CBT Skills And Techniques For Non-Therapists
Whilst a trained CBT therapist should always deliver CBT to people with clinically significant mental health problems, Cogntive-Behavioural skills and techniques can be usefully applied in non-clinical settings. This two-day course can be tailored to meet the specific needs of:
Nurses, both hospital based and community – Achieving concordance with patients about treatment; helping people manage their health conditions, especially pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and chronic fatigue.
First Line managers, HR staff and Employment Support Workers – Managing presenteeism and absenteeism; planning phased return to work programmes; helping people manage their emotions in the workplace.
Social Workers, Youth Workers, Occupational Health Therapists, and Physiotherapists – motivating people; helping people manage their emotions, and building their resilience.



Day 1
A brief introduction to CBT theory
Making a basic CBT assessment
Thought monitoring, chaining, and evaluating
Coaching clients in the CBT model as a form of self-help




Day 2
Innovations in the delivery of CBT
First line CBT interventions for depression, anxiety, and a number of related conditions
Building confidence and resilience.
The course is delivered as a mixture of short informative talks, full group discussion, and small group activities. Optimal group numbers for training of this nature is between eight and sixteen people.



 Other courses available
  •    Improving self esteem
  •    Assertiveness, including using CBT to facilitate the cognitive changes necessary if people are to adopt  assertive behaviours.
  •    Managing anger
  •    Bullying, and how to stop it
  •    Supporting people with enduring mental health problems
  •    Interventions using Mindfulness, attentional focus, and acceptance
  •    Basic skills in the Brief, Solution Focused Approach.


If you would like us to deliver a course to staff within your agency, please email Adam May at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Remember to include your telephone number, times which are most convenient for me to call you, and some brief details of the group you would like to receive the training.


Adam May CBT Practice,

Cloth Hall, Llanddaniel Fab Gaerwen,Sir Fôn, 

 LL60 6EB

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 421015