For more information on what CBT is, have a look at this paper: Grazebrook K, Garland A, Board of BABCP. What are cognitive and / or behavioural psychotherapies? Report. 2005. http://www.babcp.com/files/Public/what-is-cbt-web.pdf
Patients’ are just like us, they have lots of helpful and unhelpful beliefs, which means they are doing lots of helpful and unhelpful things as part of their self-management. Coming up with a plan of action with our patients often requires us to be able to elicit this information and then know how to tackle it. And beliefs and behaviours is the business of CBT. Lastly, I feel we have an imperative to focus on improving the self-efficacy of our patients to be able to self-manage. After all, 15.4 million people in England have a long-term health condition. Those with 3 or more long-term conditions will rise from 1.9 million in 2008 to 2.9 million in 2018 (DoH 2012, Long-term conditions compendium).Patients are not passive recipients of information who slavishly comply with all that is recommended. They act idiosyncratically on their perceptions and respond to their therapists’ recommendations selectively– Dennis Turk, 1993, Commentary, Physical Therapy 73, 11 783-784.
The main equipment requirement is a projector with a suitable surface to project onto. Please have a second projector available in case of break down. Please also check that there is a cable to connect the projector and laptop. I will use my own laptop but would appreciate if you had a spare one available as a back up. I will need a flipchart easel, pad, and pens.
The cost is typically £2000 - £2300. This includes my lecturing fee, course materials, and my expenses. Maximum numbers on a course vary between 16-20 attendees depending on the level of experience. Let me know where you are in the country and I can give you an exact cost.