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Applying CBT and coping theory to psycho-oncology and other chronic illnesses

Event number: 18927
6.5 CPD hours
APS Institute CPD
Presenter(s): A/Prof David Horne


Level of Learning: Introductory

David conducted a highly successful webinar last year on assisting cancer patients. This full-day workshop offers an examination of therapeutic approaches to enhancing patient coping skills with a number of chronic diseases but with a particular focus on coping theory and using CBT to assist cancer patients.

Learning Outcomes:

This workshop is designed to help participants: 

•Gain an understanding of the Lazarus & Folkman transactional model of stress apprailsal and coping styles.

•Be able to differentiate between Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Appraisalsin stressful situations encountered in working with cancer patients.

•Be able to identify avoidant coping and approach coping using: Planful Problem Solving, Emotion Focused Coping and Meaningful/Existential Coping; in the context of working with cancer patients who have to cope with both the disease itself and distressful treatments.

•Be able to apply to apply the knowledge of coping theory and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to address Cancer Patients’s needs.

•Be able to determine levels and types of CBT to be used to enhance an individual cancer patient’s needs.

•Design a specific intervention for preparing a cancer patient to cope effectively with painful, threatening medical and surgical procedures.

•Know how to manage acute stress and panic patient reactions in medical and surgical situations.


Workshop Location


About the presenter(s)

David J de L Horne has many years of experience as a clinical psychologist and CBT therapist. Throughout his long career he has translated his knowledge of psychology, and particularly CBT, to research and clinical practice that benefits people suffering from serious medical conditions, as well as those with psychiatric disorders. Currently David works in private practice and maintains a strong interest in developments in CBT and psycho-oncology. He is an active member of the International Psycho-Oncology Society often running workshops at the annual conferences and refereeing journal articles.


Online registration

East Ballina

Quality Inn Ballina
Compton Drive (Corner Cedar Crescent)
East Ballina, NSW 2478
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 16/9/2017
End date: 16/9/2017
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm (registration from 8.45am)


This is a one-day workshop

Early Bird:
Early Bird closes 1 month prior to commencement of chosen workshop
APS Member $200
APS Student Member $150
Non Member $480

APS Member $200
APS Student Member $150
Non Member $350


APS Institute in collaboration with APS North NSW Branch
Contact Sarah Allen - APS Institute Events Team
03 8662 3300