Nick Grey

Becoming an effective CBT therapist
Dr Nick Grey är psykolog och forskare vid universitetet i Sussex. Han är författare till flera böcker i KBT och en mycket uppskattad föreläsare. Han är en av Englands främsta experter när det gäller KBT-behandling vid ångest- och PTSD behandling. 

Så här beskriver Nick Grey föreläsningen:

How to Become a More Effective CBT Therapist: Mastering Metacompetence in Clinical Practice

Delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is both a science and an art. Whilst there is strong body of research trial evidence to support specific treatment packages, this evidence itself does not tell you what to do as a therapist in each unique situation with each unique client. The procedural rules for adapting and flexing therapy appropriately in different specific situations have been called metacompetences (Roth and Pilling 2007). Metacompetence gives a framework for navigating a path between the science and art of effective practice. There are pitfalls in navigating this path: of rejecting the research base, of drifting away from core CBT methods or of delivering CBT too rigidly. We propose that metacompetent adherence can help us to steer a steady course to flex and adapt CBT techniques and tactics appropriately whilst remaining true to its evidence base and theoretical principles. This is likely to be most relevant when working with people who show comorbidity and more complex presentations.


• To understand what is meant by the term ‘metacompetence’ • To discover differences between good and bad flexibility with CBT for reacting to complexity and co-morbidity • To be able to formulate co-morbid cases using multiple-diagnostic approach • To learn a process for identifying helpful adaptations to apply to complex cases • To learn ways of getting the most out of supervision, both as a supervisor and supervisee • To share learning about what to do when CBT isn’t working • To learn how to further develop your metacompetences

Training Modalities: Didactic presentation, group work, self-reflection, video examples of sessions

References: Roth, A.D. and Pilling, S. (2007). The competences required to deliver effective cognitive and behavioural therapy for people with depression and with anxiety disorders. London: Department of Health.

Waller, G. (2009). Evidence-based treatment and therapist drift. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 119-127.

Whittington, A. and Grey, N. (eds.) (2014). How to Become a More Effective CBT Therapist: Mastering Metacompetence in Clinical Practice. Wiley.

Implications: This workshop aims to provide frameworks which will assist practitioners to adapt and flex evidence-based CBT methods with sensitivity to address the everyday challenges of real-world clinical work. Participants should have practical ideas to start using in the week following the workshop.

Information om workshopen:

Datum och tid: 8 mars kl 9–15.30

Plats: Grillska huset, Stadsmissionen, Stortorget 3 i Gamla stan Stockholm

Pris: 950 kr exkl. moms

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