Introductory Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Physical Healthcare Professionals


1 day
26 Apr, 2018
9.30am-4.30pm (registration from 9.00am)
Early bird price £108 before 29 April 2018
Regular price £132
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St Christopher's Hospice, London

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“The warmth, compassion and competence of both trainers was much appreciated.”

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(long term or life limiting conditions and at the end of life)

About the event

St Christopher’s Education is pleased to offer this 1 day course to introduce CBT to health professionals. Previous knowledge of CBT is not required though the course is particularly suitable for those practicing at Level 1 of the NICE Guidance in Supportive and Palliative Care. These practitioners are often in contact with people experiencing significant levels of psychological distress and will be using basic communication skills to establish supportive relationships.

  • What will I learn?

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of CBT.
    • Explain why it is a useful approach in palliative care.
    • Gain an awareness of basic CBT skills.
    • Recognise the patients and carers who may benefit from CBT.
  • Who is it for?

    This course is designed for practitioners interested in CBT and/or providing care for those at the end of life or with long term or life limiting conditions. This includes health care practitioners, community nurses, acute medical and nursing staff, care home staff, allied health professionals, site-specific cancer nurse specialists and cancer counsellors, as well as staff working in palliative care.

  • Course Facilitator

    Kathy Burn, CBT Therapist (BABCP Accredited) and Clinical Nurse Specialist, St Christopher’s
    Kathy has a nursing degree at Southampton University and is an experienced palliative care clinical nurse specialist. She has worked in community, hospice and acute hospital settings. At St Christopher’s she has managed a team of CNS’s and the Hospice at Home team. In 2006 she went on to train as a cognitive behavioural therapist at The Institute of Psychiatry. Currently, Kathy is employed in the Advancing Practice team and runs the CBT service.

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If you have any questions about this or any of our other courses, please contact the Education team who will be happy to help

020 8768 4656

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At St Christopher's, a registered charity, it is important for us to maximise any surpluses to reinvest in the objectives of the charity.

Unfortunately, the manner in which we undertake our training currently means we are not able to invest as much of our surplus as possible, therefore from the 1 December 2017, St Christopher’s Education Centre will charge VAT at the standard rate on our training courses, the reason for this change in pricing is twofold:

i) We want to be able to reinvest any surpluses made from training back into all of our charitable objectives rather than only Education

ii) We want to be able to reclaim the VAT on costs relating to developing and running the training courses