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At Cathy McQuaid Therapy and Training Consultancy we offer a range of training opportunities consisting of one or two day continuing professional development workshops.

 





CPD Training Group and Workshops

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a requirement for all counsellors and psychotherapists. It is usually requirement for most professionals. At Cathy McQuaid Therapy and Training Consultancy we offer a number of opportunities to gain CPD locally at an affordable cost. 

If you are looking for a CPD workshop on a specific topic please do let us know.

Evaluating Your Private Practice - 2-day workshop

How do you know that what you offer your clients actually works? This two-day workshop will introduce you to some basic techniques which will help you to evaluate you private practice. Cost £195. 

Please enquire for dates and locations.

Exam / Accreditation Preparation Group

This monthly group is for trainees post core training seeking exam preparation and for Diploma qualified colleagues seeking accreditation and professional development as a counsellor or psychotherapist. Cost £65 per session. The length of the group will depend upon the number of participants e.g. 4 participants will meet for 4 hours.

 

Please enquire for dates and locations.

Professional Development Group

This monthly group is for anyone interested in their professional development as a counsellor or psychotherapist. The groups will be participant led with a mixture of training and supervision with themes for each workshop as chosen by the members. Cost £65 per session.

Please enquire for dates and locations.

Training for Trainers Group - Starting on 8th September 2017

This quarterly group is for PTSTAs or CTAs who are thinking of completing the TEW, the group will focus on developing the necessary knowledge and skills to be an effective trainer and supervisor. Cost £100 per session. 

Friday 8th Sep 2017 - Friday 27th Jul 2018, 10:00 - 16:00

Liverpool

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Joint Supervision and Examination Preparation Group

This monthly group is for TA trainees who have completed their core 4-year training programme and wish to join a group for supervision as well as exam preparation. You may be at any stage of exam prep e.g. from not yet fully read the handbook to having a first draft already written. Each session will be contracted for each time so the participants have a tailored menu to meet their needs and requirements. The group meets for a day (10am-4pm) and the cost is £80. If you'd like to join the group contact Cathy.

Friday 3rd Nov 2017 - Friday 27th Jul 2018, 10:00 - 16:00

The Women's Organisation, 54 St James St, , Liverpool, L1 0AB

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One Day Seminars

Thinking of Training as a Counsellor or Psychotherapist?

*** Workshop with Free Book ***

Thinking of Training as a Counsellor or Psychotherapist?

Before you sign up for any course come to this workshop and find out if counselling and psychotherapy training really is for you and if it is how to find the most suitable course. 

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Dr Cathy McQuaid

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The Women's Organisation, 54 St James St, Liverpool, L1 0AB

Becoming a counsellor or psychotherapist can be a rewarding, life enhancing and transformational experience for some whereas others may feel disappointed, disillusioned or even betrayed.

This workshop is for anyone who is thinkng of undertaking training in counselling or psychotherapy. Come and find out the highs and lows of training, whether it really is the most appropriate training for you taking into account what you are hoping to achieve and your circumstances.

Discover what Cathy has found makes an effective and robust training programme.

During the workshop Cathy will share some of the findings from her research into trainees' experience of their training, use extracts from her book to illustrate her conclusions and be available to answer questions about the key elements of becoming a counsellor or psychotherapist.

At the conclusion of the workshop Cathy will be offering all participants a free copy of her book, What You Really Need to Know About Counselling and Psychotherapy Training.

“If you are seriously considering training for a career in counselling or psychotherapy... then Cathy McQuaid’s book should be your first port of call.”   Ian Stewart, PhD, Co-Director of The Berne Institute, Nottingham and co-author of TA Today.

“This book stands as an honest, reflective, accessible and essential consumer’s guide to therapy training.” Keith Tudor Associate Professor at AUT University, Auckland (from the foreword).

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