10-minute CBT

  • Macmillan Professionals
  • Professionals
  • Volunteers
  • Public

Duration: 4 days
Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Intermediate
Providing you with more detailed knowledge and skills, and exploring how to apply these within the remit of your role.

Living with the impact of cancer
Equip yourself with the vital skills you need to strengthen your relationships with people living with or beyond cancer and help them to self-manage more effectively.

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Explore cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) - a practical and focused psychological treatment which has been shown to be highly effective in enhancing quality of life for people with chronic physical diseases such as cancer.

Course objectives

You will learn a simple and effective method of applying CBT to your day-to-day work.

  • Develop practical skills and confidence in managing the emotional aspects of physical health conditions.
  • Improve collaboration and relationships with people living with cancer.
  • Develop skills in supporting patients to self-manage their condition.
  • Improve adherence to shared management plans and treatment strategies.

Course dates

This course is run over 4 days and the dates are:

7 September, 5 October, 2 November & 7 December in London

The course in Scotland is run from lunchtime to lunchtime. The dates are:

9-10 March, 20-21 April & 1-2 June in Edinburgh

If you would like to request a course please select from the list below. If only the first date for each location is shown you will still be requesting a place for all dates as shown above.

Course Audience

Any Macmillan professional who wishes to develop their skills in using CBT methods. Participants are required to practice their skills in the workplace between course dates, and to develop case studies to support their learning. The fourth day of the course will be used to develop skills in fully integrating CBT into practice and to maximise the impact of this approach.


10 Minute CBT was established by Dr Lee David, a GP and CBT Specialist from St Albans, Hertfordshire. She is author of the textbook, Using CBT in General Practice: The 10 Minute CBT Handbook (2013). Her expertise lies in applying CBT principles in brief primary care consultations to improve management of mental and physical health conditions.

The course is facilitated by

Jeannie Bruce, a CBT therapist, psychotherapist and CBT trainer. She has an extensive portfolio which includes psycho-educational training, provision of outplacement support services, mediation, coaching, personal and group development and supervision.

Graham Price, a chartered psychologist and psychotherapist and experienced CBT practitioner and trainer. He has a particular interest in the use of acceptance as a therapeutic and change technique.

Request your place

This course is only available to Macmillan Professionals.

Although Macmillan Cancer Support will not charge for this event, please bear in mind that the charity incurs charges for cancellations and no-shows. Please seek permission to attend from your line manager or team if necessary before submitting your form.

Step 1

Select your preferred date and location for the 10-minute CBT course.

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Step 2

Please provide your details and any special requirements. We will contact you regarding your booking.


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