Date & Time: Friday 17th February 2017 (moved from 04/11/16) from 9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue: The Friends’ Meeting House Manchester, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS
Presented by John Swan and Bob MacVicar

Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) is to date the only psychological
therapy specifically developed (McCullough 2000, McCullough 2003, McCullough 2006) to meet the
challenges presented to therapists when working with the persistently, or, chronically depressed patient
(Keller 2000, Swan, MacVicar et al. 2014).

CBASP has been demonstrated in a number of studies to offer some benefit to those depressed people
most difficult to treat; people who have been depressed for 2 or more years with less than 8 weeks of
feeling well in that period. Our experience is that "standard" or "formal" CBT does not seem to impact on
the persistently or chronically depressed; hence our interest in and use of CBASP.

This workshop aims to introduce delegates to the CBASP model, its origins and practical application in
clinical practice. It will aim to provide insights into the main features of CBASP and show how these may
be carried out when treating people presenting with persistent depression, with DVD footage.

This workshop is designed as an introduction or primer, and people interested in the approach are
encouraged to attend further training and supervision. Three-day workshops are provided in Scotland on
a regular basis and enquiries can be made to the presenters.

For more information download the workshop flyer.