Rumination-focused Cognitive-behavioural therapy for depression
Professor Edward Watkins, University of Exeter, Dr Watkins is a pre-eminent international expert in the field of experimental psychopathology and psychological treatments for depression, with a particular emphasis on understanding and treating rumination and worry. He is the co-founder of the Mood Disorders Centre, University of Exeter, and has specialist clinical training and expertise in cognitive therapy for depression, working as a therapist and researcher for over 20 years including in specialist tertiary care for depression, in primary care, and on a number of large-scale treatment trials including of rumination-focused CBT, MBCT (PREVENT), and BA (COBRA). His research has been supported by major competitive grant funding as a Principal Investigator from the Wellcome Trust, UK Medical Research Council (MRC), a NARSAD Young Investigators Award, European Commission Horizon 2020 and US NIMH. Professor Watkins was awarded the British Psychological Society's May Davidson Award 2004 for outstanding early-career contributions to the development of clinical psychology. He is a current member of the UK NICE Guidelines for Adult Depression Committee.
Key Learning Objectives
· Attendees will be able to describe theory and research relevant to depressive rumination
· Attendees will be able to describe the key principles and formulation approach of the rumination-focused CBT treatment.
· Attendees will be able to describe the use of functional analysis applied to treating rumination and worry as a means to change habitual thinking styles
Training is for
Psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals interested in cognitive therapy for depression.
The workshop is designed for therapists and mental health professionals with a basic knowledge of CBT.