Practitioners Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
35 hours certificate
The Practitioners Certificate in CBT offers mental health professionals a skills-based and practical resource to integrate this empirically supported approach into counselling and psychotherapy. Case studies packed with videos, interactive discussions, opportunities to practice, handouts and worksheets will be utilised in this practical skills-based training that features cutting-edge skills to improve and enhance your understanding and implementation of CBT. Learn these skills in a positive, supportive learning environment with practical interventions for supporting your clients to work through anxiety, panic, depression, trauma, and Social Anxiety.
- Proven, effective techniques you can use with your clients for the most common presenting problems including anxiety, panic, depression, and trauma.
- Educate and socialise clients to the CBT session structure in order to achieve positive clinical outcomes.
- Formulate the key components of CBT practice and the case conceptualisation model that will help you as a clinician to understand the case, symptoms, and cycles of dysfunctional thinking and maladaptive behaviours.
- Learn the art of guided discovery and Socratic questioning to motivate and engage clients to the structure of the CBT session, identifying goals, relevant homework, and symptom management.
- Enhance the therapeutic relationship by building a strong collaborative relationship and tailor therapy through feedback, client preferences and deliberate practice via rehearsal of key skills from cognitive behavioural therapy.
- Rehearse via role play to overcome some of the most common objections, challenges, resistance and problems that therapists encounter at each stage of therapy.
- Develop strategies to manage your own anxiety, and awareness of experiential avoidance and professional drift, and a skills-based approach in managing challenging cases.
- Support clients to solicit automatic negative thoughts, core beliefs, schemas, assumptions, and support the client to modify self-defeating talk and behaviours.
- Understand specific protocols and interventions for Panic Disorder, phobias, OCD, Social Anxiety and Low Self-Esteem.
- Introduce interventions for challenging automatic negative thoughts in clients who have been diagnosed with anxiety or depression.
- Support clients to overcome depression through behavioural activation, thought records, mood diaries and help reduce rumination and maladaptive behaviours.
- Recommend behavioural methods to overcome intrusive, obsessive-compulsive thoughts.
- Implement Exposure, Response Prevention, Emotional Regulation and Relapse Prevention to increase your client’s coping skills, wellbeing and functioning.
- Choose methods for conducting CBT psychoeducation to elicit motivation from clients.
- Learn about the latest research, outcome studies and neurobiological findings.
- Utilise the latest developments in trauma work and incorporate exposure and cognitive processing interventions for working through PTSD and trauma.
Gerry Cunningham, MIAHIP, MIACP has been extensively trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), PG Diploma University of Oxford, MSt Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), University of Oxford. He has trained at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy, Philadelphia with Aaron T. Beck and Judith Beck. Gerry has trained with Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre with some of the leading experts in CBT including Melanie Fennell, Mark Williams, Helen Kennerley, Gillian Butler, Anne Hackman, and Martina Mueller. He is currently pursuing research interests at the University of Oxford. Gerry is committed to skills-based learning, Feedback Informed Treatment, Deliberate Practice and helping clinicians to understand theories in a pragmatic way.
Monday mornings from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at The Mindfulness Clinic, Merrion Square, Dublin 2. September 30th, October 14th, November 4th, November 25th, December 9th, 2019, January 13th, February 10th, March 2nd, and Saturday and Sunday, February 22nd and 23rd from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Prerequisite: Participants on this course are required to have a qualification in mental health or psychotherapy.
Pro bono Sessions: The fees from this course will support clients who are unable to afford Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and wish to attend The Mindfulness Clinic for support and help with anxiety, depression, OCT, social anxiety, panic attacks or low self-esteem.
Cost: €450 including certificate, notes, formulation templates, client handouts, and therapeutic flashcards.