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Working with Families using a Cognitive Behavioural Approach

This 2 day course gives practitioners an understanding of the basic principles of a cognitive behavioural approach, and the skills and techniques necessary to use this approach with families. This course is experiential and is aimed at people who are able to work over time with children / families. You will need to come prepared to use your knowledge and experience of a client / clients in some activities and to engage in individual and paired work around families / young people you work with.

Multi-session course for

Front-line practitioners, who work with parents, children or families, with complex needs.

Presented by

Hampshire Education Psychology Service - Zoe Collins, Rachel Pawsey and Hannah Picton-Jones

Participants will learn how to

  • Explain what CBT is, what is does and how it works
  • Describe how and when to use CBT
  • Use CBT in the contextual framework of your work
  • Develop personal knowledge, skills & understanding of CBT techniques & strategies
  • Apply core CBT values and principles


Course content and methodology

There will be some presentation by the trainer but the course will be highly participative, involving discussion, practical activities and group work.


Intended impact on practice

Enable practitioners to achieve more positive outcomes for families


You may also be interested in attending Solution Focused Skills and Motivating the Unmotivated

Other Booking Information

Full cost of training £200

30% reduction for vol orgs i.e. £140

Free to staff in the C&F branch of CSD

HCC staff should book a place online.  Guide for online booking Non HCC staff please submit this application form.



Provided by: Children's Services Workforce Development Team

Course code: XXCK0109

Subscribers: £0