An introduction to CBT in the management of long term conditions

This workshop is intended to introduce the fundamental principles of CBT approaches, how they apply to us as healthcare professionals, and how they apply to supporting change and self management for people with a long term condition.

Provisional timetable
09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 
10:00 Workshop starts
12:30-13:00 Lunch
16:30 Workshop ends


We critique CBT approaches from the point of view of working holistically with clients/patients.The focus is on increasing self-awareness, developing an understanding of the key principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, and promoting the development of emotional intelligence.

Target audience

Trainee psychologists, health psychologists who want to work with clients with long term conditions, other health care professionals who want to understand what they are referring clients to when they send them for CBT to help with their long term condition.

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • To understand and be able to describe the impact of living with, and managing, a long term condition
  • To appreciate and explain the significance of behaviour change in the management of long term conditions
  • To understand and describe the application of cognitive behavioural skills in the facilitation and maintenance of change and the management of long term conditions.
  • To be able to recognise and respond appropriately to professional limitations and boundaries, and when to be able to identify when to refer on to specialised services.
  • Critically evaluate the different skills that can be used with clients to identify what needs to be changed.

Facilitator: Dr Sue Jackson CPsychol AFBPsS

Dr Sue Jackson is a chartered psychologist managing an extensive research portfolio. Dr Jackson is part of the team at Southmead Hospital in Bristol on a 5-year project investigating the psychosocial impact of gastric banding on individuals who are morbidly obese. She also is involved in a research programme to understand the issues facing individuals with type I diabetes undergoing pancreatic transplantation. Further afield, Sue is working with Dr Anna Crown from the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton to develop a Distress Thermometer for pituitary patients. Dr Jackson has also worked with Dr Morris on research to better understand the psycho-social impact of Klinefelter’s syndrome on men. Sue is also a visiting lecturer at the University of the West of England, in addition to working at with a GP practice in north Bristol where she specialises in working with clients with chronic mental and physical health problems.

Co-Facilitator: Dr Marianne Morris

Dr Marianne Morris is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of the West of England, where she was previously a principal lecturer in health psychology.

She has completed a series of Counselling courses (Humanistic; CBT; TA; Motivational Interviewing; Health coaching) and has worked as a (supervised) counsellor (Addictions and Student counselling services). Her research portfolio with local NHS trusts promotes patient centred care and the development of life skills training interventions for patients struggling to adjust to their long term condition. Influenced by DoH drivers re patient choice, behaviour change and management of long term conditions she and her UWE colleagues developed CPD courses for the regional health authority staff (MI and CBT approaches in the management of change in long term conditions), and training for patients as co facilitators for SMP courses, and increasing medical staff’s awareness of the benefits of focused consultation skills and goal setting.

Booking information


  • Non-Society members: £132 (£110 + VAT)
  • Society members: £102 (£85 + VAT)
  • DHP  members: £84 (£70 +VAT)

How to book:

Please note: online bookings will close 24 hours prior to the event. Please call +44 (0)116 2529512 for availability after this point.

To pay by cheque or request an invoice complete and return the registration form

Please note that we are only able to accept invoice requests at least 6 weeks before the event date.

Mon, 29/04/2013 (All day)
Contact Information: 


BPS Learning Centre

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 9925
Fax: +44 (0)116 227 1314
EFax: +44 (0)116 290 1886

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