CBT in Palliative Care
Aisling Kearney is a Senior Medical Social Worker at Galway Hospice Foundation. Aisling has a strong interest in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in cancer and palliative care and she used her €2000 Education Fellowship Award to visit St Christopher’s Hospice, Sydenham, London.
During her time visit, she attended the ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in cancer and palliative care ‘first aid training’ which was delivered by the hospice and she met with a number of professionals who utilise CBT as part of their practice, including Kathy Burn, Clinical Nurse Specialist and CBT Therapist, St Christopher’s Hospice and Dr Stirling Moorey Head of Psychotherapy, National Division CBT Service, Maudsley Hospital.
Following her visit, Aisling produced a report which details her fellowship visit including a review of the academic literature regarding the use of CBT in palliative care and details of the development of the CBT clinic in St Christopher’s Hospice. As a result of her visit Aisling will delivered a presentation to the AIIHPC and colleagues within the Galway Hospice Foundation. Aisling will also be working to develop and integrate the resources she gathered during her visit into practice.