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Low Intensity CBT best practice

Faithful Odusote

Tuesday, 11 February 2025


Low-intensity psychological therapy has proven to be effective in addressing mild to moderate mental health issues and is one of the frontline interventions across primary care services in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Despite the delivery of LICBT in a variety of contexts, there is a commonality about best practice to ensure good patient outcomes and a positive therapeutic experience. With the continually expanding evidence base, it is important to revisit the best practice guidelines for LICBT. In addition to this, revisiting the best practice guidelines will enable LICBT practitioners and those that supervise them to reflect on their service delivery and if required to do service development work.

The event will be equivalent to 2 hrs of CPD.


By the end of the webinar and associated resources participants will:
• Be able to describe LICBT
• Bust the myths around LICBT
• Be able to describe best practice about session length and frequency
• Be able to implement multi-strand LICBT based on the client's presenting problem, formulation and goals
• Have had  a brief introduction to cultural adaptations within LICBT

Learning Objectives

The webinar will:
• provide an overview for LICBT best practice
• outline some of the common myths about LICBT and offer attendees possible responses to these myths
• provide a rationale and a suggestion for best practice regarding session length and frequency based on the evidence
• outline the difference between single strand and multi strand LICBT and provide a rationale based on the client's presenting problem, formulation and goals
• provide a brief summary of why culturally adapted LICBT is important, the benefits it can have and encourage practitioners to offer more culturally adapted interventions

Training Modalities

The session will include lecture content, reflective exercise, Q&A, and polls.

Key References

Marrinan, T., & Papworth, M. (2018). Low intensity cognitive behaviour therapy: A practitioner's guide. Low Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 1-544.

Bennett-Levy, J., Richards, D., Farrand, P., Christensen, H., Griffiths, K., Kavanagh, D. & Williams, C. (Eds.). (2010). Oxford guide to low intensity CBT interventions. OUP Oxford.

Ruth, E., & Spiers, J. (2023). A Pragmatic Guide to Low Intensity Psychological Therapy: Care in High Volume. Academic Press.

Shafran, R., Myles-Hooton, P., Bennett, S., & Öst, L. G. (2021). The concept and definition of low intensity cognitive behaviour therapy. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 138, 103803.

About the presenter

I am an experienced Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) with a dedication to promoting mental health equity and improving the well-being of individuals from racially minoritised backgrounds. My journey in the field of mental health has been defined by a commitment to addressing disparities, enhancing access to evidence-based therapies, and ensuring culturally competent support for both clients and therapists. Evidenced by being a symposium speaker at the Southern Health Conference and BABCP Conference. I also have a passion in dispelling myths surrounding PWPs and advocating for their pivotal role in the mental health care system. PWPs are crucial in ensuring that evidence-based therapies reach those who need them most, and I am determined to place PWPs on the pedestal they rightfully deserve.

Who should attend

This event is designed for practitioners delivering or supervising the delivery of Low Intensity interventions. This may include CBT Therapists, Educational Mental Health Practitioners, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, Low Intensity Practitioners, Children and Young People's Wellbeing Practitioners, Enhanced Psychological Practitioners, and Psychologists.

Details coming soon

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