In our latest newsletter, read about how we’ve added a new MSc in Human Relations and Counselling to our range of courses which has been validated by Robert Gordon University. A landmark in the development of therapeutic training in Scotland and recognition of our robust tradition of delivering rigorous, inclusive professional education.

Also in this edition, a reminder that HDS provides an employee assistance counselling service. HDS works with organisations, large and small, to offer counselling and psychotherapy as part of their Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).  The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to massive change, more uncertainty, and new challenges for many of us.  Our counsellors and therapists have broad experience of working with employees in the public, private and third sectors across Scotland.  HDS can offer face-to-face, online or telephone counselling at a time when staff may need additional support. 

Don't miss:
  • Thinking about studying with HDS? Have you seen our new resources that can help you in your research and decision on whether to apply for postgraduate training with HDS? 
  • We are recruiting!  We are seeking to appoint someone to the role of Academic Administrative Assistant.  This part-time role will play an essential role in a small and friendly team, providing full administrative support to the academic courses.
  • Saying ‘Thank you’ to our volunteers At the beginning of June, we took part in Volunteers’ Week to celebrate and thank all our volunteers, past and present, for their dedication and support for HDS. 
  • Free book download: ‘Together Apart’ is a new book that examines the psychology surrounding the current pandemic and makes recommendations for how to do that right thing and with a reasonable hope of deploying the right sort of behavioural science.  SAGE Publishing has made the e-book freely available via the Social Science Space website.
  • Seeking Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists to take part in a study  Are you a qualified member of the ACP (Association of Child Psychotherapists) or know of someone who is? A student at the Tavistock Centre is looking for help with his doctoral research project, “What was the role of identity in the training of child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapists and what is its relation to their clinical practice?”
  • “The empowerment of deceit: from socialisation to institutionalised inauthenticity and beyond” Don't miss this webinar hosted by The Squiggle Foundation on Saturday 4 July from 10am to 11:40am.

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