CHT encourages its senior staff to follow external courses to further their professional development and may provide them with financial assistance.

On-going seminars in the theory and practice of therapeutic community working and the CHT approach in management are provided for senior staff.

Senior staff study on post graduate courses at the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR), The Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at Essex University and Middlesex University, the Tavistock Centre, the Institute of Group Analysis and other universitues.

Senior staff must be in their own analysis/psychotherapy.