The Mind and Mood Group (M&M): A first step group intervention using LI CBT

Dates: 19th November 2019 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

Venue: Room 105, Washington Singer Building, University of Exeter

With Dr. Rob Kidney, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Course Director for WPCYP

and Dr. Hannah Wilcox, Clinical Psychologist, CAMHS, Lecturer for WPCYP

Rob and Hannah will be teaching the session on the development of a six session group CBT intervention for transdiagnostic difficulties. The group was developed as a first step intervention for young people of seconday school age experiencing difficulties with anxiety and depression whilst on a waiting list for CAMHS.

Evaluation to date has identified positive treatment outcomes and key learning points in the delivery of a group program. The framework for the group fits well within stepped care as an intervention for the new Wellbeing Practitioner for Children and Young People role as well as the Education Mental Health Worker role identified within the green paper for children’s mental health.

Materials and key points in the delivery of the program will be covered to support attendees’ use of this intervention following the training. The group has been adopted across many services across Devon and is in use in the Republic of Ireland in both early intervention and in-patient care.

Rob is the originator of the group and a consultant clinical psychologist currently leading the Wellbeing Practitioner for Children and Young People Training as well as the BSc Applied Psychology (Clinical - PWP) programme. He is also clinically active offering CBT for children in CAMHS.

Hannah is a Clinical Psychologist working in Plymouth CAMHS and as a lecturer on the WPCYP programme at the University of Exeter. Hannah was key in the early delivery, evaluation and shaping of the group program.

Fee & booking:

  • Free for all WPCYPs, their supervisors and service leads
  • £50 for all other
  • Booking via Online Store
  • Lunch/drinks not included