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BPS Approved CBT: Introductory Certificate (3 days)

History of CBT. What is CBT now? Goal setting (SMART). Structure of sessions, therapeutic alliance Agenda setting/session bridging. Maintenance formulation. Hot Cross Bun. Basic CBT conceptualization. Thinking errors. Working with cognition (hot cognition, thought records) Cognitive restructuring: Socratic Method, balance of evidence table Homework effect on treatment outcome – how to set up homework tasks, CBT developmental model (J Beck), Characteristics of core beliefs and dysfunctional assumptions, Identifying core beliefs downward arrow technique, Eliciting negative assumptions and modifying them, Techniques to modify dysfunctional assumption and beliefs, Positive thought log and other techniques to modify higher order cognitions, Setting up behavioural experiments / surveys, Designing behavioural experiments to confirm or disconfirm those beliefs, Principle of Behavioural Activation. Explain how to fill in an activity log, Alternative, additional behavioural methods (exposure, desensitization), Functional analysis, Classical ABC, Modification of antecedents and consequences, Role of Monitoring, Scales and standardised questionnaires, Progress monitoring formal scales, self-constructed scales, Closure of therapy – therapy blue print and relapse prevention, How to formulate a treatment plan

Details of course structure, venues, dates and fees: www.bit.ly/CBTCertificate

BPS Approved Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT (486 hours)

Details of course structure, venues, dates and fees: http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/CBT.shtml