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Flexibility within Fidelity: How to be a more effective CBT therapist

Presented by Dr Nick Grey

About the event

This in-person workshop has been organised by the North West Wales Branch.
 - Penrhyn Room, Neuadd Reichel, Bangor University, Ffriddoedd Road, Bangor, LL57 2TR.
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Times: 9.30am to 4.30pm, with registration from 9.00am

Lunch and refreshments are included.
A certificate of attendance will be issued for 6 hours CPD. The event will not be recorded.
Registration closes - Midday Friday 17th November.

Delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is both a science and an art. Whilst there is strong body of research trial evidence to support specific treatment packages, this evidence itself does not tell you what to do as a therapist in each unique situation with each unique client. The procedural rules for adapting and flexing therapy appropriately in different specific situations have been called metacompetences (Roth and Pilling 2007).

Metacompetence gives a framework for navigating a path between the science and art of effective practice. This workshop highlights that we need to be true to the principles of CBT - the 'flexibility within fidelity' comes from the techniques and tactics we might use. This is likely to be most relevant when working with people who show comorbidity and more complex presentations.

This workshop will help provide a framework for considering our clinical next steps when faced by uncertainty in tricky clinical situations. There will be the opportunity to reflect on past and current clinical practice, a key part of skill development for therapists.

Learning objectives

• To understand what is meant by the term ‘metacompetence’

• To discover differences between good and bad flexibility with CBT for reacting to complexity and co-morbidity

• To learn how to further develop your metacompetences

About the presenter(s)

Dr Nick Grey is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Associate Director of Psychological Professions at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and University of Sussex. He is a member of the Wellcome Trust Anxiety Disorders Group based at University of Oxford. He is a BABCP accredited practitioner, supervisor and trainer, and a Fellow of the BABCP.


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Face-to-Face Event
24 Nov 2023
North West Wales
80.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
100.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non- Member
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