Farrand: Low-intensity CBT Skills and Interventions

Here you can find additional material for chapters 4, 6, 9, 11-17 and 20:  

  • Worksheet templates and short exercises for a client to work through independantly or a practitioner and client to work through together.
  • Weblinks to PWP workbooks that can be used in Low-Intensity training and practice with patients. They cover topics such as ‘Managing Your Worry’, ‘Unhelpful Thoughts’, ‘Facing Your Fears’– and support the specific interventions described in the chapters.

Just click the links below to get started.

Chapter 4: Clinical Decision-Making in Low-Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Integrating Patient Choice, the Practitioner and Evidence Base

National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (2018). The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Manual.

The IAPT Manual will help guide commissioners, managers and clinicians through expanding their local IAPT services while maintaining quality and ensuring that patients receive effective and compassionately delivered care.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE; 2011). Common Mental Health Disorders: Identification and Pathways to Care (Clinical Guideline CG123).  (accessed 9 October 2019).

This guideline covers care for people aged 18 and over with common mental health problems, with a focus on primary care.

Chapter 6: Supporting Low-Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Interventions: Teach Me, Don’t Tell Me

Chapter 9: Supervision in Low-Intensity CBT: Fundamental to the Clinical Method

IAPT Supervision Guidance (Turpin, G. and Wheeler, S., 2011)

IAPT guidance regarding the provision of supervision for the IAPT Low and High Intensity CBT workforce.

9.1 Reflection record for use in clinical skills supervision

Chapter 11: Behavioural Activation: Working Outside In, Rather Than Inside Out

Farrand, P., Taylor, A., Greaves, C. Pentecost, C. (2013). Get Active, Feel Good. Exeter: CEDAR.

Get Active,Feel Good workbook will guide you through the low-intensity Behavioural Activation intervention that has demonstrated effectiveness for people struggling with depression.

Paul Farrand, Adrian Taylor, Colin Greaves & Claire Pentecost, Get Active, Feel Good: Helping Yourself to Get on Top of Low Mood

This self-help programme, with Case Studies, is here to guide you through your recovery based on an approach that has helped many people already in a similar situation to you

Case study: Jane

Jane’s story is about someone who used behavioural activation to help improve her low mood.

Case study: Mark

Mark’s story is about someone who used behavioural activation to help improve his low mood.

11.1 Behavioural activation schedule

11.2 Example of a classifying activity worksheet

11.3 Example of an activity grading worksheet

Chapter 12: Cognitive Interventions: A Thought Is Just a Thought

Farrand, P., Woodford, J. and Jackson, K. (2015). Unhelpful Thoughts: Challenging and Testing Them Out. Exeter: CEDAR

The Unhelpful Thoughts: Challenging and Testing Them Out workbook will guide you through two specific CBT techniques called Thought Challenging and Behavioural Experiments. These techniques have been shown to help many people experiencing common emotional difficulties such as low mood, depression, or anxiety.

12.1 Thought diary

12.2 Evidence recording and revised thought

12.3 Behavioural experiments plan

12.4 Behavioural experiments review

Chapter 13: Graded Exposure Therapy: Climbing Ladders to Health

Farrand, P. and Sheppard, M. (2018). Facing Your Fears

This Facing Your Fears workbook will guide you through a CBT technique called ‘Exposure and Habituation’. This technique has been shown to help many people whose lives are affected by a phobia.

Chapter 14: Exposure Therapy and Response Prevention for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Taking on the Challenge

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Self-Help Book (Karina Lovell and Lina Gega)

This book has been designed to help people with OCD to manage their symptoms with support from a mental health facilitator.

14.1 Exposure goal diary

Chapter 15: Worry Management: A Practical Solution to a Problem of Hypotheticals

Farrand, P., Woodford, J. and Small, F. (2019). Managing Your Worries. CEDAR: Exeter University

The Managing your worries workbook will guide you through two specific CBT based techniques called Worry Time and Problem Solving. These techniques have been shown to help many people experiencing difficulties with worry and anxiety.

15.1 Jordan’s areas of my life that are really important to me

15.2 Jordan’s worry worksheet

15.3 Jordan’s my types of worry

15.4 Jordan’s my worry time

15.5 My worry time review

Chapter 16: Problem-Solving: Doing What it Says On the Tin

Farrand, P., Woodford, J. and Small, F. (2019). From Problems to Solutions. CEDAR: Exeter University

The 'From Problems to Solutions' workbook will enable you to identify the type of worries being experieced and then direct to approproate techniques. The techniques have been shown to help many people experiencign anxiety or at times patienta with depression may choose to work on problem solving.

16.1 Example of an LICBT problem-solving worksheet

16.2 Jamie’s problem list

Chapter 20: Low-Intensity CBT: New Horizon or False Dawn

Farrand, P. and Stonebank, H. (2019) Enhancing Resiliency: Finding Inner Strength to Manage the Demands of Clinical Practice. Exeter: Exeter University.

This workbook will help you use resilience enhancement techniques to make facing stresses arising from challenges in our professional and personal lives easier.