According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 4 individuals will experience some kind of mental health problem over the course of 12 months – with mixed anxiety and depression being the most common disorders in UK.
Depression affects 1 in 5 older people and suicides rates show that British men are three times as likely to die by suicide than British women. Self-harm statistics for the UK show one of the highest rates in Europe: 400 per 100,000 population and even in the prison population only 1 in 10 prisoners has no mental disorder.
In a survey covering Great Britain, 1 in 6 adults had experienced some form of ‘neurotic health problem’ in the previous week and the most common neurotic disorders were anxiety and depressive disorders.
This course will cover the fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for depression, low mood and suicidality, through an experiential and fun workshop.
What this course will do for you
The training covers a wide range of CBT topics from introductory through to advanced. The combination of lecture, case studies (video/ audio analysis) and role plays significantly develops skills and knowledge of CBT techniques and provides an effective and cost efficient investment in your professional development.
This training will provide a CPD Certificate (12 hours) signed by a senior BABCP accredited psychotherapist and lecturer as well as the principle of the college.
Main learning objectives
At the end of the workshop, trainees should expect to learn:
- How to conceptualize depressed clients, plan a psychological treatment based on an individualised conceptualisation (i.e. the case formulation for depression).
- How to use empathy, compassion and expert knowledge in order to establish a therapeutic relationship and instil hope.
- How to motivate clients to complete homework, modify their maladaptive thinking and behavior, and solve problems on their own.
- How to elicit and respond to clients’ feedback, measure progress, and prevent a relapse.
- The training will also focus on identifying and assessing suicidal clients, implementing specific strategies for preventing and managing suicidal crises, other ethical and competency issues.
- The course would also offer an overview of recent advances in CBT such as imagery – based approaches, in particular mindfulness and compassion.
About Daniel Mirea
Daniel Mirea is an accredited CBT consultant, senior lecturer, researcher and writer who trained and worked with some of the most recognisable clinicians in the United States and UK over the years (i.e. Donald Meichenbaum, Gilbert P, Corrie S, Padesky C, Young J, Hays S, Linehan M, Emmy van Deurzen, etc.).
He currently writes workshops, doctoral programmes and trains in different cognitive and behavioural approaches.
We are running the Depression Workshop in 2 formats: