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CPD Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a form of Psychotherapy that focuses on assessing the particular ways in which individuals think, perceive, behave and react, so that they can deal successfully with their behavioural, emotional or social challenges. CBT is a powerful tool for personal development.

This course covers the history, techniques and applications that make up the CBT process, and examines the most common presenting issues for the CBT therapist.

Level CPD

The CCPT Certificate of Completion and QLS Certificate of achievement

£475*, or make an initial payment of £55, followed by 12 monthly instalments of £35

*QLS registration fees included

Start Date

You can enrol on this course at any time and progress through your studies at your own pace from the comfort of your own home

Entry Requirements

You do not need to have any additional qualifications before studying this course.

For help and advice, call our course advisors on Freephone 0800 062 2900 or 0207 307 5922.

What you will learn

This course consists of 10 lessons:

Lesson 1: What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

  • A Short History of CBT
  • The Characteristics of CBT

Lesson 2: Establishing the Therapeutic Relationship/Criticisms of CBT

  • The Role of the Therapist
  • Building Rapport
  • Boundary Issues
  • Client Confidentiality and Consent
  • Criticisms of CBT

Lesson 3: Consultation and Formulation

  • The Consultation Process
  • How to Get the Most from a Consultation
  • The Formulation
  • Clarifying the Problem
  • Further Questioning

Lesson 4: Assumptions and Beliefs/ Goal Setting/ Cognitions

  • The ABC Model
  • Balancing Statements
  • The SMART System
  • Problems with Cognitions
  • Useful Cognitive Techniques

Lesson 5: Dealing with Negative and Distorted Thought Processes/ Behavioural Techniques

  • Negative Automatic Thoughts
  • Thought Record
  • Balanced Response
  • Coping Strategies
  • Countering Negative Thoughts
  • Affirmations
  • The Socratic Method
  • Behavioural Experiments

Lesson 6: Behavioural Techniques (Continued)

  • Exposure
  • Activity Scheduling
  • Physical Techniques

Lesson 7: Psychological Problems

  • Stress
  • Treatment
  • Depression
  • Risk Factors
  • Treatment

Lesson 8: Using CBT for Specific Issues

  • Self-Esteem
  • Eating Disorders
  • Alcohol/Drug Abuse

Lesson 9: Working with Anxiety Disorders

  • Anxiety Attacks
  • Other Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Lesson 10: Anger Management using CBT/ Mindfulness CBT/ CBT in Practice

  • What is Mindfulness and How does it Work?
  • The Consultation
  • Treatment Sessions
  • The Clients
  • Case Study
  • Conclusion

How the course works

This is a paper-based distance learning course. Upon enrolment you receive your first course lessons.

You can study in your own time, at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home. If you have any questions, or would like feedback or encouragement about your course or your studies, you can contact our friendly tutors by phone, email or post.

At the end of each lesson are a set of questions. Completing these can aid your learning and help you master each step before moving on to the next. Your next lesson will then arrive for you to continue when it suits you.

Having progressed through each lesson you can take your final examination at home, and at a date and time that suits you. Then, on successful completion you will be awarded your certificates. You have up to 2 years to complete the course.

Course Length

There are no set time limits or deadlines for this course, so you can study at your own pace. Your progress may therefore depend upon how much time you would like to commit to study. You have 2 years from your enrolment date to complete your distance learning course.

Level and Certification

On successful completion, students will receive:

  • The CCPT Certificate of Completion in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • QLS Certificate of achievement

On successful completion of this course, you have received training designed as either a foundation qualification leading to further studies to attain a practitioner level, or professional development to gain additional skills and knowledge to expand the practice of the existing therapist.


Entry Requirements

You do not need to have any additional qualifications before studying this course.

For help and advice, call our course advisors on Freephone 0800 062 2900 or 0207 307 5922.

Course fee & how to enrol

There are 2 payment options available to this course, and the study method is Paper based study

Paper based study
You will receive your course units in paper format by post, your assignments can be completed and then submitted to us by post or email.

1) Pay the total course fee of £475* in one sum

2) Pay a deposit of just £55*, followed by 12 instalments of £35

*QLS registration fees included

For help and advice, call our course advisors on Freephone 0800 062 2900 or 0207 307 5922.

Why choose CCPT?

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Flexible study options to fit around you1

Dedicated personal tutor support

valuable certifications

1Some courses are available via more than one study method - see individual courses for available options.

Help & Advice

Call our course advisors on Freephone 0800 062 2900 or 0207 307 5922