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CBASP - Innovative treatment for persistent depression

Presented by Marianne Liebing-Wilson & Massimo Tarsia

About the event

This is an in-person workshop organised by the Scotland Branch. This event will not be recorded.

 - Murrayshall Hotel, Murrayshall Road, Scone, Perth, PH2 7PH Venue Website
Times9.30am to 4.00pm, with registration from 9.00am

Lunch and refreshments are included.
A certificate of attendance will be issued for 6 hours CPD.

Registration closes - Midday Friday 27th October.

Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) is to date the only psychological therapy specifically developed to meet the challenges presented to therapists when working with the persistently, or chronically depressed patient. CBASP has been part of The Matrix (a guide to delivering evidence-based psychological therapies in Scotland) since 2015.

The workshop is suitable for CBT practitioners who have found themselves challenged by, and are looking for solutions to, the conundrum of patients with persistent or chronic depression.

The workshop aims to introduce delegates to the CBASP model, its origins and practical applications in clinical practice. It will provide insights into the main features of CBASP and show how these may be carried out when treating people presenting with persistent depression, with actors portraying true to life patient encounters. There will be opportunities for delegates to share their own experiences of this difficult to treat cohort of patients at various times throughout the workshop.

The workshop will have regular breaks, and will offer opportunities for questions and answers throughout. Delegates will be provided with written material to accompany the workshop.

About the presenter(s)

Marianne Liebing-Wilson trained as 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 until she retired from the NHS in 2018. 

Since retirement she has continued to supervise and practice in CBT, as well as offering training nationally and internationally in CBASP. She is one of the founding members of the International CBASP Society.

Massimo Tarsia is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in NHS Lanarkshire. Since 2004 he has worked clinically in General Adult Mental Health Services delivering psychological therapies in secondary care. He is trained in CBT, IPT, BFT and EMDR.

Having developed a special interest in the treatment of persistent depression, he trained in CBASP in with Prof McCullough in 2009 and is an accredited trainer and supervisor. He has developed an adaptation of CBASP to a group modality and is the current President of the International CBASP Society.


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Face-to-Face Event
3 Nov 2023
100.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
120.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non Member

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