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Working with Generalised Anxiety Disorder

The day covers issues of definition, co-morbidity, how GAD develops, three theories of GAD (Borkovec, Ladouceur and Wells) assessment and formulation, along with a range of CBT interventions as they apply to GAD.

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

Issues covered include:

  • Definition of GAD, associated problems and differentiation from OCD and phobic reactions
  • Introduction to 3 models of GAD
  • Cognitive Avoidance Model (Borkevec)
  • Uncertainty Intolerance Model (Ladouceur)
  • Metacognitive theory (Wells)
  • Common pitfalls in working with GAD
  • Addressing issues of affect avoidance
  • Increasing curiosity and cognitive flexibility
  • The use of Socratic Questioning and Behavioural Experiments to address clients’ beliefs in “the need to worry”
  • The use of “Attentional Training” with GAD
  • Helping clients to distinguish between soluble and insoluble problems

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.


This course is available for in-house training.
For further details on in-house training visit: http://www.sdsinhouse.co.uk


Early Bird Price: £120 + VAT (£144) per delegate to include refreshments and course materials. This discount is available on bookings made more than 1 month prior the course date event.
Regular Price: £140 + VAT (£168).

Certificate of Attendance:
You receive a Certificate of Attendance for 7 CPD training hours on the day.

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Assessed Case Formulation for this Module: Click Here

Additional Components of the Diploma:

Assessed Case Formulation

Evidenced Reading Hours

Supervision

Recommended Viewing:

Mixed Anxiety and Depression: A Cognitive-Behavioural Approach - 1 CPD Hour

Clients seeking psychotherapy frequently suffer from both anxiety and depression, making treatment particularly challenging. In this video, internationally renowned therapist Donald Meichenbaum demonstrates a brief, effective approach for treating these comorbid disorders. Viewers follow a dramatic recreation of key moments in his 12-session course of therapy with Anna P., a 40-year-old woman who experiences recurrent bouts of panic in addition to a long history of depression.

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Recommended Listening:

Mindfulness–Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression & Anxiety - 8 Audio CD

This 2 day detailed seminar covers: the structure of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and the core therapeutic tasks that accompany each of its 8 established sessions; three forms of mindfulness training: The Body Scan, Mindfulness of the Breath, Three Minute Breathing Space; the body’s role as a vital terminus for greeting and working with our emotions; using the breath as an anchor when turning towards difficult or unpleasant aspects of our experience; recognizing when our minds are on automatic pilot and how this cognitive motor drives rumination and worry throughout the day.

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Course Outline:

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE THE COURSE

IMPORTANT! THIS IS A BPS APPROVED COURSE AND ALL THE TRAINING HOURS OF THIS COURSE SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THE BPS APPROVED CERTIFICATE.
Please make sure that you arrive in time for 9.30 AM start (sharp!). Your late arrival might result in you not been eligible for the BPS Approved Certificate.
The same applies to the finish times. Make sure that your travel arrangements enable you to be present until 4.30 PM every day of the course.
We very much appreciate your co-operation on this matter.

Every day consists of the morning session (starting at 9.30 AM sharp!) and afternoon session (finishing at 4.30 PM strictly).
Refreshments provided during your morning (11.15) and afternoon (14.45) break.
Lunch break (1 hour) – lunch by own arrangements (12.30 – 13.30).

Due to the INTENSIVE NATURE of this training we advise you to have extra drinks of water with you and layers of clothing to adjust effectively to the temperature in the room.

Course Leader:

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. He has worked extensively within the NHS for many years as a clinical psychologist within a wide variety of services and headed one of the first UK research projects designed to help clients withdraw from benzodiapine addiction. He has subsequently worked in primary care, mental health, forensic, substance misuse and physical health as both a clinician and manager. He has trained staff in health care, social services, local government and education around the UK and abroad. Over 90,000 professionals have worked directly with him. Paul has also designed and facilitated clinical supervision systems across a number of UK services. He has a wide range of current interests including: client resistance, resource based therapies and personality disorders. He has also presented and written on a range of psychological issues - from psychological interventions post-stroke to the application of solution focused work with complex clients.

Paul is 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. Paul is the Chair of the BABCP Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Special Interest Group.

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.

VENUES
LONDON
(The British Psychological Society)
25 SEPTEMBER 2015
Places available
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