NB! - Course runs for 2 (TWO) consecutive days from the date advertised.
The course covers conceptualisations of psychosis from a cognitive perspective, with theories of its development, maintenance and practical CBT interventions for addressing psychotic behaviour. CBT is a NICE recommended intervention for working with clients suffering from schizophrenia.
Can be taken as an individual two-day course or as a part of a Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.
Issues covered include:
- A cognitive approach to psychotic symptoms and behaviour
- Garety and Morrison’s multi-factorial cognitive models of positive psychotic symptoms
- Assessing appropriateness of psychotic clients for CBT
- Motivational & engagement issues with psychotic clients
- The use of Socratic Questioning With psychotic clients
- Cognitive interventions to change appraisals and increase insight and belief in ability to control symptoms
- Identifying contextual factors that reduce hallucinations
- Increasing client medication compliance through CBT
- The use of behavioural experiments to challenge delusional ideas
- Challenging delusional beliefs through addressing and reducing safety behaviours
- Developing a relapse prevention programme in psychosis
This course is part of the training programme that enables you to complete the BPS Approved Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. You can build up gradually your CBT training portfolio by attending all the courses within the programme at the pace that suits you. All your training hours will be calculated, recorded in an individual validated log and accumulated towards your full Diploma.
Early Bird Price: £230 + VAT (£276) per delegate to include refreshments and course materials. This discount is available on bookings made more than 1 month prior the course date event.
Regular Price: £260 + VAT (£312).
Certificate of Attendance:
You receive a Certificate of Attendance for 14 CPD training hours on the day.
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Assessed Case Formulation
Evidenced Reading Hours
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE THE COURSE
IMPORTANT! THIS IS A BPS APPROVED COURSE AND ALL THE TRAINING HOURS OF THIS COURSE SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THE BPS APPROVED CERTIFICATE.
Please make sure that you arrive in time for 9.30 AM start (sharp!). Your late arrival might result in you not been eligible for the BPS Approved Certificate.
The same applies to the finish times. Make sure that your travel arrangements enable you to be present until 4.30 PM every day of the course.
We very much appreciate your co-operation on this matter.
Every day consists of the morning session (starting at 9.30 AM sharp!) and afternoon session (finishing at 4.30 PM strictly).
Refreshments provided during your morning (11.15) and afternoon (14.45) break.
Lunch break (1 hour) – lunch by own arrangements (12.30 – 13.30).
Due to the INTENSIVE NATURE of this training we advise you to have extra drinks of water with you and layers of clothing to adjust effectively to the temperature in the room.
Dr. Fiona C. Kennedy
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Fiona Kennedy has a vast clinical experience in mental health (from anxiety through eating disorders and PTSD, to psychosis and personality disorders) and learning disability fields. Fiona’s main orientation for many years has been Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). She was a Board Member/Trustee for the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). She has extensive experience of teaching and presenting, giving regular input to doctoral training programmes and teaching other professionals. Amongst many other research projects she has studied dissociation after trauma that led to a new theoretical model and scale, as well as innovative new treatments. The creation of an effective treatment service for self-harming, suicidal, ‘revolving door’ inpatients was quoted as an example of national excellence by the governments’ National Audit Office in its House of Commons report ‘Safer Patient Services’ 2005. She has presented her research at many national and international conferences and received an award for clinical excellence from BUPA. With her deep knowledge of the subject and outstanding leadership qualities Dr Fiona Kennedy is a truly inspirational tutor.