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Practitioners Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Practitioners Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Courses
30h Sept 2019
Duration | 35 Hours (Mon Mornings)
Fee | €450

Practitioners Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

35 hours certificate

The Practitioners Certificate in CBT offers mental health professionals a skills-based and practical resources to integrate this empirically supported approach into counselling and psychotherapy. Case studies packed with videos, interactive discussions, opportunities to practice, handouts and worksheets will be utilised in this practical skills-based training that features cutting-edge skills to improve and enhance your understanding and implementation of CBT. Learn these skills in a positive, supportive learning environment with practical interventions for supporting your clients to work through anxiety, panic, depression, trauma, and Social Anxiety.

  • Proven, effective techniques you can use with your clients for the most common presenting problems including anxiety, panic, depression and trauma.
  • Educate and socialise clients to the CBT session structure in order to achieve positive clinical outcomes.
  • Formulate the key components of CBT practice and the case conceptualisation model that will help you as a clinician to understand the case, symptoms and cycles of dysfunctional thinking and maladaptive behaviours.
  • Learn the art of guided discovery and Socratic questioning to motivate and engage clients to the structure of the CBT session, identifying goals, relevant homework and symptom management.
  • Enhance the therapeutic relationship by building a strong collaborative relationship and tailor therapy through feedback, client preferences and deliberate practice via rehearsal of key skills from cognitive behavioural therapy.
  • Rehearse via role play to overcome some of the most common objections, challenges, resistance and problems that therapists encounter at each stage of therapy.
  • Develop strategies to manage your own anxiety, and awareness of experiential avoidance and professional drift, and a skills-based approach in managing challenging cases.
  • Support clients to solicit automatic negative thoughts, core beliefs, schemas, assumptions, and support the client to modify self-defeating talk and behaviours.
  • Understand specific protocols and interventions for Panic Disorder, phobias, OCD, Social Anxiety and Low Self-Esteem.
  • Introduce interventions for challenging automatic negative thoughts in clients who have been diagnosed with anxiety or depression.
  • Support clients to overcome depression through behavioural activation, thought records, mood diaries and help reduce rumination and maladaptive behaviours.
  • Recommend behavioural methods to overcome intrusive, obsessive compulsive thoughts.
  • Implement Exposure, Response Prevention, Emotional Regulation and Relapse Prevention to increase your client’s coping skills, wellbeing and functioning.
  • Choose methods for conducting CBT psychoeducation to elicit motivation from clients.
  • Learn about the latest research, outcome studies and neurobiological findings.
  • Utilise the latest developments in trauma work and incorporate exposure and cognitive processing interventions for working through PTSD and trauma.

  • Course Facilitator

    Gerry Cunningham, MIAHIP, MIACP has been extensively trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), PG Diploma University of Oxford, MSt Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), university of Oxford. He has trained at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy, Philadelphia with Aaron T. Beck and Judith Beck. Gerry has trained with Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre with some of the leading experts in CBT including Melanie Fennell, Mark Williams, Helen Kennerley, Gillian Butler, Anne Hackman and Martina Mueller.

    He is currently pursuing research interests at the University of Oxford. Gerry is committed to skills-based learning, Feedback Informed Treatment, Deliberate Practice and helping clinicians to understand theories in a pragmatic way.

    Monday mornings from 10.00am to 1pm at The Mindfulness Clinic, Merrion Square, Dublin 2. 30 September, 14 October, 4 November, 25 November, 9 December 2019, 13 January, 10 February, 2 March and Saturday and Sunday 22 and 23 February from 10am to 4.30pm.

    Prerequisite: Participants on this course are required to have a qualification in mental health or psychotherapy.

    Cost: €450 including certificate, notes, formulation templates, client handouts, and therapeutic flashcards. Booking, further information: T: 087-7989 301 | E: info@mindfulnessclinic.ie | mindfulnessclinic.ie

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Contact Details

Mindfulness Clinic
10 Merrion Square
Dublin 2
087 7989 301