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ACCEPTANCE & COMMITMENT THERAPY

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a treatment package that combines several traditions such as early behaviourism, positive psychology and mindfulness. ACT is a trans-diagnostic model that has been successfully used to treat conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, eating disorders and substance misuse just to name a few. ACT’s target is to promote psychological flexibility, that is, the ability to behave in a way that is consistent with one’s values even in the presence of aversive experiences (e.g. thoughts, feelings, physical pain). This is true as much for our clients as for the ACT practitioner. If you work in a context in which behaviour change is paramount, than this course will provide you with some very useful tools.

Can be taken as an individual 2-day webcast or as part of the Certificate in Third Wave CBT, Approved by the British Psychological Society.

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COMPASSION FOCUSED THERAPY

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), is a research-based therapy founded on a combination of principles from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Evolutionary Psychology and Attachment Theory. It was developed to work specifically with clients who had high levels of shame and self-criticism and who had had early experiences of poor attachment, affiliation and affection. By developing care and affiliative focused motivation, attention, emotion behaviour and thinking CFT begins to address these problems. Key skills with CFT include the use of compassion focused imagery, the development of a compassionate self and the use of a sense of a compassionate self to engage with areas of personal difficulty.

Can be taken as an individual 2-day webcast or as part of the Certificate in Third Wave CBT, Approved by the British Psychological Society.

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DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) has developed as a combination of operant and skills training approaches, the incorporation of the concept of dialectics and the central role of mindfulness. Variations of DBT – in its pure form, in the form of its component parts or in adapted forms such as Radically Open DBT have developed as a gold standard approach to working with “treatment resistant” and “difficult to treat” clients. DBT has been demonstrated to be effective with Borderline Personality Disorder, suicidal intent, sexual abuse survivors, chemical dependency and eating disorders.

Can be taken as an individual 2-day webcast or as part of the Certificate in Third Wave CBT, Approved by the British Psychological Society.

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ESSENTIAL SUPERVISION SKILLS

This practical two day course is ideal for those who supervise the clinical and casework of others. The two days combine an overview of the supervision process with an exploration of the practical problems which arise within it. With lots of opportunities for asking questions, sharing your supervision problems and ideas and networking with your colleagues this training is absolutely essential for those already delivering supervision or those wishing to train in it.

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WORKING WITH HEALTH ANXIETIES

The day covers definitions of health anxiety, theories regarding its development and practical CBT interventions for addressing this frequently debilitating and distressing problem.

Can be taken as an individual one-day online course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society.

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CASE FORMULATION

The day lays a great deal of emphasis on the practical application of case formulation to both case studies and/or delegates own cases.
Delegates will find their practice invigorated and enhanced by the training day and will discover the quality and outcomes of their work improved as a result.

Can be taken as an individual one-day online course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society.

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INTERPRETING RESEARCH IN CBT

Understanding and interpreting research is one of the crucial skills for anyone practicing CBT as it is so evidence-based. However many practitioners find this skill difficult to grasp. This one-day course specifically designed to help you to master this skill and practice it on the day-to-day basis.

Can be taken as an individual one-day online course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society.

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INTERPRETING RESEARCH IN CBT

Understanding and interpreting research is one of the crucial skills for anyone practicing CBT as it is so evidence-based. However many practitioners find this skill difficult to grasp. This one-day course specifically designed to help you to master this skill and practice it on the day-to-day basis.

Can be taken as an individual one-day online course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society.

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MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness provides the key linking theme within the Certificate in 3rd Wave CBT. Representing both a state of being as well as a technique, this two day course provides both practice opportunities regarding different types of mindfulness training and provides a context within which different 3rd wave approaches incorporate or conceptualise mindfulness – from compassionate mindfulness, through Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy to developing Mindfulness as an alternative skill to emotional avoidance. The focus on attention and non-judgemental acceptance rather than avoidance, control and judgement ensures that mindfulness becomes a thread running throughout third wave psychotherapies.

Can be taken as an individual 2-day webcast or as part of the Certificate in Third Wave CBT, Approved by the British Psychological Society.

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MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING AND BEYOND

This course outlines both motivational interviewing (MI) and behaviour change skills whilst addressing additional common motivational issues and strategies. This day is intended to empower you to motivate your clients and patients. You’ll be taken through a range of issues, techniques and tips designed to improve your motivational strategies whatever your client group.

Can be taken as an individual 1-day webcast or as part of the Certificate In Resource Based Therapies, Approved by the British Psychological Society.

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ONLINE OVERVIEW OF THIRD WAVE CBT

In this online course Paul Grantham, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Director of SDS Seminars provides an overview and introduction not just to the four areas of the BPS Approved Certificate in 3rd Wave CBT but also to the historical development and possible future direction of these therapeutic approaches. Although in the last 15 years 3rd Wave CBT has become one of the most powerful therapeutic developments, it still remains a poorly defined and understood concept. Numerous definitions have existed in the literature.

Can be taken as an individual online course or as part of the Certificate in Third Wave CBT, Approved by the British Psychological Society.

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POSITIVE THERAPY

Positive Therapy is a radical new approach for addressing clients’ complex problems by enhancing resources and promoting strengths. During this course you will discover an evidence based approach to positive therapy, become optimistic and resource led with your clients, learn how to overcome client resistance to change by bypassing deficits and much more.

Can be taken as an individual 1-day webcast or as part of the Certificate In Resource Based Therapies, Approved by the British Psychological Society.

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PROBLEM SOLVING TECHNIQUES IN CBT

Problem solving skills are a key CBT technique for clients to learn and use. This course takes delegates through a range of evidence based problem solving techniques to incorporate into their practice. Starting with D'Zurilla and Goldfried’s classic approach to problem solving, this course outlines and explores a wide range of additional problem solving techniques that can be effectively used with clients. Bonus feature: Effective Motivation Techniques: Force Field Analysis – full training video.

Can be taken as an individual one-day course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society.

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RUNNING CBT GROUPS

CBT (as delivered in Groups) is one of the most common formats currently within services today. NICE guidelines also recommend CBT Groups as part of the Stepped Care approach in Primary Care. This workshop takes delegates through the A-Z of preparing, running and evaluating CBT Groups.

Can be taken as an individual one-day online course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society.

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SINGLE SESSION INTEGRATED CBT

The assumption that therapy should always be long term has been challenged repeatedly over the last twenty five years – from the early criticisms of long term psychodynamic therapy through to current therapy provision within IAPT and insurance funding demands.

The difficulty is that Single Session Therapy has become associated in many therapists minds with being “money driven”, “superficial” and “poor quality”. This exciting two day seminar sets the record straight and enables participants to learn how to work with clients for one session and achieve realistic but positive results.

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SOLUTION FOCUSED BRIEF THERAPY

Solution Focused Brief Therapy offers at least an enhancement to existing therapeutic approaches and at best an alternative to other evidence based therapies. It utilises process techniques that predate CBT but which the latter has begun to embrace, whilst sharing a great deal with both Systemic and Client Centred approaches. This course gives you an in-depth introduction to this effective approach.

Can be taken as an individual 1-day webcast or as part of the Certificate In Resource Based Therapies, Approved by the British Psychological Society.

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USING CBT SUPERVISION (CBT SUPERVISION FOR SUPERVISEES)

A one day online workshop for CBT supervisees to understand the purpose of CBT supervision and to get the most out of their supervisors! Delegates familiar with supervision in other psychotherapeutic modalities will discover the differences as well as the overlaps with CBT supervision. You will learn how to apply supervision models to your own CBT practice and develop practical “supervisee skills” along with the confidence to use CBT supervision to its best effect.

Can be taken as an individual one-day online course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society.

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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.
11-12 February, London —
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Essential Supervision Skills.
9-10 February, Manchester —
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CBT: Introductory Course.
February, London —
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NEW! Compassion Focused Therapy.
15-16 March, London —
Won't be repeated in 2016.

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NEW! Working with Social Anxieties.
15-16 March, London —
Module of Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT.

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