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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Course - Distance

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  • Entry requirements
    You should be educated to at least GCSE grade C or above, or have at least 12 months’ experience in a position where you are counselling people on a day-to-day basis.
  • Academic Title
    Level 4 Award in Understanding Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Plus a UK Open Learning Diploma.

    NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 4 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland"
  • Course description
    Student Profile

    This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of CBT.

    Study Method

    The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support.


    Extra Online Support

    The tutor for this course has now set up a forum for all of his students studying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and related courses. This will assist you with your studies, as not only will you get full tutor support from a professional tutor for the duration of the course but you will get help from other students who are studying at the same time as you. You will also get an insight into other related courses by talking to studentsof those courses. You can ask other students questions about your course or theirs, and they will try to help you.

    This is a great community for all those students who wish to interact with other students in the same situation as them, and get friendly advice, ideas and comments.

    You will be able to interact with students studying the following courses:
    • Understanding Abuse and Trauma
    • Counselling and Psychotherapy
    • Understanding Eating Disorders
    • Introduction to Counselling
    • Mental Health and Psychiatry
    • Working with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder

    Your tutor will provide all the details of how to get onto this forum if you decide to order the course.

    Course Contents:

    Unit 1 – What is CBT?
    • Cognitive Therapy
    • Behaviour Therapy
    • How do they work together?
    • History of CBT

    Unit 2 – Automatic Thoughts
    • CBT Strategies
    • How they Affect People
    • Helping People To Cope

    Unit 3 – What can a client expect in CBT treatment?
    • 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 and significance of dreams in CBT
    • Working with imagery
    • Irrational beliefs

    Unit 5 – Schema Therapy
    • 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
    • Supervision

    Unit 6 – Socratic questioning
    • What we think
    • Boundaries and regulations
    • Locus of power
    • Attachment
    • Loss
    • Safeguard against abuse
    • Trust
    • Ethical practice
    • Moving Forward

    Unit 7 – The Use of Medication
    • Who needs medication?
    • Use of CBT and Medication  

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