Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Are we missing a trick?

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Satellite Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Are we missing a trick?
Speakers Karen Marshall (Nurse Consultant, Chest Clinic, RVI Hospital, Newcastle)
Satellite Description

The presentation will provide an introduction into CBT and how it can be used in clinical practice to address difficult symptoms such as breathlessness.  CBT can also be used to improve psychological difficulties such as anxiety & depression, which can have a significant impact on patients self-management skills  and quality of life. Practical case studies will be used to demonstrate how effective CBT can be.

Karen has worked in respiratory medicine since 1988.  Karen’s clinical role is varied and she see’s patients a number of respiratory conditions including asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, lung fibrosis, tuberculosis, lung cancer and bronchiectasis.   Karen’s passion is the psychological well-being of patients with respiratory problems.

Karen completed a National Institute of Health Research PhD Clinical Academic Training Research Fellowship from 2011 to 2016.  Her PhD research was the largest RCT into Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for COPD  patients who experience anxiety and depression. Karen is developing an interactive online CBT treatment programme for COPD, similar to Karen’s face to face treatment.  Karen also provides a foundation course in CBT for the physical health setting for staff wanting to learn CBT skills in the physical health setting.   


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