Addressing Roadblocks & Repairing Ruptures in CBT

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

Pre-requisites for attendance at the workshop are:

  • 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

Drawing on the CBT literature surrounding the process of therapy, this workshop will focus on developing and fine tuning skills in:

  • recognising and bringing up issues of resistance at an early stage.
  • using a CBT framework to formulate, with the client, personal barriers to progress.
  • drawing on this formulation to assist with adopting an empathic and validating approach to the client’s resistance to change.
  • understanding our own reactions to the client and bringing them into the formulation.
  • specific techniques for bringing up and dealing with common roadblocks in CBT.

Course duration

Two days

How is the course assessed?


Can this course contribute to an academic degree?


Course delivery

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