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11 Nov
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy introduction - tools and strategies
11 Nov 2019 - 11 Nov 2019

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) introduction - tools and strategies


Date: November 11, 2019

Venue: St George's School, Windsor Castle, Windsor, SL4 1QF

Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260

Audience: Boarding staff, Medical staff


Why should you attend?

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) focuses on the role that thoughts play regarding both emotions and behaviour, and advocates that change in thought processes can have a significant effect upon altering behaviours. This is a goal-oriented and specific approach which often results in positive and meaningful change in a short period of time. A range of evidence indicated that CBT is an effective intervention for supporting young people with a range of difficulties.

Key elements:

  • Restructuring thought processes
  • ABC (the CBT approach breaks a specific problem into three smaller parts: the activating event, negative beliefs, the consequences)
  • Core beliefs



In this one day seminar Dr Jody Walshe will endeavour to meet the following objectives with delegates:

  • To outline the theory and principles understanding the cognitive model
  • To apply the cognitive model using case studies
  • To consider rationale, process and key considerations when setting CBT homework tasks
  • To enable delegates to practice key tools and strategies
  • To take away a set of resources and tools for use in the school/support context.



10 – 10:30        Tea/Coffee on arrival

10:30                Welcome and Introduction

10:35                Session 1 – The cognitive model: theory principles and what this looks like when working with young people

11:30                Tea/Coffee

11:45                Session 2 – Core beliefs and restructuring thought processes: using case studies to explore key aspects of CBT thinking

12:45                Lunch

13:30                Session 3 – Building the toolkit: key tools and strategies and how to apply CBT approaches with confidence and competence

14:30                Tea/Coffee

14:45                Session 4 – Using CBT approaches at individual, small group and a whole school level

15:30                Close


Wider context and/or application to the Boarding sector:

In the context of the mental health and wellbeing agenda, CBT is an evidence-based intervention which has a preventative role in identifying and supporting young people to develop healthy coping strategies.


Outcomes and resources:

Delegates will explore key CBT tools, strategies and opportunities to practice and apply these to case studies. Delegates will gain knowledge of a range of CBT tools and strategies and how these can be used to support with individuals, small groups and a whole class/House. They will also develop an understanding of using these tools to target not only those experiencing difficulties but also as a preventative approach to build resilience. Delegates will develop their skills and be able to have tools which they can start using immediately with young people.



Speaker: Dr Jody Walshe

Dr Jody Walshe is an Educational and Child Psychologist working in London borough. Jody completed her doctorate at the University of East London. She is also a Consultant Psychologist providing consultations for foster carers and supervising social workers. She is a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council.

Before commencing her training, Jody worked as a teacher, learning support assistant and tutor with young people from 5-19. The focus of much of her work looked at anxiety and mental health issues in school settings. Her doctoral research explored the experiences, perceptions and training needs of secondary school staff working with self-harm.


St George's School, Windsor Castle, St George's School, Windsor Castle, Windsor, SL4 1QF, United Kingdom