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The University of Southampton
Psychology

CBT for Long Term Health Conditions (LTHC): An introduction Event

Time:
09:30 - 16:30
Date:
21 March 2012
Venue:
De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel, West Quay Road, Southampton SO15 1AG

For more information regarding this event, please telephone 02380 593578 or email cbtadmin@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Chronic physical illness can have a life-changing effect on a person’s wellbeing, functional capability and quality of life. Depression and anxiety (as either a cause or a consequence of the physical illness) may exacerbate the perceived severity of both the physical symptoms and a person’s distress.

 People with long term conditions may benefit from CBT, with improved outcomes for their physical condition as well as mental health. This workshop forms an introduction to disorder specific training later in the programme on Cancer and Pain. It assumes at least a basic understanding of CBT and will cover themes such as engagement and formulation, including links between mental health and long term conditions. . Models of care and illness will be explored and how these can help understand a person’s response to their illness.

Speaker information

Gary Lee,is a Consultant Clinical Health Psychologist in Long Term Conditions. He has set up a number of large multidisciplinary conferences on long term conditions and contributes towards the teaching and supervision on the CBT Certificate in long term health conditions as well as establishing a research group exploring the role of threat histories and aetiology of the neurobiology of fibromyalgia at the University of Southampton. In addition to his clinical expertise, he brings a wealth of experience in the development of service structures to support people with long term health conditions. He recently won The Medina Award for allied healthcare professionals for excellence and innovation in practice.

Nick Maguire,is a clinical psychologist working full-time for the CBT Centre as Deputy Director of the Postgraduate Diploma in CBT for Severe Mental Health Problems. He has also developed Postgraduate Certificate programmes in CBT, including working with people who have long term health conditions. His clinical interests are psychosis and personality disorder. He has a particular interest in the strengths and limitations of CBT with people with personality disorder. Much of his current clinical work also involves working with alcohol and substance abuse in a homeless population.

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