Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Training

Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Training

​This intensive 2-day course 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. Participants 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, participants 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 participants to:

• understand the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours

• distinguish between thoughts and feelings

• learn the main features of CBT practice

• gain practice in teaching the cognitive model

• undertake a problem assessment

• develop skills in eliciting and examining negative automatic thoughts (NATS) and developing alternative responses to them

• gain practice in homework negotiation

The trainers are Prof Stephen Palmer PhD and Kasia Szymanska who are Chartered Psychologists and BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapists. They have both co-authored books on CBT.

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