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An experiential introduction to CBT for Health Care Professionals - Saturday 13th October - Cambridge

A one day interactive workshop that aims to introduce the fundamental concepts and methods of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and to provide a basic introduction to CBT assessment, formulation, and treatment planning.

The training will provide an overview of CBT change techniques, and will cover generic and basic CBT competencies, this workshop focuses on experiential learning so participants should expect to be part of an interactive session.

This one day workshop will give delegates a clear understanding of the techniques that are used in CBT so you can confidently share this knowledge with your patient or client when discussing this form of treatment therapy for their care pathway. CBT is one of the most effective treatments for conditions where anxiety or depression is the main problem. It is the most effective psychological treatment for moderate and severe depression and has been shown to be as effective as antidepressants for many types of depression.

The event is free to attend and you will receive 6 CPD points given for attendance with lunch and materials provided.

This event is suitable for all healthcare professionals such as GP’s and practice nurses, hospital doctors, secondary care nurses, midwives in primary and secondary care, Health Visitors and clinical staff from all disciplines who deal with patients or clients who suffer with mental ill health and are suitable for community based mental health treatments such as those provided by the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapy)services.

The event is also suitable for NHS managers/commissioners who would like a better understanding of how talking therapies benefit their patients as well as senior staff members in a community setting who interacts with their clients and want to gain a better understanding of how CBT works, and how a patient and client can benefit from this form of talking therapy.

The course facilitator is Sarah Bateup, Chief Clinical Officer at Ieso Digital Health where she is responsible for clinical management, innovation, research and development, curriculum development and quality monitoring for all therapy delivered. Sarah has delivered over 27,000 hours of CBT to people across the UK and is particularly passionate about how technology can amplify the efficacy of evidence-based psychological therapies. Sarah is currently completing a doctorate in how technology can be used to understand therapist variables.

CBT is an evidence based talking therapy, and has a good evidence base for treating a wide range of mental health problems in adults. This research has been carefully reviewed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), who provide independent, evidence-based guidance for the NHS on the most effective ways to treat disease and ill health.

CBT can help treat the following conditions:

Anxiety disorders (including panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Perinatal Mental ill health

There is also good evidence that CBT is helpful in treating many other conditions, including:

Chronic fatigue
Chronic pain
Physical symptoms without a medical diagnosis
Sleep difficulties
Anger management

Our event is being held at the following venue:

Saturday 13th October 9.30am – 4.30pm
St John’s Innovations Centre
Cowley Road

To secure your place, please email h.adamson@iesohealth.com with your name and title, address, place of work, employer, and position.

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