The Understanding Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Course is designed for students who which to gain further knowledge in CBT. It is ideal for people who may be working in the statutory or voluntary sectors with those who have mental health issues. Nurses, counsellors, prison officers, probation workers, psychotherapists and other mental health workers may find this course invaluable for useful skills and therapeutic interventions.

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach that aims to influence dysfunctional emotions, behaviours and cognitions through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of many mental health conditions. It is therefore one of the most commonly used therapies in the private and statutory sectors. CBT is based on the theory that it's not events themselves that upset us, but the meanings we attach to them.

On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 4 Certificate Award.

Joining the Counselling Society:

After completing this course we recommend that you join the National Counselling Society. The National Counselling Society offers only one grade of membership - Accredited member (MCS Acc). To become an Accredited Member, you will need to be awarded 100 points from an overall framework of measures. This course will allow for 30 points in total. You can contact the Counselling Society for more information on how to gain further points.

Accreditation Elements:

 

 

Distance Learning Course

30 Points

Supervised Practice

Up to 50 points

Personal Statement

Up to 20 points

Placement (s)

Up to 20 points

Personal Counselling Received

Up to 20 points

Interview (if required)

Up to 20 points

CPD Workshops

Up to 20 points

Evidence of Client Success

Up to 20 points

Case Studies

Up to 20 points

References

Up to 10 points

Other relevant personal growth work

Up to 10 points

Personal Quality element

Up to 20 points

You will notice from the above table that maximum limits are set on all assessment elements. That’s because, again, they feel that accreditation shouldn’t just be about quantity of work done. For example, 200 placement hours done badly for accreditation purposes are not as valuable to a counsellor (or their clients) as 50 hours done well.

The Home Study Courses Include the Following Units:-

  • Unit 1 – What is CBT?

The following topics are covered: Cognitive Therapy; Behaviour Therapy How do they work together?; and History of CBT.

  • Unit 2 – Automatic Thoughts

The following topics are covered: CBT Strategies; How they Affect People; and Helping People To Cope.

  • Unit 3 – What can a Client expect in CBT treatment?

The following topics are covered: Homework; Who benefits from CBT?; Limitations of CBT; Focusing on the present; Depression; Bipolar I; Bipolar II; Cyclothymic Disorder; Who can suffer from depression; Eating Disorders; What is an eating disorder?; Who is affected?; Using CBT to treat a eating disorder; OCD; What is OCD?; Who is affected?; Using CBT to treat OCD; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; What is PTSD?; Who is affected?; Using CBT to treat PTSD; Anxiety; What is Anxiety; Who is affected?; Using CBT to treat anxiety; Schizophrenia; What is schizophrenia; Who is affected?; Using CBT to treat schizophrenia; Addiction and CBT; Personality disorders + CBT.

  • Unit 4 – The Importance & Significance of Dreams in CBT

The following topics are covered: Working with imagery; and Irrational beliefs.

  • Unit 5 – Schema Therapy

The following topics are covered: Early maladaptive schema; Schema focused therapy; Disconnection and rejection; Impaired autonomy and performance; Impaired limits; Other directions; Over vigilance and inhibition; Acceptance and commitment therapy; and Supervision.

  • Unit 6 – Socratic Questioning

The following topics are covered: What we think; Boundaries and regulations; Locus of power; Attachment; Loss; Safeguard against abuse; Trust; Ethical practice; and Moving Forward.

  • Unit 7 – The Use of Medication

The following topics are covered: Who needs medication?; and Use of CBT and Medication.

Pre-Requirements:

This is a Level Four course and as such will require students to have a good level of literacy and general education at least up to GCSE C grade. In other respects the course is open to any one with a genuine and positive attitude to the subject.

Course Duration & Support:

You will have access to a tutor via post or email. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

Assessment:

You will be assessed on coursework which is detailed in the course materials. Most coursework consists of short paragraph answers to set questions. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

Certification:

NCFEOn successful completion of this course students will be awarded an Understanding Cognitive Behavioural Therapy certificate of achievement by NCFE.

The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

Further information about Ofqual’s Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors can be found at http://www.ofqual.gov.uk/qualifications-and-assessments/qualification-frameworks/levels-of-qualifications/

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation. NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to courses which result in the award of a certificate of achievement but does not qualify you for a nationally recognised qualification. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by UKDLP which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home.

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