Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Training
This intensive 2-day programme based workshop covers the theory and practice of cognitive-behavioural therapy and training. Some of the topics included are agenda setting, thinking errors (ie cognitive distortions), downward arrow, the importance of homework assignments, and the use of daily thought records/dysfunctional thought forms. These issues and techniques and their application to the treatment of stress, depression, phobias and anxiety are also covered. A video will be shown to demonstrate some of the techniques. Learners will have the opportunity to practise some of these techniques in small group work. Handouts, questionnaires, and a manual are provided.
For the purposes of skills training, learners should be prepared to discuss one problem in small group work. Normal rules of confidentiality apply.
To provide an introduction to the theory and practice of cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) with particular emphasis on A.T. Beck’s cognitive therapy (CT).
This 2-day course will help learners to:
Define Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in terms suitable for clients
Understand the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours
Distinguish between thoughts and feelings
Learn the main features of CBT practice
Be introduced to a map of the CBT competencies for depression and anxiety disorders
Gain practice in teaching the cognitive model
Gain knowledge of the hierarchical organisation of thinking with reference to automatic thoughts, intermediate and core beliefs
Undertake a problem assessment
Learn about the structure a typical therapy session
Develop skills in eliciting and examining negative automatic thoughts (NATS) and developing alternative responses to them
Gain practice in using a CBT Daily Thought Record
Gain practice in homework negotiation
POST PROGRAMME REVIEW & CERTIFICATE
A CPD certificate is provided for all attendees. Learners wishing to obtain a Certificate of Achievement need to submit a 750 word Post Programme Review.
The trainers are Prof Stephen Palmer PhD and/or Kasia Szymanska who are Chartered Psychologists and BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapists. Since the 1990s they have both co-authored books, chapters and articles on CBT.
This programme is British Psychological Society Learning Centre approved for the purposes of CPD.