Nick Grey presents in Queensland in August

A little less conversation, a little more action please! Using behavioural experiments in CBT’ & Working with trauma memories in PTSD and Complex PTSD’


Nick Grey is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Research and Training Fellow at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT) and University of Sussex. Prior to this he was Joint Clinical Director at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He has worked clinically across primary, secondary and tertiary care. He has been a member of the Wellcome Trust Anxiety Disorder Group led by David Clark and Anke Ehlers since 2000. He is the editor of A Casebook of Cognitive Therapy for Traumatic Stress Reactions (2009, Routledge), co-editor of How to be a More Effective CBT Therapist (2014, Wiley), co-author of Manage Your Mind (2018, OUP) and co-author of the forthcoming treatment manual Cognitive Therapy for PTSD: A Therapist’s Guide (OUP). He is a Fellow of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and is an accredited CBT practitioner, supervisor and trainer.

Friday 24th of August at The Innovation Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast, QLD.

9.00am – 5.00pm, registrations from 8.30am. Tea, coffee and water will be available on arrival. Morning and afternoon tea, and lunch will also be provided.

Dr Grey’s workshops are being hosted jointly by the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (QLD Section), The Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA), and the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute.                         

The first workshop will focus on Behavioural Experiments, which are one of the most powerful means to cognitive change. They are now used in all contemporary CBT approaches. This workshop will help participants use behavioural experiments most effectively with their clients. It will describe when to and how best to set the cognitive platform for behavioural experiments. There will be videos of behavioural experiments both inside and outside the therapy office. There will be opportunity for participants to reflect on their own work and to discuss how to overcome obstacles to effective use of behavioural experiments.

The second workshop will focus on working with Trauma Memories, highlighting the use of memory-focused techniques from Cognitive Therapy for PTSD. This includes reliving/exposure, written narratives, stimulus discrimination, and site visits. The timing of such techniques within an overall treatment program will be discussed. This is particularly an issue when people have experienced multiple traumatic events, in both childhood and adulthood, who may have difficulties with regulating emotion, including dissociation, developing and sustaining relationships, and believing oneself to be worthless or defeated. The use of memory-focused techniques within established phase-based models for such presentations will be highlighted.

Recommended reading

  • Bennett-Levy, J., Butler, G., Fennell, M., Hackmann, A., Mueller, M., & Westbrook, D. (2004). Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy. Oxford University Press.
  • Grey, N., (ed) (2009). A casebook of Cognitive Therapy for Traumatic Stress Reactions. Routledge.

Registration – Please use this link to register online:

 ACPA members, please use the Promo Code ACPA during the registration process to receive the $120.00 rate.