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24 May
CBT Introduction - tools and strategies
24 May 2018 - 24 May 2018

CBT introduction - tools and strategies


Date: 24 May 2018


Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) reveals the role that thoughts play in relation to both our emotions and our behaviours. This approach focuses on the role that thoughts play in regard to both emotions and behaviour, and advocates that change in thought processes can have a significant effect upon altering behaviours. Unlike many of the talking treatments that traditional therapists have used, CBT focuses upon the ‘here and now’, as well as ways to improve the individual state of mind in the present time. This is innovative in the sense that there is no focus on the causes of distress or past symptoms as there evidently is with traditional psychotherapy.


In this 1 day course, participants will be introduced to key tools and strategies from CBT and provided with opportunities to practice and apply these both to case studies and real life examples. We will focus on the following key elements:

- Restructuring thought processes

- ABC (the CBT approach breaks a particular problem into three smaller parts: the activating event, negative beliefs, the consequences)

- Core beliefs


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

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



Dr Tina Rae has over 30 years’ experience working with children, adults and families in both clinical and educational contexts within local authorities and specialist educational services. She is currently working as a Consultant Educational and Child Psychologist in a range of SEBD/SEMH and mainstream contexts and for Compass Fostering as a Consultant Psychologist supporting foster carers, social workers and Looked after children. She was also an Academic and Professional tutor for the Doctorate in Educational and Child psychology at the University of East London from 2010-16. She is a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council and a full member of the British Psychological Society. Tina is also a member of ENSEC (European Network for Social and Emotional Competence) and, until recently, a trustee of the Nurture Group Network (NGN).

Her presentations on the topic of resilience building and the use of CBT with children and young people have been well received by both teaching and pastoral staff and students at Magdalen College, Rugby, Uppingham, JAGs, Christ’s Hospital College school, Forest school, Rendcomb College and Kings school, Canterbury.


Venue: London, TBC

Cost: Member = £200 / Non-member = £250. Booking will open shortly.



BSA Office, 134 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SA, United Kingdom