This training includes a range of learning formats including teaching by the tutors, group discussion, working in smaller groups and experiential skills practice. Comprehensive written materials and a reading list will be provided to accompany each module. This is an adult learning environment, where each participant’s lived experience will be respected, along with their work context and therapy setting or client group. We expect that this programme will involve high support and high challenge around this evocative topic, in line with the way The Grove runs our courses for maximum learning and wisdom within the group.
This course intentionally covers all protected characteristics in the Equality Act:
The programme will offer attendees an opportunity for attendees to:
This training addresses all the protected characteristics in the UK’s Equality Act 2010. Among other things, this legislation requires us to act in accordance with the desirability of reducing socio-economic inequalities; to be aware of discrimination and harassment related to certain personal characteristics; to enable certain employers to be required to publish information about the differences in pay between male and female employees; to prohibit victimisation; to show regard to eliminating discrimination; to increase equality of opportunity. There are certain protected characteristics within this legislation which chime with therapists’ obligations about providing clients with access to non-discriminatory therapy services.
This course covers protected characteristics specifically:
The CPD certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.
Dr Roberta Babb is the core tutor for this course. She will be leading the learning journey through the arc of the training. Additional tutors will add specialist knowledge in particular areas of the programme, bringing wider perspectives to the discourse for each module and characteristic under discussion.
Dr Roberta Babb (BSc Hons, MSc, DClinPsych, CPsychol CSci AFBPsS) is the Director and owner of Third Eye Psychology Ltd. Her practice offers clinical, forensic and organisation psychological services which include coaching, consultation, supervision (individual and group), training and mentoring, assessments, and therapy.
Although Dr Babb’s clinical practice is significantly influence by psychodynamic theory, she flexibly draws on a diverse range of theoretical frameworks to inform her work. This enables her to provide integrative and comprehensive assessments which identify problem areas, potential areas for change, and integrative psychological formulations or understandings (both via individual and group processes). This process offers a deeper insight into both the global picture of the presenting difficulties/issues and the finer details, and provides a well-formed platform for the implementation of evidence-based interventions which can effect sustainable change at the conscious and unconscious level.
Dr Babb is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) (Division of Clinical Psychology, Division of Forensic Psychology, and Division of Clinical Psychology Leadership and Management Faculty) and an approved Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). She is also a Member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). Her qualifications include a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology, a MSc in Forensic Psychology and a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She holds postgraduate diplomas in Clinical Supervision and Consultancy, Organisational Development and Executive Coaching, psychodynamic psychotherapy (foundation) and a professional qualification in forensic psychodynamic psychotherapy. She has attended specialist training events for group therapy and supervision.
Dr Dwight Turner is Senior Lecturer within the School of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Brighton, lecturing on their PG Dip and MSc courses in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a PhD Supervisor at their Doctoral College, a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice. His latest book Intersections of Privilege and Otherness in Counselling and Psychotherapy was released in February 2021 and is published by Routledge. An activist, writer and public speaker on issues of race, difference and intersectionality in counselling and psychotherapy, Dr Turner can be contacted via his website www.dwightturnercounselling.co.uk and can be followed on Twitter at @dturner300. For this course, he will join the group on one day of the programme, for a panel discussion with the group.
The 8-day course will be taught over 4 weekends in Spring 2023, beginning in April 2023. Dates are being finalised. Please register your interest by using the Enquiry button, so we can contact you as soon as dates are announced.
Times each day:
10am – 4:30pm
The fee for Spring 2022 is £1,500 + VAT = £1,800.
The course fee includes all training materials and the CPD certificate.
After paying the deposit of £300 including VAT, the remainder of the fee can be paid by instalments as indicated on the invoice. Some reduced-fee places may be awarded depending on student circumstances, subject to availability. The course fee can also be invoiced fully or partially to an employer or funding organisation.
The total fee is payable by 6 weeks before the final weekend of the training course. The Grove is also happy to invoice all or part of the fee to an employer or organisation which is providing funding. Please contact us for details or to discuss a payment plan.
Applicants are expected to be qualified and experienced professionals in a mental health or helping profession, who are established in their practice. This will be covered in the application form. All applicants are expected to:
The Grove Practice is accredited by NCP (National Council for Psychotherapists) as a CPD training centre. As such, all The Grove’s courses are awarded NCP accreditation for CPD (Continuous Professional Development).
This accreditation provides reassurance regarding high standards of teaching and course content.
The Grove’s courses have been successfully recognised as CPD for members of the following membership bodies: BACP, UKCP, COSRT, NCP, NCS, AHPP, BPS, among others. Organisations such as Relate and MIND and Place2B have also supported their therapists in taking training with The Grove. This is a mark of unofficial validation of our courses as worthy of being listed on the CPD logs for these members and organisations.
This course is taught at Level 5 equivalence. This training is a post-qualification course designed for mature professionals who are established in their way of working according to their original therapy training and who are drawn to learning more theory and practical skills for greater intersectional awareness and competence in their therapeutic practice . The designation "Level 5" is drawn from the numbered educational levels according to Ofqual's Regulated Qualification Framework operating in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. (Scotland has its own educational levels in place.) This is a post-qualification training which requires theoretical evaluation, self-reflection, and interpretation of how to apply the models in therapeutic settings such as clinical practice or multi-disciplinary teams in organisations. The Grove is setting its own courses at a training level in line with industry-wide language for setting the academic level of the course.
Our guidance to anyone researching CPD courses is to ask any training provider stating a Level, to provide the Ofqual qualification number (which looks like this 601/8674/4). If the training provider cannot give this information for their course, then the course is unlikely to be allocated an official Level by Ofqual. In our view, any other course provider should state that their course is taught “at a level equivalent to Level x but is not a qualification regulated by Ofqual”. This approach is implemented by The Grove.