10 Minute CBT - Physical Health and Long-term conditions

taught by Dr Lee David

Course description

This DVD will help busy health professionals learn effective CBT strategies to use in a brief primary care consultations. Each clip highlights key skills for working with common physical health problems and long-term conditions including management of:

  • Healthy behaviour change in a non-compliant patient with type 2 diabetes
  • Improving self-esteem in multiple sclerosis
  • Increasing confidence with speech problems after a stroke
  • Pain and emotional distress in chronic back pain
  • Fear of death and uncertainty about the future after breast cancer
Dr Lee David
Dr Lee David
GP and CBT Specialist

I am a GP and cognitive-behavioural therapy specialist based in the UK.  I am the founder and director of 10 Minute CBT.  We provide face to face and online education for GPs and other health professionals in the use of evidence-based, realistic and effective brief CBT concepts and skills in routine consultations. 

I am author of the textbook, Using CBT in General Practice: The 10 Minute CBT Handbook (Scion Publishing, 2013) and I am in the process of writing a new book on understanding and managing anxiety disorders in primary care.


  • MB BS
  • BSc (Social Psychology as applied to health)
  • MRCGP (distinction)
  • MA (cognitive-behavioural therapy)
  • PG Cert (medical education)

10 Minute CBT is used in a wide variety of settings including primary care mental health, medication and chronic disease management and for cancer and palliative care.  Dr David has a particular interest in promoting patient self-management for both physical and emotional problems, as well as in supporting health professionals to develop emotional resilience and wellbeing at work in one-to-one sessions via Skype.

Course Curriculum

Goal setting and improving mood in people with physical health problems
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Motivational interviewing and behaviour change
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Adapting to changes in physical health
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Anxiety and Physical Health
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Understanding pain and disability
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