Integrative CBT for Depression Course Part 1 (Mindfulness, Hypnosis & CBT) – with Daniel Mirea

The Clayton Crown Hotel, London NW2 daniel with client

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. (1).

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 (2). 

The two days allocated to this course will cover the fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for depression, low mood and suicidality, through an experiential and fun workshop. 

The depression training programme consists of two parts. At the end of the part one (two-days), 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 cover recent advances in CBT such as imagery – based approaches, in particular mindfulness, compassion and Hypno-CBT but a more detailed application would be reserved for Depression Part 2.

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

  • The psychopathology of depression, low mood and suicidality 
  • An in-depth exploration of DSM-V description of clinical depression
  • Understanding comorbidity: what and how other disorders are associated with depression
  • Assessment and conceptualisation: the vicious circle (or the working model) highlighting factors that maintain this condition, such as self-critical thinking and social withdrawal
  • Trainees will understand the use of self-reporting, scales and measures commonly used with depression and low moods.
  • The treatment of depression including: socialising people to the CBT model, treatment planning, developing therapeutic alliance, psychological education, modifying and challenging dysfunctional assumptions and self-critical thinking. The creative use of behavioural and social experiments as well as integrating imagery work and clinical hypnosis. 
  • Trainess will understand how to integrate different skills used in the treatment of depressive disorders such as mindfulness, acceptance, compassion or hypnosis. 

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 health 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 – Middlesex 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.


Fees: £365 (incl VAT)

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(1) Mental Health Foundation. (2019). [online] Available at:

(2) Office for National Statistics. ‘Surveys of Psychiatric Morbidity in Great Britain. Report 1 – The prevalence of psychiatric morbidity among adults living in private households.’ The Stationery Office. 1995. 

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