This course is for practising and trainee counsellors and psychotherapists; health and social care workers; people working with clients who are engaged in CBT and related health care professionals who would find it useful to know more about CBT.
Over 5 days the course will cover basic principles and application of CBT psychological theory and techniques. There will be mix of theory and practical skill building based on case study material and group exercies. We will consider the appropriateness of CBT as a therapeutic intervention for common mental health problems and its place in relation to newly developing approaches, such as Mindfulness and Compassionate Mind.
The five days will be delivered via lecture presentations; individual and small group exercises and skills building; seminar and discussion. We will look at the practical application of CBT theories through case study materials.
The main aims of this short introduction to CBT is for participants to understand key concepts and techniques in CBT; to evaluate the efficacy of of cognitive and behavioural approaches to common mental and emotional health problems; knowledge of the rationale for these approaches and how to consider the relevance of CBT to ourselves and for supporting others undertaking these therapies. This is useful for the CBT Professional Certificate.
Dates: February 24th & 25th ; March 18th ; March 24th & 25th 2017
Venue: TBA Exeter
Facilitator: Anne Hayward BABCP accred.BACP. CPC/UKCP