Wed 7 Jul 2021 09:30-14:30
Online Workshop

Come together with your IAPT colleagues from across the country to tackle new challenges of anxiety in the context of the pandemic and delve into the detail of how it can affect pre-existing conditions. This clinical skills workshop will introduce new interventions for anxiety and depression.. 

IAPT Clinical Skills Week: Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) brochure: print or share with your colleagues

Further training workshops in the IAPT Clinical Skills Week are: Developing Post Covid-19 Syndrome taking place on Monday 5th July and Adjusting to Loss and Traumatic Grief taking place on Tuesday 6th July.

IAPT Clinical Skills Week: Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Online 4 hours From £189+VAT

Providing the right interventions, at the right time, to achieve the right therapeutic outcomes

This hands-on clinical skills workshop will provide practical, appropriate and effective, client-driven tools to enable you to improve therapeutic outcomes at Step 2 and 3. . Advance your understanding and:

  • Explore the challenges of treating health anxiety in the context of the pandemic
  • Investigate rational thought processes and treatment pathways to tackle GAD
  • Pin down effective assessment strategies to recognise anxiety related comorbidities
  • Integrate collaborative treatment pathways to improve client outcomes
  • Identify new strategies to overcome ‘re-entry syndrome’ as the ‘new normal’ begins

Attend this IAPT skills training workshop from the comfort of your own home

Share your professional experiences in a supportive group of like-minded individuals, and benefit from:

  • Meeting each other – turning on your videos and microphones in the breakout rooms
  • Listening and watching presentations and speakers’ Q&A – in the main conference room with your chair
  • Taking part in facilitated interactive sessions – enabled by moderators in the breakout rooms
  • Feeding back and engaging – using the chat box and moderators sharing content in the main conference room
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
Sue Wood, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) and Lecturer in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions and Marianne Tay, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Lecturer in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions, De Montfort University
Uncertainty in a Global Pandemic
Intolerance to Uncertainty
  • What is Intolerance to Uncertainty?
  • How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted Intolerance to Uncertainty?
  • Current research
  • Managing Intolerance to Uncertainty and the pandemic in treatment
Hypochondriasis and the emerging Covid-19 Anxiety Syndrome
  • What is Hypochondriasis?
  • The impact and influence of coronavirus on Hypochondriasis
  • The emerging Covid-19 Anxiety Syndrome
Long-Covid: shining a light on the mental health of people living with LTCs and MUS
Long Covid
  • The continuing impact of the pandemic on clinically vulnerable people
  • How research and findings into Long-Covid may benefit people living with MUS
Lockdown and Beyond
  • ‘Avoidance’ is acceptable and encouraged in a pandemic: how has this impacted on behavioral treatments and outcomes for people living with a Depressive Disorder?
  • How learning from your experience of lockdown can be used to inform your clinical work?
Chair's closing remarks
Close of online workshop

First-hand speaker experience

Advance your understanding of mood in the Covid context, learn new approaches to heightened health anxiety and integrate new treatment strategies with emerging modalities at Step 2 and Step 3 with:

Job Title:
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) and lecturer in Low Intensity Psychological Intervention
De Montfort University

Job Title:
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Lecturer in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions
De Montfort University

Marianne is a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT). She has a BSc in 'Applied (Clinical) Psychology' from the University of Exeter, where she also trained as a PWP.  She went on to study an MSc in 'Education and Child Development' from the University of Oxford and complete her CBT training at the University of Reading. Marianne has worked as a PWP and CBT Therapist in NHS IAPT services, including Lincolnshire Partnership Trust and Oxford Health. She has also worked as a CBT therapist in Occupational Health with organisations such as the Ministry of Justice and National Probation Service. Marianne is currently a lecturer in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions at De Montfort University. 

Interview with the leaders: what this workshop will offer

Sue and Mariane have recorded a video sharing their routes into IAPT, what their current biggest challenges are and why- who should attend this workshop and what you will take away.

Pricing structure

  • £209 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place
  • £189 + VAT for two or more NHS or public sector places
  • £599 + VAT for one commercial organisation place

You or a colleague can claim the £189 + VAT NHS discounted price, for booking two or more places, if you also book onto:

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team 

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online conference taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the conference.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available and you will be sent an invitation to join one of our delegate practice sessions. These are optional but great if you are unsure of whether your camera and microphone will work on Zoom. We hold several one hour practice sessions across the week when a member of SBK Healthcare staff will be waiting in Zoom to assist you. Please do pop in, say hello and make sure you are all set for the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the conference by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. In groups of between 6-10 people, you will be admitted into the main conference room to be greeted by a member of SBK staff. In the same group you will be taken into a breakout room and asked to turn on your video and microphone. A member of the SBK team will get your group started with some orientation tasks and ‘ice breaker’ topics, before leaving you to network.

When you are automatically brought back into the conference room for the start of the conference, you will be asked to turn off your camera and microphone so that the chair can start the forum. During each presentation you will be able to ask questions in the chat box function. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

Click here to view the specially created a 5-minute video that will walk you through how to get the most out of attending your SBK Healthcare interactive online forum.

Certification of Attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event Changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

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Expected attendees

This online meeting follows on from the annual IAPT National Networking Forum which was attended by IAPT and PWP professionals. A similar audience is expected to this forum including:

  • IAPT Lead, Team and Project Manager
  • Clinical Psychologist, HI and CBT Therapist
  • Clinical Supervisor & Clinical Educator
  • PWP, Lead PWP and Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Commissioner of Psychological Therapy Services

Past attendee feedback

The annual IAPT National Networking Forum was held online in 2021, with even more enabled networking than the face-to-face events. But don't take our word for it:

"Fantastic delivery in difficult time, wonderful and very good content which I shall use in my practice"

Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Wellbeing Service, PWP National Networking Forum 2020

"It was really insightful to hear what the other IAPT services were doing and to feel connected to the IAPT world during the pandemic"

TalkPlus, IAPT National Networking Forum, January 2021

"Helpful and interesting overview of the on-going work in IAPT"

Kings's College London, IAPT National Networking Forum, January 2021

"This online forum was excellent, well organised and planned really well to ensure the technical aspects all worked correctly"

Combined Healthcare Stoke Wellbeing IAPT Service, IAPT National Networking Forum, January 2021

"All presented topics were communicated well. It was great to hear different timelines of service development, from our roots, to how iapt has developed and adapted more recently through the pandemic"

Rethink Mental Illness, IAPT National Networking Forum, January 2021

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An online forum like no other…

A live event that will feature leading presentations, interactive breakout rooms, and compelling Q&A discussions

As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to present your product or service, be a ‘face’ of the event and meet your audience face-to-face to discuss their experiences, interests and key concerns.

To find out more about sponsorship contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 or you can email Sarah. Your organisation could be sponsoring this forum today!

Branding, marketing and education opportunities include...

  • Your organisation featuring on this forum website as ‘sponsored by’; including your logo, promotional text and links to your URL
  • 5 minutes presentation time during the main conference and taking part in the related speaker Q&A
  • Unique opportunity for the sponsored presenter to moderate one of the interactive breakout rooms
  • Additional company representatives can attend the online conference and meet the attendees during the interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Your logo or company name will be included in all correspondence we send to registrations and all promotional emails sent out when marketing
  • Your support and sponsorship will be recognised when you are thanked at the opening and closing of the online forum as well as your logo featuring on the opening and closing slides
  • All sponsors will receive a copy of the registration and attendee list
  • Plus: a one-off option to add your question to the registration form, asking if attendees would like to share their email address with you so you can keep them informed after the online forum

Sponsor this forum and be part of a quality interactive event...

But don't take our word for it. We have had some excellent feedback from attendees to the forums that have been held to date:

"Forum was managed extremely well, and very professional"

IAPT National Networking Online Forum 2021 - 21st January 2021

“I am sure like everyone else I was apprehensive with going online, not sure how we could network, the ability for all participant's to participate and the quality of the presentations - all my fears were diminished this turned in to be a great day, networking, leading and sharing still occurred and links still formed. The presentations were excellent and the quality of the forum and set up great and so easy to follow and timing excellent.”

Reduce Paediatric Emergency Attendance Online Conference – 8th October 2020

“The conference has been far more engaging than in a conference centre. This I think is because of the ability to participate in chat throughout and the use of the breakout discussions.” “Excellent day! Organisation was great - loved the break out rooms for chat. Virtual chat added another really useful way to interact during the day, which isn't available to us at the physical conferences.”

Leading Change in Clinical Coding Online Conference - 11th September 2020

"Very informative, lots of opportunity for discussions and very well organised virtually"

Providing Support for Children on Long Term Ventilation - Tuesday 9th March 2021

I enjoyed the group chats networking listening to others experiences, I also like that there was a lead on each group so the chats were influenced and no awkward silences that can occur on web meets. I thought the larger talks were really good and easy to listen to.

Modernising Outpatient Services Online Conference – 16th September 2020

“This is my first experience of an online conference and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wasn't sure what to expect. Would recommend to colleagues to attend future events” “This has to be the best online conference I have been to, I really enjoyed the breakout rooms”

Advancing Ulcer Care Management Online Forum – 29th September 2020

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