Introduction to 10 Minute CBT

Basic principles of CBT and CBT communication skills | taught by Dr Lee David

Course description

This 2-hour online training module is designed to give participants a basic understanding of the CBT framework and an introduction to how to use a 10 Minute CBT approach in short consultations.

The training programme comprises video lectures and role-play demonstrations, written notes and interactive questions to facilitate learning.

The training will cover:

  • Understanding the basic principles of CBT and a five-areas or cognitive-behavioural model (CBM)
  • An introduction to applying this model to common primary care problems such as depression, anxiety and pain
  • Provide an overview of the core communication skills for using a 10 Minute CBT approach in brief consultations to build strong relationships and facilitate change
  • Learn strategies to improve collaboration and empower patients to manage their own problems
  • Video demonstrations of each skill in action
  • An overview of key strategies for managing time pressures and using time more effectively
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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.