MHT13 – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training

This course explores Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT) which has become one of the main models for counselling in recent years. At the heart of CBT lies the idea that the negative and unrealistic ways in which people think about themselves is the root of their emotional and behavioural difficulties. Two aspects of thinking; thoughts and underlying beliefs are particularly relevant to CBT and will be examined.

Learn about how this focused, short-term therapy aims to enable clients to change unhelpful thinking and behaviour. You may also gain greater self-awareness.

This introductory course be delivered in one day format or extended over a period of time to meet the more complex training needs of your organisation. It aims to equip individuals with a set of foundation skills in CBT covering the theory, principles and applications of CBT.

This workshop is ideal for the beginner. That said it will also help more skilled therapist advance their knowledge base and skill sets.

  • Basic principles and theory and the theoretical background;
  • The basic tools and techniques of CBT;
  • Application to common mental health problems and maladaptive cognitive processes;

What topics will we cover?

The programme will include the following:

  • Introduction to the theory behind CBT;
  • Introduction to key concepts (such as automatic thoughts, conditional and core beliefs);
  • Case studies and illustrations

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the basic relation between thoughts and emotions.
  • Identity maladaptive cognitions within individuals (and within the self ) (e.g. automatic thoughts, conditional and core beliefs).
  • Apply CBT principles in a practical environment.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

  • The course is introductory level and is aimed at students who have little or no knowledge of CBT. It is also suitable for trainee and practising counsellors who want to know more about CBT.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

  • The course will be taught using the aid of handouts and case studies. It will also include discussions, groupwork and role-play (only if members wish to participate in role-plays).


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