BABCP Spring Conference and Workshops

Making Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Work in Challenging Times

11th to 12th April, 2019

King’s College London, Waterloo Campus, Stamford St, SE1 9NH

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Programme available

Download: Spring Workshops and Conference Programme 2019 [PDF]

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.

Full Day Workshops

Thursday 11th April


Friday 12th April


9.30 Introduction to the day
Andrew Beck, University of Manchester and BABCP Scientific Committee
9.35 Keynote 1: Loneliness and mental health - is there a missed opportunity to intervene?
Sonia Johnson, University College London
10.35 Presentation: Treating symptoms and distress in people with long term conditions
Trudie Chalder, King’s College London
11.05 Break
11.30 Keynote 2: Does CBT work for expectant and new parents? An overview of perinatal mental health policy, research and practice.
Camilla Rosan, Programme Lead for Perinatal Mental Health, NHS England
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Keynote 3: After Grenfel: working with trauma when justice has yet to be done
Sarah Heke, Central and North West London Foundation Trust
14.30 Presentation: A Silent Killer: the link between financial difficulty and suicide
Merlyn Holkar and Nicola Bond, The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, London
15.00 Break
15.30 Keynote 4: Mental health, discrimination and marginalisation
Richard Bentall, University of Sheffield
16.30 Closing remarks
Andrew Beck, University of Manchester and BABCP Scientific Committee

For registration information,
please contact:

Tel: +44 (0) 1243 775561
Fax: +44 (0) 1243 776738


King's College London
Waterloo Campus Stamford St

For conference queries please contact:

Janine Turner Conference Administrator