Practitioners Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Equips participants with the necessary theoretical and clinical understanding of the CBT approach to counselling

Introduction

This four-day certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is offered in two intakes in 2019 and run over four Sundays on each. Covering the broad areas of theory, assessment of presenting problems, disputation of irrational beliefs, and homework, the aim of the course is to equip participants with the necessary theoretical and clinical understand of the CBT approach to therapy.

Course Content

Participants will learn the history of CBT. Assessment of a problem will be explored, and participants will learn how to identify rational and irrational beliefs. Participants will be taught the different types of disputation in CBT.

Participants will learn how to dispute irrational beliefs at a logical, empirical and pragmatic level. The role of homework will be explored in detail. Having identified the need to develop and strengthen rational beliefs, participants will be given the skills required to help their clients achieve same.

The Certificate involves both theoretical and practical inputs, and learners will be encouraged to practice key CBT Skills in triads and small groups.

Dates – September 2019 Intake

  1. This Intake is now complete, Please click here to register your interest for our next intake.

Time

  • 9:00am – 5:00pm on each teaching day

Who Should Apply:

  • This course will suit anyone with a professional or personal interest in CBT. It is ideal for therapists, keyworkers, social workers, psychologists, teachers, medical practitioners or community workers.

Award:

  • On successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Practitioner’s Certificate in CBT.
  • CPD: 30 hours

Cost:

  • €495.00 (costs are inclusive of all training, materials).
    • Reduced rate for IICP Students /Alumni and VCS Counsellors: €420.75

Course Structure:

  • The core ethos of IICP is to provide a student centred, warm and supportive learning environment. The programme is highly interactive, experiential and taught through lectures, small group work and role-play.

Venue:

Why attend this CPD Course?

  • Of interest to anyone with a professional or personal interest in CBT.
  • Excellent facilitator – creative, engaging and dynamic

  • Learn the history of CBT, assessment of presenting problems and disputation of irrational beliefs.

  • Participants will be given the skills required to help their clients using the CBT approach.

About the Programme Facilitator

Paula Lawlor
Paula Lawlor CPD Facilitator
MA, Dip. REBT.
Paula is an Organisational Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. Paula holds both a BA and MA Degree in Psychology and a professional qualification in REBT (the first form of CBT). She studied under Windy Dryden (Prof. of Counselling, Goldsmiths College, University of London) and has been in private practice for 21 years. Paula is a founding member of the Institute for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (ICBT) and currently holds the position of Director of Professional Affairs.