Continuing education

Training Courses

Self-directed learning

  • We have a links to training resources for self-directed learning.
  • There is a set of eight training videos to stream for members
  • If you are interested in becoming a member click here or if you want to find out about PIT-UK’s films and see a taster video access them here

Recommended reading

Key books

Forms of Feeling: The Heart of Psychotherapy Robert Hobson 1985 Routledge

Book Cover Forms of Feeling

`[The conversational model is] the result of 30 years experience of working with distressed people and the utterly human problems of being together and yet so far from one another. It’s about key words and concepts that are recognisable in any therapy session.’

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Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy: A Conversation Barkham, Guthrie, Hardy & Margison 2017 Sage

This book presents, for the first time, a practical manual for psychodynamic-interpersonal therapy. This evidence-based conversational model places strong emphasis on the relational aspects of therapy, and provides a comprehensive approach to a wide variety of presenting issues. Drawing together forty years of research, teaching and practice, the expert authors take you through the model’s theory, skills and implications for practice. Part I sets out the underlying theory, placing the model in context, and setting out the evidence base for its efficacy and effectiveness with client groups and presenting issues. Part II guides you through the clinical skills of the model, from foundational to advanced, and demonstrates the application of competencies throughout the therapeutic process. Part III offers practical guidance on learning and implementing the approach within a range of settings, and developing effective practice through reflection and supervision. 

Sample of Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy: A Conversation

Supervision in PIT

Supervision in PIT can be in individual or group format. There are guidelines for effective supervision produced by PIT-UK