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Vital CPD and training needs for all child professionals on child and adolescent mental health and child trauma, underpinned by the latest research from psychology and brain science. 

One-day conferences and skills-based trainings provide practical tools, techniques and key innovative strategies. Staffed by expert trainers from here and abroad, carefully chosen for their ability to enable participants to go away deeply informed and enthused. For previous

Conferences and live stream events include working effectively with children on all key areas of child mental health including children with SEND, mental health diagnosis, sensory integration disorders, children/teenagers who are violent, anxious or depressed, autism spectrum and ADHD.

We look forward very much to your participation in our events and, as ever, we welcome your thoughts and suggestions.


Senior Associate of the Royal College of Medicine and Child Psychotherapist with over thirty years' experience of working with children and families. Author of over twenty books in child mental health, which collectively have been translated into eighteen languages and published in twenty-five countries. 'What Every Parent Needs to Know' won First Prize in the British Medical Association Medical Book awards 2007  (Popular Medicine section) and was voted one of the top brain books of our time by The Dana Foundation. Co- Founding Director of the Higher Education College, The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (academic partner of Univeristy of East London) which runs Masters degree courses and Diplomas in Arts Psychotherapy, Adolescent Therapy, Child Counselling and Parent-Child Therapy. Founder of the 'Helping Where it Hurts’ programme which offers free arts therapy to troubled children in Islington Primary schools.

Senior Fellow at Tavistock Relationships at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology. Consultant in Psychology to The Bowlby Centre. Former Chair of the Society of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists. Series Co-Editor of  The Library of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis  and member of the Editorial Board of the journal Couple and Family Psychoanalysis. Trustee of the Freud Museum London and of Freud Museum Publications. History Consultant to the journal Attachment:  New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis.  Worked for several years as Resident Psychotherapist on B.B.C. Radio 2 and as Spokesperson for the B.B.C. mental health campaign 'Life 2 Live'. Written or edited nine books. including the first biography of the psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, (Gradiva Prize for Biography) Sex and the Psyche, Tea with Winnicott (chosen as one of the Guardian’s  'Books of the Year'). Lectured for B.A.F.T.A. (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts), BBC, the Criminal Bar Association, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal Courts of Justice, the Royal Opera House, Tate Modern, and the Wellcome Collection

Sir Richard Bowlby is an eminent lecturer on attachment theory and practice. He is Strategic Adviser to the Wave Trust and Patron of The Bowlby Centre for Attachment based Psychotherapy. After a career in medical and scientific photography Sir Richard has spent his time studying the work of his father, Sir John Bowlby, the pioneer researcher and founder of attachment theory. He lectures internationally on cutting edge advances in attachment theory for social change.  He is the author of Fifty Years of Attachment Theory: Recollections of Donald Winnicott and John Bowlby.

All bookings to be paid in full.
You may transfer to another conference with minimum seven days notice and this ticket must be returned to us seven days prior to the event.

If another person is coming in your place it is your responsibility to inform us of the name of the delegate who will be attending – no admittance will be granted if we do not have their name on the conference list. No transfer or refund will be considered for a ‘no show’ on the day for whatever reason.

The Centre for Child Mental Health
2-18 Britannia Row
London N1 8PA
Tel. 020 7354 2913
Fax. 020 7704 0171

The Centre for Child Mental Health reserves the right to make changes to the timetable or any events due to unforeseen circumstances.

In the event of cancellation by us we will refund the cost of the ticket price for the event in full. We will not be responsible for any further cost incurred by you in relation to your booking.

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Company Information

Company Registration 11457893
Palladium House, 1-4 Argyll Street,
London, United Kingdom, W1F 7LD