This presentation was created to train Polish Mental Health Workers to conduct Psychological First Aid with Ukrainian refugees. It is also relevant to a wider range of disasters.

It is available in English and Polish languages.

The WCCBT Response to Covid-19

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Strategies to Improve Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

While a number of countries across the world are seeing the impact of Covid19 reducing this is not the case everywhere and the psychological impact of the pandemic will continue for a long time yet. In addition, new areas such as long covid reactions and vaccine hesitancy will require support from CBT practitioners and work is already developing in this area.

Dr Sarah Egan has updated the WCCBT resource guide for the World Confederation and it can be download here.

There is also a dropbox link dl=0  to a short video on the Australian/UK guide summarising the impact of the self help guide that was first developed by Sarah for WCCBT and is now used  in Australia

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Strategies to Improve Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an umbrella term for a wide range of evidence-based cognitive and behavioural psychotherapies that involve techniques and strategies to help address unhelpful thinking and behaviour across many psychological issues, including anxiety and depression. Thousands of scientific trials have supported CBT as an effective treatment for a range of psychological problems. The World Confederation of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (WCCBT) is a global alliance of CBT organizations, dedicated in part to the dissemination of this treatment approach…(More)

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Opportunities for continuing professional development

Centre for Clinical Interventions

Psychological Therapy Research Training Resources

New CCI Consumer Modules for Social Anxiety Now Online!

The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) is pleased to announce the release of our latest set of consumer modules  Stepping Out of Social Anxiety.  Since the 2003 release of CCI’s original set of social anxiety modules,Shy No Longer, CCI’s social anxiety treatment program has evolved considerably to reflect the state-of-the-art of the theoretical and empirical literature, and the contributions of CCI’s own applied clinical research program. This culminated in our recent randomised controlled trial which demonstrated that our imagery-enhanced and verbally-based group CBT programs for social anxiety both had effect sizes comparable to the largest effects found in the literature to date.

More information here…

The Australian Association for Cognitive and  Behaviour Therapy (AABCT) have launched an online Master Clinician Webinar series with leading speakers doing mini workshop style presentations (including demonstrations of clinical skills) of either 1.5 or 3 hours duration.  A new one is going to appear each month and the link is

So far they have:

They have also confirmed Marty Antony, David M Clark and Emily Holmes in the coming months

These on-demand webinars are now available  for non-members at the cost of $40 AUD

Books Available as Free PDF Downloads:

Authors: Martin M. Antony & Karen Rowa

Originally published: 2007, New Harbinger Publications

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Description: This book provides step-by-step instructions for overcoming a fear of heights. It begins with a discussion of the nature of height phobias and factors that contribute to their development and maintenance. Next, it discusses how to prepare for treatment (e.g., developing an exposure hierarchy, locating situations to conduct exposure practices, and identifying others who can help with exposure practices (the book also includes a chapter at the end for friends and family members to help their loved one overcome their fear. The core of the treatment program involves graduated exposure to feared situations involving heights. The book also includes information on supplementing exposure therapy with cognitive strategies, as well as information on preventing the fear from returning in the future.

Authors:  Martin M. Antony & Mark A. Watling

Originally published: 2006, New Harbinger Publications

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Description: This book teaches people to overcome their fears of blood, needles, and related situations, using well established, evidence-based treatments.  Many readers may find it most helpful to work with another person (e.g., a therapist, friend, or family member) as they implement the treatment strategies. Chapters 1 and 2 provide general information on the nature and causes of medical and dental fears.  Chapters 3 and 4 prepare the reader for treatment, including developing an exposure hierarchy. Chapters 5, 6, and 7 discuss core treatment strategies, including graduated exposure to feared situations, applied tension for preventing fainting, and challenging beliefs and predictions that contribute to the fear.  Chapter 8 provides tips to prevent the fear from returning, and the final chapter (chapter 9) provides instructions for friends or family members who are helping the individual to overcome their fear.

Authors:  Martin M. Antony & Randi E. McCabe

Originally published: 2005, New Harbinger Publications

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Description: This book contains everything a person needs to know in order to overcome a fear of dogs, cats, birds, mice, spiders, bugs, snakes, or other animals. It begins with a discussion of the nature and causes of animal fears. Next, it discusses how to prepare for treatment, including how to develop an exposure hierarchy, and where to find animals for exposure practices.  For post people, it will be important to include a helper (e.g., a therapist, friend, or family member) to locate the materials needed for exposure and to control the animals during the practices.  The helper should be familiar with the treatment strategies discussed in the book, and they should pay extra attention to the final chapter, which is written specifically for the helper. The treatment strategies are based primarily on exposure therapy – the only approach that has been shown in controlled studies to be effective for overcoming animal-related fears.  The book also discusses how to supplement exposure therapy with cognitive strategies to identify and challenge anxiety-related thinking. Finally, the book discusses strategies for keeping the fear from returning in the future.

Authors:  Martin M. Antony

Originally published: 2004, New Harbinger Publications

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Description:  This book discusses 10 well-established steps, tips, and strategies for managing excessive shyness, social anxiety, and performance-related fears.  These strategies include (1) understanding the nature and causes of social anxiety, (2) planning for treatment, (3) challenging anxiety-related thinking, (4) confronting anxiety-related situations, (5) improving communication skills (e.g., making small talk), (6) medications (note that although most of this chapter is still accurate, there are a few newer medications that are missing from this chapter, and a few older medications that are no longer used), (7) strategies for coping with rejection, (8) strategies for meeting new people, (9) overcoming fear of public speaking, and (10) dealing with perfectionism.