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

This innovative and comprehensive 19 day course will provide participants with the skills to use the core principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) with Children and Adolescents. The course emphasises strong links between theory and practice with a particular focus on the development of practical skills used in the treatment of commonly occurring emotional and behavioural problems. Participants will develop skills in assessment, formulation and treatment of mental health problems with particular emphasis on how these need to be adapted to take into account the cognitive and emotional development of the child, the culture and context of the child and family and the presence of neuro-developmental disorders such as ADHD, Learning Difficulties or Autism.

There will be particular attention paid to the need to embed assessment, formulation and treatment in the family system and to include parents as co-therapists wherever possible. To support this work the course includes teaching on engaging and supporting parents and teachers to utilise CBT techniques to aid the development of a child’s social and emotional regulation, and to develop skills in the implementation of strategies to manage externalising behaviours.

The course will also consider the impact of childhood trauma on the development of mental health problems and enable participants to understand the degree to which a history of trauma might need to be taken into account as well as the degree to which culture, religion and ethnicity need to be considered when adapting CBT for children and young people.

Course outline

3 days: CBT: Introductory Course - Certificate Course

Tutor: Paul Grantham
Date: 12-14 March 2019, 3-5 April 2019, 11-13 June 2019
Venue: BPS, London

This three-day course introduces you to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy within a context of other therapeutic methods using a wide range of learning techniques. It is an entry point for both the Master Practitioner Diploma In CBT and the Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Children and Adolescents.

1 day: Reintroduction to CBT and Applying These Models to Children and Adolescents

Tutor: Andrew Beck
Date: 13 May 2019
Venue: BPS, London and Webcast

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

1 day: Working with Parents and Teachers

Tutor: Angela Latham
Date: 14 May 2019
Venue: BPS, London
and Webcast

Learning outcomes for this three day course will be:

  •  How to ensure the parent and teacher is your co-therapist in therapeutic change
  • How to manage common difficulties and resistance when working with parents and teachers to effect change in a child’s behaviour
  • What other factors might be present that restrict a parent’s and teacher’s ability to access interventions
  • How does parental and teacher behaviour impact on limiting or boosting change in their child’s outcomes
  • Working with parents and teachers as part of treating aspects of anxiety and depression

2 days: Behaviour Difficulties

Tutor: Angela Latham
Date: 15-16 May 2019
Venue: BPS, London
and Webcast

Learning outcomes for this three day course will be:

  • How to identify children with behavioural problems and what are the factors that increase the risk for this problem
  • What other factors might be present when we work with children with behaviour difficulties
  • What are the cognitive behavioural strategies to support social and emotional regulation in children with behaviour difficulties
  • What role do parents and teachers play in effecting change in this population
  • How to apply the core cognitive behavioural principles within the system of the family and school
  • An overview of the evidenced based group interventions to manage externalising behaviours

1 day: Separation Anxiety

Tutor: Lisa Anderson
Date: 6 June 2019
Venue: BPS, London and Webcast

Learning outcomes for the day will be:

  • How common is Separation Anxiety and what are the factors that increase the risk for this problem
  • What other factors might be present when we see a child with Separation Anxiety
  • How to measure, assess and formulate Separation Anxiety
  • The role of parents in maintaining Separation Anxiety
  • Using CBT to treat Separation Anxiety at an individual level and with parents
  • How to adapt the principles for an Incredible Years group to running a group for the parents of children with anxiety problems

1 day: Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Tutor: Becky Linnell
Date: 15 July 2019
Venue: BPS, London and Webcast

Learning outcomes for the day will be:

  • How common is Generalised Anxiety Disorder and what are the factors that increase the risk for this problem
  • What other factors might be present when we see a child with Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • How can you help a child identify worry processes and develop problem solving skills instead of ruminating
  • How to measure, assess and formulate Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Using CBT to treat Generalised Anxiety Disorder at an individual level and with parents

1 day: School Refusal

Tutor: Becky Linnell
Date: 16 July 2019
Venue: BPS, London and Webcast

Learning outcomes for the day will be:

  • How common is School Refusal and what are the factors that increase the risk for this problem
  • What other factors might be present when we see a child with School Refusal
  • How helpful are legal processes when a child is refusing to come to school
  • When should alternative educational options be considered
  • How to measure, assess and formulate School Refusal
  • The role of parents and parental mental health in maintaining School Refusal
  • Using CBT to treat School Refusal at an individual level and with parents

2 days: Behavioural Activation for Depression

Tutor: Lisa Anderson
Date: 26-27 September 2019
Venue: BPS, London and Webcast

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

1 day: Panic Disorder

Tutor: Lisa Anderson
Date: 10 October 2019
Venue: BPS, London and Webcast

Learning outcomes for the day will be:

  • How common is Panic Disorder and what are the factors that increase the risk for this problem
  • How to distinguish Panic Disorder from Health Anxiety
  • How can you adapt the Clark (1986) model of treating panic for children and adolescents
  • How to measure, assess and formulate Panic Disorder
  • The role of parents in maintaining Panic Disorder
  • Using CBT to treat Panic Disorder at an individual level and with parents including the safe and effective use of behavioural experiments

1 day: Impact of Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Tutor: Lisa Anderson
Date: 11 October 2019
Venue: BPS, London and Webcast

Learning outcomes for the day will be:

  • How common is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and what are the factors that increase the risk for this problem
  • What is the difference between simple trauma and complex developmental trauma
  • How this difference might impact on how you treat problems
  • How to measure, assess and formulate PTSD
  • Using Trauma Focussed CBT to treat PTSD and knowing when not to treat and to refer on to other services
  • Treating PTSD whilst court cases or care proceedings are ongoing

1 day: Treatment of Phobias

Tutor: Lisa Anderson
Date: 7 November 2019
Venue: BPS, London and Webcast

Learning outcomes for the day will be:

  • How common are phobias in childhood, what are the ones you are most likely to see?
  • How to work collaboratively with children to use Behaviour Therapy (BT) for common phobias
  • How to measure, assess and formulate phobias
  • The role of parents in maintaining phobias, particularly parental anxieties
  • How is Blood Injury Phobia different and how do you adapt treatment for this problem

1 day: Social Anxiety Disorder

Tutor: Becky Linnell
Date: 12 December 2019
Venue: BPS, London and Webcast

Learning outcomes for the day will be:

  • How common is Social Anxiety Disorder and what are the factors that increase the risk for this problem
  • What other factors might be present when we see a child with Social Anxiety Disorder
  • How to be confident that you are not working with someone whose main problem is that they are on the Autistic Spectrum
  • How to measure, assess and formulate Social Anxiety Disorder
  • The role of parents in maintaining Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Using CBT to treat Social Anxiety Disorder

1 day: Working with Selective Mutism

Tutor: Becky Linnell
Date: 13 December 2019
Venue: BPS, London and Webcast

Learning outcomes for the day will be:

  • How common is Selective Mutism and what are the factors that increase the risk for this problem
  • What other factors might be present when we see a child with Selective Mutism
  • How to distinguish between Selective Mutism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • How to measure, assess and formulate Selective Mutism
  • Getting the teacher and the whole class involved in treating Selective Mutism
  • How to measure, assess and formulate Selective Mutism
  • The role of Speech and language Therapists in treating Selective Mutism
  • Using CBT to treat Selective Mutism at an individual level, with parents and with the whole class

1 day: Treating Tics and Tourette's Syndrome

Tutor: Andrew Beck
Date: 16 January 2020 TBC
Venue: BPS, London and Webcast

Learning outcomes for the day will be:

  • How common are Tics and Tourette's Syndrome and what are the factors that increase the risk for this problem
  • When you might want to work with Paediatricians in the assessment of Tics and Tourette's
  • How to distinguish between OCD and Tics and Tourette's, what to do if you are treating both
  • How to measure, assess and formulate Tics and Tourette's
  • The role of parents in maintaining Tics and Tourette's
  • Using Behaviour Therapy to treat Tics and Tourette's

1 day: Working Across Cultures

Tutor: Andrew Beck
Date: 17 January 2020 TBC
Venue: BPS, London and Webcast

Learning outcomes for the day will be:

  • Understanding what we mean by ethnicity, culture and religion
  • Understanding how this might impact on how people understand mental health problems
  • Understanding how to adapt treatments to take these factors into account
  • Understand how to sensitively enquire about the culture, background and migration history of young people
  • Understand issues around therapy specifically relating to refugees and asylum seekers

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BPS Approved Certificate in
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
for Children and Adolescents

Exclusive for 2019!

Designed for SDS Seminars Ltd by Dr Andrew Beck, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, Senior Lecturer on the Children and Young People’s IAPT programme, a BABCP accredited CBT therapist and supervisor, a member of the BABCP Scientific Committee.

This comprehensive course consists of:

  • 19 training days
  • 133 training hours
  • Final Online Exam
  • At BPS, London
  • Via Live Interactive Webcast
  • SDS Accreditation in CBT for Children and Adolescents

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Course Tutors:

Dr Andrew Beck
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

The course is developed by Dr Andrew Beck. He 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.

Lisa Anderson
Accredited CBT Therapist

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. 

Dr Rebecca Linnell
Principal Clinical Psychologist

Dr Rebecca Linnell studied Psychology at The University of Edinburgh, before completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The University of Manchester. She worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Manchester for over 10 years, also completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) during this time. In 2012 she joined the Psychological Therapies Training Centre in Salford to develop the CYP IAPT programme, a Government initiative aiming to transform children’s mental health services. For many years she’s been involved in training mental health professionals, leading the CBT Pathway of the Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Psychotherapies for Children and Young People.  She also regularly contributed to teaching on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate courses at both Lancaster and Manchester Universities. Clinically Rebecca specialises in emotional problems in adolescence, particularly using CBT and third wave cognitive therapies.

Dr Angela Latham
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Angela Latham is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist based in Cheshire and North Wales. She has extensive experience working in CAMHS and in early years in the Manchester area. She also has specialist skills in teaching and training having developed numerous training packages and held the position of CYP-IAPT Parent Lead. She has a background training in CBT which influences her work as an Incredible Years Mentor in the preschool basic and school age programmes. Angela is an accredited VIG (Video Interaction Guidance) Advanced Supervisor and offers training and supervision in VIG. She is also an accredited facilitator in the Family Partnership Programme and KIVA anti-bullying programme.
Angela has a particular interest in supporting families in the early years and working with parental mental health. She has an in-depth knowledge of strategies to support children to self-regulate and has a passion for working with families and schools to implement behaviour management plans. She has used VIG in her practice for many years and is passionate about the use of video to enable families to see what works for them and what activates them to make effective changes.

Prof. Paul Grantham
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Paul Grantham is a clinical psychologist with vast clinical and training experience. With degrees from Oxford University and the University of Sussex, Paul trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Liverpool University. Paul 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 founder of the DBT Special Interest Group of the BABCP, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine and is an Accredited CBT Therapist. 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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