CBT With Heart?

A two-day weekend intensive in CBT, for therapists who trained in other modalities

Essential details

  • When: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June, 10am-4.30pm
  • Where: Imperial College London, St. Mary’s Campus (2 minutes’ walk from Paddington Station)
  • Costs: £210 for qualified therapists; £160 for students (total for the two days – includes coffee breaks; lunch on own arrangements)
  • Bookings: To reserve your place, email John Barrett at drjohnbarrett@gmail.com, or call 07831 174156.

About the course

Trained in another modality and want to learn about CBT?

This training course for counsellors and psychotherapists offers a unique opportunity to learn the essentials of CBT in a 2-day weekend intensive with highly experienced therapist and trainer Dr. Adrian Hemmings. The course is designed specifically for therapists who have trained in other modalities, addressing the reservations that they may have about CBT head on, and showing how the most effective elements of CBT can be successfully integrated into other ways of working.

Intensive learning for a select group

Dr. Hemmings has run longer versions of this course on several occasions over the last few years. For this specially-condensed weekend he will provide a thorough grounding in essential CBT theory, combined with experiential exercises, pairwork and groupwork, and time for processing and assimilation. Spaces on the course are limited to just 20 people, so the teaching can be tailored to those present.

Further information

Who is the course for?
This course is designed for counsellors and psychotherapists who wish to extend their existing skills, including qualified therapists and senior students. It provides an intensive introduction to CBT concepts and CBT-based skills, in a way that fully respects the thinking and practice of other therapeutic orientations.
What will be covered?
We will cover the history and philosophy of CBT, research, the current situation with IAPT, assessment, specific CBT skills, and using CBT with clients who present with anxiety and depression. Above all, we will examine not only the differences but the similarities between CBT and other models of therapy, and explore ways of integrating CBT into current practice. Many non-CBT therapists are already doing CBT without knowing it!
About Dr. Adrian Hemmings
Dr. Hemmings is an HCPC-registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist, a UKCP-registered Psychotherapist, and an expert small-group trainer. He has had many years of experience as a therapist in the NHS and third-sector organisations, and also worked as Research Fellow at the University of Sussex for 12 years. Until recently he was Professional Head of Psychology for a primary-care mental health team in Kent, and Director of Sussex Alcohol and Substance use Service. In his own therapeutic work he adopts a predominantly Object Relational stance, integrating CBT extensively within this.
Getting there
The training will be held at Imperial College London (St. Mary’s Campus) – just 2 minutes’ walk from Paddington Station. Paddington can be reached by British Rail mainline train services; via the Bakerloo, Circle, District, and Hammersmith and City tube lines; or on bus routes 7, 23, 27, 36, 205, 332, and 436.
Once your place has been confirmed, you will be issued an invoice for payment by PayPal. (If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer, please mention this in your enquiry.) Payment is due within 3 days of receipt of invoice.
Bookings cancelled more than 3 months prior to the course date will be refunded in full. For cancellations made from 3 months to 2 weeks prior to the course date, there will be a 40% administration charge. For cancellations made less than 2 weeks prior to the course, we regret that no refunds can be made.
Proof of student status
If you would like to apply for the student rate for this course, you will need to provide proof of student status with your booking request. Acceptable proofs of student status include a letter from your college or training institution from the current academic year, or a copy of your student card.
CPD certificates
Personalised CPD certificates for 11 hours of CPD will be given out in the afternoon on the second day of the course.
Any more questions?
If you have any further queries about the course, please contact John Barrett on drjohnbarrett@gmail.com, or 07831 174156.