This year’s Spring conference looks at the important factors that can impact on the effectiveness of CBT and the therapeutic innovations that can help to address these. Increasingly therapists are beginning to include factors outside of the individual in their formulations and this programme brings together some of the leading researchers and therapists in mental health to look at the degree to which we can still provide high quality and effective treatments.
The first day of workshops include leading therapists looking at how people who have experienced trauma can recover even when justice has not being achieved, how innovative treatments can help refugees even in short term therapy, how therapists can work with people struggle with mental health problems and long term health conditions and how behavioural activation can be an effective treatment even when young people are struggling with a range of challenges.
The day covers a wide range of social and circumstantial factors that will impact directly on service users and how they make use of therapy. Topics include the impact of loneliness, injustice and trauma, mental health and parenthood, long term health problems and the impact of debt. The impactions about how these contextual factors impact on mental health and the need for therapists and researchers to shape the way that public health initiatives respond to these will also be considered.
These workshops and presentations will look at challenges faced across the lifespan and provide therapists with practical tools and up to date knowledge about how to understand the impact of these factors on service users and how to work towards meaningful change.
The BABCP Scientific Committee look forward to seeing you there.