CPD Events

Some of the CPD events are open to  those who have undertaken the Diploma or Certificate with CSTD Bath

We hope that those who have qualified with CSTD and gained our Diploma or Certificate will keep in touch with us through supervision groups and workshops. We value the community of supervisors who are trained with us in terms of shared on-going learning and exchange.


Reflective Supervision Training for Supervisors who wish to work in Education

Working pastorally with under-18s in schools can be stressful. Confidentially holding children and families in distress, can be both traumatic, lonely and disempowering. Unsupported, this can also lead to vicarious trauma and burnout.

This two-day course is offered to trained supervisors who would like to provide reflective supervision to support school staff, but who may not have any direct experience of working in education, themselves. The training will be delivered through a mixture of presentation, skills development and practice in triads. The course will focus on the specific support needs of school pastoral staff and include the current climate and culture within schools.

CSTD has been a supervision training organisation for those in the helping professions since 1984. This pilot has been developed in response to the clear need for this support in education.

Venue: Barrow Castle, Rush Hill, Bath BA2 2QR

  Or on zoom if Covid-19 rules at the time do not allow courses to take place in person

Dates: Saturday 15 and 16 October 2021.     Follow up day: Saturday 5th March 2022

Cost: £300

Contact us if you wish to book.

CPD Half Price Offer for Graduates: The Module you did not choose!

During the Diploma/Certificate course you will have completed two of the following options:

  • Working with Supervisees in Organisational Settings
  • Psychotherapeutic Supervision
  • Group Supervision

If you would like to do the 'one that got away' we are able to offer this at half price to those who have received our Certificate or Diploma if the course is not fully booked.

‘What is in a child’s best interests?’ - workshops with Lisa Nel*

open to all those supervising those who work therapeutically with children

At Barrow Castle, Rush Hill, Bath BA2 2QR

Day 1: Saturday 18 June 2022

Timings: 10am – 5pm

Cost for each day:  £110 – bring your own lunch

Like many specialist areas, the potential themes for exploration are wide and deep. The galvanising question is: ‘What is in a child’s best interests?’ and with this in mind, the following elements of practising with under-18s will be explored in two one-day workshops.

Day 1

  1. Intro: what do under and over-11 children and young people want/need from counselling or psychotherapy?
  2. Child development, Neurobiology and Developmental Trauma: implications for best practice
  3. Relevance of the Law, children’s Rights and professional contracts
  4. Working with risk: the delicate balance between safeguarding and confidentiality
  5. Working with systems: parents, schools, services

Participants in the ‘first round’ of Workshop Day 1 unanimously requested a second day and their feedback has been used to identify which areas people especially wished to explore in a second day.

Day 2 – (for those who have already attended a Day 1) - date not yet agreed

  1. Impact of the setting and issues arising from work context: schools, volunteering, NHS, working in private practice.
  2. The power of non-verbal interventions (for all ages, developmental stages and the trauma continuum)
  1. Issues around equality, diversity, sexuality and family of origin values
  2. Mitigating the impact of shame within systems (family, school, social media, wider society

Please contact us if you are interested in booking one or both days
e-mail- info@cstdbath.co.uk

*Lisa is an experienced children’s practitioner and delivers independent CPD training in the competences for working therapeutically with under-18s at BCPC, in Bath. For more information see www.imokyoureok.co.uk 

Course Testimonial

A thorough exploration of theory via experiential learning which was expanded through creative activities, and fun! The high professional standards of the tutors and the participants, alongside the support given enhanced all aspects of my training. All of this and in the truly wonderful setting of a castle. I would highly recommend this course to anyone seeking to step into Supervision.
Angela Smart, Psychotherapist, Ross on Wye

On-going supervision group for supervision of supervision

Run by Judy Ryde in Bath at Barrow Castle monthly on a Monday evening. Initially we ask for a commitment of 4 sessions for the group. In this way we hope to have some continuity but allow new people to join each half year. Details below.

7.30pm - 9.30pm on Monday evenings. The cost is £160 for all four sessions must be paid for in advance.

The evening supervision of supervision group that was advertised sometime ago is now underway and is full for the time being. It may be possible to start another group if enough people come forward for it. The group will run for 3 months and will be a closed group once it has formed.

This group is for people who have trained with us and want an opportunity to discuss their supervision practice with other supervisors in an open and reflective space. We will discuss work with supervisees and issues that arise out of the work.

If you are interested in joining this group please email Judy Ryde at judy.ryde@cstd.co.uk

Further Workshops

We will also put on workshops (mostly one-days) from time to time and you will be informed about them by email. If you would like a particular supervision issue to be discussed then you could let us know and we may be able to run a one-day on the subject.

Contact CSTD for more information on CPD