THE CENTRE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN OSTEOPATHY AND MANUAL THERAPY
was established in 1995 as centre providing continuous professional training in the area of manual and physical therapy.
CPDO aims to provide further professional development for manual
therapists of all disciplines.
The courses focus on three areas of professional development:
MANUAL/TECHNICAL SKILLS To facilitate the development of manual skills and range of techniques
used by the therapist.
CLINICAL SKILLS AND MANAGEMENT To help the therapist develop their clinical methods,
the understanding of how to clinically apply their technical skills and to improve their diagnostic abilities.
PERSONAL & INTERPERSONAL SKILLS To facilitate the personal development of the individual as a
therapist and the quality of the therapeutic relationship with the patient.
The courses are designed to provide an immediate and practical use of the learned material in clinic.
The centre aims to provide courses that would count as CPD hours toward the participants CPD requirements.
WHO CAN ATTEND THE COURSES
Courses are open to all practitioners and students of manual therapy: osteopaths,
physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, Alexander teachers, nurses and body
psychotherapists, etc. Therapists from other disciplines are welcomed to join the courses
(however some experience of manual therapy is needed). The evening lectures are open to all
therapists as well as to members of the public. Courses that are only open to osteopaths are
indicated in the description of each course.
THE CENTRE'S DIRECTORS
The centre is run by Dr. Eyal Lederman and Tsafi Lederman. Tsafi Lederman is an integrative arts
psychotherapist and a body psychotherapist. She has 20 years experience in working with the creative arts in therapy and education.
She is an arts graduate and has worked in various settings using expressive movement, visual theatre, visual art and performance art.
In her practice, Tsafi has been working with professional artist using the arts, images and metaphors as a language for expression
and for facilitating the creative process.
Tsafi is a trainer and student supervisor at Institute in Arts and Therapy.
Tsafi has written and co-authored chapters in three books in the area of the psychology of touch and body work.