AACBT Workshop: CBT for Adjustment to Chronic Illness
CBT for Adjustment to Chronic Illness
Psychological disorders are more common among people with physical illness. Factors involved in the development of psychological disorders among those without physical illness are also relevant to those with ill health, but adaptations to typical treatment processes are needed. Some people who experience even the most devastating of illnesses are able to adjust to illness without experience clinically significant psychological problems. By understanding these positive processes we can better facilitate adjustment amongst those who develop psychological problems.
Who should attend?
This is an intermediate level workshop that will suite practitioners with some experience of CBT and who work with people with chronic illness
As a result of this workshop you will:
- Understand Prof Sharpe’s model of adjustment to illness
- Learn how to adapt CBT to various stages of the adjustment process
- Understand the similarities and differences in using CBT with people in poor health, using examples from a range of illnesses, especially anxiety and depression
- Discover key strategies that help negotiate the process of adjustment, using schemas, beliefs and acceptance process