Understanding Phobias

Understanding Phobias

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Study our Understanding Phobias course to get a strong knowledge of what phobias are, how they come about and the most effective ways of treating extreme phobias.

All about this course

This course is perfect for anyone looking to gain a knowledge of what phobias are and how to start the process of overcoming a phobia. The course improves your knowledge of what a phobia is and what feelings are experienced by someone with an extreme phobia. It then moves on to explain how phobias can be treated and the benefits of different methods.

The course is perfect for anyone working in mental health or care that deals with people who suffer from phobias.

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.

Fully CPD registered
Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
Fully printed certificate posted next day
Covers all required legislation and practices
Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

Unit 1 – Understanding the Term ‘Phobia’ – In this first unit we will look at the term ‘phobia’ and the meanings and definitions behind this. Having a strong understanding of different phobias, as well as how these are defined and categorised is essential when helping people to overcome their phobias.
Unit 2 – The Possible Causes of Phobias – Through this unit we will cover the causes of phobias and how they start to manifest themselves in people. Like many mental illnesses, the causes of a phobia are not certain and are thought to be due to several factors. We will cover a number of possible causes including evolutionary, classical conditioning, learned responses, trauma, genetics and long-term stress.
Unit 3 – The feelings when experiencing a phobia – Understanding the feelings of someone who suffers from a phobia can be very difficult if you do not share the same fears. In this part of the course we will look at the feelings that phobias cause individuals including physical, psychological, behavioural, cognitive, cognitive symptoms irrational thoughts.
Unit 4 – How a phobia can affect a person’s life – Phobias can have a huge impact on a person’s life if they are not tackled correctly. Here we will look at the main impacts which phobias can have on people and those around them. We will look at the following impacts social changes, fear and confidence, isolation and how phobias affect others.
Unit 5 – Treating phobias – Treating phobias can be very tricky but is vital in allowing people with prominent phobias to lead a normal life. In this final unit we will look at the common treatments used for people with phobias and how these are carried out. Some of the treatments will include relaxation, CBT, therapy, systematic desensitisation and exposure therapy.