Working with Health Crises/Worries


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 2-hour course on working with the issue of health worries can be taken independently or as part of a larger, 42 hour, Certificate, Approved by The British Psychological Society consisting of 15 two-hour training modules and one two-day module. The Certificate is designed to enable delegates to apply Integrated CBT to a range of common problems important to both practitioners and their clients.

This 2-hour course on working with the issue of health worries can be taken independently or as part of a larger, 42 hour, BPS Approved Certificate in Non-Diagnostic Psychological Problems: INTEGRATED CBT FOR COMMON LIFE CHALLENGES, consisting of 15 two-hour training modules and one two-day module. The Certificate is designed to enable delegates to apply Integrated CBT to a range of common problems important to both practitioners and their clients.

These common problems frequently create distress and substantially interfere with functioning for sufferers even though they are not diagnostic problems typically leading to referral to mental health services.

Integrated CBT is an evidence-based approach to tackling problems that addresses process as well as content issues in therapy. It includes 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.

We've decided to combine the power of integrated CBT with deeper understanding of non-diagnostic life challenges and this resulted in creation of this Certificate Course.

This Certificate is a series of bite-sized trainings (with the exception of the 2-day detailed training on procrastination) that will guide delegates through cohesive evidence based treatment plans or self-help programmes.

The modules can be booked individually or in blocks of 5 with a substantial saving (book 4, get 5th free, this does not include the Procrastination Module).

Valid health worries have risen up the agenda since COVID but are not solely related to the virus. Deteriorating health or physical issues are a common accompaniment of increasing age-from prostate issues and menopause, through to arthritis and cardiovascular problems as well as a host of other issues in between. Sudden unexpected or progressive changes to health give rise to a number of questions ranging from coping with uncertainty through to challenges to self-image, confidence and physical functioning. CBT – in all its variants- has a lot of practical strategies and ideas to offer on these issues. This Module integrates mindfulness, 2nd wave and third wave CBT strategies in addressing these concerns.

This course is a 2-hours "bite-size" session that can be booked individually on this site or as a part of a "buy 4 get 5th free" offer, by calling SDS Office on +44 (0) 1825 763710

This 2-hour course on working with the issue of health worries can be taken independently or as part of a larger, 42 hour, Certificate, Approved by The British Psychological Society consisting of 15 two-hour training modules and one two-day module.

Completion of any 5 two-hours modules leads to receiving of a Certificate and Accreditation in Non-Diagnostic Psychological Problems: INTEGRATED CBT FOR COMMON LIFE CHALLENGES, Level 1.

Completion of any 10 two-hours modules leads to receiving of a Certificate and Accreditation in Non-Diagnostic Psychological Problems: INTEGRATED CBT FOR COMMON LIFE CHALLENGES, Level 2.

Completion of all 15 two-hours modules leads to receiving of a Certificate and Accreditation in Non-Diagnostic Psychological Problems: INTEGRATED CBT FOR COMMON LIFE CHALLENGES, Level 3.

Completion of Procrastination Module counts as one level.

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

Course Tutor

Prof Paul Grantham
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Professor of Clinical Psychology at PSMedUniv, Director of SDS Seminars

Paul Grantham, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine, Accredited CBT Therapist, Honorary Professor of Clinical Psychology.He is the founder and Director of SDS Ltd and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training.