This practical workshop will cover key techniques in the use of Socratic Questioning (SQ) in CBT. No prior knowledge is assumed and basic building blocks will be a key focus. This webinar will provide practical scripts and ways to deal with complex client responses.
This workshop will help you focus on the practical skills which will make a difference.
- What is Socratic Questioning?
- What are the Benefits and Risks?
- PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES
- Challenging Negative Beliefs
- Supporting Positive Beliefs
- SQ and NATs
- SQs and Behavioural Experiments
- SQ and Core Beliefs
- General SQ Template
- Using SQs – Padesky’s 4 Stages
- The SQ Process - McGhee’s 5 Phases
- SQs and the CTS-R
- SQs and Homework Debriefing
- SQ and ourselves as therapists
What is the workshop about?
This workshop will cover the the role of Socratic questioning as a key skill in therapeutic practice. There will be practical demonstrations and the opportunity to apply key techniques to our clinical practice. Examples will include Socratic questioning and Feedback, SQ and Eliciting Key Cognitions, SQ and Guided Discovery
Who should attend?
This workshop is aimed at therapists, counsellors, advisers, educationalists, health care workers, social workers and students in these areas. It is particularly useful for counsellors who do not normally work within a cognitive or behavioural model but want to explore tried and tested techniques. Similarly, counsellors and therapists working within this tradition are likely to find this workshop a useful refresher in the latest approaches. It is also suitable for anyone with an interest in contemporary practice in this area.
What have previous delegates said about this workshop?
- This was a welcome detailed look at the specific area of SQ that applies to most/all CBT presentations and is certainly not as easy as we think it should be!
- The workshop about improving the use of Socratic questioning was for me very relevant as it reminded me of the importance of where to go with it and how to go about it. I realise that I have a tendency to move to fast with these questions.
- I am a CBT student and I have gained more skills and understanding of socratic questioning process by attending this workshop.
- Very useful to explore process of Socratic questions in detail as its a particular skill that demands training on its own, which isn't explored in too much detail during training. Role play practice has been very insightful thanks!
- Really helpful practical model that will help me be more effective with Socratic dialogue. I’m so grateful that I’ve found practical CBT to help me practice. I’m fully accredited CBT therapist
- Very practical workshop, clearly presented and I feel more confident using Socratic questioning with my clients
- Patrick uses informative resources that help with client's sessions. Easy to follow and some groupwork can be beneficial too.
- Very practical, gives me a lot of ideas to practice
- I feel like I've got a really good starting point for further research and I'm looking forward to going through the slides later on. Loads of information in two hours. Thank you!
- This was amazing teaching as I'm a final year student in placement. Very easy to understand and follow!! Thank you...
- Very informative and learned a lot. Will help to use SQ effectively.
A full set of slides with extensive clickable links to online resources, is sent free to all delegates after the event. This also includes references to key sources.
A CPD Certificate of Attendance confirming 2 hours skills CPD is available free on request to all delegates who attend.
Professor Patrick McGhee is a CBT therapist, psychologist and UK National Teaching Fellow. Educated at the universities of Glasgow and Oxford, he has completed CPD programmes at Harvard Business School and Ashridge. In 2017 he was a Visiting Fellow/Scholar at the universities of Cornell, Yale and MIT in the USA. He has taught, researched or practised in psychology and therapy for 30 years. His first post was a Research Fellow in Psychiatry and Psychology at St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London. He is the author of Thinking Psychologically (Palgrave) and co-editor of Accounting for Relationships (Methuen). He ihas been an occasional columnist for the Guardian, the BBC and the Times Higher. He currently works in private practice in Greater Manchester and Lancashire. He has full accreditation from the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.