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Beyond the basics of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Judith Beck

26 Apr 2023


Do you have clients who become angry at you, fail to complete their Action Plans (homework), arrive late or miss sessions completely, lie or withhold important information from you, use substances to self-medicate, have difficulty regulating their emotions, blame others for their difficulties, or modify their cognitions at the intellectual level, but not on the emotional level? This list could go on and on. Using “standard” CBT may be inadequate to help these individuals. 

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


In this workshop, you will learn how to conceptualize these kinds of clients and to plan treatment based on your ever-evolving cognitive conceptualization and client characteristics and preferences. You’ll also learn to use beyond-the-basic interventions (including ones from a variety of evidence-based psychotherapies) as you adapt treatment to the individual. Developing, maintaining, and repairing the therapeutic relationship and using a strength-based recovery orientation will be emphasized.

Learning Objectives

1. To specify and conceptualize challenges in treatment
2. To avoid and repair ruptures in the therapeutic alliance
3. To use strength-based and recovery-oriented techniques in the context of an overall cognitive conceptualization

Training Modalities

Didactic content, case discussions, worksheet completion, demonstration roleplays, questions and answers

Key References

1. Beck, A., Grant, P., Inverso, E., Brinen, A., & Perivoliotis, D. (2020). Recovery-oriented cognitive therapy for serious mental health conditions. Guilford Publications.
2. Beck, A., Davis, D., & Freeman, A. (Eds.). (2015). Cognitive Therapy for Personality Disorders, 3rd ed., Guilford Publications.
3. Beck, J. (2020). Cognitive behavior therapy: Basics and beyond, 3rd Ed. Guilford Publications.
4. Beck, J. (2005). Cognitive therapy for challenging problems: What to do when the basics don’t work. Guilford Publications.

About the presenter

Judith S. Beck, PhD, is President of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Beck Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides state-of-the-art treatment in both Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Beck and other faculty provide training locally, nationally, and internationally, and have trained 140,000 health and mental health professionals since 1994. Dr. Beck is also Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She has written over 100 articles and chapters as well as books, workbooks, and pamphlets for professionals and nonprofessionals, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond, Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems: What to Do When the Basics Don’t Work, The Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy, Cognitive Therapy for Personality Disorders, and The Beck Diet Solution book and workbook. She has made hundreds of presentations nationally and internationally on various applications of CBT and is the primary developer of the Beck Institute’s online CBT training courses, which have been taken by more than 28,000 health and mental health professionals in over 130 countries. In addition to teaching, supervising, researching, writing, and directing the Beck Institute, Dr. Beck treats clients who experience a range of challenges.

Who should attend

This clinical presentation is designed for clinicians who practice CBT.

Low Intensity clinical contact hours survey - BABCP Low Intensity Special Interest Group

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The BACP Low Intensity SIG are interested in the impact of clinical contact hours on Low Intensity/Wellbeing Practitioner wellbeing. This questionnaire contains six multi-choice questions and a free text box for you to share your experiences. The answers to these questions will help the BABCP SIG plan how to meet CPD topics and other developments within the SIG.  The SIG hope to produce a write up of the answers to this questionnaire to be shared with SIG members and to be used in training.

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This FREE conference is for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners working in Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression services and is brought to you by Bespoke Mental Health in collaboration with the NHS England Talking Therapies National PWP Leads Network

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