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It is important not to lose the capacity to produce rapid symptom change, while simultaneously responding to those patients who may require a more protracted and complex course of therapy. This workshop will help the beginning therapist master the essentials of cognitive therapy and aid the experienced therapist to integrate classic and newly developed strategies within a larger and more complex theoretical model. The presentation will integrate specific behavioural and cognitive strategies that form the core of the approach with more recent theoretical extensions developed to deal with longstanding personality disorders. Two cases (one simple, one complex) will be used to illustrate.

Content: The core of cognitive therapy is to help patients learn to recognize the role that their thoughts play in generating negative affect and maladaptive behaviours. Despite its name the approach is a cognitive behavioural intervention and it is often the case that the best way to produce change in beliefs is by running behavioural experiments to test those beliefs. Attention also is paid to cognitive restructuring with patients taught to examine the evidence, generate alternative explanations and consider the real implications whenever they have an automatic negative thought. Patients also are trained to recognize the role that core beliefs and underlying assumptions play in generating their automatic negative thoughts in specific situation. Strategies are described for preventing subsequent relapse.

Location Reading
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 14 Nov 2019
Start time 9:00am
Venue Address University of Reading - Whiteknights campus
Amount £130
Organiser Charlie Waller Institute
Speaker Professor Steven D. Hollon
Contact No. 0118 378 7537
Keywords Cognitive Behavioraltherapy (CBT), Counselling, depression, Psychological, Therapy
Regions South, South East