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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Diploma Course

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Diploma Course

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CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviours. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including phobias, depression, addictions and anxiety.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, or CBT, is a well recognised system of training a patient to identify and reconstruct certain negative thought processes which may be affecting their lives.

Our feelings and emotions influence how we deal with every event. Negative emotions can adversely affect any part of our lives. For example a woman who has suffered physical abuse feels she can no longer cope because her self-esteem has become so low. CBT helps her to picture certain situations she faces and to examine the thought processes which convince her she is not equipped with the necessary skills or confidence.

It is an extremely valuable tool which is very highly regarded not only by mental health consumers but also medical providers too.  One of the main reasons is it is such a popular therapy, apart from its convincing results, is the fact treatment tends to be over a very short term and focused on a specific problem. This makes it very accessible at a cost which people can afford.

Our CBT training will teach you:

  • ·      How CBT fits into the healing framework
  • ·      How to identify negative thought processes and teach patients how to construct more positive ones
  • ·      Understanding of peoples needs to hide their own feelings and desires from themselves
  • ·      Counselling ad psychotherapy skills
  • ·      Identifying more difficult problems and the pathway of referral

This is a fully certified course which takes the beginner right up to a certified practicing level.


Working in the comfort of your own home you will be expected to complete 200 hours of study. This is separated into modules, each of which has its own sets of questions and evaluations for continuous assessment of your progress.

Students have access to a designated tutor who will mark your work and is available by telephone or email for any further support required.


Your CBT Diploma certificate enables you work as a registered practitioner. Many CBT practitioners see patients face to face whilst others build very successful practices by email, skype or telephone. 

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Basics

The underlying concept behind CBT is that our thoughts and feelings play a fundamental role in our behaviour. For example, a person who spends a lot of time thinking about plane crashes, runway accidents and other air disasters may find themselves avoiding air travel. The goal of cognitive behaviour therapy is to teach patients that while they cannot control every aspect of the world around them, they can take control of how they interpret and deal with things in their environment.


"Cognitive and behavioural psychotherapies are a range of therapies based on concepts and principles derived from psychological models of human emotion and behaviour. They include a wide range of treatment approaches for emotional disorders, along a continuum from structured individual psychotherapy to self-help material."

Course Contents

  • Module 1 What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • History
  • Components of CBT
  • Uses of CBT
  • Module 2 Levels of Change
  • Stages of Change Model
  • Readiness to Change Ruler
  • Module 3 Counseling
  • Module 4 Counseling
  • Self care
  • Module 5 Developmental Psychology
  • Biological Change
  • Piaget Cognitive development
  • Erickson Psychosocial development
  • Kolhberg Moral development
  • Freud Psychosexual development
  • Attachment Theory
  • Module 6 Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Adlerian
  • Jungian
  • Object Relations
  • CBT
  • Module 7 Humanism
  • Module 8 Types of CBT 1
  • Cognitive
  • Module 9 Types of CBT 2
  • Multimodal
  • Module 10 Types of CBT 3
  • Rational Emotive Therapy (RET)
  • Module 11
  • Practical Methods
  • Homework Pages
  • Module 12          Coaching 1
  • Module 13          Coaching 2
  • Module 14          Coaching 3
  • Module 15          Referral and Assessing Seriousness
  • Also see suicide
  • Module 16         CBT for Depression and Anxiety 1
  • Depression
  • Module 17          CBT for Depression and Anxiety
  • Anxiety 90
  • Module 18          Managing Depression
  • Module 19          CBT for Relationships
  • Module 20          Complementary CBT Techniques 1
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Module 21          Complementary CBT Techniques 2
  • Positive Psychology
  • Module 22          CBT forms and Methods for Other Issues
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Suicide
  • Elderly
  • Health Psychology
  • Module 23          Anger and Stress Management Training
  • Module 24          Professional Practice
  • Ethics

All of our courses include full tutor support. You can contact your tutor either by email or telephone, or request a call back.

Our friendly course advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions that you might have.

Our contact numbers are:

Freephone: 0800 955 6808

Training Centre: 0161 907 0948

We also offer monthly practice groups and inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of the techniques, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our monthly events via email.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


If you would prefer to pay via bacs payment or via cheque please email us at or call us on 0161 907 0948 for more assistance.


All of the online course materials are emailed over to you as e-documents, if you would prefer a hard copy of the course materials to be posted out to you please select this when checking out.

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