Disability & Adolescence (Adolescents Cert)

Can be taken as an individual course or as a part of:

Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

1 day 12:00pm – 2:00pm 2 CPD hours

Course Brief

This two-hour lunchtime bite-size course on disability in adolescents can be taken on its own or as a part of the BPS Approved Certificate in CBT for Working with Adolescents. The Certificate is designed to enable delegates to apply CBT to a range of common adolescent problems important to both practitioners and their clients. Each module gives a background on the topic, combined with practical implications and strategies.

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The issue of Disability & Adolescence is a common mental health issue for adolescents, that is both challenging and distressing for young people, parents and staff.

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This module combines essential background information on the area as well as tips, strategies and practical treatment plans and strategies. The focus is on 2nd and 3rd wave CBT ideas as well as evidence based “tips” from other therapeutic approaches, such as MI, SFT, REBT and others, specifically to address process issues such as motivation and communication difficulties which can often arise when working therapeutically with adolescents.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Delegates will understand the nature of the problem including relevant theoretical models.
  • Delegates will understand the principles and practice of CBT as an evidence-based approach to tackling problems. It includes 2nd and 3rd wave CBT ideas as well as evidence-based strategies from other therapeutic approaches, such as MI, SFT, REBT and others, specifically to address process issues such as motivation and communication difficulties.
  • Delegates will learn strategies and case studies relating to the use of CBT to the problem.
  • Delegates will understand common therapy obstacles and how to address them

Who is the course for?

Psychologists, Therapists, Counsellors, Coaches, OTs, SLTs, Dieticians, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Doctors, Arts Therapist, Substance Misuse Workers, Social Workers, Probation Officers.

Issues covered include:

  • Background to understanding disability psychologically; legal classifications and diagnostic in terms of health psychology
  • Background to understanding disability from a rights perspective; definitions from sociology and current conversations in anti-ableism
  • A brief overview of clinical applications of CBT and other modalities for adolescents with physical health conditions, linking this to theory related to child development, attachment and social development, and how some of the challenges these might pose when grappling disability identity
  • Understanding disability and how this fits with therapeutic models – how to adapt therapeutic models to integrate disability rights thinking.
  • Integrate reflection points to consider post training

Duration of the module: 2 hours

CPD Hours: 2

Modality: Integrated CBT

Time: 12.00-14.00

Attendance: in person or watching as a recording

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Completion of any 5 two-hours modules leads to receiving of a Certificate and Accreditation in CBT for Working with Adolescents, Level 1.

Completion of any 10 two-hours modules leads to receiving of a Certificate and Accreditation in CBT for Working with Adolescents, Level 2.

Completion of any 15 two-hours modules leads to receiving of a Certificate and Accreditation in CBT for Working with Adolescents, Level 3.

Completion of all 20 two-hours modules leads to receiving of a Certificate and Accreditation in CBT for Working with Adolescents, Level 4.

Overall Certificate and Accreditation is awarded upon the completion of all 4 levels.

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Certificates of Accreditation are available upon request from info@sds-seminars.com

Course Tutor

Runa Dawood
Trainee Clinical Psychologist & Co-Chair of BPS DCP Minorities In Clinical Psychology Sub-Committee

BPS MBPsS, SDS Accreditation in CBT, Level 3 (Master Practitioner in CBT, Assessed Academic Competence)