CBT Approaches to Working with Depression and Suicide Risk


One day
29 Jan, 2019
9am-4pm Registration from 8.45am
£132 including lunch, refreshments and VAT
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St Christopher’s Hospice, London
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St Christopher’s Education is pleased to offer this study day to introduce CBT to health professionals working with people experiencing significant levels of psychological distress.

Previous knowledge of CBT is not required and this day is particularly suitable for those practicing at Levels 1, 2 or 3 of the NICE Guidance in Supportive and Palliative Care meeting patients with depression, life weariness and suicidal thoughts or intent.

This study day is from our CBT series developed by our CBT specialists which include a three day foundation and six day applied ‘CBT first-aider’ course.

  • What will I learn?

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

    • demonstrate a basic understanding of CBT approaches to depression
    • explain the rationale for CBT approaches in palliative care
    • gain an awareness of basic CBT skills to gently, empathically assess suicide risk and engage hope
    • recognise the patients and carers who may benefit from a course of CBT therapy
    • practise techniques for an effective reduction of symptoms, using NICE guidelines recommended techniques.
  • Who is it for?

    This day is designed for professionals working with or providing care for those at the end of life or with long term or life limiting conditions.

  • Course tutors

    Kathy Burn CBT Therapist (BABCP Accredited) and Clinical Nurse Specialist, St Christopher’s

    Kathy has a nursing degree from 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 to lead the CBT clinical and education service.

    Dr Stirling Moorey Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley Hospital; Co-founder, Institute of Psychiatry Cognitive Therapy Course (BABCP Accredited)

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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:

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