Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Level 3 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Learn more about this widely-encouraged and powerful approach to psychotherapy with this CBT Diploma.

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Overview

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.

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Awarding Body

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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.

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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.

Course Outcome

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.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

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Psychologists can often work long or unsociable hours, alongside patients in difficult situations. For these reasons, at times some people may find psychology to be a stressful career. That said, it’s rarely a boring vocation, and it can frequently be incredibly rewarding.

Is a career in psychology for me?

If you have a deep interest in the workings of the human mind and behaviour, and you want a challenging career working closely with people, then psychology may be the career for you.

Is it too late to start a career in psychology?

It’s never too late to start a career in psychology, whether you’re considering changing direction after studies in an unrelated field, or you want a fresh start after years or decades following a different path. Studying psychology online is easy, flexible and convenient, which opens up this exciting field to everyone – regardless of age or previous experience.

Why study psychology with Oxbridge?

We offer courses for beginners through to more advanced levels, so there will be a course to suit everyone’s experience and ability. All of our courses are created by industry experts and taught online by experienced tutors.

The best part is that all our courses are flexible, which is perfect if you’re in full-time employment or have other commitments preventing you from attending a physical location to study.

Are you ready to join the hundreds of recently enrolled students of all ages and backgrounds, enhancing their careers through an online psychology course with Oxbridge? Enrol online or speak to a learning adviser for more information or advice.

How can I learn psychology on my own?

We get it; you want to become a psychologist but don’t want to upheave your entire life to retrain or study. You also may not be too thrilled at the idea of being forced to learn at the pace of a whole class. Instead, you want to qualify by yourself.

That’s where online psychology courses come in. Once you’ve enrolled, you simply log into your learning portal and study at a time and pace that suits you. And if you do need additional help and support, you can request an online one-to-one with your personal tutor.

How do I start a career in psychology?

You could begin with an introductory course that covers a selection of psychological practices. This could be at GCSE level or even a level 3 psychology course. 

From here, you could study a more specialised course such as educational psychology, an advanced diploma in psychology, or neuro-linguistic programming. And if you wish, you can use your new knowledge to apply for a university-level course.

Once you’ve got some qualifications under your belt, you can start applying for jobs in your chosen field of psychology.

Should I train as a counsellor?

Individuals of any age can benefit from counselling courses and it’s important to note that counselling, when experiencing grief, abuse, anger and problems building and maintaining relationships can have a positive impact.

This makes it absolutely critical that the counselling sector ensures it is well staffed with empathetic, conscientious and skilled professionals who will diligently work to help individuals manage their emotional welfare.

If this sounds like you, training to counsel individuals, couples or groups could be the start of an incredibly inspiring career. A skilled counsellor can become a truly vital support for vulnerable people, enabling them to work through trauma and past issues, making this profession as rewarding as it is valued.

How does counselling benefit children?

One in ten children experience mental illness, and, according to the same report from Mind, the recent pandemic lockdown has led to 68% of young people experiencing lowered mental health.

Counselling can be extremely useful for children and young people, particularly those who don’t have access to a support network at home or feel they cannot talk to their parents about problems they may be facing.

How does counselling benefit adults?

According to the NHS, one in four adults experience mental illness; and the pandemic has worsened things. The mental health charity, Mind, released insight in Feb 2022 stating that “A million UK adults who had problems with their mental health for the first time during the pandemic have not spoken to anyone about it”

A career in counselling adults can see you touching upon topics surrounding the workplace, infertility, past trauma or even addiction. Older adults with very little family or friends can also benefit from counselling to help them better cope with feelings of loneliness or even worthlessness which is unfortunately common amongst older generations.

What types of counselling are there?

There are many different disciplines within counselling, including Counselling for Children, Substance Misuse and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. There are many counselling courses online available for various disciplines that can equip you with the skills and expertise to help people who are struggling with incredibly difficult situations. If you want to attain your counselling diploma online then we can help you.

Why study Counselling courses online?

Studying your counselling courses online with Oxbridge will get you qualified faster and on average our learner’s grades are 20% higher than the grades achieved by those who study on campus. As with all distance learning courses, distance learning counselling courses enable students to study wherever and whenever they choose, meaning they can become a counsellor while fitting their studies around other commitments such as work or childcare.

What conditions can CBT help with?

The skills you’ll learn on this Level 3 CBT course online can be used to treat a range of conditions, such as depression and anxiety. However, CBT has also been proven to help people living with the following conditions:

  • Anxiety Disorders, such as hypochondria
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorders and Anger Disorders
  • Phobias, such as Aerophobia
  • Sleep Problems, such as insomnia
  • Alcohol misuse or drug abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating Disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia
Who is this Level 3 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for?

The Level 3 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about this powerful therapeutic approach. Whether you are a student looking to pursue a career as a CBT therapist or counsellor, or an experienced professional looking to add another skill to your toolkit, this online course will provide you with the knowledge you need to begin practising CBT.

The course is also suitable for those who wish to learn more about CBT in order to support friends or family members.

What will this Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy teach you? 

This online CBT course covers the history and theory of CBT, as well as its key techniques. You will explore how to apply these techniques in order to treat different psychological disorders, such as anxiety, depression, phobias, and OCD.

Why study CBT online?

Online learning offers a convenient and flexible alternative to traditional face-to-face education, meaning you can study CBT at your own pace, in your own time – all while benefiting from expert tuition and support.

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