Behavioural Activation for Depression

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).

2 days 9:30am – 4:30pm 14 CPD hours

Course Brief

Module of Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Adolescents

Learning outcomes for two days will be:

  • How common is depression and what are the factors that increase the risk for this problem
  • At what age is a child likely to start to shown signs of depression
  • What other factors and problems might be present when we see a child with Depression
  • How to measure, assess and formulate Depression
  • Using Behavioural Activation (BA) to treat Depression
  • Developing a good overview of manualised BA for Depression and practicing the key skills used in the approach

SDS’ Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Adolescents is Approved by the British Psychological Society

Course Tutor

Lisa Anderson
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Lisa Anderson is an HCPC registered Consultant Forensic Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist. She is also a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with BABCP. She has over 18 years’ experience as a clinician and an academic and has worked within child mental health and adult services, where she has provided assessment, interventions, and supervision in both the NHS and private sector. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, young offenders, looked after children, homeless and asylum seekers. Lisa worked as a lecturer in Psychology for the University of Leicester where she has managed the multi-agency training service in child mental health across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland. She was responsible for training 600-900 primary care staff per year for over 12 years and also taught postgraduate students. She is an associate Lecturer for University of Derby on the CYP IAPT course. She is national trainer in child mental health, working closely with Universities and local councils.