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CBASP was developed by American clinical psychologist
Dr JP McCullough in the 1980’s to treat chronic depression. Further to this,
CBASP is the only treatment specifically tailored for early-onset chronic
depression. Within the CBASP model, chronic depression is thought to develop
due to maltreatment at an early age, leading to an arrested cognitive and
emotional development. These early experiences mean that the young person
remains stuck at a preoperational (childlike) level of social/interpersonal
development. CBASP specifically
addresses this arrested development, asking the client to consider their impact
upon their environments (stimulus value) and to be receptive to the information
that the world offers (feedback loop).
This workshop is designed as an introduction or primer, and people interested in the approach are encouraged to attend further training and supervision.
It will aim to provide insights into the main features of CBASP and show how these may be carried out when treating people presenting with persistent depression, with DVD footage.
has been working in mental health since 2000 and has been a qualified Cognitive
Behavioural Psychotherapist since 2010. Erin is an accredited member of the
BABCP and is also an accredited CBASP practitioner and supervisor. Since
qualifying 11 years ago Erin has worked in secondary mental health services, as
a therapist, as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team with adults who have a range
of difficulties including Affective disorders, Personality Disorders, Anxiety disorders,
Complex trauma/PTSD and Psychosis. Erin had the opportunity to participate in
the training with Jim McCullough during his last visit to the UK in 2010 and
since then has developed a special interest in CBASP and people with chronic
depression and interpersonal difficulties.
a Registered Mental Nurse and completed her Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural
Psychotherapy in 1997, after which she worked as a Nurse therapist for several
years in community settings before joining the Multi-disciplinary Adult
Psychotherapy Service (MAPS) in Tayside in 2006. She held the position of
Senior Adult Psychotherapist and spent half of her working time in clinical
been an accredited practitioner with the British Association for Behavioural
and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) since 1998. She worked as a supervisor in
the PG Training CBT Training Programme at the University of Dundee since 1999
and was associate director of the course from 2010 until 2018, when she retired
from NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee. She now works in private
practice and continues to teach both nationally and internationally.
her colleagues she developed a special interest in the treatment of Persistent
Depression, offering treatment interventions for these hard to treat patients.
She has been a trainer and supervisor in Cognitive-Behavioural Analysis System
of Psychotherapy (CBASP) for more than ten years.
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