Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

The comprehensive Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Course will teach you a wide range of CBT techniques. These will help you to identify and change any of your own thoughts and behaviours that may be limiting your progress in life. In addition, it will aid you in helping others to do the same.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a popular form of psychotherapy that's widely used by psychologists, counsellors and mental health clinicians. It has become the treatment of choice for many disorders. Depression, anxiety and problems with anger can all be treated, due to the sound empirical basis for its effectiveness.

This CBT Course begins with the history of the fields it belongs to: cognitive psychology and behavioural psychology.

From here, you will go on to familiarise yourself with psychological theories of emotions. You'll learn about how feelings are experienced on a physiological level. And then you'll see 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. As a CBT counsellor, it is important to understand the process of change one undergoes. The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Course outlines the stages of change. It also examines the motivations behind making changes.

If your intention is to ultimately work as a counsellor, you will need to not only understand the techniques used, but what the job entails. You'll also need to become accustomed to the skills needed. This course outlines the personal and counselling-specific skills you'll need to embody the role. It goes over the counselling process itself, and the professional and ethical constraints you must adhere to. It also digs into how to look after your personal mental and emotional wellbeing.

To further deepen your understanding of counselling, you will explore the history of psychology. This will provide a greater understanding of human feelings, abilities and personalities. You'll 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. In this way, you'll see 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. It starts off with how to plan a session with your client, and gives tips on how you set take-away tasks for clients to complete outside of session time.

From here, you’ll move onto some basic cognitive behaviour techniques. These include identifying and challenging automatic thoughts, altering cognitive distortions, thought stopping, and challenging core beliefs.

The symptoms of depression, anxiety, phobias, insomnia and anger management are detailed in full. You'll learn the specific advanced CBT intervention technique you can offer clients suffering from each of them too. The course also explains Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Solution-focused Brief Therapy. These are two CBT variants. 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 CBT Course concludes by leading you through two case studies. 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. These 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

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Part 1: Video - Introduction to CBT
  • Part 2: Introduction
  • Part 3: History of Behavioural Psychology
  • Testing Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Introduction and Theories
  • Part 2: Biological Component of Emotion
  • Part 3: Expression of Emotion
  • Testing Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Motivation to Change
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Steps to Becoming an Effective Counsellor
  • Part 2: Basic Counselling Skills
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Video - Client Considerations
  • Part 2: The Counselling Process
  • Part 3: Identifying and Setting Goals
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Reasons to be a Counsellor and Professional Boundaries
  • Part 2: Ethical Codes
  • Part 3: Burnout
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Developmental Psychology
  • Part 2: Psychotherapy
  • Part 3: Humanism
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Introducton to CBT Principles
  • Part 2: Irrational Belief Patterns
  • Part 3: The ABC Model: Antecedents - Behaviour - Consequence
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Video - Client Consultation
  • Part 2: Session Structure
  • Part 3: Homework
  • Part 4: Video - End of the Session
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Automatic Thoughts
  • Part 2: Altering Cognitive Distortions
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Part 1: Thought Stopping
  • Part 2: Challenging Core Beliefs
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 11 Assessment
  • Part 1: Symptoms of Depression
  • Part 2: Immobilisation
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 12 Assessment
  • Part 1: Symptoms of Anxiety
  • Part 2: Relaxation
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 13 Assessment
  • Part 1: Types and Symptoms
  • Part 2: Systematic Desensitisation
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 14 Assessment
  • Part 1: Symptoms of Insomnia
  • Part 2: Sleep Diary
  • Part 3: Sleep Restriction Method
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 15 Assessment
  • Part 1: Recognising Abnormal Levels of Anger
  • Part 2: Anger Control
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 16 Assessment
  • Part 1: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Part 2: Skills Training
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 17 Assessment
  • Part 1: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Part 2: Steps in SFBT
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 18 Assessment
  • Case Study I
  • Case Study II
  • Final Course Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Course provides a foundational level of knowledge. You can use this to either pursue further training, such as our own Advanced CBT Diploma Course, or a full-time qualification. The latter may allow you to pursue a career in counselling.

You can also study the course to see how CBT could help you in overcoming any problems you may have with depression, anxiety or anger. Those currently working in caring and counselling roles may be able to use the course to count towards your CPD requirements.

Accreditations

The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Many Centre of Excellence courses are Fully Accredited by the world’s leading professional membership association for natural medicine – The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA).

You can apply to join The CMA as a Student Member while you are still studying, and if you do so you will be eligible to use the post nominal letters SCMA after your name.

Upon graduation from a CMA Registered course you will be eligible to apply for CMA Membership and this will give you numerous professional benefits including being able to use the letters MCMA after your name – Member of The Complementary Medical Association. This will demonstrate your commitment to excellence and professionalism in the natural healthcare field.

Register with The CMA as a Student or fully qualified Practitioner via The CMA website where you will be asked to submit your certificate of graduation, and proof of insurance.

The CMA’s recommended insurers are Westminster global.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme 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 £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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As part of this course you will learn a a variety of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques that will help you to identify and challenge any of your own thoughts and behaviours that may be impeding your progress in life. Additionally, it will teach you how to aid others to do the same.

Studying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a wonderful opportunity. Being able to learn how to use CBT techniques to overcome problems with anxiety, anger, depression or any other unhelpful thought behaviours can transform your life for the better. You can also use these skills to help others (should you wish to pursue a career in counselling).

Yes! The Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) course is an accredited Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points. Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates: a certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course. It is fully accredited by the Complementary Medical Association (CMA), the world's leading professional membership for natural medicine.

Yes! We offer an online CBT Audio course as well.

CBT stands for "Cognitive Behavioural Therapy", which is a type of psychological treatment that focuses on identifying and changing negative patterns of thinking and behaviour to improve mental health and well-being.

CBT works by helping individuals to become more aware of their negative thought patterns and the behaviours that stem from those thoughts. Using techniques such as cognitive restructuring and behaviour modification, CBT helps individuals to develop more positive and adaptive ways of thinking and behaving.

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