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World class experts in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at Canterbury Christ Church University

26 January 2011

Canterbury Christ Church University's Department of Applied Psychology is delighted to announce its 2011 CBT Master Clinicians Workshop programme starting 10 March.

There are 16 workshops in the series taking place at the University’s Salomons Campus in Tunbridge Wells. The aim of the sessions is to give mental health practitioners up-to-date insights into the latest developments within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

CBT is the psychological therapy best supported by research evidence and is therefore the recommended treatment for most psychological problems like depression and anxiety. It is a type of therapy that aims to help you manage your problems by changing how you think and act. It is particularly helpful in tacking problems such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders and drug misuse.

Henck van Bilsen, Director of CBT Programmes at the university, said: “Some of the UK’s top experts in this field have designed the workshops in order to give practitioners the opportunity to continue their professional development and enhance their clinical skills base. 

“The Workshops will also provide an ideal stepping stone for anyone wishing to pursue a career in CBT through our BABCP accredited Postgraduate Certificate in Psychological Wellbeing Practice or our more advanced training through our Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Therapies: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (High Intensity) course.”

Some of the highlights include workshops tackling disorders like obsessive compulsiveness led by Professor Paul Salkovskis from University of Bath, body dysmorphia, led by Dr David Veale, Consultant Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital and personality disorder, led by Henck van Bilsen, Director of CBT Programmes at CCCU.
The workshops are £125 each or £100 each when four or more workshops/places are booked and paid for at the same time.

For more information or to book your place, please contact Anne Arthur at anne.arthur@canterbury.ac.uk or on 01892 507577.

To see the full list of workshops, please visit:
http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/social-applied-sciences/ASPD/programmes/cognitive-behavioural-therapy/ 
 

Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.
With nearly 18,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.

• As a leading provider of teaching and health care courses we have produced nearly 3,500 health and social care professionals and 7,000 teachers in the last five years.
• Over 90 per cent of our graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating.
• Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
• Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.

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