Feeling Great. T.E.A.M CBT. An innovative, powerful structure to supercharge your clinical practice

Presented by Peter Spurrier, Derek Reilly and Tania Ahern

About the event

This is an online, participative event on the Zoom meeting platform, organised by the T.E.A.M CBT Special Interest Group.

The event will not be recorded.

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 6 x hours CPD - 50/50 skills and theory.

Registration closes - Midday Wednesday 18 May.


T.E.A.M CBT is a 1:1 structure for therapy created by Dr David Burns, who has been working with CBT since its inception. He has gathered data from many years of practice to distill out what is necessary for effective practice as well as what doesn't work.
This workshop is designed to introduce you to the key themes and allow you to test out some of the processes for yourself.

T.E.A.M CBT is based on core CBT principles with particular emphases:

T esting - before and after every session.

E mpathy - teachable and effective skills

A ssessment of resistance - a unique approach to this essential part of therapy

M ethods - a "Tools not Schools" approach allows for inclusion of many useful methods within the structure

This event will also feature a live Q&A session with Dr David Burns.

Learning Outcomes

- Explore ways of quickly finding out how your clients are feeling and using that information to lead in to empathetic listening.

 - Discover a method to track effectiveness of your work and how you come across to clients.

 - Learn about overall structure that can contain your current methods of working.

 - Try out some clear and teachable empathy skills

 - Find out about a process to handle clients who appear resistant or stuck.

 - Try out some methods to challenge distorted cognitions.

About the presenter(s)

Peter Spurrier is a BABCP accredited CBT practitioner in private practice on the English south coast. Having developed his CBT skills over the past 10 years, he recently retired from being a General Medical Practitioner in 2017. He is a qualified and accredited coach (European Mentoring and Coaching Council -EMCC-, practitioner level).

Over the past 3 years, he has developed his practice to embrace the principles and structure of TEAM-CBT and is currently a certified level 3 TEAM-CBT practitioner.


Derek Reilly is a BABCP accredited CBT psychotherapist. He has 18 years of experience in CBT and specialised in the treatment of chronic pain. He also is qualified in EMDR and has extensive experience of treating depression and a variety of anxiety disorders.

He has been practicing the principles and structure of TEAM-CBT for 5 years and is currently a Level 3 certified TEAM-CBT practitioner.  He is in the process of publishing the first clinical audit of the effectiveness TEAM-CBT in the treatment of chronic pain in the UK.


Tania Ahern trained as a CBT practitioner 11 years ago, whilst working as a General Practitioner in Sussex. She found that using this psychological approach within her medical work had beneficial effects for patients suffering with mental health and sleep problems. Tania, is BABCP accredited, and has a special interest in treating individuals with insomnia. She uses CBT-I within NHS and private clinic settings.

She has recently been introduced to TEAM-CBT, and is an absolute enthusiast, working towards attaining TEAM-CBT Level 1 certification.


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Online Event
20 May 2022
70.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
80.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non-Member
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