Working with Panic Disorder

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

The 2-days cover issues of definition and relationship with agoraphobia, theories of Panic Disorder and a range of CBT interventions as they apply to this common debilitating problem which has produced success rates of between 80 and 90%.

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.

Issues covered include:

  • Definition of Panic Disorder
  • Goldstein & Chambless classical conditioning model of panic disorder
  • Clark’s cognitive theory of panic disorder
  • The role cognitive misinterpretation of interoceptive experiences and psycho-educational approaches
  • Corrective breathing exercises
  • The role of graded exposure (interoceptive, imaginal and live)
  • The role of behavioural experiments in challenging safety behaviours

We've compiled some common issues raised by the course participants in one documents, available to you to download for free here:

FREE MATERIALS

Issues covered in this document include:

  • What to do if client motivation for therapy is low
  • Selective Attention- A Paradoxical Effect?
  • What to address first- the Phobia or the Panic Attacks?
  • Understanding the “Vicious Cycle of Panic” Model
  • What’s the difference between “Grounding Techniques” & Safety Behaviours
  • How long do Panic Attacks last?
  • Yoga taught me the opposite of what is suggested by CBT with “Symptom Induction”. Why?
  • Hyperventilation Symptom Induction & Relaxed Breathing – How long do you do it with the client for?
  • How do you work with “real catastrophic risks” associated with Panic Attacks
  • How should you work with a client who has intermittent problems with Panic Attacks
  • What do you do when the client’s fear of catastrophe eg. Having a heart attack during Panic Attacks is realistic?
  • What are we doing when we elicit an alternative thought for a Behavioural Experiment for Panic Attacks?
  • What should we ask clients to selectively attend to during Behavioural Experiments?
  • Should therapists be willing to undertake activities like behavioural experiments themselves that they are asking their clients to do?
  • Fear of Flying & Panic Attacks
  • What do you do with safety behaviours?
  • What do you do if the client has a Panic Attack in therapy?
  • Where should you do exposure work with clients?

If you think you would like to explore these and many other issues related to this topic - this course is for you!

Join us for the live event with a tutor or watch it as a recording - the choice is yours.

SDS Accreditation Levels for CBT Training

SDS Accreditation, Level 1 (CBT Practitioner, Foundation Stage) is the level of accreditation you obtain by attending the CBT: Introductory Course, completing the relevant Evidence Reading Module and passing the online test.

This level of accreditation gives you a BPS Approved Certificate, access to the CBT Introductory course resources online, and enables you to state in your CV that you have Level 1 (Foundation) Accreditation as a CBT Practitioner, and use PCBT (Foundation) qualification in your title.

Your accreditation currently lasts for 3 years, after which you cannot make the above statements and access course resources.

This level of accreditation is renewable by sitting an online refresher course or attending a live course/webcast on the original topic. Should you renew your accreditation within these 3 years, your access to these refresher courses is discounted by 50%.* Should you let your accreditation lapse, you pay the full price for the refresher training.

SDS Accreditation, Level 2 (Master Practitioner in CBT, Assessed Academic Competence) means you have completed all the hours required by SDS Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT and also passed all the online exams.

You obtain this level of accreditation by completing SDS’ modular Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT, by completing the relevant Evidence Reading and Case Formulation modules, and by passing all the online tests associated with the Diploma.

This level of accreditation gives you a BPS Approved Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT, as well as access to the course materials and other resources. It also enables you to state in your CV that you have Level 2 (Assessed Academic Competence) Accreditation as a Master Practitioner in CBT and use MPCBT (AAC) qualification in your title.

Your accreditation currently lasts for 3 years, after which you cannot make the above statements and access course resources.

This level of accreditation is renewable by sitting an online refresher course or attending a live course/webcast listed as a suitable refresher course. Should you renew your accreditation within these 3 years, your access to these refresher courses is discounted by 50%.* Should you let your accreditation lapse, you pay the full price for the refresher training.

SDS Accreditation, Level 3 (Master Practitioner in CBT, Clinical Proficiency) is as Level 2, with the addition of:

  • A work-based assignment set by SDS of between 4,000 and 5,000 words. The assignment is designed to help you demonstrate your ability to apply the learning you have proved at Level 2 to a clinical situation in a considered way. You receive feedback on the case you submit, regardless of whether or not it reaches the required standard.
  • a written statement from your Clinical Supervisor confirming the regularity and duration of your supervision with them and your Competence as a clinician practicing CBT. Your Clinical Supervisor should meet our qualification criteria. The purpose of this statement is to confirm your clinical Competence as a CBT practitioner and to ensure that your practice is regularly supervised and meets required standards.

This level of accreditation gives you a BPS Approved Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT, as well as access to the course materials and other resources. It also enables you to state in your CV that you have Level 3 (Clinical Proficiency) Accreditation as a Master Practitioner in CBT and use MPCBT(CP) qualification in your title.

You will also be given an option to be listed in the SDS Register of CBT Practitioners – our Network of Qualified CBT Practitioners.

Your accreditation currently lasts for 3 years, after which you cannot make the above statements and access course resources.

This level of accreditation is renewable by sitting an online refresher course or attending a live course/webcast listed as a suitable refresher course and by submitting a new supervision statement. Should you renew your accreditation within these 3 years, your access to these refresher courses and the written assignment is discounted by 50%.* Should you let your accreditation lapse, you pay the full price for the refresher training.

Course Tutor

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

Paul Grantham, is a clinical psychologist with vast clinical and training experience. 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. Paul is the author or clinical lead for over 34 psychotherapy training films, an author of 2 books and, as a Director of SDS Seminars Ltd, he commissions and provides training in a range of contemporary psychotherapy fields. Paul is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine and is an Accredited CBT Therapist, and an Honorary Professor of Clinical Psychology. An extremely informed, clinically experienced and humorous speaker he is known for his emphasis on the practicalities rather than just the theory of client-based work.

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