Applying CBT to Children and Adolescents

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

1 day 9:30am – 4:30pm 7 CPD hours

Course Brief

Module of Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Adolescents

Learning outcomes for the day will be:

  • Revisiting the CBT model
  • Cognitive therapy and how this links to Piaget’s stages of cognitive development
  • How to recognise common neurodevelopmental problems like Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD and when to refer for further assessment
  • Adapting CBT for children with ASD, ADHD and LDs
  • Using Goals and Outcome Measures to improve therapy outcomes
  • An introduction to CBT in the context of family patterns – how the thoughts, feelings and behaviours of the child and parent interact to maintain problems
  • The relationship between the age and development of the child and the degree to which parents need to be involved as co-therapists

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

Course Tutor

Dr Andrew Beck
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, BABCP President

Dr Andrew Beck. President of BABCP. Andrew has worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in CAMHS since 2006 and has worked with children and adolescents for 30 years in a variety of settings. He has been Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester since 2007 and until recently was lead on the Children and Families module of the Manchester Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Senior Lecturer on the Children and Young People’s IAPT programme. He is a BABCP accredited CBT therapist and supervisor and has developed and run several CBT supervision courses and the first stand-alone CBT training course in India. He is a member of the BABCP Scientific Committee and is the former Chair of the Equality and Culture Special Interest Group of the BABCP. Andrew is author of the well regarded book Transcultural CBT for Anxiety and Depression (Routledge 2016) as well as many academic papers on CBT, supervision and work across cultures.

Recommended Materials

Cognitive-Behavioural Child Therapy - 2 CPD Hours

DVD by Bruce Masek

Cognitive behavioural therapy with children builds on behavioural therapy techniques while working to modify a child’s thoughts and feelings. In this video, Dr. Masek adapts his therapy model to a mother-child dyad, helping Mom learn strategies for managing her young daughter’s back talk and tantrums. See Dr. Masek conduct a focused behavioural assessment to identify the issues that have sparked the young girl’s negative acting out. Jon Carlson and Don Keat facilitate an in-depth discussion with Dr. Masek on the further impact, relevance and uses of the model for children and their families.

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