-Disclosure
with Welldoing member psychotherapist Charlotte Fox Weber
Wednesday October 5: Working with Couples: The Pros and Cons
with couples counsellor and author Joanna Harrison
Wednesday September 28: Working with Vulnerable Clients
with Welldoing member psychotherapist Brian Ward
with psychotherapist Kevin Franke
Wednesday September 14: Understanding Clients’ Self-Criticism
with Welldoing member and UKCP integrative psychotherapist Julia Bueno
Wednesday September 7: Why People Struggle With Time
with author and journalist Oliver Burkeman
with BACP and BPS psychodynamic psychotherapist Annette Byford and author Leah McLaren
Wednesday July 20: Working with Clients to Make Lifestyle Changes
with UKCP psychotherapist and personal trainer Andrew Keefe and BACP integrative counsellor and yoga teacher Olga Chernyavska
Wednesday July 13: Working with Clients with Long Covid and Other Chronic Illnesses
with BACP member Elizabeth Turp and BACP and UKCP member Wendy Bristow
Wednesday July 6: What Therapists Need to Know About Male Therapy Clients
with BACP, UKCP and BPC member Gershon Portnoi
Wednesday June 29: Working with Clients from Outside Your Class or Upbringing
Wednesday June 22: Understanding Teenage Girls
with clinical psychologist Dr Tara Porter, author of Sunday Times’ bestseller You Don’t Understand Me: The Young Woman's Guide to Life
Wednesday June 15: Why Therapists Should Challenge Their Clients