SDS Seminars Online

Sexual and Emotional Trauma: Using CBT with Adults & Children with Dr Andrew Beck



This 2 day course, designed and presented by Dr Andrew Beck, BABCP Past President, will address the issue of using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to treat PTSD and related problems in adults and children who have experienced complex sexual and emotional trauma.

Many cognitive behavioural therapists worry about treating the mental health problems caused by sexual and emotional trauma in adulthood or in childhood.

This engaging 2 day course builds on the core therapeutic principles of CBT and supports, through role play, demonstration and case discussion, therapists to use those skills to successfully treat PTSD and related problems using flexibly applied evidence based approaches.

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • adapt their core skills for work with traumatised patients across the lifespan
  • use trauma-focussed CBT to treat PTSD
  • understand the nature of trust and the therapeutic relationship where patient’s ability to trust has been compromised by their traumatic experiences
  • understand and respond to self-harm and dissociation
  • adapt this approach to work with patients from ethnically diverse backgrounds, with men who have experienced assaults and with LGBT patients
  • looking after yourself as a therapist when doing this work and how to avoid vicarious trauma

Course tutor

Dr Andrew Beck
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Past President of BABCP
Dr Andrew Beck, Past President of BABCP, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, lead on the Children and Families module of the Manchester Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Senior Lecturer on the Children and Young People’s Talking Therapies programme, Member of the BABCP Scientific Committee and is the former Chair of the Equality and Culture Special Interest Group of the BABCP.

Course structure

  • 3 Part Course Video
  • Full course materials as a PDF (downloadable)
  • Personalised Certificate for 14 CPD Hours