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Considerations for treatment in women with long-term conditions CBT without gaslighting in women's health

Presented by Dr Sula Windgassen

About the event

This online, participative seminar will be held on Zoom, and has been organised by the  Women's Equality and Gender Diversity Special Interest Group (WOMGEND). For more details on the WOMGEND SIG please see here.

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 1.5 hours CPD. The seminar will not be recorded.

Registration closes - Midday on Monday 15 January. Places are limited though so book early to avoid disappointment!


This seminar will consider how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be used to empower women experiencing health issues, with specific consideration of the gender health inequalities that exist. Too often women’s health experiences are dismissed, and their symptoms are conceptualised as “just anxiety” at which point, women are often recommended CBT.

The seminar will explore how therapists can prevent unconscious collusion with a problematic systemic attitude. It will explain what to look out for in assessments to help advocate for women in the healthcare system. Importantly, the seminar will examine how misapplied aspects in the context of women's health can feed into the narrative and how CBT can be used to validate and empower women in their health journeys.

Learning outcomes

1. To explore how CBT can be used to empower women experiencing health issues.

2. To facilitate understanding of the gender health inequalities that exist and why they are relevant in CBT treatment.

3. To improve therapist confidence in providing ethical and empowering assessment and treatment for women experiencing physical health issues.

About the presenter(s)

Dr Sula Windgassen is a Health Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, EMDR Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher with over 10 years of experience working with people who have chronic illnesses in the NHS, academia and private practice. Sula is Director of Mind Body Blossom, a Clinical Health Psychology Private Practice which supports people experiencing chronic stress, illness and trauma. She continues to contribute to the research with a specialist interest in women’s health, urogynaecological disorders and functional gut disorders.


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Online Event
19 Jan 2024
20.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
35.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non Member
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