Understanding Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at Level 4
- Course code: CBT01
- Delivery method: Online or Paper
- Course duration: 12 Months
- Entry requirements: This is a Level Four course and as such will require students to have a good level of literacy and general education at least up to GCSE C grade. In other respects the course is open to any one with a genuine and positive attitude to the subject.
- Award achieved: Certificate of Achievement by ABC
- Awarding body: ABC
Cognitive behavioural therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach that aims to influence dysfunctional emotions, behaviours and cognitions through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of many mental health conditions. It is therefore one of the most commonly used therapies in the private and statutory sectors.
CBT is based on the theory that it’s not events themselves that upset us, but the meanings we attach to them.
Unit 1 – What is CBT?
The following topics are covered: Cognitive Therapy; Behaviour Therapy How do they work together?; and History of CBT.
Unit 2 – Automatic Thoughts
The following topics are covered: CBT Strategies; How they Affect People; and Helping People To Cope.
Unit 3 – What can a Client expect in CBT treatment?
The following topics are covered: Homework; Who benefits from CBT?; Limitations of CBT; Focusing on the present; Depression; Bipolar I; Bipolar II; Cyclothymic Disorder; Who can suffer from depression; Eating Disorders; What is an eating disorder?; Who is affected?; Using CBT to treat a eating disorder; OCD; What is OCD?; Who is affected?; Using CBT to treat OCD; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; What is PTSD?; Who is affected?; Using CBT to treat PTSD; Anxiety; What is Anxiety; Who is affected?; Using CBT to treat anxiety; Schizophrenia; What is schizophrenia; Who is affected?; Using CBT to treat schizophrenia; Addiction and CBT; Personality disorders + CBT.
Unit 4 – The Importance & Significance of Dreams in CBT
The following topics are covered: Working with imagery; and Irrational beliefs.
Unit 5 – Schema Therapy
The following topics are covered: Early maladaptive schema; Schema focused therapy; Disconnection and rejection; Impaired autonomy and performance; Impaired limits; Other directions; Over vigilance and inhibition; Acceptance and commitment therapy; and Supervision.
Unit 6 – Socratic Questioning
The following topics are covered: What we think; Boundaries and regulations; Locus of power; Attachment; Loss; Safeguard against abuse; Trust; Ethical practice; and Moving Forward.
Unit 7 – The Use of Medication
The following topics are covered: Who needs medication?; and Use of CBT and Medication.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
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