Training courses

We love having the opportunity to share our enthusiasm for working with children, young people and adults who stammer! Enjoy browsing our range of training opportunities at the Michael Palin Centre and watch out for webinars coming up.

Due to COVID-19 we are currently delivering training workshops by Zoom and offering clinical supervision by via Skype or Microsoft Teams. At the moment we are not offering observation at the centre as a training opportunity. 


  • MPC Workshops and study days
  • Becoming an accredited Palin PCI therapist
  • ASC-supported Palin PCI Therapy courses
  • Observing therapy at the Centre as a trainee
  • Get training for your team
  • Clinical supervision
  • MPC webinars
  • Our training reach

Sometimes you just need someone to talk to


Sometimes you just need someone to talk to

Our Helpline, 020 3316 8100, is open during office hours (9am-5pm) and voicemail messages can be left when the office is closed.

“Essential for all speech and language therapists with a stammering caseload to go on this. It’s re-booted how I work” (July 2019).

Workshops and Study Days

All workshops and study days are for qualified speech and language therapists, with the exception of the 3-day Palin PCI which is also open to student speech and language therapists in their final year of training and our RIRO course which is open to teachers and other professionals.

Selected workshops have capacity for a number of participants to attend by teleconferencing or Skype.

All of our workshops are supported by Action for Stammering Children (ASC). Selected Palin PCI courses are fully-funded by ASC.

Check the website regularly or sign up to receive our newsletter and emails from the Michael Palin Centre with updates about training. 

Latest news

Richard Mintz OBE

In its early days, Richard was a trustee of the charity Association for Research into Stammering in Childhood (now Action for Stammering Children). This charity, chaired by Travers Reid, worked together with the NHS to set up the Michael Palin Centre under the leadership of Lena Rustin. The Michael Palin Centre became an internationally renowned …

12th Oxford Dysfluency Conference

Due to COVID-19 the 12th ODC has been postponed. It will now take place from the 6th-9th January 2021 with the theme ‘Challenge and Change.’ Go to for more information about the programme and how to register or submit an abstract.

Online Summer Group for Young People who Stammer – Summer 2020

This course is now full but you can still make a referral, for yourself or someone else, so that we can consider other ways to help. Our 2-week summer group runs once a year each July but we run individual therapy sessions all year round. You can click here to read more about our summer group and to …

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