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Certificate in Developing Skills in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Why take this CBT course?

This skills based, distance learning, tutor supported course covers practical
Insights into the methods and techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The Certificate in Developing Skills in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) course is aimed at people in the caring and training professions and those who wish to broaden their CBT and counselling skills.

The course is designed to be relevant and practical. It applies CBT to a number of key areas. These include: Couple and Family Relationships, Depression, Anxiety (and Phobias), Anger and Violence, Pastoral and Spiritual issues.

Learning Method

On-line/Distance Learning


Course Details

Course Number: 150
Course Fee: £239.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £59.75 (0% APR), followed by 3 monthly payments of £59.75
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Course Info
Course Content
CBT is a series of strategies specifically targeted at an individual’s disorder.
These can include:
  • cognitive therapy
  • relaxation
  • breathing techniques
  • interceptive exposure

People with specific issues such as panic attacks, depression, anxiety, anger, etc. are helped by teaching them to control their thought patterns instead of their thought patterns controlling them.
You are introduced to the ABC Model of counselling. This describes the interaction between the clients’ behaviours, feelings and thoughts.
You are also taught to identify errors in thinking and to challenge damaging beliefs your clients may have. The aim is to enhance your effectiveness as a counsellor by teaching you the skills and the techniques of CBT, through providing case studies, illustrations, practical activities and assignments.

Materials supplied with this course
The course materials consist of 10 lessons and 5 tutor marked assignments, supplemented with suggested background reading.

Linkages to other courses
The certificate serves as the foundation module of the Institutes Diploma in CBT (Course 2000)

Credit Rated or CPD
In addition to the course certificate successful candidates will be awarded a certificate of CPD. Should you wish academic credit rating for this subject see course UD1000 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which consists of three independently SCQF credit rated modules. 

Cost (Special offer now £239.00)
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £59.75,
followed by 3 monthly payments of £59.75

Enrolling for the Diploma offers a saving of £41.00 over enrolling for the 2 Diploma modules separately.

Student Reviews
Mark Anthony Ansonia
“A great course. Excellent value for money.”
St Mary Bourne, Hants
Submitted 4698 days ago
Philip Hyde
“My tutor was excellent. I found his help and support just right. His comments were helpful and encouraging. As well as helping me help my patients the course also helped me personally by making me consider my own thoughts and beliefs.”
Mexborough, South Yorkshire
Submitted 4698 days ago
Tracey Hewitt
“Thank you once again for your speedy reply and for your wonderful help and feedback during my course, which has helped me greatly. I am a Person-Centred Counsellor (Graduate Diploma level) and work for a bereavement and life changing illness service called the Dove Service. I am already finding the CBT course has been extremely useful in my work with my clients. I have really enjoyed the course.”
Submitted 4698 days ago
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