Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) in the Assessment and Management of Mood and Anxiety Disorders: An Introduction

This CPD programme provides registered nurses/midwives with knowledge and a critical understanding of how Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) can be used in the management of mood and anxiety disorders. CBT is a therapeutic approach which can influence problematic and dysfunctional thinking, behaviour and emotions by using a goal-oriented, systematic procedure conducted through direct patient/client contact. This programme is aimed at anyone who has an emerging interest in CBT and may also be of particular use to those currently working in the addiction, counselling, mental health or community/voluntary sector.

Programme duration 6 hours
Entry requirements Registered nurses and midwives
  • Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI Continuing Nursing & Midwifery Education Units: 6 CNMEUs
  • Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Continuing Education Units: 6 CEUs
Assessment No
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Programme contact

Ms Catherine Clune Mulvaney, Operations & Education Manager, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


Programme aims

  • To provide registered nurses and midwives with up-to-date, evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of the clinical context and applications of CBT.
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to assessment and management of emotional disorders and their behaviours.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:

  • Critically discuss the founding principles of CBT.
  • Critically discuss the relationship between thinking, feeling and behavioural responses using a cognitive formulation model.
  • Demonstrate a critical a[appreciation of how psychotherapeutic techniques are utilised to challenge/modify thinking and behaviour.
  • Critically discuss behaviours which maintain the various mood states.
  • Critically discuss homework and assessment tools and their utilisation.
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