Department of Psychology

Continuing Professional Development 

Systemic Theory and Practice courses

These courses cover the core theories and key ideas of systemic therapy and provides an opportunity to develop specific therapeutic skills.

Short Courses in Evidence Based Practice

We offer bespoke one-to-three day courses are for organisations seeking training for cohorts of staff. We are flexible on the dates and locations offered, and in some cases are able to deliver at the employer’s premises and/or can provide a distance learning option.


Certificate in strategic thinking (one day intensive course)
Location: University of Bath
Dates: November or March
Fee: £350.00

Discounted rates for block-bookings (4+ attendees) may be offered, by negotiation

Designing Behaviour Change Interventions - coming soon


These courses are aimed at public and private sector professionals or voluntary groups engaged in designing / commissioning / enhancing / evaluating service delivery and performance, and at organisations who seek to influence public attitudes / behaviour.

They are of particular relevance to those working in the service sector, public health, community health / social care and community services / social work, local authorities and the emergency services.

What is Evidence Based Practice?

Good decisions are informed decisions, based on robust evidence. Evidence Based Practice (EBP) relates to the use of scientific knowledge to inform what we do, and the ability to demonstrate how well we are doing it. Increasingly, resource allocations are made on the basis of the ability to demonstrate a strategic approach, delivery performance and impact.

For more information please contact Dr Jeff Gavin | email: