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Understanding Clients with Complex Problems: An Introduction

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Understanding clients’ problems is relatively easy when the problems are straightforward but far more challenging when, for example, clients have more than one diagnosis, they have a personality disorder and/or because their problems are wide-ranging, long-standing and chronic. In such instances it is often difficult to maintain a coherent focus and a consistent approach and it can feel as though we are not able to use CBT skills and knowledge to the client’s best advantage. Using a case study for illustration, Helen will explain how complex problems can be understood and formulated, and how CBT can be used creatively and productively. She will draw on the cognitive model to provide a framework for understanding and treating those with complex difficulties and will emphasise that problems are easier to resolve when therapists make use of collaborative formulations, and when they understand how to work with inflexible beliefs and behaviours. This workshop will build your confidence in understanding clients with complex problems by enhancing your knowledge of: - Formulating complex problems - Addressing difficulties in the therapeutic alliance - Recognising inflexible beliefs and behaviours - Deciding where to start and how to get the most out of your CBT skills - Developing a coherent and consistent approach despite shifting problems

Location Oxford
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 16 Jan 2019
Venue Address Ewert House, Ewert Place, Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7DD
Amount £130
Organiser OCTC
Speaker Helen Kennerley
Contact No. 01865 902801
Keywords Cognitive Behavioraltherapy (CBT), Therapy
Regions South East