Practitioners Workshop on CBT and Anxiety

Therapeutic Responses to Anxiety using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Award: Certificate of Attendance and Participation. CPD: 6 hours

  • Cost: €95.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/Alumni)

  • Date: Sunday, 18th April 2021

  • Time: 09.30am to 4.30pm


Anxiety is part of everyday life for many people and some of us are more prone to anxiety than others.  This workshop will explore the ways in which our thinking contributes to our anxiety levels.  It will share how CBT can be used to change our thinking and calm our anxiety.

Programme Content

The course will cover:

  • How do we know we are anxious – signs and symptoms.
  • Distinguishing between different types of anxiety.
  • The thought patterns underlying anxiety – what’s going on in the anxious mind?
  • How to identify anxious thoughts.
  • Challenging and changing the thinking that causes anxiety.
  • Practice makes perfect – designing practical exercises to put the new thinking into action.

Please Note – Course Entry Requirements

  • This course is intended for therapists, mental health practitioners and for those professionals who would like to incorporate CBT into their toolbox for working with Anxiety.

Online Classroom Delivery

Our online classes are run as tutorials, that involve students and their lecturer logging into our online portal Zoom™ simultaneously.

Zoom™ provides and integrative online environment for students and Lecturers to interact and engage in the learning. This platform facilitates discussion polls, sharing of slides, videos resources and much, much more.

To foster more intimate learning environments the use of breakout rooms is also implemented, allowing for the safe and experiential triadic learning practice that we have found so successful.

All of our sessions are accessible through computer and mobile devices and we have a structured and robust technology department to support all faculty and students through their online learning journey. To encourage flexibility, and ss best practice, we also record all our sessions, these are made accessible only to the students in that class to review content whenever is convenient to them!

Entry Requirements:

  • This course will be of interest to professionals and volunteers who work with clients in a counselling, psychotherapy, social care or mental health settings


  • IICP Certificate of Attendance and Participation
  • CPD: 6 hours


  • €95.00 (15% discount for IICP Students/Alumni and VCS Counsellors)


  • IICP College will offer this course in an online format. Participants will be send a link to the IICP Zoom class prior to the start of the programme.

Getting Started

Please note due to the current Covid -19 restrictions, our office team are working remotely. Therefore we would encourage you to apply online for speedy process of your application. Should you have any questions in relation to making your online application please contact Triona on 086-0499154.

Simply click the below button to be brought to our online application process. When prompted, please select ‘CPD Short Term’, then select ‘CBT and Anxiety’ and complete the form.

Online Application Form

If you have any trouble at any stage of the application please click here to get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Why attend this CPD Course?

  • Explore a range of therapeutic responses to anxiety

  • To support people working with clients in mental health services

  • Excellent facilitator – creative, engaging and dynamic

  • Understand anxiety and develop a variety of means of support

  • Learn a variety of techniques

About the Programme Facilitator

Phil James
Phil JamesMSc. (Hons), Dip, REBT, RPN, MAREBT, MICBT, ACRA
Philip trained as a psychiatric nurse in Dublin 1999 and was appointed as the first Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adolescent Substance Misuse in 2006.
He completed a Master’s Degree in 2005 and is a qualified Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapist and an accredited member of the Association of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in the UK and The Institute for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Ireland.

In addition to his clinical work he has been involved in a number of research projects and publications as well as teaching on a variety of courses up to Master’s Level.