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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a popular form of psychotherapy that is now widely used by psychologists, counsellors and mental health clinicians. It has become the treatment of choice for many disorders, such as depression, anxiety and problems with anger, due to the sound empirical basis for its effectiveness.
The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Diploma Course begins by introducing you to the subject and history of the wider fields from which it belongs: cognitive psychology and behavioural psychology.
From here you will go on to familiarise yourself with psychological theories of emotions, how feelings are experienced on a physiological level, and how the way we experience emotions is influenced by our thought processes and our behaviour.
Many CBT techniques work to target thoughts that influence our emotions and, as a CBT counsellor, it is important to understand the process of change one undergoes. The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Diploma Course outlines the stages of change and the motivations behind making changes.
If your intention is to ultimately work as a counsellor, you will need to not just to understand the techniques used but what the job entails and the skills needed. This course outlines the personal and counselling-specific skills you will need to embody the role, the counselling process itself, and the professional and ethical constraints you must adhere to, as well as looking at how to look after your personal mental and emotional wellbeing.
To further deepen your understanding of counselling, you will explore the history of psychology, which will provide a greater understanding of human feelings, abilities and personalities, and study the following counselling approaches developmental psychology, psychotherapy and humanism. Rounding out your knowledge of the theories behind counselling, you will be guided through the principles of CBT and how it can be used to challenge negative thought patterns and install new, positive behaviours.
The course takes you through the practical application of CBT in counselling. Starting off with how to plan a session with your client and some tips on how you set take-away tasks for clients to complete outside of session time.
From here youll move onto some basic cognitive behaviour techniques: identifying and challenging automatic thoughts, altering cognitive distortions, thought stopping, and challenging core beliefs.
The symptoms of the following issues are detailed in full, along with the specific advanced CBT intervention technique you can offer clients suffering from each of them: depression, anxiety, phobias, insomnia, anger management. The course also explains two CBT variants: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Solution-focused Brief Therapy. In each, the reasons behind the new approach are explained, along with how it differs from CBT and a brief overview of its structure.
The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Diploma Course concludes by leading you through two case studies, where you can reflect on ideas as they arise and test your newly-acquired CBT knowledge.
In addition to written materials, the course includes the following 4 videos, presented by a CBT Therapist, which cover some of the practical aspects of working with clients:
- Introduction to CBT
- Client Considerations
- Client Consultation
- End of the Session
Upon completion of this course, students will have developed an understanding of the following:
- Various counselling approaches
- The process of change
- Professional considerations
- Core CBT concepts
- Basic cognitive behavioural techniques
- Advanced techniques for specific applications
- Variations of CBT
Outcome / Qualification etc.
This course isregistered withthe CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.
Upon completion of your course assessments, you canreceive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional 15).
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.
Training Course Content
Module 1: What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 2: Human Emotions (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 3: Levels of Change (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 4: Counselling Skills I (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 5: Counselling Skills II (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 6: Counselling Skills III (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 7: Counselling Approaches (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 8: Introduction to CBT Principles (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 9: Planning a CBT Session (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 10: Basic Cognitive Behaviour Techniques (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 11: CBT Techniques Continued (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 12: CBT Applications: Depression (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 13: CBT Applications: Anxiety (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 14: CBT Applications: Phobias (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 15: CBT Applications: Insomnia (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 16: CBT Applications: Anger Management (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 17: CBT Variation I (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 18: CBT Variation II (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 19: Case Study I (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 20: Case Study II (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
Module 21: Course Assessment (Karen White) (Karen White) (Margaret Roberts)
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