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Monday, 29 October 2012

Master Class in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Health Anxiety

Presented by Mabel Martinelli, CBT Partnership, Hertfordshire.

£65 per person (discounts available to Alumni, staff and Christ Church students - please call for details)

Health anxiety refers to an excessive preoccupation or worry about having a serious illness. The level of preoccupation can reach dysfunctional levels in which fears and beliefs persist in spite of medial reassurance to the contrary. This can in turn lead to maladaptive checking and reassurance seeking-behaviours, which, at their worst, have a significant negative impact on the well-being, social and occupational functioning of the sufferer.

This workshop aims to help participants to develop a good theoretical and practical understanding of CBT approaches to Health Anxiety. The state of the art in the CBT understanding and treatment of Health Anxiety will be presented and discussed, including a review of current research and innovations.

The emphasis of the workshop will be on providing clinicians with a practical framework, and specific skills for the assessment and treatment of the disorder. The material will be illustrated with case examples and participants will be invited to discuss issues, which they encounter in their practice.

As well as providing training in basic clinical skills, this workshop should provide a good refresher course or foundation for those who already have experience of using CBT for health anxiety. There will be a mixture of didactic teaching, together with practical exercises. The workshop is suitable to clinicians of all levels. Basic clinical skills are assumed.

This event is open to the public.

Venue: Salomons, Tunbridge Wells TN3 0TG, Science Theatre
Time: All Day

Contact: Tracey Plunkett (email)
Telephone: 01892 507658

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