CPD Dates


10 October 2018
10am - 5pm
Using constellation work in supervision 
- Richard Spence
London £125  
11 October 2018
10am - 5pm
Developing constellation work in supervision - Day 2 (for participants who have previously done Day 1)
- Richard Spence
London £125  
10 November 2018
10am - 5pm
The Drama of Improvisation - Robin Shohet and Shane O'Brien
London  £125  

Please fill in our course booking form if you are interested in attending any of these days.  All days are at CCPE Beauchamp Lodge, Warwick Crescent, London W2 6NE

Using constellation work in supervision - Day 1
- facilitated by Richard Spence - 17 May and 10 October 2018

    ‘Constellations’ are a way of working with individuals and groups as part of a larger system. to reveal
    underlying dynamics and fresh perspectives. The approach uses people and objects to represent
    the key elements in a three-dimensional living map.

This day is for supervisors, therapists and coaches who want to integrate a systems perspective and methodology into their practice. The session is built around experiential learning and exercises; there will be space for questions, reflection and an opportunity to take a fresh look at a current issue.

In this introductory day, Richard will show how you can start to access your own and your clients’ innate understanding of systems. You will learn the underpinning principles that inform this approach, the inner stance and some practical applications of constellations in 1:1 and group work.

By the end of this session you will be able to:
•    Notice some of the natural organising principles of human systems
•    Support people to stand in the truth of their situation and discover their own resources
•    Encourage insight and clarity through 1:1 systemic mapping
•    Use what you have learned for clarity in preparation and self-supervision

 “An enlightening, thought provoking and powerful experience… the session had a huge impact on me and my outlook on people dynamics.”

Richard Spence works with individuals, teams and organisations and trained in supervision with Robin Shohet and Joan Wilmot. Richard is passionate about constellations’ capacity to improve our professional resourcefulness and overall wellbeing. He studied family constellations with Core Constellations and the Centre for Systemic Constellations, organisational constellations with Coaching Constellations and the Hellinger Instituut in Holland where he completed the Master training in Systemic Work

Developing constellation work in supervision - Day 2 - facilitated by Richard Spence - 11 October 2018

This day is for supervisors, therapists and coaches who have completed the introductory day ‘Working Systemically in Supervision’ and wish to enhance their understanding of underlying relationship dynamics and capacity to use constellations in client work.

On this second day, Richard will take you more deeply into the principles of constellations so you can spot systemic loyalties, introduce the sentences that create systemic interventions and find resourceful places for you and your clients. The day builds on day one with experiential learning and exercises that offer practical applications of systemic work; there will be space for questions, reflection and opportunities to discover fresh insights on your current work and your own potential.  

By the end of this session you will be able to:

•    Recognise the organising principles of systems in action
•    Offer systemic sentences which name ‘what is’ and invite alignment
•    Resource yourself, supervisees and clients to be more present and confident
•    Celebrate difficulties and apply what you have learned reflectively and professionally

 “A very satisfying and stimulating event, informative and interesting, a brilliant day.”

The Drama of Improvisation - facilitated by Robin Shohet and Shane O'Brien - 10 November 2018
Let’s use improvisation drama as a tool for enquiry, supervision, freedom and play.  Join us for a co-creative experiential 1-day workshop.  Improvisation and drama provides a glorious insight into how we interact with the world. It involves trust and our ability to let go of our own agendas. To improvise, we need to be totally in the moment - or it falls flat. Learning to comfortably co-create together helps to get the best out of each other. It taps into parts of ourselves that are underused both in our work and our lives. When improvising, we are confronted with our willingness to risk. There is no safety until you realise that the need for safety is what is getting in the way. How can the skills of improvisation translate into therapy and supervision? How can it not!

Shane O'Brien is a therapist and supervisor and was an actor and singer for many years.  Recognising the need for unity in diversity, he has been involved in the fields of personal development and community development for over 25 years.    

Robin Shohet has been supervising since 1977. He has a practice in London and Findhorn, Scotland and specialises in group supervision.  He is co-author with Peter Hawkins of “Supervision in the Helping Professions” and editor of “Passionate Supervision” and “Supervision as Transformation”.