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When: The first Thursdays of each month, 6.30-8.30pm

Where: The Old Abbey Taphouse, Guidhall Close, Manchester M15 6SY


Date 7 November 2019
Title What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy and how does it work?
Speaker Professor Karina Lovell

Date: Thursday 7 November 2019

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Place: The Old Abbey Taphouse, Guildhall Close, Manchester Science Park M15 6SY


Professor Karina Lovell will discuss how we use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to manage depression and anxiety across the UK. In her talk she will detail the nature of anxiety and depression and how it can impact people’s lives. She will provide an overview of CBT interventions and how we can apply simple principles to help alleviate these difficulties.

Karina is a Professor of Mental health, Director of Research for the School of Health Sciences, and CBT Therapist University at the University of Manchester. Her main research fields lie in developing and evaluating complex psychological interventions for anxiety and depression in primary care mental health. Her programme of research has focussed on alternative, accessible and innovative low intensity interventions for common mental health problems, particularly guided self-help and the use of the telephone in delivering psychological interventions.

She has also been involved in leading programmes of research which aim to improve user and carer involvement in care planning and the physical health of individuals with enduring mental health problems in secondary care mental health settings. She is also involved in Global Mental Health studies in Indonesia and Africa.


Organisers: Bo YaoAyse Latif

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