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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Panic Disorder

Nick Grey

11 May 2023


The cognitive model of Panic Disorder (Clark, 1986) has led to a highly effective cognitive therapy treatment, which is a first line recommendation in the NICE guidelines.

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


This workshop will highlight the core skills needed, such as the use of discussion techniques, behavioural experiments and imagery. It will clarify issues in assessment, formulation and treatment methods.

Learning Objectives

• To be able to accurately assess and formulate panic disorder
• To be able to implement the key clinical techniques including discussion techniques and behavioural experiments
• To understand how to use imagery and how to overcome common obstacles

Training Modalities

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

Key References

1. Clark, D.M. & Salkovskis, P.M. (2009). Panic Disorder Manual for IAPT High Intensity Therapists. [available at]
2. Grey, N. & Clark, D.M. (2013). Panic Disorder. In R. Shafran, L. Brosan, & P. Cooper (eds.) The Complete CBT Guide to Anxiety. London: Robinson.

About the presenter

Nick Grey is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Associate Director of Psychological Professions at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT), and University of Sussex. He is a member of the Wellcome Anxiety Disorders group led by Profs David Clark and Anke Ehlers. He has worked clinically across primary, secondary and tertiary care. He is a Fellow of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and is an accredited CBT practitioner, supervisor and trainer.

Who should attend

This workshop is suitable for practitioners working with people with panic disorder across settings.

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

Please click below if you are interested in contributing to the survey.


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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