Are you fascinated by the human mind? Would you like to learn about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and its use in the treatment of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and PTSD? If so, then our online CBT course may be the ideal fit for you.
This engaging course delves into topics such as negative thought cycles, the evolutionary theory of emotion, and mindfulness-based meditation. You'll learn all about the various psychiatric disorders which can be helped by CBT, and study core CBT principles and techniques. You'll examine case studies to further your experience and will also be guided through the process of setting up your own business.
What you'll learn
Unit 1 - Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
In the first unit, you’ll learn exactly what CBT is, learn its history, how it helps clients, as well as who offers CBT services in the UK.
Unit 2 - The CBT Therapist and CBT Session
In this unit, you’ll learn exactly what happens during a CBT session, the skills you’ll need to be a successful CBT therapist, as well as the importance of boundaries and safeguarding.
Unit 3 - Thinking, Feeling, and Acting
In the third unit, you’ll discover ways to help patients break the cycle of negative thinking. You’ll learn about emotions, and discover the ways in which they can impact our health. You’ll explore various theories of emotion, including James Lange theory and Cannon-Bard theory.
Unit 4 - Cycle of Awareness and Motivation
Next, you’ll look at the cycle of awareness, diving into the Gestalt theory and Socratic questioning. You’ll then learn how you can help clients boost their motivation, and how activity scheduling can help with anxiety and depression.
Unit 5 - Psychiatric disorders and Problems that benefit from CBT
In the fifth unit, you’ll learn about psychiatric diagnoses such as anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, agoraphobia, and depression. You’ll also learn about emotional and psychological syndromes which can benefit from CBT, such as imposter syndrome and self-sabotage.
Unit 6 - Core CBT Principles
In this unit, you’ll study guided self-help, happiness and resilience, how food can influence the way we feel, negative thought processes, and more.
Unit 7 - CBT Techniques
Next, you’ll examine anxiety and phobias, and the way in which they can be managed using techniques such as visualisation and controlled breathing. You’ll also study positivity and relaxation, learning how mindfulness-based meditation can help a client relieve their stress.
Unit 8 - CBT Summary and Case Studies
In the final unit, you’ll learn everything you need to know about setting up your own business as a CBT therapist, as well as examine two compelling case studies.
With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year.
NCFE Customised Qualifications are bespoke, unregulated qualifications developed to meet the specific needs of learners. These courses fit in where there are no other regulated qualifications are available. Meaning you can achieve recognition from a well-respected awarding body, even if there isn’t a pre-existing qualification in a certain subject area.
ACCPH is an independent, self-regulated UK professional body for qualified counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists. They serve people with nationally recognised qualifications from home study or distance learning students. Accepting members from all six modalities, including those ‘non-standard’ techniques such as Spiritual Coaching and Neuroscience amongst other approaches.
On completion of this Level 3 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), successful learners will receive an official NCFE Customised Qualification and a learner unit summary, which lists the details of all of the units that you have completed as part of your CBT course. You can read more about NCFE here.
How is this course assessed or examined?
There are no exams for this CBT course, and you will be assessed through assignments marked by your personal tutor. This might include essays, presentations, research projects, or practical learning sessions. Information on how you'll be assessed will be included in your study pack.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.