CBT for Complex Cases

Who is this course for?

Mental health practitioners with 2 years+ CBT experience

Who offers the course?

University Centre for Rural Health (North Coast)

Level of assumed/required knowledge

  • Satisfying qualification requirements that the practitioner already has intermediate to advanced CBT skills e.g. has been a CBT practitioner for at least 2 years, and has good knowledge and use of CBT formulation and CBT skills. You should be able to use these with a partner without coaching (e.g. identification of negative automatic thoughts, establishing behavioural experiments).
  • At least two years experience as a qualified mental health professional.
  • Willingness to do self-experiential CBT work.

Course overview

By the end of the workshop participants will have:

  • become familiar with some of the more common types of patterns of associations between disorders and their implications.
  • increased familiarity with some of the limited evidence base.
  • reflected on how the evidence base can guide decisions and how we can make reasonable extrapolations from it.
  • considered different types of complexity and hard to treat cases.
  • will have practiced an approach for generating treatment guiding hypotheses when new and complex presentations are encountered.

Course duration

Two days

How is the course assessed?


Can this course contribute to an academic degree?


Course delivery

The workshop will include brief didactic presentations, working in pairs or small groups, interactive plenary sessions and question and answer sessions.

The workshop will be held at:
Southern Cross University
Byron Community and Cultural Centre
Level 1, 69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481

Course cost

Full price - $580
Early bird - $520

Course dates


Is this course accredited for CME points?


Further information and registration

For further information click here

Contact person/Course coordinator

A/Prof James Bennett-Levy
University Centre for Rural Health (North Coast)
University of Sydney
PO Box 3074
Lismore NSW 2480

T: 02 6620 7570

Last updated

December 2012