Evidence Based Approaches to PTSD: Trauma-focused CBT with Daniel Mirea MSc, BABCP

daniel with clientMonday 21st September 2020 – London

This workshop is brought to you by UKCHH: a leading organisation in evidence-based approaches. Training will therefore cover evidence-based and NICE-recommended approaches including cognitive-behavioural models for the treatment of PTSD. These include the Ehlers and Clark’s Cognitive Model (2000), David Barlow (2002) as well as memory processing techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) by Francine Shapiro.

In addition we will be looking at how to integrate hypnosis and hypnotherapy into these treatment approaches.

Trauma is rapidly becoming one of the most critical mental health problems in the UK and possibly around the world. The symptoms can be crippling and their devastation reaches beyond the traumatized individual to families and communities at large. Therapists must be able to treat the person not just the disorder using a range of tailor-made strategies that include clinical, relational, humanistic and systemic skills and interventions.

PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. Diagnostic symptoms for PTSD include re-experiencing the original trauma through flashbacks or nightmares, avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma and increased arousal – such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, anger, and hypervigilance.

The workshop is focused on how to facilitate and deliver trauma-focused CBT and draws on the clinical models of Ehlers and Clark, David Barlow, Aaron T Beck and Francine Shapiro.

The workshop will offer participants a firm foundation in the psychopathology of trauma; participants will gain an in-depth understanding of different types of trauma through the exploration of the current diagnostic criteria as well as relevant case studies. Contemporary theories of CBT for PTSD, including the Ehlers & Clark (2000) model and the role of memory processing in the maintenance of PTSD will be discussed. David Barlow’s behavioural approach will be introduced. Assessment, formulation and treatment procedures will be covered. Teaching will include presentation, interactive discussion, practical exercises, role play and discussion of video/audio case material.

Exposure, Cognitive Processing and Reliving remain the gold standards in the treatment of PTSD, supported by a substantial evidence base. Trainees will learn how to use these techniques in a sensitive manner that respects the relationship between patient and therapist and responds appropriately to the complexities of PTSD in a creative, ethical and effective manner.

By the end of the day trainees should be able to assess and conceptualise a case of PTSD, deliver various therapeutic interventions such as cognitive restructuring, relieving, updating traumatic memories, implementing exposure and other behavioural experiments as well as confidently design a relapse prevention plan.

About Daniel Mirea

Daniel Mirea is a senior psychotherapist and lecturer  who trained in all aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (including Mindfulness, Hypno-CBT and EMDR) with a career of more than 25 years in the mental health field. He is an accredited practitioner with both BABCP and UKCP, a fellow alumnus of King’s College and a senior associate at The Royal Medical Society. He is a director of a private mental heath services provider and also manages his own private practice; Daniel is an experienced consultant clinical supervisor within the South-East London trust and a CBT course leader with NSPC - Midddlesex University and Regents University. He has a particular interest in integrating hypnosis with CBT in the context of trans-diagnostic approaches.

Read more about Daniel here.

Date: Saturday 21st September 2020
Time: 10am to 5:00pm
Location:The Clayton Crown Hotel, Cricklewood, NW2. (Where’s that?!Read more about the venue here

Fees: £145

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  • Less than seven days before the course starts: full payment of the course is due. No refund is given for fees paid.
  • Seven to 14 days before the course starts: 50% of the course fees will be due.
  • More than 14 days before the course starts: full refund (less the non-refundable deposit) will be made.

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If you decide at any point during the first 48 hours that the course is not suitable for you, then we will refund the full amount paid for the course less £200 (£175 deposit plus a small administrative fee).

Student responsibility:
Students are responsible for notifying us of any mental or physical health problems that might affect their ability to participate on the course. This course may not be suitable for people with a history of psychotic disorders or other psychiatric conditions.