The Lancaster University Academy of Clinical Psychology was initially established with funding from Health Education England to design and deliver training to staff in the psychological professions (including counsellors, IAPT/CBT  therapists and practitioners, and applied psychologists) and those from other backgrounds working psychologically around mental health and human distress in the North West.  It offers training which is high quality, applied and practical, giving people time to think and develop their skills in a supportive and enjoyable environment.

A programme of short courses with options relevant to staff of all backgrounds, levels of experience and previous training, working psychologically in a variety of settings are available with our trainers, all who have at least 5 years’ experience of developing knowledge and skills with other professionals. Our courses utilise a range of formats and lengths ranging from 1 - 5 days, drawing on a variety of training methods, including face to face, self study and tutor-facilitated e-learning. We offer training courses which are relevant, accessible, and likely to lead to real growth for participants.

Courses have been designed based on extensive feedback from a needs analysis carried out by the Psychological Professions Network, to be as useful as possible and to overcome typical barriers to training. The content of each course, however, can be developed in collaboration with participants to maximise its relevance and impact. The content of future courses can also be tailored to participants’ needs and requests - please contact us to discuss your ideas.