10 ways to boost cognitive therapy for PTSD
This workshop is designed for therapists wanting to fine tune their skills and enhance their confidence in treating and supervising PTSD. Through many years of research, developing and and disseminating cognitive therapy for PTSD, we have identified common challenges faced by therapists and patients in treatment. In this workshop we will address these, helping therapists develop their PTSD expertise, tune up their skills and boost their effectiveness. Therapists will see therapy demonstrations, have time to carry out exercises themselves and reflect on their own cases.
We aim for therapists to leave feeling more confident in their skills to:
- Uncover the most problematic meanings and powerfully update trauma memories
- Use a range of modalities in memory updating with skill, including imagery techniques
- Identify and overcome common treatment roadblocks to boost outcomes
- Utilise novel ways to address negative self-beliefs within CT-PTSD
- Use experiential exercises more powerfully in treatment, including creative use of technology
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Ehlers, A. & Clark, D.M. (2000). A cognitive model of posttraumatic stress disorder, Behaviour Research and Therapy, 38, 319-345.
Grey, N. (Editor) (2009) A Casebook of Cognitive Therapy for Traumatic Stress Reactions. Routledge.
Cognitive therapy for PTSD
Emma Warnock-Parkes is a clinical psychologist and senior fellow who has worked for the last 11 years at the Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, University of Oxford. Emma has a passion and interest in developing novel ways to enhance and refine PTSD treatment using technology.
Nick Grey is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Associate Director of Psychological Professions at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT), and University of Sussex. He is a Fellow of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and is an accredited CBT practitioner, supervisor and trainer.
Both Emma and Nick are members of the Wellcome Trust Anxiety Disorders Group led by Anke Ehlers and David Clark, developing and disseminating Cognitive Therapy for PTSD