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  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy L4

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a breakthrough in the way mental health conditions are treated. It is recommended by NICE and is one of the most common therapies within the NHS and the private sector.

    • Course Description

      Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 4

      Course code: PROF02

      Delivery method: Paper based pack

      Course duration: 12 months

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

      Award achieved: ABC Completion Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 4

      Awarding body: ABC

      Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a breakthrough in the way mental health conditions are treated. It is recommended by NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and is one of the most common therapies within the NHS and the private sector. It is based on the fundamental principle that it is not the events that happen that upset us but the meanings and emotions we attach to them.

      This course is ideal for those already working in healthcare including nurses, counsellors, prison officers, probation workers and psychotherapists, but will also be valid if you are interested in the technique or want to find out more.

    • Level 4 certificate in cognitive behavioural therapy course overview

      Skills gained

      • An overview of CBT treatment
      • What types of conditions it can be helpful for
      • You’ll gain an understanding of schema therapy and Socratic questions
      • You will understand how this can work in conjunction with medication

      Course outline

      This course is split into 7 units:

      Unit 1: What is CBT?

      Unit 2: Automatic thoughts

      Unit 3: What can a client expect in CBT treatment?

      Unit 4: The importance of dreams in CBT

      Unit 5: Schema therapy

      Unit 6: Socratic questioning

      Unit 7: The use of medication

      Course content

      Unit 1: What is CBT?

      Module 1: Cognitive therapy

      Module 2: Behaviour therapy

      Module 3: How do they work together?

      Module 4: History of CBT

      Unit 2: Automatic thoughts

      Module 1: CBT strategies

      Module 2: How they affect people

      Module 3: Helping people to cope

      Unit 3: What can a client expect in CBT treatment?

      Module 1: Homework

      Module 2: Who benefits?

      Module 3: Limitations

      Module 4: Focusing on the present

      Module 5: Depression

      Module 6: Bipolar

      Module 7: Cyclothymic disorder

      Module 8: Eating disorders

      Module 9: OCD

      Module 10: PTSD

      Module 11: Anxiety

      Module 12: Schizophrenia

      Module 13: Addiction and CBT

      Module 14: Personality disorders and CBT

      Unit 4: The importance of dreams in CBT

      Module 1: Working with imagery

      Module 2: Irrational beliefs

      Unit 5: Schema therapy

      Module 1: Early maladaptive schema

      Module 2: Schema focused therapy

      Module 3: Disconnection and rejection

      Module 4: Impaired autonomy and performance

      Module 5: Impaired limits

      Module 6: Other directions

      Module 7: Other vigilance and inhibition

      Module 8: Acceptance and commitment therapy

      Module 9: Supervision

      Unit 6: Socratic questioning

      Module 1: What we think

      Module 2: Boundaries and regulations

      Module 3: Locus of power

      Module 4: Attachment

      Module 5: Loss

      Module 6: Safeguarding against abuse

      Module 7: Trust

      Module 8: Ethical practice

      Module 9: Moving forward

      Unit 7: The use of medication

      Module 1: Who needs medication?

      Module 2: The use of CBT and medication


      This course has no exams, instead there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them.

      These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study

      Paper based pack

      We will send a study pack to you by courier, including your course materials and a study guide to help you through the student process.

      However, tutor marked assessments are only accepted online, rather than by post.

      Tutor support

      Our healthcare courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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      Everyone at Absorb wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.

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