COSRT organises two Conferences and a number of CPD Workshops each year which are open to members and non-members.
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  • 8 Jun 19 - Sex Through the Ages - From cradle to grave | London

    This year’s conference will look at ages/stages of human life and what are the current issues in our therapy rooms, how they have changed over the years and how we best work with the changes and developments.


  • 1 Mar 19 - EVENT FULL | How to Work Safely and Professionally with Erotic Transference and Counter Transference | London

    How to Work Safely and Professionally with Erotic Transference and Counter Transference

  • 29 Mar 19 - How to Write for Publication: Programme | London


    This workshop prepares attendees to write for publication – whether that be papers for the therapeutic journals, book proposals, blog posts, book reviews or anything else. The workshop is designed to suit everybody from the absolute beginner to the more experienced writer/researchers. We will consider common anxieties about writing and address these. We will think about the kinds of writing we might like to do, and the helpfulness of ‘gradual exposure’ techniques when it comes to writing. We’ll introduce writing practice techniques to help you get started and we’ll consider how to write for various audiences, and what editors and publishers are looking for. In the afternoon there will be the opportunity to develop an idea for a potential writing project into an initial draft, with the support of the facilitator (a writing mentor and published author of 20 books and over 100 papers). We will cover structure, tone, clarity, adn content. Attendees are encouraged to bring either a laptop or paper and pen to work with.



    09:30 – Registration

    10:00 – Introduction to writing

    Anxieties about writing (Exercise)

    Suggestions for beating fears around writing and publication

    Reasons for writing

    Developing your writing practice

    11:30 – Coffee Break

    11:50 – Writing for publication

    What kinds of writing might you do?

    Clarifying what we want to write – focusing our ideas

    Writing for different audiences

    Academic and non-academic writing: how to get published and deal with feedback

    1:00 – Lunch

    2:00 – Writing a basic outline

    Opportunity to write an outline for a paper, book proposal, or other project

    One-to-one support

    Small group feedback

    Larger group discussion

    3:00 – Developing an outline

    Opportunity to develop your outline for a paper, book proposal, or other project: paragraph by paragraph plan, one paragraph as polished prose

    One-to-one support

    Small group feedback

    Larger group discussion

    4:00 – Committing to writing plans and feedback

    4:30 – Close


    Presented by Dr. Meg-John Barker, a senior lecturer in psychology at The Open University and a UKCP accredited therapist. Meg’s research, writing, and therapeutic practice focus on sex and relationships, particularly the ways in which these matters are represented in popular culture, advice, and therapy, and the understandings and practices of various sexual and relationship communities (notably bisexual, kink, and non-monogamous communities). Meg is the editor of the journal Psychology & Sexuality, as well as being author of many books and papers on these topics, such as Safe, Sane & Consensual (Palgrave, 2007), Understanding Non-Monogamies (Routledge, 2010) and The Bisexuality Report (

    Meg has also published extensively on counselling and psychotherapy including the books Understanding Counselling & Psychotherapy (Sage, 2010), and Mindful Counselling and Psychotherapy: Practising Mindfully Across Approaches and Issues (Sage, 2013). Specifically in relation to the topics covered in these sessions students may find useful Christina Richards and Meg Barker’s book Sexuality and Gender for Mental Health Professionals: A Practical Guide (Sage, 2013) and Meg’s self-help style book Rewriting the Rules: An Integrative Guide to Sex, Love and Relationships (Routledge, 2013). Meg is also a regular blogger on (megbarkerpsych on twitter).

    Terms and Conditions

    The full fee for each training day is £115 for COSRT members and £125 for non-members. Cheques should be made payable to COSRT in GB pounds sterling. Payment must be received by COSRT before the training day. Confirmation and details of your booking will be emailed to you.

    Cancellations must be made in writing. There is an administrative charge of £20 per person for cancellations received up to six weeks prior to the training day. Thereafter no refund is possible. To substitute a delegate please call the COSRT office (020 8543 2707) at least seven days prior to the event.

    COSRT reserves the right to change the venue or speakers due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event of a training day being cancelled, a full refund will be made, but COSRT disclaims any further liability.

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