This two day course will offer an introduction to the CBT model and cover a range of basic skills and techniques which can be incorporated into participants’ everyday role and used in the management of psychological distress.
- 2 days
- 4 October 2019
- 5 November 2019
- 9:30 - 16:30
- Suitable for any professional who is involved in caring for people with life-limiting conditions or those approaching end of life. The course will provide key entry level knowledge of CBT/CBT skills – no prior knowledge of CBT is required
- Lunch & refresments provided on both days
- 01225 721 470
Day one – Friday 4th October 2019
Day two- Tuesday 5th November 2019
There is a gap between day 1 and 2 which is designed to give delegates time to reflect on their learning, practice some basic skills and consider how the approach may be used in their professional work. The course will involve a combination of teaching, demonstration, experiential learning and discussion. Participants will have the opportunity to practice CBT skills in paired role-plays.
Participants will have the chance to:
- understand adjustment to life-limiting illness from a CBT perspective
- make a basic formulation of distress using the CBT model
- utilise a range of CBT skills, particularly in relation to depression and anxiety
- recognise the limits of responsibility and the need for self-care strategies when providing emotional support in this context
Dr Philippa Spencer is a Chartered and Registered Psychologist with extensive experience in providing psychological therapy for those affected by life limiting illness. She has worked in both hospice and hospital settings and has been involved in teaching CBT skills to health professionals for many years.
Early booking is recommended as each course has a maximum of 20 places.