Low Intensity CBT: Behavioural Experiments

Prof. Roz Shafran and Pam Myles-Hooton

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

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Introduction

This workshop will:


  • Provide a theoretical basis for using behavioural experiments in LICBT

  • Consider specific factors associated with LICBT interventions based on CR combined with BE

  • How to recognise when it may be useful to use BE combined with CR in a single-strand LI cognitive intervention

  • Consider common difficulties when using BEs and how they can be overcome

  • Share some top tips on how to get the most out of using BEs with clients

  • Be equivalent to 2.1/2hrs of CPD


Content

This workshop will:
Provide a theoretical basis for using behavioural experiments in LICBT Consider common difficulties when using BEs and how they can be overcome
Share some top tips on how to get the most out of using BEs with clients
Consider specific factors associated with LICBT interventions based on CR combined with BE
How to recognise when it may be useful to use BE combined with CR in a single-strand LI
cognitive intervention

Learning Objectives

You will learn:
When behavioural experiments may enhance cognitive restructuring
How to plan behavioural experiments with patients
What to do next when an experiment goes well
What to do when the experiment does not go to plan

Training Modalities

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

Key References

Bennett-Levy, J., Butler, G., Fennell, M., Hackman, A., Mueller, M., & Westbrook, D. (Eds).
(2004). Oxford guide to behavioural experiments in cognitive therapy. Oxford: Oxford University
Press.
Grist, S. (2020). ‘Cognitive Interventions – A Thought is Just a Thought’ in Farrand, P. (ed). Low-
intensity CBT Skills and Interventions: A Practitioner’s Manual. London: Sage, pp 191-206.
Marrinan, T. (2019). ‘Treatment Strategies’ in Papworth, M. & Marrinan, T. (eds). Low Intensity
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A Practitioner’s Guide (second edition). London: Sage, pp 221-279.
Myles, P. & Shafran, R. (2015). ‘Behavioural Experiments’ in The CBT Handbook: A comprehensive
guide to using CBT to overcome depression, anxiety and anger. London: Robinson, pp 256-292.
Richards, D. & Whyte, M. (2011). Reach Out (third edition). London: Rethink.
Wells, A. (1997). ‘Behavioural Experiments’ in Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders: A Practice
Manual And Conceptual. Chichester: John Wiley & sons, pp 80-84.

About the presenter

Roz Shafran is Professor of Translational Psychology at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. She has over 200 publications in the field of the development and evaluation of cognitive behavioural theory and therapy across the age range both for specific disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder and transdiagnostic problems such as loneliness and perfectionism. She is one of the pioneers of the transdiagnostic approach to eating disorders and, with colleagues in Oxford, she developed the original cognitive behavioural approach to the understanding and treatment of clinical perfectionism. She is the recipient of several awards and recently was the first recipient of the Eric Taylor Award for Translational Research Into Practice Award given by the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She is the recipient of several research and training grants, including as a co-applicant involved in the UKRI Loneliness and in Mental Health network.
Pam Myles-Hooton is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). She is experienced in developing and delivering training programmes in high intensity and low intensity evidence-based psychological interventions as part of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) at the University of Reading from 2008-2019. She is the author of several educational texts, academic publications, and self-help books, and has contributed to national guidance and curricula (including the LICBT curriculum for long-term physical health conditions). Pam is an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist, trainer, supervisor and accreditation officer for the BABCP. She sits on the British Psychological Society's (BPS) course accreditation committee for psychological wellbeing practitioners. She recently contributed to the development of a LICBT training programme for NHS Education for Scotland.

Who should attend

This webinar is most suitable for practitioners delivering low intensity CBT interventions for patients in primary care presenting with depression and anxiety.