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Maintaining Professional Resilience

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)

A three-day course for anyone dealing with major challenges at work, including stress and burnout, career decisions, dealing with complaints or regulatory processes.

Please note that if you have a complaint regarding Professional Boundaries, Ethics or relationships then you must first book in to the relevant other course, details on this site. 

Over the course of three days this small group (up to six people only) considers situations in the light of the approach of total responsibility and the possibility of being powerful at work again.

When would a referral to this program be appropriate? Human resources departments can use the program as a preventative measure or as part of employee development plans. Practitioners can self-refer. Medical defence or professional organisations can refer people who are in need of assistance. 
Course Aims
The course aims to provide an educational and reflective space for participants to examine the roots of their problematic behaviour and to have assistance in making personal and professional changes. The course goals are:  

  • To increase responsibility and awareness
  • To increase awareness and understanding of vulnerabilities and risk factors
  • To identify contextual factors
  • To put in place a personal plan

The course includes knowledge sessions. The completion of a personal development plan, which is a series of measurable commitments around behaviour, is a core component and runs from beginning to end of the course.
Course Objectives
By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Improve understanding of personal history and antecedents to difficulties
  • Consider needs for further professional assistance and personal development 
  • Understand the impact and consequences of actions
  • Learn techniques for dealing with change and challenge
  • Improve understanding of personal risk factors

How the course is organised Course numbers are restricted.  There is some pre-course work to do, including a self-assessment, reading and a reflection exercise. The course itself is highly interactive and involves being accountable and transparent, being open to seeing things from a different perspective and being willing to make changes. There is a lot of space for considering the contexts for the behaviours of concern as well as for developing a personal plan to avoid repetition. Content includes:

  • Risk factors and vulnerabilities
  • Cognitive distortions
  • Dealing with change and challenge
  • Moving on after a difficulty
  • New ways of communicating
  • Values - personal and professional

Around this content there are many spaces for participants to reflect, to have a conversation about responsibility and avoiding repetition and to make their own plans.   The course hours reflect this comprehensive approach:

  1. Day 1- 9.00am - 6.30pm
  2. Day 2 - 9.00am - 6.30pm
  3. Day 3 - 9.00am - 5.00pm

 Two course vegetarian lunches as well as tea and coffee are provided.

Expectations of participants Participants are accepted for the programme following initial discussion by phone with the course leader. The course requires access to any relevant documents in relation to professional conduct enquiries, and may request access to any other material, such as evaluation reports.

Participants are expected to commit to attendance for every session of the course. The programme is unlikely to be suitable for people with untreated psychiatric disorders and we may ask permission to discuss any health problem with treating professionals.

Participation is voluntary.  Participants are asked to take responsibility for contributing actively throughout.

Booking The introductory price for the full course is £499 +VAT.

Sometimes the Clinic is able to organise payment options – please get in touch for details.  Please call 0203 468 4194 to make a payment, to discuss options and to arrange the pre-course phone call, or email

Disclaimer The course can provide only one element of prevention or remedial plans.   CPD certificates are provided. No report on participants progress or engagement will be provided. 

Terms and Conditions All bookings are made in agreement with our terms and conditions.