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CBT for Complex Cases

Presented by Dr Stirling Moorey

About the event

This workshop has been organised by the Manchester Branch. This event is taking place face-to-face only and will not be recorded.

Venue: The Mechanics Conference Centre, 103 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD. 
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Times: 9.30am - 4.30pm, with registration from 9.00am. Refreshments and lunch are included.

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 6 hours CPD. Registration closes at Midday on Friday 1 March.


CBT has developed effective models for treating a range of disorders but many patients present with co-morbidity. This workshop will look at how therapists can make decisions about which problems to prioritise and how to use case conceptualisation to address multiple problems.

The workshop will mainly focus on how to understand and manage the complexity that arises when personality traits such as emotional instability threaten to derail disorder-focused CBT. The session will also consider the role of cultural factors in schema formation and societal factors in ongoing traumatisation.

Learning objectives:

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

1. Use levels of complexity as a guide to treatment allocation

2. Develop a comprehensive conceptualisation with complex cases

3. Work with schema activation and facilitate emotion regulation

4. Understand the challenges and pitfalls in working with complex cases

About the presenter(s)

Dr Stirling Moorey is an accredited CBT therapist, trainer, and supervisor, and mindfulness teacher. He recently retired as a Consultant Medical Psychotherapist at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and is currently President Elect of the BABCP.

Stirling has many years' experience of training various health professionals in CBT, as well as clinical experience in leading psychotherapy services in secondary care. As well as CBT, he has trained in schema therapy and cognitive analytic therapy, and he brings some of the insights from these approaches to working with complex cases from within a cognitive formulation.

Stirling has taught workshops on managing complex cases to Talking Therapies NHS trainees and therapists and also to psychological therapists in secondary care. He is co-editor with Anna Lavender of the book "The Therapeutic Relationship in CBT".


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Face-to-Face Event
11 Mar 2024
80.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
100.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non Member

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