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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)


4th, 5th, 11th, 12th April 2013


School of Healthcare Studies, Heath Park campus  


£ 150.00 per day or £550.00 for 4 days

Application/contact information: 

Dawn Sparg


This four-day course is being run by the Postgraduate and Continuing Education Unit, School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University. The course is suitable for all medical / healthcare professionals who use counselling skills as part of their role, mental health professionals from any discipline who want a basic introduction to CBT skills; it is particularly suitable for Nursing /Midwifery profession.
Over the 4 days, (Part 1: Introduction to CBT & Formulating Problems, Part 2: Applying basic CBT skills & techniques,  Part 3: Working with Depression & Part 4 Working with Anxiety ), you have  an opportunity to gain an understanding of the theory of CBT, the main aim is to teach the application of theory in context. Participants will be encouraged to practice skills and strategies within the workshop. It is assumed you will have had some training in listening and counselling skills and experience of using these skills within your role.


Janet Gray/ Elaine Davies

Tutor Biography:

Janet is a British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP) Accredited Psychotherapist
Elaine Davies is also a BABCP Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor. She is also a BABCP Accredited Supervisor and Trainer.

Learning Outcomes:

• An introduction to the principles and theory of CBT and how these can be applied in context.
• An  understanding of  how problems develop and produce CBT formulations of clients’ problems.
• An  understanding of  the role played by thoughts in the maintenance of problems.
• An introduction to basic CBT strategies including: Testing Negative Automatic Thoughts, using Guided Discovery, the use of Socratic Dialogue, Goal Setting, the Value of Homework, and devising  Behavioural Experiments.
• An introduction to evidence based CBT treatment protocols developed in relation to Depression, Anxiety, and Panic Disorder.
• An ability to apply basic CBT strategies appropriately in order to help alleviate unhelpful symptoms and bring about change.
• An  understanding of when and how to employ appropriate helping interventions in order to work with Depression and Anxiety

Additional information:

The course has been designed to build skills and knowledge over the four days and participants would be encouraged to attend all four days in order to gain the most from the programme. However, participants with some prior knowledge of CBT would benefit from day 2 and or day 3 or 4 alone if necessary. If you are interested in a place on the course, please complete and return the application as soon as possible as an early application will guarantee a place.