Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

This helpful, informative and stimulating course is designed to introduce the student to the theory and practice of CBT. It explores the basic premises of CBT, explains how to distinguish between thoughts and beliefs, shows you how to challenge faulty, maladaptive thinking and helps you to apply CBT constructs and tools.

Specifically this course will discuss the following: identifying, challenging and changing clients’ faulty thoughts and beliefs; understanding common cognitive errors; the role of rules in faulty, maladaptive thinking; the role of homework in CBT; the ABC model; how to use CBT constructs and tools such as a DRDT, the Downward Arrow Technique, the Dysfunctional Attitude Scale, Socratic Questioning and Guided Discovery, and the use of self-monitoring and graded task performance. In addition to this, we will clearly demonstrate how CBT theory, strategies and tools can be used to help clients with relationship concerns, or who are struggling with depression, with anxiety, or with feelings of anger and hostility.

There is no prior knowledge or experience required to embark on this rewarding certificate course. You are free to commence at a time that suits your schedule – and then continue at your pace for a period of six months. Full tutor support is provided for this course.

Click here for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Syllabus

Suggested textbook for the course (to be purchased by the student)

Trower, P., Jones, J., Dryden, W., & Casey, A. (2011). Cognitive Behavioural Counselling in Action. SAGE: London.