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Your Further Learning & Development

The aim of INTEGRA CPD is to develop a comprehensive cutting-edge programme for continuing professional development, in collaboration with therapists like yourself and in response to your evolving needs and feedback – a programme of workshops, ongoing groups, events and courses that is suitable for practitioners from across the wide range of the psychological therapies, as it is based on a broad-spectrum integration of all the diverse approaches, traditions and modalities, and on embodied, relational and integral principles.
Currently all events are taking place online, via Zoom.

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How do we make our CPD learning impactful and relevant to our everyday practice?
Should our own further development not be informed by the same therapeutic principles which underpin our work?
In therapy as in teaching therapy, we aim to 'walk our talk' by focussing on the learning process rather than predominantly the content. We aim to generate creative and stimulating relational spaces - learning environments that are suited to the variety of learning styles that therapists bring to the group.
We are designing our online events in order to maximise action-reflection and learning cycles in the context of the online Zoom group experience, moving fluidly between work in the whole-group and in small-group breakout rooms, and between theory, demonstrations, role-play and skills practice, reflection and discussion.
All our CPD workshops emphasise experiential engagement and the mind-body connection, integrating professional competence with personal process and self-awareness, combining left- and right-brain learning that translates directly into practice.

More about how we facilitate your learning >>

In our own work, we are aiming at an integration that draws on the theories, wisdom and gifts of all the therapeutic approaches, whilst acknowledging their traditional shadow aspects. We welcome and attract therapists from across the modalities who find inspiration and challenge in the cross-fertilisation between different traditions, schools and orientations.

You can read more about the main principles of our approach which can be summarised as: full-spectrum integrative - embodied/bodymind connection - relational - informed by modern neuroscience - systemic/multi-dimensional/integral - rooted in the 'Wounded Healer' - embracing uncertainty, conflict and paradox.

Read more about our integrative approach >>

Recent News from INTEGRA CPD

What are therapists looking for in their CPD training?

What have been your experiences of recent CPD events?
Useful? Boring? Inspiring? Effective?
How have they affected your practice?
See some evaluation feedback from a recent workshop.

Read more >>

Places becoming available: Ongoing Supervision & Professional Development Group (bi-monthly Tuesdays 10.00 - 16.30 (Zoom))

There are only two places now left available from March 2024 in this ongoing small group which has been meeting since 2019 for 6 days per academic year. Always connected with practice through the supervision element and parallel process, the CPD learning has been building from session to session, through the group discussion and Michael's input, occasionally in the form of hand-outs and other learning materials. Most current participants are humanistic-integrative in orientation, some more psychodynamic, so there is rich and significant diversity. Maximum group size is 8, to allow for intense learning and sufficient time for all participants to take space for regular supervision.

Dates for 2024: 19 Mar 2024, 21 May 2024, 16 Jul 2024

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One place becoming available in monthly 2-hour Supervision Group for Experienced, Senior Therapists (monthly Tuesdays 15.45 - 17.45 (Zoom))

One place is now becoming available from February 2024 in this ongoing small group which has been meeting since 2012. Maximum group size is 4, to allow for regular supervision space and intense learning. This group has been restricted to senior therapists, and the current three participants (all humanistic in orientation) would like to continue the wide-ranging, personal-professional process which the group has co-created and its dynamic, reflective atmosphere.

Dates for 2024:  20 Feb 2024, 12 Mar 2024, 16 Apr 2024, 14 May 2024, 11 Jun 2024, 9 Jul 2024

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Do not take our word for it! Want to know what our events are like?

Depending on topic, aims and group composition, our CPD events maximise experiential, embodied learning through engaging all aspects of your personal-professional being as a reflective practitioner. It's usually a fluid integration of individual and group process, supervision of client examples, skills practice in pairs and small groups, fish bowls in the middle of the group including demonstration sessions, plus theory and discussion. Michael has evolved a particular way of participants bringing significant vignettes of client-therapist interactions, and using two-chair work and embodied role-play to access the non-verbal aspects of the interaction. Have a look at what other participants are saying:

See Feedback and Testimonials >>

Register your interest now for unique CPD series coming up later in 2024:

"Mastering the Creative Therapeutic Technique of Two-chair Work"

The last time Michael offered these special workshops was a few years ago, in 2015, and they are unlikely to be offered again in the near future. By attending all five days, most participants will significantly enhance their understanding and confidence in using this extremely versatile creative therapeutic technique, made famous by Gestalt therapist Fritz Perls, but now being used across many other approaches, often with limited success and effectiveness. Because although it appears simple and straightforward, in practice it becomes fiendishly tricky and paradoxical.
By focusing on the recurring problems and pitfalls that regularly arise when therapists try to use the technique, and developing an understanding why they are bound to arise, you will feel a whole lot more prepared to tackle them creatively, allowing you to use the technique in more elegant and effective ways.

Read the workshop description >>

Embodied & Relational Ways of Working with Psychosomatic Illness & Dis-ease in Psychotherapy

CPD Zoom Weekend for Practising Therapists 13 & 14 April 2024, 15.00 – 21.00 EET

with Michael Soth

in English (with expert simultaneous Greek translation)

Organisation & Booking: Dimitris Tzachanis -  info@gestaltsynthesis.gr

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This website is designed to address the continuing professional development (CPD) needs of counsellors, psychotherapists and therapeutic practitioners in general. If you are looking for a therapist, or want to work individually with one of us, please see the following websites:

Oxford Counselling and Psychotherapy

Michael has been running an Oxford-based referral service for about 28 years, helping you find the 'right' therapy for you. Assessment and referral sessions take place in West Oxford, and are primarily oriented towards Oxfordshire, but referrals and recommendations can also be made in London, occasionally nationwide and sometimes internationally.

Michael Soth

To work with Michael individually on Zoom, please use the contact form to e-mail him. He offers short and long-term individual and couple psychotherapy, as well as individual supervision for therapeutic practitioners, coaches and consultants. He currently maintains a waiting list and is usually unable to take anybody on within less than six months.

OTS - Oxfordshire Therapy & Self-Development Centres

Michael is a founding member and director of this Oxfordshire-wide organisation that has dedicated itself to making counselling and psychotherapy more available, accessible and affordable to the general public, by offering a broad-spectrum diversity of approaches and practitioners, and matching clients to therapists to generate maximum engagement and effectiveness through prioritising 'quality of relationship' between client and therapist, the most significant factor for good outcomes in therapy. Michael is training director for OTS, supporting the continuing professional development of the community of practitioners.

All published articles & papers / presentations / hand-outs & teaching materials

You can now find all our writing, a list of all presentations (many of them available as pdf's) and all Michael's hand-outs in our new Resources section of this site.

See all Articles & Papers >>
See all Presentations >>
See all Hand-outs >>
See all Recommended Books >>
Audio >> - more mp3's to come

Since June 2013 Michael has been publishing a blog at Psychotherapy Excellence - the UK's national portal for CPD - on the dilemmas of continuing professional development in the 'impossible profession'. To make it easier for you to follow the sequence of entries (as they are really meant to build on each other step-by-step), he has created a dedicated blog site. If you have missed any of the entries, having them all in one place like that will make it easy to catch up. Here is the link:
The Impossible Profession: Counselling & Psychotherapy

Michael has been interviewed several times now for webcasts on various topics, including 'What is psychotherapy?' (see preview) and 'The embodied phenomenology of enactment' (see preview). You can find these webcasts, which feature interviews with many other well-known therapists, on sale at: Psychotherapy Excellence.

Forthcoming Psychotherapy & Counselling CPD Workshops, Courses, & Events

Jul
16
Tue
2024
Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group @ online on Zoom
Jul 16 @ 10:00 – 16:30

Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group

An integrative, experiential online supervision & CPD group for therapists from across the approaches with Michael Soth

meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays on Zoom  (10.00 – 16.30)

maximum 9 participants - currently 6 participants, inviting up to 3 new members from January 2023

For further information, see the dedicated page

Jul
23
Tue
2024
Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group for Experienced Therapists @ online on Zoom
Jul 23 @ 11:00 – 17:30

Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group for Experienced Therapists

An integrative, experiential CPD group for experienced therapists (12+ years) with Michael Soth

meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays on Zoom (11.00 – 17.30)

maximum 8 participants - currently 6

For further information, see the dedicated page

Sep
3
Tue
2024
Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group @ online on Zoom
Sep 3 @ 10:00 – 16:30

Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group

An integrative, experiential online supervision & CPD group for therapists from across the approaches with Michael Soth

meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays on Zoom  (10.00 – 16.30)

maximum 9 participants - currently 6 participants, inviting up to 3 new members from January 2023

For further information, see the dedicated page

Sep
14
Sat
2024
Ongoing Integrative CPD Group @ online on Zoom
Sep 14 @ 11:00 – 18:00

An ongoing, broad-spectrum integrative group

This semi-closed group has been running for several years now (since 2015), with new participants joining the 'pool' of members as places become available. Led by one of the most experienced integrative trainers in the UK, this group will provide an ideal relational container for your ongoing development as a therapist. By immersing yourself in a diverse group of colleagues from different schools and orientations, you will widen your perspective, deepen your practice, draw both inspiration and challenge from the co-created wide-ranging experiential work and have a reference point as well as resources and teaching to support your further development.

You can find a detailed description of the format and objectives of this group on the dedicated page.

Sep
17
Tue
2024
Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group for Experienced Therapists @ online on Zoom
Sep 17 @ 11:00 – 17:30

Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group for Experienced Therapists

An integrative, experiential CPD group for experienced therapists (12+ years) with Michael Soth

meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays on Zoom (11.00 – 17.30)

maximum 8 participants - currently 6

For further information, see the dedicated page

Sep
20
Fri
2024
Monthly Supervision & Professional Development Group (Friday evenings) @ online on Zoom
Sep 20 @ 18:30 – 21:30

Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups

Integrative, experiential supervision & professional development group  

with Michael Soth

This medium-size group meets on a regular monthly basis (Friday evenings) on Zoom.

Currently 4 places available (from 8 Mar 2024)

For further information, see the dedicated page

Oct
18
Fri
2024
Monthly Supervision & Professional Development Group (Friday evenings) @ online on Zoom
Oct 18 @ 18:30 – 21:30

Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups

Integrative, experiential supervision & professional development group  

with Michael Soth

This medium-size group meets on a regular monthly basis (Friday evenings) on Zoom.

Currently 4 places available (from 8 Mar 2024)

For further information, see the dedicated page

Oct
29
Tue
2024
Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group @ online on Zoom
Oct 29 @ 10:00 – 16:30

Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group

An integrative, experiential online supervision & CPD group for therapists from across the approaches with Michael Soth

meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays on Zoom  (10.00 – 16.30)

maximum 9 participants - currently 6 participants, inviting up to 3 new members from January 2023

For further information, see the dedicated page

Nov
9
Sat
2024
Ongoing Integrative CPD Group @ online on Zoom
Nov 9 @ 11:00 – 18:00

An ongoing, broad-spectrum integrative group

This semi-closed group has been running for several years now (since 2015), with new participants joining the 'pool' of members as places become available. Led by one of the most experienced integrative trainers in the UK, this group will provide an ideal relational container for your ongoing development as a therapist. By immersing yourself in a diverse group of colleagues from different schools and orientations, you will widen your perspective, deepen your practice, draw both inspiration and challenge from the co-created wide-ranging experiential work and have a reference point as well as resources and teaching to support your further development.

You can find a detailed description of the format and objectives of this group on the dedicated page.

Nov
12
Tue
2024
Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group for Experienced Therapists @ online on Zoom
Nov 12 @ 11:00 – 17:30

Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group for Experienced Therapists

An integrative, experiential CPD group for experienced therapists (12+ years) with Michael Soth

meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays on Zoom (11.00 – 17.30)

maximum 8 participants - currently 6

For further information, see the dedicated page

Nov
15
Fri
2024
Monthly Supervision & Professional Development Group (Friday evenings) @ online on Zoom
Nov 15 @ 18:30 – 21:30

Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups

Integrative, experiential supervision & professional development group  

with Michael Soth

This medium-size group meets on a regular monthly basis (Friday evenings) on Zoom.

Currently 4 places available (from 8 Mar 2024)

For further information, see the dedicated page

Dec
13
Fri
2024
Monthly Supervision & Professional Development Group (Friday evenings) @ online on Zoom
Dec 13 @ 18:30 – 21:30

Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups

Integrative, experiential supervision & professional development group  

with Michael Soth

This medium-size group meets on a regular monthly basis (Friday evenings) on Zoom.

Currently 4 places available (from 8 Mar 2024)

For further information, see the dedicated page

Dec
17
Tue
2024
Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group @ online on Zoom
Dec 17 @ 10:00 – 16:30

Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group

An integrative, experiential online supervision & CPD group for therapists from across the approaches with Michael Soth

meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays on Zoom  (10.00 – 16.30)

maximum 9 participants - currently 6 participants, inviting up to 3 new members from January 2023

For further information, see the dedicated page

Jan
11
Sat
2025
Ongoing Integrative CPD Group @ online on Zoom
Jan 11 @ 11:00 – 18:00

An ongoing, broad-spectrum integrative group

This semi-closed group has been running for several years now (since 2015), with new participants joining the 'pool' of members as places become available. Led by one of the most experienced integrative trainers in the UK, this group will provide an ideal relational container for your ongoing development as a therapist. By immersing yourself in a diverse group of colleagues from different schools and orientations, you will widen your perspective, deepen your practice, draw both inspiration and challenge from the co-created wide-ranging experiential work and have a reference point as well as resources and teaching to support your further development.

You can find a detailed description of the format and objectives of this group on the dedicated page.

Jan
21
Tue
2025
Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group for Experienced Therapists @ online on Zoom
Jan 21 @ 11:00 – 17:30

Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group for Experienced Therapists

An integrative, experiential CPD group for experienced therapists (12+ years) with Michael Soth

meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays on Zoom (11.00 – 17.30)

maximum 8 participants - currently 6

For further information, see the dedicated page

Jan
24
Fri
2025
Monthly Supervision & Professional Development Group (Friday evenings) @ online on Zoom
Jan 24 @ 18:30 – 21:30

Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups

Integrative, experiential supervision & professional development group  

with Michael Soth

This medium-size group meets on a regular monthly basis (Friday evenings) on Zoom.

Currently 4 places available (from 8 Mar 2024)

For further information, see the dedicated page

Feb
11
Tue
2025
Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group @ online on Zoom
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 16:30

Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group

An integrative, experiential online supervision & CPD group for therapists from across the approaches with Michael Soth

meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays on Zoom  (10.00 – 16.30)

maximum 9 participants - currently 6 participants, inviting up to 3 new members from January 2023

For further information, see the dedicated page

Feb
21
Fri
2025
Monthly Supervision & Professional Development Group (Friday evenings) @ online on Zoom
Feb 21 @ 18:30 – 21:30

Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups

Integrative, experiential supervision & professional development group  

with Michael Soth

This medium-size group meets on a regular monthly basis (Friday evenings) on Zoom.

Currently 4 places available (from 8 Mar 2024)

For further information, see the dedicated page

Mar
8
Sat
2025
Ongoing Integrative CPD Group @ online on Zoom
Mar 8 @ 11:00 – 18:00

An ongoing, broad-spectrum integrative group

This semi-closed group has been running for several years now (since 2015), with new participants joining the 'pool' of members as places become available. Led by one of the most experienced integrative trainers in the UK, this group will provide an ideal relational container for your ongoing development as a therapist. By immersing yourself in a diverse group of colleagues from different schools and orientations, you will widen your perspective, deepen your practice, draw both inspiration and challenge from the co-created wide-ranging experiential work and have a reference point as well as resources and teaching to support your further development.

You can find a detailed description of the format and objectives of this group on the dedicated page.

Mar
18
Tue
2025
Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group for Experienced Therapists @ online on Zoom
Mar 18 @ 11:00 – 17:30

Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group for Experienced Therapists

An integrative, experiential CPD group for experienced therapists (12+ years) with Michael Soth

meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays on Zoom (11.00 – 17.30)

maximum 8 participants - currently 6

For further information, see the dedicated page

Mar
21
Fri
2025
Monthly Supervision & Professional Development Group (Friday evenings) @ online on Zoom
Mar 21 @ 18:30 – 21:30

Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups

Integrative, experiential supervision & professional development group  

with Michael Soth

This medium-size group meets on a regular monthly basis (Friday evenings) on Zoom.

Currently 4 places available (from 8 Mar 2024)

For further information, see the dedicated page

Apr
15
Tue
2025
Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group @ online on Zoom
Apr 15 @ 10:00 – 16:30

Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group

An integrative, experiential online supervision & CPD group for therapists from across the approaches with Michael Soth

meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays on Zoom  (10.00 – 16.30)

maximum 9 participants - currently 6 participants, inviting up to 3 new members from January 2023

For further information, see the dedicated page

Apr
18
Fri
2025
Monthly Supervision & Professional Development Group (Friday evenings) @ online on Zoom
Apr 18 @ 18:30 – 21:30

Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups

Integrative, experiential supervision & professional development group  

with Michael Soth

This medium-size group meets on a regular monthly basis (Friday evenings) on Zoom.

Currently 4 places available (from 8 Mar 2024)

For further information, see the dedicated page

May
13
Tue
2025
Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group for Experienced Therapists @ online on Zoom
May 13 @ 11:00 – 17:30

Bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group for Experienced Therapists

An integrative, experiential CPD group for experienced therapists (12+ years) with Michael Soth

meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays on Zoom (11.00 – 17.30)

maximum 8 participants - currently 6

For further information, see the dedicated page

May
16
Fri
2025
Monthly Supervision & Professional Development Group (Friday evenings) @ online on Zoom
May 16 @ 18:30 – 21:30

Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups

Integrative, experiential supervision & professional development group  

with Michael Soth

This medium-size group meets on a regular monthly basis (Friday evenings) on Zoom.

Currently 4 places available (from 8 Mar 2024)

For further information, see the dedicated page

See Calendar with all Events >>

INTEGRA CPD - Trainers

Michael Soth
Michael SothIntegral-Relational Body Psychotherapist
Michael is an integral-relational Body Psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor, with more than 38 years' experience of practising from an integrative perspective. He was Training Director at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy for nearly 20 years, and has been involved with teaching counselling and psychotherapy since 1986. After 40 years of living and working in the UK, he is currently in Central America, preparing for a more simple, natural, healthy, sustainable life away from the hazards and conveniences of modern 'civilisation', building a refuge and retreat in an as yet unspoilt area of rainforest. Until that is ready for visitors and for a return to face-to-face embodied therapy, he is available only online. In the meantime, all CPD events are taking place on Zoom.

More about Michael >>