Managing Depression

This training workshop delivered by the Royal College of Psychiatrists provides training in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for low mood and depression.

‘CBT’ refers to an effective group of treatments recommended for mild, moderate, severe and complex cases. Cognitive therapy helps patients modify unhelpful patterns of thinking. Behaviour therapy breaks the vicious cycle of doing less through behavioural ‘activation’. Mindfulness involves awareness – being able to see negative thoughts as ‘just’ thoughts without getting involved.

In this training workshop you will learn how to use these techniques in everyday practice, in an individual or team based setting.

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Content includes

  • CBT Overview: What is it? Who is suitable?
  • NICE guidelines for depression
  • Five areas assessment: breaking vicious cycles
  • Behavioural approaches: activity diaries & goal setting
  • Cognitive approaches: using a thought record
  • Mindfulness: preventing relapse
  • Troubleshooting common problems
  • Rules, beliefs and personality factors

Study methods

Interactive presentation, DVD clips, practical exercises, pair work, humour, quotation, analogy, quiz.