Introduction to CBT with people with learning disabilities and lower ability

Presented by Professor Dave Dagnan

About the event

This Masterclass webinar will be hosted on Zoom.  A recording of the webinar will be available for delegates to view for 28 days after the live event.

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 1.5 hours CPD (live attendance only).

In this webinar we will look at -
- the characteristics and recognition of people with learning disability and consider how this differs from similar concepts such as learning difficulty

- the epidemiology of learning disability and identify that a surprisingly high proportion of people in mainstream services might benefit from the types of adaptation that benefit people with learning disabilities

- the evidence base for CBT with people with learning disabilities with depression and anxiety

- the adaptation of structured assessments and therapy for people with learning disabilities and lower ability

We will finish with an overview of an evidence-based, manualised guided self-help and behavioural activation intervention for people with learning disabilities that has an associated introductory training and all materials accessible on the e-lfh website (


About the presenter(s)

Professor Dave Dagnan is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist based in Cumbria. He has developed, delivered, researched and written about CBT for people with learning disabilities since the early 90s. He is part of a team that has recently finished a large scale trial of guided self-help and behavioural activation for depression for people with learning disabilities.


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9 Dec 2021
20.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
30.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non-Member

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