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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: what it is, what it's not and how it can be useful.


Oct 18, 2018

Ever wondered how CBT fits with ideas about health and wellbeing from more spiritual perspectives? 

A BABCP outreach event held in a local Glasgow mosque in Summer 2018 explored just this. 

Saiqa Naz, Chair of the BABCP’s Equality and Culture SIG, Shayhk Abdul Aziz Ahmed and Dr Aman Durrani all speak to Dr Lucy Maddox.

Show notes:

If you want to know more, check out these resources...


Andrew Beck has written an article in the Sept 2016 edition of CBT Today, on page 14, available here: on Helping To Deal With Racism As A Therapist.

Saiqa Naz has written an article on p15 of this issue of CBT Today, available here: on Working as a BME CBT Therapist.


Badri, M. (2013). Abu Zayd al-Balkhi’s sustenance of the soul: The cognitive behavior therapy of a ninth century physician. International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT).

Beck, A. (2016). Transcultural cognitive behaviour therapy for anxiety and depression: A practical guide. Routledge.


To watch the outreach event in full, you can access three videos here:

1) Coping with Stress and Anxiety 1/3: A spiritual and cultural perspective, Shaykh Abdul Aziz Ahmed

2) Coping with Stress and Anxiety 2/3: A psychological perspective, Saiqa Naz

3) Coping with Stress and Anxiety 3/3: Q&A


British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies