SDS Seminars Online

Managing Difficult Emotions and Emotional Regulation Problems with Jemma Hill



This two-hour lunchtime bite-size course on managing difficult emotions in adolescents can be taken on its own or as a part of the BPS Approved Certificate in CBT for Working with Adolescents. The Certificate is designed to enable delegates to apply CBT to a range of common adolescent problems important to both practitioners and their clients. Each module gives a background on the topic, combined with practical implications and strategies.

The issue of Managing Difficult Emotions and Emotional Regulation Problems is a common mental health issue for adolescents, that is both challenging and distressing for young people, parents and staff.

This module combines essential background information on the area as well as tips, strategies and practical treatment plans and strategies. The focus is on 2nd and 3rd wave CBT ideas as well as evidence based “tips” from other therapeutic approaches, such as MI, SFT, REBT and others, specifically to address process issues such as motivation and communication difficulties which can often arise when working therapeutically with adolescents.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Delegates will understand the nature of the problem including relevant theoretical models.
  • Delegates will understand the principles and practice of CBT as an evidence-based approach to tackling problems. It includes 2nd and 3rd wave CBT ideas as well as evidence-based strategies from other therapeutic approaches, such as MI, SFT, REBT and others, specifically to address process issues such as motivation and communication difficulties.
  • Delegates will learn strategies and case studies relating to the use of CBT to the problem.
  • Delegates will understand common therapy obstacles and how to address them

Who is the course for?

Psychologists, Therapists, Counsellors, Coaches, OTs, SLTs, Dieticians, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Doctors, Arts Therapist, Substance Misuse Workers, Social Workers, Probation Officers.

Course tutor

Dr Jemma Hill is a Senior Clinical Psychologist. She has over 15 years experience of working in mental health in a variety of settings. She has worked with children and adolescents since 2015, within CAMHS, a Children’s Psychological Service and an inpatient unit, where she set up and facilitated the provision of a Dialectical Behavioural Therapy skills group. She currently works full time in a newly established CAMHS Autism Team, providing assessment and diagnosis for secondary school aged children across the East Lancashire footprint. Jemma has varied therapeutic interests which include developmental and relational trauma, anxiety based disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD. She is trained in DBT and is an accredited Video Interaction Guidance Practitioner. She enjoys research into the application of psychological therapies, carrying out her doctoral thesis on Metacognitive therapy applied to ADHD. She is currently involved in a research trial into post diagnostic interventions for parents of children with Autism, as well as an independent study looking at distinguishing features between ASD and OCD. In her spare time she is a part-time Lecturer at The University of Central Lancashire , teaching on the MSc Applied Clinical Psychology programme as well as BSc undergraduate modules. She is a member of the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and the Children, Young People and Families BABCP Special Interest Groups.

Course structure

  • Video
  • Online Test
  • Personalised Certificate for 2 CPD Hours