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Cognitive Therapy for Moral Injury and PTSD

Presented by Dr Sharif El-Leithy

About the event

Please note; there has been a change to the speaker from what was originally advertised.

Registration closes - Sunday 30 October.


This event is taking place face-to-face only and will not be recorded.

Venue
 - The Clifton Pavilion, Bristol Zoo, College Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA.
Click here for venue information, map and directions.

Lunch and refreshments are included.

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 7 hours CPD.


Workshop synopsis
Moral injury has been primarily studied in military populations, but is increasingly recognised amongst other professional groups including healthcare workers and first responders, as well as refugees, survivors of accidents and terrorist attacks. It refers to the commission or witnessing of acts that contravene one’s moral code, such as killing in combat, failing to save a life, making medical errors, accidentally harming others and so on; as well as being betrayed by others such as leaders. It can form part of PTSD, contributing to post-traumatic emotional responses such as shame, guilt, anger and betrayal.

Therapists sometimes struggle with these types of presentation, for example in working with guilt when there has been genuine wrongdoing that has led to harm to others, and may feel their usual approaches are unsuitable. In this workshop, we will discuss how to address moral injury when it arises alongside PTSD. Based on existing evidence-based models, we will cover how to apply the cognitive model of PTSD (Ehlers, & Clark, 2000) to formulate moral injury reactions and how to adapt key cognitive, experiential and memory-focused techniques derived from cognitive therapy for PTSD, as well as treatments for moral injury such as adaptive disclosure (Gray et al., 2012) to effectively treat the problem.


Based on existing evidence-based models, we will cover how to apply the cognitive model of PTSD (Ehlers, & Clark, 2000) to formulate moral injury reactions and how to adapt key cognitive, experiential and memory-focused techniques derived from cognitive therapy for PTSD, as well as treatments for moral injury such as adaptive disclosure (Gray et al., 2012) to effectively treat the problem.


This workshop will include case illustrations, video demonstrations, experiential exercises, and opportunities to discuss diversity within moral injury and how to bring this into formulation.

This workshop is aimed at qualified CBT therapists and Trainee CBT therapists.

About the presenter(s)

Dr Sharif El-Leithy is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and the clinical lead for the Traumatic Stress Service in South West London. He has over 20 years’ experience in treating PTSD, as well as supervising, teaching and conducting research on the topic. He was a member of the NICE (2018) PTSD guideline update committee.

Dr El-Leithy co-authored the recently published therapist manual “Working with complexity in PTSD: a cognitive therapy approach”.

Cancellation

If you need to cancel your booking, please email workshops@babcp.com. Cancellations made up to 5 days prior to the event will receive a full refund. No refunds for cancellations within 5 days of the event.


Event
3 Nov 2022
West
9.30AM-4.30PM
90.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
130.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non-Member
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