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Professional Certificate in CBTProfessional Certificate in CBT Skills

(Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

You will learn to observe, assess, evaluate, and formulate a treatment using the client’s environmental influencers as well as their thoughts, moods, emotions and behaviour. The approaches presented are usable, up-to-date and strongly evidence-based.


WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

For helping professionals (with therapeutic experience) who want to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) into their practice and work.

 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

The Professional Certificate includes an overview of the theoretical underpinnings and application of the CBT approach. You will be introduced to the key diagnostic symptoms of anxiety and the role of its physiological characteristics will be explored. Particular focus is given to disorder specific models for panic and social phobia. There is also an emphasis on  Major Depressive Episode, symptoms, diagnosis and maintenance factors. You are taught the importance of the use of pacing, goal setting and choice of intervention with depressed clients. You will also consider the application of CBT interventions to working with anger. There will be a focus on integration of learning, where participants are given the opportunity to outline and describe how they have integrated the learning from the four core workshops and applied it to their practice


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DOING THIS COURSE? 

 

Upon completion of the course participants will have the relevant knowledge and practical experience to understand and apply CBT interventions to a variety of presentations and issues. The course is designed to complement already existing qualifications by broadening the repertoire of practitioner skills. Experiential aspects of this course will allow participants to integrate theories into practice.

Please note that students have 2 years to complete the course in its entirety from the date of enrolment. Please note that day 1 & day 2 must be completed first. 

Course Details

Venue: Live online 5-day workshop.

 

Duration: 5 days - 30 Hours Programme Weekends (10am - 5pm)


Next Start Date (Full Course): Saturday 25th April 2020

 

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Syllabus:

Day 1: Foundation Level Theory and Practice | 25th April 2020
Day 2: Behavioural & Cognitive Strategies in CBT | 26th April 2020
Day 3: Anxiety - A Cognitive Behavioural Approach | 16th May 2020

Day 4: Depression - A Cognitive Behavioural Approach | 17th May 2020
Day 5: Integration/Assessment Day | 20th June 2020

 

All course days delivered by Eoin Stephens.

 

Workshops can be taken individually, and/or combined to make up the requirements for the Certificate Course. Please note that students have 2 years to complete the course in its entirety from the date of enrollment. Please note that day 1 & day 2 must be completed first.


Additional Course Requirements: (Before Integration Day)

  • 15 hours of work with clients using CBT
  • 3 sessions with a qualified supervisor to review your client work
  • Poster Presentation


Assessed Award:

PCI COLLEGE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY

 

The course certificate will be awarded once all course requirements, including the assignment, have been received by the College and processed.

 

Recommended assignment submission is ahead of the course Integration Day.

Submissions must be in to the College within 2 years of the start of the programme.

 

 

This is a Continuing Professional Development Course specifically designed for Counsellors & Psychotherapist (including Students) and other helping professionals with therapeutic experience.

 

If you have any questions about your eligibility, contact us at enquiries@pcicollege.ie or 01-4642268.

Introduction Day 1 and Day 2


The initial two days of the Professional Certificate include an overview of the theoretical underpinnings of the CBT approach.  Additionally, therapeutic interventions introduced are practiced and skills developed through experiential learning, building confidence and developing the ability.  The material is presented using PowerPoint and DVD’s, role plays, lively discussions and tutor demonstrations are used to facilitate learning.  

Objectives of the Two Introductory Days

Students can expect to:
•    Be introduced to the theory of CBT
•    Become familiar with assessment considerations
•    Identify and work with Negative Automatic Thoughts, Assumptions and Core Beliefs
•    Learn and practice key cognitive and behavioural interventions
•    Develop an understanding of guided discovery and practice the use of Socratic Questions
•    Begin to understand the idea of case formulation

Day 3: CBT for Anxiety

This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the key diagnostic symptoms of anxiety and the role of its physiological characteristics will be explored.  Particular focus is given to disorder-specific models for panic and social phobia.  Experiential learning in the application of these models with the use of case studies will be an important feature of the day.  

Objectives of Day 3

Students can expect to:
•    Become familiar with standardised measures used in the diagnosis of anxiety disorders
•    Be introduced to the generic cognitive model of anxiety
•  Gain an understanding of the maintenance models for both panic and social anxiety disorder
•    Choose and implement appropriate interventions in the treatment of anxiety
•    Learn how to provide the client with the rationale for the use of various interventions
•    Design, implement and review a behavioural experiment using  a case study example

Day 4: CBT for Depression

This workshop focuses on Major Depressive Episode, symptoms, diagnosis and maintenance factors.  Participants are taught the importance of the use of pacing, goal setting and choice of intervention with depressed clients.  Participants will be provided with the opportunity to role-play specific cognitive and behavioural techniques and will be given valuable feedback to enhance learning. 

Objectives of Day 4

Students can expect to:
•    Deepen their understanding of the clinical features of depression
•    Become familiar with standardised measures used in the diagnosis of depression
•    Be introduced to the cognitive model of depression
•    Practice the use of the thought diary as a key cognitive intervention
•    Learn the value of behavioural activation with depressed clients
•    Become familiar with the positive data log and its appropriate application

Day 5: Integration Day

The Integration Day takes place in a relaxed atmosphere, where participants are given the opportunity to outline and describe how they have integrated the learning from the four core workshops and applied it to their practice. Each member in the group will be provided with feedback and assessed using the following criteria:

•    Understanding and prioritising of main presenting problems
•    Understanding the maintenance of presenting problem
•    Identification of the three levels of thinking 
•    Use of cognitive Interventions
•    Use of behavioural Interventions
•    Personal application of the CBT approach 
•    Integration on approach to current work practice
•    Development of a case formulation

Participants will be expected to submit relevant documentation supporting the evidence of 15 hours of client work and 3 hours of supervision on the day.





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What our Students Say

“....Very practical.....The course is extremely helpful, I am looking forward to doing more days so that I can really process what I have learned!”
Barbara Reid - Professional Certificate in CBT

What our Students Say

"...Excellent drawing all the concepts of CBT together. Very coherent & aided me tremendously. It was an excellent day and it knitted everything together nicely"
Tiernan Williams - Professional Certificate in CBT
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