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CBT with Complex Cases

In this practical one day workshop, Dr Fiona Kennedy, explores with the delegates to diagnose, conceptualize, plan strategy and implement solutions for the complex problems that arise when treating clients. The course provides a ‘ball of string’ to help us find our way in and out of the complex case maze.

Issues covered include:

What makes a case complex? Though it’s hard to define, we have all tackled one!
This practical one day workshop provides a ‘ball of string’ to help us find our way in and out of the complex case maze.

By the end of the day you will

  • Understand where to begin
  • Have an awareness of factors which make a case complex
  • Formulate a complex case
  • Know when you need ‘standard’ vs adapted CBT
  • Know the three stages of therapy for complex cases
  • Learn some specialist  strategies to deal with treatment resistant cases
  • Make a treatment plan for your own case

The day will use case vignettes and your own case material and experience. 

Course Leader:

Dr Fiona C. Kennedy
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Fiona has a vast clinical experience in mental health (from anxiety through eating disorders and PTSD, to psychosis and personality disorders) and learning disability fields. Fiona’s main orientation for many years has been Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). She was a Board Member/Trustee for the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). She has extensive experience of teaching and presenting, giving regular input to doctoral training programmes and teaching other professionals.

Amongst many other research projects she has studied dissociation after trauma that led to a new theoretical model and scale, as well as innovative new treatments. The creation of an effective treatment service for self-harming, suicidal, ‘revolving door’ inpatients was quoted as an example of national excellence by the governments’ National Audit Office in its House of Commons report ‘Safer Patient Services’ 2005. She has presented her research at many national and international conferences and received an award for clinical excellence from BUPA. With her deep knowledge of the subject and outstanding leadership qualities Dr Fiona Kennedy is a truly inspirational tutor.

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