An introduction to Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Health and Mental Health Practitioners

A 1-day stimulating and entertaining workshop, designed to give you specific skills for your clinical setting, presented by Greg Coman PhD

Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT) comprises a range of cognitive and/or behavioural interventions that have often proven to be the psychological treatment of choice for a wide range of mental health issues.  It focuses on changing maladaptive forms of thinking and/or behaviour. This highly practical and interactive workshop will teach participants skills they can use immediately with clients.

The morning session of the workshop addresses cognitive therapy, beginning with a description of the basics of CBT, the ABC model. It then progresses to describe in detail treatment interventions, including disputation, behavioural experiments and cognitive restructuring. The afternoon session focuses on behavioural interventions, including systematic desensitisation, replacement behaviour and behaviour modification approaches and techniques. Each technique provides participants with the opportunity for application to a client (or personal) issue. Importantly, the workshop will provide a flow chart which disentangles cognitive from behavioural interventions and teaches participants when to use each intervention.

This workshop is aimed at clinicians and ancillary staff with little or no previous knowledge of CBT, or those who wish to refresh their knowledge and skills.

Other health and mental health practitioners with whom you liaise in client referrals may also be interested in this workshop. Please forward details to them!

Workshop Presenter

Dr Greg Coman is a Counselling Psychologist who uses CBT regularly in his clinical practice. He has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, is a highly experienced trainer in the mental health field and has successfully delivered this training over the last four years.


Rosstown Hotel, cnr Koonang & Dandenong Rds Carnegie


Saturday 1 September 2018

Professional Recognition

This workshop is designed to meet the criteria for six (6) CPD hours.

This activity meets Focused Psychological Strategies criteria, as defined by Medicare Australia.

Workshop Duration

Workshops run from 9:30am to 4pm (including refreshments and lunch - included in registration).

What Previous Registrants Have Said About This Workshop

"Thank you.  Found this training practical and helpful for my practice"

"Exercises were transferrable to the work environment"

"I'll now have more challenging conversations with clients"

"Good training strategy to refer to specific clients throughout the whole day"

"Clear, practical, great examples – has piqued my interest"

"The trainer was really detailed and able to answer all questions asked"

"The trainer was very experienced and approachable"

Workshop Registration

Registration $165.00 (incl $15 GST)

Included in Registration

  • AM/PM refreshments and lunch
  • Certificate of attendance

Special Catering?

If you require special catering, email: not less than five (5) business days prior to your workshop. Special catering CANNOT be provided without this prior notice.

NOTICE - all venues routinely provide Vegetarian selections, so pre-ordering of vegetarian options is NOT necessary.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel more than thirty (30) days prior to a workshop, you will receive a refund LESS $75 administration fee.

If you cancel less than thirty (30) days prior to a workshop NO REFUND is payable. We appreciate that medical conditions and emergencies can occur, but CPM cannot accept responsibility for these. Registrations can be transferred to another person.


Your workshop registration receipt will be emailed to you - so please ensure that you provide a legible email address.

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