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Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Certificate - CPD Accredited

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15 CPD hours / points
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a popular therapy paradigm that is used in the treatment of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship problems and other causes of psychological distress. It is widely available on the NHS and there are many professional opportunities for those with qualifications in this field.

This course provides further information and practical guidance for those who are already familiar with the basic ideas and implementation of CBT and are looking to further extend their knowledge.

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15 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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You Will Learn:

  • The theory behind Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), its indications and its contraindications.
  • The basics of behavioural neuroscience, the link between the nervous system and behaviour and how a grounding in this field will help you become a more effective CBT practitioner.
  • The key ideas underlying three distinct types of CBT therapy – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioural Therapy (BT), and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) – and an overview of the techniques used by practitioners of each approach.
  • How CBT practitioners approach the therapy process and how they make use of materials that guide them in helping their clients make positive changes to their lives.
  • How CBT-E, a special type of CBT developed for use in patients with eating disorders, works in treating eating disorder symptoms and preventing relapse.
  • How CBT can be used to improve mood in people with depression and why cognitive distortions are the key to understanding depression.
  • How CBT provides individuals with a set of skills that help reduce their stress levels and risk of burnout, how it can be used to cure anxiety disorders, and why it is a good treatment option for insomnia.
  • Why relationship difficulties are so common, how couples and families become locked in dysfunctional patterns of relating to one another, and how CBT practitioners can help them take a healthier approach to their relationships.
  • What is meant by the term “addiction”, the factors that maintain an addiction, and how a well-structured CBT programme can break the cycles that keep addiction going.
  • What to consider when embarking on a career as a therapist, including how to choose between private sector and public sector practice and how to meet your obligations under the law.

Benefits of Taking This Course

  • You will learn about the cognitive, emotional, behavioural and neurological aspects of psychological distress.
  • You will gain insight into several mental illnesses, including their causes and symptoms. This will be useful if you work, or wish to work, with clients or patients experiencing these problems.
  • You will discover how human behaviour is governed by external and internal factors, which will help you make sense of other people’s behaviour both at home and at work.
  • Your knowledge of CBT practices will stand you in good stead for a career in the helping and medical professions.
  • You can study from any location with an internet connection.
  • Learn the material at any time and at your own pace.
  • Lifetime access to the course – no deadlines.
  • Obtain a recognised certification when completing the course, which will improve your career prospects.

Course Modules/Lessons

Module 1: What is CBT?

  • The basic principles of CBT, including the interaction between thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
  • A brief history of CBT and how the first pioneers developed their theories and techniques.
  • The problems that can be addressed using CBT, the populations that benefit from it and why it is not suitable for everyone.
  • The main methods used by CBT practitioners and the role of the therapeutic relationship in CBT.

Module 2: Behavioural Neuroscience

  • Why CBT practitioners benefit from acquiring a basic knowledge of behavioural neuroscience.
  • The key concepts behind behavioural neuroscience and how it helps us understand the actions of both well and mentally ill individuals.
  • How noradrenaline affects human behaviour.
  • The role of dopamine in human behaviour.

Module 3: Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy

  • An overview of Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and its philosophical foundations.
  • ACT techniques used by practitioners in the treatment of psychological disorders.
  • An overview of Behavioural Therapy (BT).
  • The applications of BT and how it can help clients facing a range of problems.

Module 4: The Structure of CBT Therapy

  • How CBT therapists use manuals to guide them through the therapy process.
  • What is meant by the term “case formulation”.
  • Three common approaches to case formulation.
  • How to use psychometric tests and assessments when administering CBT.

Module 5: Using CBT in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

  • What is meant by the term “eating disorder”.
  • The types of eating disorder seen most often in therapeutic practice and the symptoms of each.
  • The thoughts, behaviours and feelings usually seen in eating disorders.
  • CBT interventions that are effective in conquering the maladaptive patterns underlying eating disorders.

Module 6: CBT in the Treatment of Depression

  • What is meant by the term “depression” and how it is diagnosed.
  • How the CBT paradigm makes sense of depression.
  • The cognitive distortions and maladaptive behaviours that maintain a state of depression.
  • CBT interventions that can lift depression.

Module 7: CBT in the Treatment of Stress and Anxiety

  • What is meant by the term “stress”.
  • Why people become stressed and the symptoms of stress and burnout.
  • How CBT can be used to lower a client’s stress levels and improve their wellbeing.
  • What is meant by the term “anxiety” and the CBT interventions most often used by practitioners to help an anxious client.

Module 8: How CBT Can Be Used To Improve Relationships

  • Why relationship difficulties are so common.
  • Why a couple may seek out CBT.
  • How a CBT practitioner can work with a couple to uncover underlying problems in how they communicate with one another.
  • Why an individual or single person might seek out CBT to help improve their relationships.

Module 9: How CBT Can Be Used To Treat Addiction

  • What is meant by the term “addiction”.
  • The most common forms of addiction treated by CBT practitioners.
  • How addiction is conceptualised in CBT and how thoughts maintain addiction behaviours.
  • How a CBT therapist structures an addiction intervention therapy programme.

Module 10: Working as a CBT Therapist

  • How to pursue formal training as a CBT therapist.
  • The key considerations to bear in mind when deciding whether to work in the private sector, the public sector, or both.
  • How to promote your services as a private therapist.
  • How to meet your legal obligations with regards to insurance, tax and supervision.

Who is this course for?

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.


Our Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices. Now more than ever people are using the internet while on the move so our course has been designed to be fully compatible on tablets and smartphones so you can access your course on wifi, 3G or 4G.

There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

All tests are online and are taken either during or after the course, these are included in the price.

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