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Tue, 23 Mar


Online via Zoom

CBT for Anxiety - 23, 25 & 27 March 2021 (Tuesday & Thursday evening + Saturday)

Learning outcomes for this workshop include; knowing underpinning conditions for the use of CBT with Depression, understanding the use of behavioural and cognitive techniques when working with depression and to know how to put CBT stategies and tools into practice in skills practice.

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CBT for Anxiety - 23, 25 & 27 March 2021 (Tuesday & Thursday evening + Saturday)
CBT for Anxiety - 23, 25 & 27 March 2021 (Tuesday & Thursday evening + Saturday)

Time & Location

23 Mar 2021, 18:30 GMT – 27 Mar 2021, 17:00 GMT

Online via Zoom

About the Event

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for counsellors, therapists, mental health workers (including graduates), health & care professionals, substance misuse workers and anyone who considers their role encompasses counselling skills and those who assesses people's needs and makes referrals/signposts.

Workshop overview

Anxiety has many different presentations: General Anxiety Disorder, Eating Disorders, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to name but a few. People can have symptoms of these without them being classed as a disorder, and still benefit from a targeted intervention- of course, as with all ethical practice, understanding the severity of the presentation and our own levels of competence is essential to know when referral is necessary.

Understanding the general principles of anxiety and how it works and being able to communicate this to clients in an accessible way, will enable you to work constructively with anxieties of all kinds with clear structure. We know from evidence based practice that anxiety is particularly helped by CBT approaches because it really does benefit from a more directive approach.

CBT offers us specific assessment tools for each condition to gauge severity and a formulation to help us understand and potentially work with each of the different anxiety presentations. This helps us target the specific thoughts and behaviours that need attention and tailor our approach in helpful ways for the individual.

This course will offer you the opportunity for interactive learning, demonstrations and skills practice with feedback to give you confidence in working with the tools.

Learning outcomes for this course include; understanding the application of CBT for anxiety including use of anxiety graphs, safety behaviours, fight/flight physiology; understand different presentations of anxiety; Understand behavioural and cognitive techniques when working with anxiety and to know how to put CBT stategies and tools into practice.


Tuesday 23rd March 2021 6:30pm – 9:30pm 

Thursday 25th March 2021 6:30pm – 9:30pm 

Saturday 27th March 2021 9:00am – 5:00pm


Fully online (via Zoom) - Taught sessions, large and small group work, skills practice. This is a standalone CPD workshop but also part 5 of 5 CBT modules. Students will be registered with OCNWMR and awarded with a level 3 OCNWMR unit (2 credits) on successful completion of the workshop and additional short assignment.


The workshop costs £185 and includes Tuition and registration fees with Open College Network West Midlands.

Important Note:

These CBT workshops do not qualify you to be a CBT practitioner – rather they will help you integrate CBT into your approach to helping  – some people will be incorporating them into their current practice as qualified counsellors, some as teachers, coaches or pastoral or wellbeing  workers or trainee counsellors.

To advertise yourself a ‘CBT practitioner’, as a minimum, you would have to do a full 2 year pure CBT course. You will however, be able to say at the end of these CBT workshops “I use a Cognitive Behavioural Approachin my work” (if you are a Hope student you are probably integrating it with elements of a Person Centred Approach which you have picked up in your training so far). Deb Laxton (the trainer) holds a specific Masters in CBT interventions which qualifies her to be accredited with the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists ) and join a register which is different to the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) which our Diploma course is allied to.

Some aspects of the CBT material are covered on the Hope, 2 year Diploma – however, the practice examples will be different and the topic is so large that there is plenty of room to practice and to revisit theory to reinforce learning. There is not nearly enough time on the Diploma to do the specific area of CBT justice. Students considering enrolling on our counselling training will greatly benefit from the additional skills and knowledge these workshops offer.

All, but the suicide training workshop, are at level 3 and the suicide training is at a level 2 this was to encourage more people, even with lower academic ability  to do the assessment elements of this programme (writing and essay and answering questions consolidates learning) due to the great social importance of the training.


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