Couple Therapy for Depression (CTfD) is an integrative, NICE approved, evidence-based treatment of up to 20 sessions of couple therapy designed to treat depression in individuals within their couple relationship, using the relationship as a key resource for recovery. It is one of the high intensity therapies offered in NHS Talking Therapies Services.
This training enables practitioners to work with couples where one or both have a diagnosis of depression. It combines best practice drawn from behavioural, cognitive, emotionally-focussed, systemic and psychodynamic couple therapies
Training places can be applied for via NHSE funding. Alternatively commissioners, service leads or managers can commission a CTfD training for delivery in their area for cohorts of 10 and above. Practitioners in private practice and self-funders are also welcome to apply
We deliver three levels of CTfD trainings across the regions and online: practitioner training; supervisor training; and CPD training.
Our training team is fully integrative with trainers coming from all different therapeutic modalities
We have various news, updates, published books, articles, and downloadable documents to assisst the CTFD course
This therapy is designed to treat mild to moderate depression in people who have a regular partner, where the relationship may contribute to the development or maintenance of depressive feelings. Sessions are delivered through a local Mental Health Service - typically, NHS Talking Therapies - and both members of the couple are encouraged to attend.