Practitioners Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Certification: IICP will provide Certificate of Attendance and Participation

  • Dates: TBC

  • Cost: €495.00 (€200 deposit required when booking)

    • Reduced rate for IICP Students/Alumni and VCS Counsellors: €420.75.


This four-day certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is run over four Sundays in May and June 2021. 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.

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.


  • Certificate of Attendance and Participation


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

Dates & Times:


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Why attend this CPD Course?

  • Hugely popular facilitator

  • Gain experience in applying CBT specific interventions and skills in your personal life

  • Gain knowledge and insight into the application of CBT in a clinical setting with clients

  • Understand the different types of disputation in CBT

About the Programme Facilitator

Philip James,
Philip James,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.