MHT13 – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training

This course explores Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT) – the main models for counselling in recent years.

This introductory course be delivered in a short form or extended over a period of time. This allows teams to grow their knowledge, skills and developments at their own pace.

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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