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TEAM-CBT for Chronic Pain: An exciting new innovative approach

Presented by Derek Reilly & Peter Spurrier

About the event

This is an online, participative event on the Zoom meeting platform, organised by the TEAM-CBT Special Interest Group. For more details on the TEAM-CBT SIG see here

The event will not be recorded.

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 6 hours CPD

Registration closes - Midday Wednesday 14 June. Places are limited though so book early to avoid disappointment.

This workshop is aimed at clinicians practicing CBT who are looking to improve their skills at working with chronic pain patients. Often chronic pain patients can be hard to engage with due to the physical/health co-morbidities and complex psych-social factors. Also, chronic pain patients often present with significant amounts of ambivalence to change, and demoralised due to previous failed physical treatments. This workshop aims to help clinicians learn new skills to improve rapport building with patients and learn how to deal effectively with ambivalence/resistance to change and improve patient motivation.

The attendees will learn about a trans-diagnostic approach which can be applied to people of all backgrounds and protected identities and is highly applicable to a variety of clinical settings.

CBT is seen as one of the psychological treatments of choice in the treatment of chronic pain, as per NICE guidelines. TEAM-CBT is based on the work of David Burns (a pioneer in CBT since the 1970s) and is an exciting new innovation in CBT clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the 4 pillars of the framework of TEAM-CBT

  • To improve skills in building rapport/empathy with patients and how to measure it

  • To learn skills in dealing with patient resistance to change and increasing motivation

  • To learn some methods for dealing with pain related suffering e.g., guilt / frustration

About the presenter(s)

Derek Reilly is a BABCP accredited CBT Psychotherapist. He has 20 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 8 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.

Dr Peter Spurrier is a BABCP accredited CBT practitioner in private practice on the English south coast. Having developed his CBT skills over the past 8 years, he recently retired from being a General Medical Practitioner in 2017. He is also a qualified and accredited coach (European Mentoring and Coaching Council -EMCC-, practitioner level). Over the past 5 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.


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Online Event
19 Jun 2023
70.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
85.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non-Member
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