In-house Training Designed Specifically for IAPT teams and Services

One Day Online Workshop

Course brief:

Based on the core competencies for delivering CBT, this is the only in-house training event designed to familiarise IAPT professionals with chairwork and its applications in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.

Core competencies for CBT (Roth & Pilling, 2007) and process-based CBT competencies (Hayes & Hoffman, 2018) both recommend that chairwork and role-play are used in the treatment of specific presentations and disorders. This is the first workshop designed to meet the needs of IAPT professionals who are new to these experiential interventions.

Informed by competency frameworks, this one day or two day in-house workshop introduces High Intensity CBT Therapists and their supervisors to the applications of chairwork within IAPT settings.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

… Describe the core forms of chairwork used in CBT

… Understand when, why, and how to use chairwork in CBT

… Apply unique process-based skills to effectively facilitate chairwork and role-play within a cognitive behavioural framework

… Overcome common obstacles when using chairwork

Specific interventions will be taught, modelled, and practiced during the workshop. These include chairwork applied to:

… Resistant negative automatic thoughts

… Negative core beliefs

… Problematic cognitive processes (e.g. worry and self-criticism)

… Behavioural skills training (e.g. assertiveness)

… Distressing memories

Please note that this is an in-house workshop, which can be tailored to the needs of your service. This training has brought to a number of NHS IAPT teams and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

Please contact us to discuss bringing this training to your team.

Matthew Pugh

Matthew Pugh is a Clinical Psychologist, Advanced Schema Therapist, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, and Voice Dialogue facilitator. He is a co-founder of Chairwork and the author of ‘Cognitive Behavioural Chairwork: Distinctive Features’. Matthew is the author of numerous chairwork-related articles and book chapters, and has trained hundreds of therapists in the use of action-based methods.

Tobyn Bell

Tobyn Bell is a Compassion-Focused and Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapist, Trainer, and Supervisor. He is a co-founder of Chairwork and a co-author of the book ‘Compassion Focused Therapy from the Inside Out: A Self-practice/Self-reflection Workbook for Therapists’. Tobyn regularly provides national and international training on compassion and chairwork, and is actively involved in ongoing research within these areas.

This workshop is designed specifically for High Intensity IAPT therapists and their supervisors.

This is an in-house workshop. Please contact us to discuss bringing this workshop to your service.

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24th November 2023
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Online (via Zoom)