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Clinical Education Development and Research (CEDAR)

Low Intensity CBT Workbooks

In recognition of our psychological treatment expertise, Cedar is now the sole commissioned provider of NHS Talking Therapies (previously known as IAPT) training in the South West. We have worked in collaboration with key professionals to develop LICBT workbooks for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP) to support whilst working with patients.

Workbooks developed as part of research programmes and for wider use are also provided on this page.

All workbooks are freely available for individual use in clinical practice where a treatment fee is not payable.

Workbooks for use within NHS Talking Therapies or other Low-intensity CBT services

Common Mental Health Difficulties

Resources created by Cedar:

Low intensity CBT workbooks

Common Mental Health Difficulties

Resources created by CEDAR:

Managing Your Worries

Paul Farrand, Joanne Woodford and Faye Small

Unhelpful Thoughts: Challenging and testing them out

Paul Farrand, Joanne Woodford and Katie Jackson

From Problems To Solutions: Finding your way forward

Paul Farrand, Joanne Woodford and Faye Small

Facing Your Fears

Paul Farrand and Mike Sheppard

Resting Well: Steps to a Good Night's Sleep

Sophie Brooks, Elaine Norton and Paul Farrand

Panic Not: Managing Panic Disorder

Aleksandra Hristova, Paul Farrand and David Johnson


Lift Your Low Mood

Paul Farrand, Sarah McGahey and Joanne Woodford


Resources from other developers:

A Recovery Programme for Depression

Karina Lovell and David Richards

Copyright Rethink Mental Illness 2012. Registered Charity No. 271028.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Self-Help Book

Karina Lovell and Lina Gega

Physical health settings:

Goal Setting in Low-Intensity CBT

Paul Farrand and Joanne Woodford

Helping Relatives and Carers of Stroke Survivors Overcome Depression Programme

Paul Farrand and Joanne Woodford

Get Active, Feel Good! Helping yourself to get on top of low mood

Paul Farrand, Adrian Taylor, Colin Greaves and Claire Pentecost

Getting more out of every day with memory difficulties

Martin Anderson, Paul Farrand, Laura Lovis and Joanne Woodford


Bounce Back: Finding Your Inner Strength

Professor Paul Farrand and Dr Siqi Fang (‘Joy’)

Enhancing Resilience: Finding Inner Strength To Manage The Demands of Clinical Practice

Professor Paul Farrand and Heather Stonebank

Textbooks and training manuals:

Low-Intensity CBT Skills & Interventions: A Practitioners Manual

Paul Farrand (Editor)

Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions

James Bennett-Levy, David Richards, Paul Farrand, Helen Christensen, Kathy Griffiths, David Kavanagh, Britt Klein, Mark A. Lau, Judy Proudfoot, Lee Ritterband, Jim White, Chris Williams (Editors)

Reach out: Practitioner Materials

David Richards & Mark Whyte

National Programme Materials to support the delivery of training for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners delivering Low-Intensity interventions

Reach Out Practitioner Workbook (3rd edition)

Reach Out: Supervisor Materials

David Richards, Marie Chellingsworth, Roslyn Hope, Graham Turpin and Mark Whyte

Reach Out Supervisor Guide


Perinatal Positive Practice Guide

Professor Heather O’Mahen, Dr. Sarah Healy, Ms. Nicola Haycock, Ms. Sandra Igwe, Dr. Rebecca Chilvers, Dr. Ruth Butterworth

Widening participation

Exploring Ways to Widen Participation in the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Workforce

Dr Karla Mason and Professor Paul Farrand

Armed forces veterans

Armed Forces Veterans Positive Practice Guide

Professor Andy Bacon, Professor Paul Farrand and Andrea Collin