Coaching CBT: A Master Class with Dr Rob Willson - 6th March 2019
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Coaching CBT: A Master Class with Dr Rob Willson - 6th March 2019

The Association for Coaching is delighted to offer you the opportunity to participate in a 1-day Master Class designed to take a fresh look at the principles and practices of modern cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with leading CBT Therapist Dr Rob Willson. Discover how CBT can enhance your coaching skills and why it works. Members £180, Non-members £220, Early Bird discounts £40 Early Bird [UNTIL 15.2.19]. Prices are quoted ex-VAT. [VAT will be added at checkout]

When: Wednesday 6th March 2019
09:00 - 16:30
Where: University of Strathclyde
Glasgow G1 1XQ
United Kingdom
Contact: Sally Bullock

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Join Dr Rob Willson PhD for a fresh look at the principles and practices of modern cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Discover how CBT can enhance your coaching skills and why it works. In this one day master class, leading CBT Therapist Dr Rob Willson PhD will be presenting the latest CBT Theory and how to apply it in a coaching context.  Watch or participate in live coaching demonstrations and take advantage of the opportunity to broaden your individual knowledge in the coaching CBT clinic Q&A session.  

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is the most widely used evidence-based practice for improving mental health guided by empirical research.  Over the last 30 years the applications of CBT have been widely promoted and its core principles have transcended therapeutic interventions and are now being practised across a broad range of talking treatments.  However, while the core principles of CBT remain sound, much has changed in the application of CBT especially within the context of coaching. Rob will focus upon brief interventions as well as current ‘hot topics’ such as imagery, compassion, and transdiagnostic processes.

Places are limited so please book now!  EARLY BIRD EXPIRES 15 FEBRUARY 2019!


Session one: Updating CBT theory, best practice and myth busting

The aim of this session is to provide an overview of the latest empirical research, what really works and why.  Rob will draw on his academic knowledge and experience as a therapist, supervisor and lecturer to update your understanding of the topic, helping to form a solid base from which to build on throughout the day.

Session two: Application of CBT in Coaching

Understanding how and when to use CBT.  This presentation will build on the previous session, helping you to learn when and how to apply the principles of CBT when working with clients. Rob will highlight the key themes that will integrate into a coaching framework and provide insight how use skills and techniques with clients.

Session three: Live coaching demonstration

After lunch, there is an opportunity to see Rob at work in a live coaching demonstration, applying the principles presented in the morning sessions in a real-world context.  Should you wish to take part in a live coaching session as a coachee please be sure to register your interest as availability is limited. Details of how to register will be included in your booking confirmation.

Session four:  Coaching CBT clinic and Q&A

In our final session of the day Rob will open up the floor and take any specific questions you have on applying CBT within your own practice, work place and beyond. This will be an opportunity for you to share your experiences, increase your understanding and critically reflect, ensuring you leave the master class feeling confident and ready to embrace coaching CBT.


Dr Rob Willson PhD is a leading cognitive behaviour therapist based in London, with a special interest in OCD, BDD, Health Anxiety and Integrating Coaching and Therapy.  He divides his time between working with clients, conducting research, writing and teaching.  He is currently the chair Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Foundation, the world’s first charity exclusively devoted to BDD. 

Prior to building his own practice, Rob spent twelve years working at the Priory Hospital North London where he was a therapist and therapy services manager. He also trained and supervised numerous CBT therapists over a seven-year period working at Goldsmiths College, University of London.  Rob has co-authored numerous books and academic papers, including the international bestselling ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies’ and ‘Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder’. He regularly contributes to newspaper and magazine articles and had made several TV and radio appearances.  His main clinical interests are anxiety, obsessional problems, and disseminating CBT principles through self-help and coaching. Website:

Attendance qualifies for CPD and a certificate will be emailed to you post-event. 

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