Courses

Course Levels and Options

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There are 2 levels of courses, Core Skills and Intermediate.

There are also 2 options, a Day rate and a Fixed rate/In-house rate (see below for details).

Up & Coming Courses

Core skills in CBT

Date: Feb/March 2020 TBC .

Venue: Spire London East.

Cost £230 per person to include: all course materials and refreshments. Lunch not included.

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The 2-day CB Core Skills course

The two day CB core skills course has been refined over the last 15 years and delivered to over 2000 health professionals with excellent feedback.

Professionals attending this course have included physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dieticians, nurses, social workers, audiologists, anaesthetists, and osteopaths. They have come from a wide variety of clinical areas.

 

This is a two day course aimed at healthcare professionals working within all specialties. Case vignettes will be used so that participants can apply the model and skills directly to their own clinical area.

By the end of the course participants will be able to use the CB model to understand potential unhelpful behaviour in patients and then be able to work with the patient to improve the efficacy of their current practice.

N.B There is a strong emphasis throughout the course on professional boundaries and as such it is necessary to point out that participants will not be ‘CBT Therapists’ or qualified to deliver ‘CBT’ after the course. They will however be able to use a CB approach within their current professional practice.

Time Course Content
9am Course registration / Tea and Coffee
9.15
  • CBT background and evidence base
  • When to use a CB approach
  • CBT longitudinal model
  • Professional boundaries
10.30 Break
10.50
  • Thinking errors
  • Thought challenging exercise
12.30 Lunch
13.10
  • Vicious cycles relevant in healthcare
  • Depression, health anxiety, panic disorder
  • Overactivity / Underactivity cycle
  • Fear avoidance cycle
14.50 Break
15.10
  • Questioning techniques with practical
  • Homework task
16.30 Close
Time Course Content
Welcome Back
9am
  • Review of Day 1 - Questions
  • Vignette: Stage 1 Identifying thoughts, feelings, behaviours N.B Vignette chosen by attendees according to clinical area working within – exercise in pairs practising skills
  • Vignette: Stage 2 Identifying the vicious cycle
  • Methods to break vicious cycles; 1) Role of reassurance
10.30 Break
10.50
  • 2) Use of health education (Including practical demonstration of how to explain pain to patients)
  • 3) General self management skills; Motivating through goal setting and Baseline setting
12.30 Lunch
13.10
  • Pacing (how to and practicalities)
  • Relaxation
  • 4) Basic graded exposure
14.50 Break
15.10
  • 5) Vignette; Stage 3 Explaining the vicious cycle to the patient
  • Vignette; Stage 4 Working out how to break the vicious cycle with the patient
  • How to continue with skills develiopment post course
  • Group feedback / Questions
16.00 Close

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Intermediate

Courses in this section are suitable for health professionals that have already undergone some introductory CB training and are looking to further develop some CB skills.

 

  • Intermediate skills
  • This is a one day course aimed at healthcare professionals working within all specialties. Attendees should have undergone some previous CBT training so that they understand the model and core skills.

    N.B There is a strong emphasis throughout the course on professional boundaries and as such it is necessary to point out that participants will not be ‘CBT Therapists’ or qualified to deliver ‘CBT’ after the course. They will however be able to use a CB approach within their current professional practice.

  • Day 1
  • Time Course Content
    9am Course registration / Tea and Coffee
    9.15
    • Depression - core strategies to teach patients to self-manage low mood, including basic suicide risk assessment
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder - how to identify those at risk, and adaptations needed within on-going existing treatment by the health professional
    • Questioning skills - practice of challenging unhelpful beliefs or behaviours through questioning techniques
    10.30 Break
    10.50
    • Questioning skills (cont'd)
    • Behavioural experiments - theory and practical
    12.30 Lunch
    13.10
    • Changing unhelpful images
    • Graded exposure practical
    14.50 Break
    15.10
    • Graded exposure (cont'd)
    • Difficult scenarios
    16.00 Close

    Please contact me for further details on these courses.

    Fixed price/In-house training

     I am often contacted to provide 'in-house' training where the host venue takes on the responsibility of running the course in return for a fixed price for my lecturing time and course materials.This option is usually the most cost effective for a site where there are 10 or more people that would like training. Maximum numbers on a course vary between 16-20 attendees depending on the level of experience. Venue requirements for running this course are a large teaching room with natural light, projection facilities, and a flipchart. Costs are typically between £2000 - £2300.If you are interested in this option then please contact me and I will send you more details.

     

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