Practitioners Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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

  • Award: Certificate of Attendance and Participation. CPD: 30 hours

  • Cost: €495.00 (Reduced rate for IICP Students /Alumni and VCS Counsellors: €420.75)

    • A €200.00 deposit can be paid to secure your place on this course, with the balance due before the course commences.
  • Intakes:

    • Option 1: Spring 2020 – Starting Sunday 16th February 2020
    • Option 2: Autumn 2020 – Starting Sunday 13th September 2020
  • Structure: 4 Sundays from 09.00am to 5.00pm (dates provided in ‘Course Details’ tab below)

Introduction

This four-day certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is offered in two intakes in 2020 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

Spring 2020

  • Sunday 16 February 2020
  • Sunday 01 March 2020
  • Sunday 15 March 2020
  • Sunday 22 March 2020

Autumn 2020

  • Sunday 13 September 2020
  • Sunday 27 September 2020
  • Sunday 04 October 2020
  • Sunday 18 October 2020

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:

Getting Started

You have the option of either applying online through our online application form or else by downloading an application form and sending it along with your payment to the IICP office.

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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

Philip James
Philip JamesCPD Facilitator
MSc. (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.