Self Study: $243 Tutored: $410
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Course
A Distance Learning Diploma Course of 10 Lessons
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is a therapy that focuses on assessing the particular ways in which individuals think, behave, perceive, act and react. This knowledge will equip the therapist, or individual, to deal successfully, with their own or their client’s, behavioural, emotional and social challenges.
CBT is a powerful and practical tool for personal exploration, problem solving and development. CBT therapists work to unlock and release the potential within their clients, to bring about ‘major positive improvements’ and changes in their lives by focusing upon presenting issues and offering a more balanced and focused ways of looking at, addressing and handling such matters, with a more positive outcome. Additionally this therapy offers ‘strategies and techniques’ for addressing and dispelling negative thought processes/patterns. CBT offers the sufferer of panic disorders/ agoraphobia and many other similar ailments, the solution of learning, by practice and repetition, new ways of dealing with difficult situations and the anxieties they may cause.
This subject is complemented by our Life Coaching Course.
• History & Origins of CBT
• CBT Distinctive Characteristics
• Teaching and Learning Coping skills
• Problem solving solutions
• Changing behaviours and beliefs
• Solving life problems
• Dealing with negative thoughts
• Establishing the therapeutic relationship (practitioner and client)
• Boundary issues
• ABC Model – Activating events-Beliefs-Consequences
• Balancing Statements and exercise
• Disclosure and Consent Techniques (used during the consultations)
• Cognitions (thought or visual image to focus attention on)
• Cognitive Techniques (diary keeping, worksheets, turning questions to statements, using distraction methods)
• Behavioural Techniques (turning negative thoughts into positive statements)
• Activity scheduling
• Physical Techniques (Relaxation, Controlled breathing, Sleep management, physical exercise)
• Understanding the Assumptions and Beliefs of your client
• The Socratic question and answer method
• Anxiety and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorders)
• Anger, Depression and Stress
• Self Esteem, Alcohol & Drug Addiction and Eating Disorders
• Self Awareness & Mindfulness
• The CBT Therapist and their Clinic
• Client Consultations and treatment sessions
• Real life ‘case study’ from a Professional CBT Practitioner
The course covers the history, techniques and applications that go to make up the CBT process, plus a guide to dealing with the most common presenting issues faced by the CBT therapist. Whether you want to work as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist or CBT consultant with your own specialised clinic or simply study for your own benefit – this course could change your life and the way you deal with the world around you completely. Everyone can benefit from the knowledge found in this course.
Those around you will benefit from the balanced and positive approach you will be spreading through the new tuning of your thoughts and awareness. It is also a very ‘highly recommended tool’ for all Holistic Therapists to broaden their skills and knowledge and improve their interpersonal skills with their clients and peers.
Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a CBT practitioner/therapist.
A Practitioner/Therapist Level Qualification is awarded on successful completion of this course. See our Accreditation Page for the list of ‘independent accrediting bodies’ who approve and accredit our courses in the UK and around the World.
I had always found counselling, and how the brain works, very interesting but had never really pursued it until Kathy was unable to complete her Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) course and I took it over.
I had recently had a bad time at work, which resulted in having counselling myself, so I grabbed the chance to do the course as it would help me, if nothing else. I thoroughly enjoyed the subject and, upon successful completion, I actually felt that I had achieved something important for my future.
I have not looked back and now I am actually working with my ‘first client’ and feel that I am doing something worthwhile with my life and have just enrolled on the Psychotherapy & Counselling course as this is the direction I want my life to go in.
The course has provided all the tools that I need and is very much a tangible qualification for working as a Therapist.
I really enjoyed working on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course. I am finding the other courses just as enjoyable too. They have been beneficial to the work that I do, and I have already put into practice what I have learnt.
This type of distance learning suits me because I can choose when I work on the modules.
I use CBT in school with sixth-form children having mainly eating disorders and anger issues. This course has been invaluable in structuring the approach to practical work. The methods described do actually work and I feel they have really enhanced the lives of a number of children who would otherwise have been labelled difficult or disruptive. Many thanks for a really amazing course.
Which distance learning study method should you choose?
Self Study: We recommend this more economical study method to students who are already familiar with studying and those who require the minimum amount of feedback with their coursework.
Tutored: This study method provides that extra support from a ‘Professional Tutor,’ by email, for people who like or need additional encouragement and feedback throughout their studies.