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Maintaining wellbeing after therapy

Dr Reena Vohora

Tuesday, 10 December 2024


As psychological therapists, it is imperative for us to consider how we prepare individuals for therapy coming to an end and also, ways of maintaining well-being and managing potential set-backs post-discharge. This workshop will include opportunities to explore factors that shape mental health as well as what the concepts of staying well and relapse management mean when applied to clinical practice. As part of our work, it is also important to consider the types of triggers and early warning signs that may be associated with relapse when working with a range of individuals. It vital to ensure that strategies relating to staying well are also thought about in the context of lifespan and cultural considerations in order to support positive patient experience and outcomes.

The event will be equivalent to 2.3/4hrs of CPD.


This workshop will:
• Consider important factors when preparing for the end of therapy and post-discharge
• Provide an opportunity to explore what we mean by well-being, staying well and relapse management
• Consider reports, guidance and research relating to staying well/relapse management
• Include examples of safety/well-being plans
• Include lifespan and cultural considerations when suggesting coping strategies

Learning Objectives

You will learn:
• How to describe what staying well and relapse management mean in relation to clinical practice
• How to incorporate strategies to support the end of therapy and planning for discharge
• To spot early warning signs and potential triggers associated with set-backs and relapse
• What inclusive clinical practice may look like to support positive patient experience and outcomes

Training Modalities

Didactic content, experiential components, polls, Q&A.

Key References

Ali, S., Rhodes, L., Moreea, O., McMillan, D., Gilbody, S., Leach, C., Lucock, M., Lutz, W., & Delgadillo, J. (2017). How durable is the effect of low intensity CBT for depression and anxiety? Remission and relapse in a longitudinal cohort study. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 94, 1–8. 

Bockting, C. L., Hollon, S. D., Jarrett, R. B., Kuyken, W., & Dobson, K. (2015). A lifetime approach to major depressive disorder: The contributions of psychological interventions in preventing relapse and recurrence. Clinical Psychology Review, 41, 16-26. 

Copeland, M.E. (2002). Wellness Recovery Action Plan. USA: Peach Press

Gumley, Andrew. (2007). Staying Well after Psychosis: A Cognitive Interpersonal Approach to Emotional Recovery and Relapse Prevention. Journal of the Norwegian Psychological Association. 44. 2-11.

Ludgate, J. (2021). Relapse prevention. In A. Wenzel (Ed.), Handbook of cognitive behavioral therapy: Overview and approaches (pp. 385–414). American Psychological Association.
Rathod, Shanaya. (2009). Staying well and managing setbacks. 10.1017/CBO9780511576294.012.

Witkiewitz, Katie, and Megan Kirouac, 'Relapse Prevention', in Christine Maguth Nezu, and Arthur M. Nezu (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Oxford Library of Psychology (2015; online edn, Oxford Academic, 2 June 2014), 215-228.

About the presenter

Dr Reena Vohora is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, registered with the HCPC and is a Chartered member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Reena began working in the NHS in 2005 and has worked in a range of inpatient, rehabilitation and community based mental health services and settings. Her experience has included working with individuals, couples, families and teams. 
Reena also works as an Academic Tutor, Course Tutor and EDI Lead on the University of Oxford doctoral course in clinical psychology.
Reena teaches on a range of topics including issues relating to clinical skills, professional practice, self-care and well-being, compassion, diversity and inclusion, working with older people and psychological interventions for individuals with cognitive impairments. Reena’s work has included delivering workshops and training sessions for NHS staff and students across academic, clinical and media settings. She has been co-chair of the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust Race Equality Network since 2018. Reena also contributes to a range of forums across NHS and University departments. 

Who should attend

This webinar is suitable for psychological therapists/professionals delivering and/or supervising psychological interventions.

Details coming soon

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