Cognitive Behavioural Therapy April 2019

2nd April 2019St Barnabas Hospice Education Centre
Hawthorn Road, Lincoln LN2 4QX

Participation cost: £300

Do you work with people with life-limiting conditions, palliative care needs or approaching the end of life?

This three day CBT programme is specifically tailored to the needs of healthcare professionals to enable you to learn and use tools from CBT to better understand and work with patients’ responses to emotional distress and/or physical symptoms. It will enable you to understand the role CBT has in reducing and managing anxiety, depression, distress and panic as well as managing physical symptoms such as pain, fatigue and breathlessness.

The programme takes place over three days, beginning with a two-day workshop designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to quickly integrate new learning into practice. Day Three will enable participants to reflect on their experience in practice and consolidate and build on their learning. It is important to attend all three dates.

No prior knowledge of CBT is required.

Please note: Applicants must attend all three days.


What will I learn?

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

• Describe and understand the links between emotions, thoughts, feelings and the physical condition and be able to assess problems using a CBT framework

• Identify ways in which to apply new skills and knowledge in the context of their clinical practice and experience

• Consider and identify patients and carers who may benefit from CBT.

Who is it for?

This course will benefit any professional working in a health care setting with people who have long term or life-limiting conditions, palliative care needs or who are approaching the end of life. You do not require previous knowledge of CBT, there is a reading list provided.

Course Tutor

Kathy Burn, Lead CBT Therapist (BABCP Accredited) & Clinical Nurse Specialist, St Christopher’s. Course Supervisor PgDip, CBT, Institute of Psychiatry.

Kathy Burn is an experienced palliative care Clinical Nurse Specialist, and has worked in various settings including in community, hospice and acute hospitals.

She then proceeded to train in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the Institute of Psychiatry. Kathy now leads the CBT services at St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham. Both her teaching and clinical work is also informed by her Clinical Nurse Specialist knowledge. In addition she is a supervisor at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London.

Course Dates:

A clinical caseload will enable practice between Day 2 and Day 3 of the course.

Tuesday 2nd April, 9am – 4pm
Wednesday 3rd April, 9am – 4pm
Monday 13th May, 9am – 4pm

Please note: Applicants must attend all three days.

Terms and Conditions of booking.

Cancelling your place – You must notify St Barnabas Hospice in writing (via email) up to 14 days before the start date of the course. Unfortunately, if you withdraw for whatever reason within the 14 day period, the fee of £300.00 will be payable. Non-attendance – If you fail to attend the course or complete all three days, the course fee will also be payable in full unless you can nominate someone else to attend in your place. Cancellation by St Barnabas Hospice – In the event of a course being cancelled, every effort will be made to contact delegates and an alternative date will be offered.

For more information please contact the Education Team on 01522 785 706 or


Three Day Course: St Barnabas Hospice, Hawthorn Road, Lincoln, LN2 4QX £300.00 (GBP)