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In our CBT Awareness course you will learn a lot about the theoretical background of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and about the CBT model. You will have the chance to touch on the history of CBT and on how this model was created, as well as gaining a detailed overview of how the principles of CBT can be applied to people of different ages, or with different mental health diagnoses.
All about this course
Throughout this CBT Awareness course you will learn the goal of CBT and how this approach is currently applied in healthcare settings.
You will have the chance to develop an understanding of different contexts, in which CBT has been proven effective (such as in clinical contexts or in the workplace).
You will also gain an understanding of negative behaviours and of how they contribute to the maintenance of mental health challenges.
As well as identifying negative thinking traps and how to challenge them in order to help clients create positive coping strategies.
CBT works primarily with the beliefs of individuals and aims to change the maladaptive ones. For this reason, this therapeutic approach is targeted at individuals who have a good awareness of their thinking patterns.
You will learn that a typical course of CBT ranges between six and twelve sessions. Because it is a relatively short therapeutic intervention, CBT has been proven highly efficient for anxiety disorders, depression, phobias, insomnia, eating disorders, and other mental health challenges.
In this course you will consider that in CBT, a cognitive distortion refers to interpreting the reality in unrealistic ways, which results in the client adopting a faulty perception upon the world.
This concept is particularly relevant for individuals with depression who maintain their disorder by feeding into the cycle of negative thinking.
At the end of this CBT Awareness course you will look at mindfulness and that this technique is increasingly used in CBT approaches to help clients uncover their dysfunctional assumptions, but also to create new perspectives and assumptions that allows them to thrive.
In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.
You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.
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Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass
Unit 1 – Introduction to CBT – In this first unit of our CBT Awareness course, you will learn about the theoretical underpinning of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and how this theoretical background relates to current applications of CBT. You will also be presented with a brief history of CBT by learning about the psychotherapeutic theories that CBT stemmed from. Further on, you will have the chance to look at the theory of CBT in more detail. You will gain a more thorough understanding of the theoretical components of CBT and you will expand your knowledge on each of the components of this approach.
Unit 2 – Who can use CBT – In this unit, you will be presented with detailed information about the underlying principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. You will have the chance to consolidate your knowledge on how CBT works in various settings and with different categories of people. Further on, you will have the chance to see how the CBT principles can be applied on people of different ages with various mental health diagnoses. Finally, this unit will offer you detailed information on how you can use the principles of CBT for situations when the therapy is targeted at more than one person, such as for relationship challenges.
Unit 3 – CBT techniques for mental health issues – In this unit, you will have the chance to dive deeper into the topic of mental health. You will be presented with mental health facts, as well as with knowledge on how to look for signs of poor mental health. Furthermore, you will learn about various CBT techniques in more detail and about how they can be applied to mental health problems. Finally, you will be guided to link the techniques presented in this unit with the mental illness in order to formulate effective and clinically appropriate CBT interventions.
Unit 4 – Understanding and identifying behaviours – In this unit, you will learn about the role that thoughts play in shaping the emotions and behaviours of clients who seek mental health support. You will look into how core thinking patterns create dysfunctional coping mechanisms and lead to mental disorders. You will have the chance to better understand the cycle of thoughts, emotions, and behaviours in order to change client’s thoughts to reduce symptoms of mental illness.
Unit 5 – CBT techniques – In this last unit of our CBT Awareness course, you will learn about how to use experiential methods as part of your CBT interventions to change the client’s limiting and negative beliefs. You will look at the different types of behavioural experiments and interventions that have been proven efficient in changing core beliefs. You will also explore how to use exposure and prevention interventions to help clients who deal with obsessive compulsive behaviours and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms. At the end of this unit, you will be able to apply various techniques and you will feel more confident in applying the right techniques on clients with various diagnoses.