Practitioners Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

This fantastic course is facilitated by Philip James, MSc. (Hons), is a four day certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) run over four Sundays. The aim of the course is to equip participants with the necessary theoretical and clinical understanding of the CBT approach to counselling. The course content can be broken into four broad areas:

  • Theory
  • Assessment of Presenting Problems
  • Disputation of Irrational Beliefs
  • Homework

Clinical practice will form an integral part of the training.

Section 1.

Participants will learn the history of CBT with emphasis on Beck’s Cognitive Therapy and Ellis’ Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy. Participants will gain an understanding of the psychology behind the CBT model and its clinical application in today’s climate.

Section 2.

Assessment of a problem will be explored in the second phase of training. The different classifications of irrational beliefs will be explained and discussed (i.e. inferences, evaluations etc.). Participants will learn how to identify rational and irrational beliefs and will clearly understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy emotions.

Section 3.

At this stage of training, participants will be taught the different types of disputation in CBT. They will learn how to dispute irrational beliefs at a logical, empirical and pragmatic level. They will be taught how to assist their client’s in disputing their irrational thoughts and beliefs.

Section 4.

The role of homework will be explored in detail in this section. Having identified the need to develop and strengthen rational beliefs, participants will be given the skills required to help their clients achieve same.  Participants will learn how to develop both written and behavioural assignments to address the identified issues.

Dates for 2017:

Sunday 02 April

Sunday 09 April

Sunday 23 April

Sunday 07 May

Sunday 11 June

Sunday 18 June

Sunday 02 July

Sunday 09 July

Sunday 12 November

Sunday 19 November

Sunday 26 November

Sunday 03 December


IICP Education and Training, Killinarden Enterprise Park, Killinarden, Dublin 24


€495.00 (Reduced rate for IICP Students/ Alumni €450.00)

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IICP Office: 01 466 4205 / 087 905 5330

Dean of Academic Affairs & Registrar:     Email:       Phone: 086 0499154

Chairperson and Programme Director:    Email:  Phone: 086 2609989




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