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CBT Toolbox

Presenting mental health issues can be daunting to the non-specialist practitioner working in wider service provision.  However, working with complexity does not have to be complicated.  Based on state of the art research, this course provides a framework for developing a clear, practical skill set in supporting clients gain control over their presenting symptoms with simple but effective interventions.  This includes Trauma, Depression, Anxiety and Poor Impulse Control conditions that are frequently encountered within Personality Disorders.  Wider CBT treatment planning tools will also help practitioners identify the most appropriate approaches and enhance interventions for clients presenting with any wider needs.

Who is This Course For? 


This course will be very helpful to a wide range of professionals who support people with mental health needs across a broad spectrum of disorders.  This course offers practical CBT skills for rapid symptom management and can be combined with broader support planning models. 

Also Available to be Delivered Online?


Yes, Zoom based integration

Course Length


1 day (9.30-4.30)

Max Number of Attendees 



Resources Required

Flipchart stand and paper

Any seating arrangement

Method of Delivery


The training course is highly interactive, even during presentations. It uses a wide variety of learning approaches including presentations, pairs and small group work exercises and self-assessment.  The course is also supported with free e-learning and further resources to re-cap, review and refresh learning. 


Course Aims and Objectives:


To equip practitioners with a range of evidence based approaches to address mental health issues in time limited settings.


By the end of the course participants will have had opportunities to:  


  • Understand the major mental health disorders

  • Describe the difference between personality disorders and mental health

  • Work with clients with complex needs who are stuck in change

  • Provide a structured and effective approach to address depression

  • Provide rapid symptom management and change for anxiety disorders

  • Alleviate intrusive traumatic memories and reduce disassociation in PTSD

  • Improve impulse control and distress intolerance


"Training course was really good, it really opened my eyes to mental health and maybe some techniques that I was currently using and how they may not be as effective or beneficial in helping clients. The new tools and techniques will hopefully have a positive effect and improve the support I can offer."

Family Worker

"The training was extremely useful to our field of work in children’s services. The training was delivered in a comprehendible fashion which drew upon practical resources alongside the scientific rationale behind the approaches. The learnt material has been implemented within the practice of the team immediately."

TAF Worker

"Initially, there was some apprehension in relation to the course being delivered online but the use of the online platform, break out groups and practical nature of the course allowed for positive online video call learning."

Senior Social Worker

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