Early bird prices available
Essential knowledge and skills
About the event
St Christopher’s Education is pleased to offer this course which is one from our series of events developed by our CBT specialists providing 1 day introductory and subject specific courses, this 3 day foundation course and a 6 day applied ‘CBT first-aider’ course.
This 3 day course provides foundation level understanding of CBT and equips participants with the knowledge and understanding required to underpin new skills to incorporate into everyday practice.
Participants will gain a greater understanding of the role CBT has in reducing and managing distress, anxiety, panic and depression. The course will also cover CBT approaches which enhance the management of physical symptoms such as breathlessness, pain and fatigue. Training will involve a combination of presentation and discussion, demonstration and experiential learning.
City & Guilds Accreditation – Strongly recommended
We offer the bonus of City & Guilds Accreditation to consolidate and evidence new learning. Participants complete and submit a series of written responses to questions several weeks after day 3 of the course. We encourage a draft for comment and support before the final submission. In total the written assignments should take 1 hour per week for the duration of the course.
Those who want the learning only, non accredited option will receive a St Christopher’s certificate of attendance and do not complete the written responses to questions.
Bursaries and Funding
If you work in either a Hospice or a Care Home you may be eligible for up to 50% funding for this course from Hospice UK. Visit the Wolfson Hospice Bursaries and Wolfson Care Home Bursaries webpages for more details.
What will I learn?
During the course, all participants will:
- Learn about the links between emotions, thoughts, feelings and the physical condition and the purpose of assessing problems using this framework
- Be encouraged to develop and apply this new knowledge in a series of CBT related activities linked to their clinical experience
- Consider and identify patients and carers who may benefit from CBT.
By completing the accreditation process participants will:
- Demonstrate foundation level knowledge of the CBT model and its applications in long term or life-limiting conditions and at the end of life
- Consolidate and reinforce their knowledge and achieve City & Guilds accreditation.
Who is it for?
This course will benefit any professional working in a health care setting with people with long-term or life-limiting conditions or who are approaching the end of life. The course is particularly useful for those working with people with cancer, heart failure, advanced respiratory disease, continence or neurological conditions
Previous knowledge of CBT is not required to attend this course, however prior reading around the subject will prove beneficial. Those opting for City & Guilds Accreditation must be engaged in clinical practice in order to apply and develop their new skills in the gap between days two and three of the course
Kathy Burn, CBT Therapist (BABCP Accredited) & Clinical Nurse Specialist, St Christopher’s
Dr Stirling Moorey, Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley Hospital; Co-founder, Institute of Psychiatry Cognitive Therapy Course (BABCP Accredited)
Members of the CBT, Social Work, Nursing and Physiotherapy teams at St Christopher’s Hospice