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Free Webinars for Mental Health Professionals

The APT’s Free 1-hour Wednesday Webinars.

This page covers the FREE webinars for mental health professionals and others, to help you help people get through the COVID-19 crisis as well as they possibly can do. (For full details of your distance learning options click here).

The Association for Psychological Therapies' key principle is to offer the most relevant and engaging input for mental health professionals (in this case, to help you help people get through the COVID-19 crisis), and every Wednesday from the 8th April we hosted a series of FREE live webinars to help you help people get through the COVID-19 crisis as well as they possibly can do. Below is the programme we offered and the recordings taken from each webinar.

Past dates and recordings:


Wednesday 17th June


5 Covid-Specific thoughts from CBT. Speaker: Dr William Davies, author of Overcoming Anger and Irritability and Academic Director of the Association for Psychological Therapies.

Questions to the panel, where the questions can be on whatever relevant subject you like (as usual they will be selected and read by Amy George), and the panel consists of all of the mental health professionals who have presented over the past 11 weeks. From Ireland, Malta and the UK they are: Charlie Azzopardi, Rebekah Chadwick, Kairen Cullen, William Davies, Paul Gaffney, Sophie Marshall.  

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Wednesday 10th June


Minding the children during the pandemic: thoughts from an applied psychologist about what parents can do.

Speaker: Dr Kairen Cullen, Educational and Media Psychologist and Writer.

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Wednesday 3rd June


A Brief Introduction to Brief Solution-Focused Therapy and its relevance during the pandemic crisis.

Speaker: Dr Charlie Azzopardi, APT tutor and the founding chair at the Institute of Family Therapy Malta where he now teaches and works, consulting to families, couples, individuals and organisations. Dr Azzopardi is also a RC Airplane enthusiast, a Musician and Artist.

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Wednesday 27th May


An overview of DBT, and what it may have to offer during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaker: Dr William Davies, author of Overcoming Anger and Irritability, author of the RAID Course for extreme behaviour, and Academic Director of the Association for Psychological Therapies.


Wednesday 20th May


Self-soothing in Times of Crisis: using Compassion Focussed Therapy to offer understanding and support in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaker: Dr Rebekah Chadwick. Rebekah is a British Clinical Psychologist, registered in the UK and also in Malta where she is currently living and working. She has worked across a range of settings and is currently working with children and adults in a private interdisciplinary service as well as doing a small amount of volunteering with non-governmental organisations. She often uses principles of Compassion Focussed Therapy in her therapeutic work, and finds it very applicable to thinking about the current pandemic. She is especially interested in maternal mental health and early attachment, as well as developmental trauma and the impacts this can have into adult life. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and rock-climbing, travelling and cooking.

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Wednesday 13th May


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the COVID Crisis: an overview of ACT and how we can apply it simply and practically to help people get through the crisis, and with minimum post crisis effects.

Speaker: Dr William Davies, author of Overcoming Anger and Irritability, author of the RAID Course for extreme behaviour, and Academic Director of the Association for Psychological Therapies.

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Wednesday 6th May


Addressing Domestic Abuse under lockdown: a positive, constructional, RAID, approach.

Speaker: Dr William Davies, author of Overcoming Anger and Irritability, author of the RAID Course for extreme behaviour, and Academic Director of the Association for Psychological Therapies.

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Wednesday 29th April


When the 5000-1 event happens: What the Leicester City FC story can teach us about getting through the COVID-19 crisis.

Speaker: Dr Paul Gaffney is service lead for the Primary Care Psychology Service in Cavan, Ireland, Lead Consultant in High Performance Sport Clinical Psychology with the Sport Ireland Institute, and a Consultant Tutor with the APT. He has also written books including The Family Game: What sport & psychology teach us about parenting (2018).

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Wednesday 22nd April 2020.


First Aid for health anxiety: Helping people cope with their health anxieties when health anxiety is entirely justified. Dr Sophie Marshall. Consultant forensic and clinical psychologist.

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Wednesday 15th April 2020


A webinar in two parts;

1. Attendees share ideas and progress about how well they are doing in supporting others – friends, family, patients - to get through the crisis.

2. Understanding the financial impact of COVID-19 on small and medium enterprises: a candid interview with Steve Wenlock, printer.

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Wednesday 8th April 2020


Helping people get through quarantine and social isolation. A review of Brooks et al’s paper The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: a rapid review of the evidence. Dr William Davies, Consultant Psychologist, CEO of the APT.

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