CPD Workshops

Our workshops, open to all professionals, provide training opportunities in evidence based psychological treatments. We offer a wide range of workshops, taught by leading experts, from only £130 per day, with reductions for multiple bookings. All workshops, unless otherwise indicated, are intended for a cross/mixed ability audience and are held local to Reading.

We offer a range of training options in psychological treatments, these are recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

How to book

Take advantage of our multiple booking discount, by booking 4 or more workshops, contact us for further details cwi@reading.ac.uk.



Presenter Topic

Wednesday 7 November 2018 

Location: Park House, Whiteknights campus, University of Reading

Dr Ailsa Russell


Effective psychological interventions for adolescents and adults with ASD

Mental health problems, particularly anxiety and depression, frequently co-occur with Autism. This workshop outlines the adaptations to CBT considered important in working with intellectually able autistic individuals of 14 years and over.

Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 November (2 days)

Location: Whiteknights campus, University of Reading

Professor Glenn Waller

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders

Evidence-based CBT is a key approach for eating disorders - NICE (2017). This workshop provides an overview of the principles and skills needed to work with this clinical group, using didactic teaching, case discussion and role-plays.

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Wednesday 13 March 2019

Location: University of Reading - Whiteknights campus


Dr Helen Kennerley 

Ask don't tell: Socratic Methods in CBT

What's the big deal about the Socratic approach in CBT? This one day workshop addresses what we mean by Socratic Method and discusses what contributes to 'good' Socratic practice. By the end of this interactive workshop participants will be clear what is meant by Socratic methods and how best to employ them (or not) in CBT.


Wednesday 27 March 2019 

Location: University of Reading - Whiteknights campus

Professor David Clark 

Cognitive Therapy for Panic Disorder

Cognitive therapy for panic disorder based on the Clark (1986) model is a leading evidence based treatment, recommended as a first line intervention in NICE Guidance and shown to be effective and superior to other interventions such as applied relaxation and medication. This workshop describes cognitive model of panic, assessment and shows how to develop an individual version of the model with clients. Including a step-by-step guide to each of the treatment interventions the workshop ends by viewing a full version of CT for panic.


Wednesday 3 April 2019 

Location: University of Reading - Whiteknights campus

Professor Cathy Creswell 

Brief parent-led CBT for child anxiety disorders

This workshop introduces an effective treatment for child anxiety disorders that can be delivered in an efficient way - bringing potential to increase the number of children and families who can access evidence-based psychological therapies.

Wednesday 1 May 2019 

Location: University of Reading - Whiteknights campus

Professor Roz Shafran 

Complex OCD: When the going gets tough, the tough get experimenting

This interactive session will describe the 'appraisal' based cognitive behavioural approach to OCD and consider how to conduct personalised formulations in the face of complex, multi-faced OCD. Participants are encouraged to email the presenter with their own cases for discussion in advance to ensure that the workshop can be personalised to meet the needs of the audience as far as possible. 

Wednesday 15 May 2019 

Location: University of Reading - Whiteknights campus

Dr Deborah Lee 

Using compassion-focused CBT to work with complex PTSD

Those who have been repeatedly traumatised at the hands of others have many challenges to face as they discover how to live a life without trauma and learn how to live in a mind that can flourish. This workshop will present a treatment programme to work with Complex PTSD and shame using a compassion focused approach to enhance evidence- based practice informed by CBT.

Wednesday 12 June 2019 

Location: University of Reading - Whiteknights campus

Dr Nick Grey 

A little less conversation, a little more action please!Using behavioural experiments in CBT 

Behavioural experiments are one of the most powerful means to cognitive change and are now used in all contemporary CBT approaches. This workshop will describe: when to and how best to set the cognitive platform for behavioural experiments; how to engage people in making the most from the experiments; and how to maximise learning from experiments to help people reach their goals.

Wednesday 3 July 2019 

Location: University of Reading - Whiteknights campus

Dr Barney Dunn 

Building wellbeing in depression using augmented depression therapy

The primary focus in evidence based psychotherapies for depression has been on down-regulating negative thinking and feeling. This workshop will focus on ways to integrate principles and techniques of Augmented Depression Therapy (ADepT) into CBT and BA practice to more effectively repair anhedonia, a reduction in the ability to experience pleasure, and build welling in depression.


Talk to a member of the team about our workshops on 0118 378 7537 or at cwi@reading.ac.uk  

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