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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

15 minute CBT for use in clinical teams: a Five Areas Approach

Date Wednesday 18 October 2017
Time 09:00 Registration and refreshments; 09:30 Course starts; 16:00 Course closes
Type Course
Venue RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB
Speakers Professor Chris Williams
CPD 6 CPD hours
Fee £225 standard

Psychiatrists, Nurses, and other professions who are members of a multi disciplinary team.

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The aim of this course is to understand the principles of CBT through using a user friendly CBT assessment model, the Five Areas Approach.  This model of training has a proven evidence based approach as an effective treatment for patients experiencing depression. Resource handouts will be provided for you to cascade this training (under licence) in your own team and to copy for use with patients.


These newly acquired skills can be used by you and your team on a daily basis.  It will promote shared working across a multi disciplinary team by encouraging a consistent approach to shared understanding and problem focused engagement.


After you have attended this course you should be able to apply these new skills to:

  •  Identify unhelpful thoughts
  • Change unhelpful thoughts
  • Identify and explain problems behaviours
  • Identify and explain the impact of reduced activity
  • Plan increased activity
  • Fix problems using problem solving approach



Please note that accommodation is not booked via the RCPsych, and that participants are asked to make their own arrangements. There are many hotels to suit a range of budgets a short walk or bus journey from the College. Here are the best ways to find them:

N.B. You may find a discounted rates available on these hotels using price comparison sites such as Late Rooms ( and DHR (



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