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Foundations in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

St Christopher's CARE


3 days
St Christopher's Hospice, London

Useful information

Essential knowledge and skills

Due to some consideration and conversations about CBT as a Virtual Course it has been decided that it is better to do this course face to face later in 2021. Please do register your interest for this future course.

  • Register your interest

  • 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
  • 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 and would be most suited to:

    • senior and junior doctors and nurses
    • psychologists
    • social workers
    • counsellors
    • allied health professionals
    • educationalists.

    Previous knowledge of CBT is not required to attend this course, however prior reading around the subject will prove beneficial.

  • Tutors

    Led by:


    Maaike Vandeweghe Senior Educationalist, St Christopher's CARE

    Maaike graduated from the KATHO (Roeselare, Belgium) in 2002 as a general and mental health nurse. She started her professional career working on mental health A&E units in Belgium and then moved to Aruba (Caribbean) where she worked on a mental health A&E unit and the local prison. After working there for 3 years she moved back to Belgium and continued working in A&E and Nursing Homes.

    Maaike moved to the UK in 2006 and has since worked in Nursing Homes and Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice where she developed a palliative care service for care homes and then also developed and established an education department. Maaike has experience of working in palliative care, mental health, dementia, prison, care homes and education and has completed various post graduate education including a PGCert in Higher Education and a MA in Education.

    Maaike has previously been seconded to the University of Greenwich as a senior lecturer and now works for St Christopher’s Hospice as Senior Educationalist where she alongside her senior leadership role leads on curriculum development and delivery.

    Dr Stirling Moorey Consultant Psychiatrist

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


  • What will the course look like?

    St Christopher’s Education is pleased to offer this three day foundation programme which has been developed by our CBT specialists.

    This three 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.

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St Christopher's Education
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Why our education programme?

We have a well-established programme of high quality, cutting-edge, specialist palliative care education, designed for those working in the UK and internationally.
Studying here

Why St Christopher's?

Education is at the heart of St Christopher’s mission to promote and provide hospice care of the highest standards.
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Why our way of learning

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St Christopher’s Education Centre and VAT charges

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