Can be taken as an individual one-day course or as a part of a Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.
The course covers theory and practical applications of using cognitive behaviour therapy when working with children and adolescents.
Issues covered include:
- Behaviour programmes with young people, including assessment & formulation, programme design & implementation.
- Specific CBT techniques for Anxiety based problems using cognitive techniques
- Putting techniques together and building programmes of intervention
- Theory and application in working with young people in current CBT-based practice
- These specifically include:
- Bandura and Social Learning Theory
- Using the theory to carry out Assessment - types of assessment tools, data gathering, leading to formulations as a predictive tool to design programmes of intervention
- Problems with programmes and how to avoid them, what to do when the intervention does not have the effect planned for.
- Four different types of programme.
- Anxiety based problems. Re-cap of theory & effect on perception and behaviours. The notion of "Available Hueristics" and the effect on treatment goals & outcomes impacting on programme design.
- Skills teaching - as part of a programme examine methods and means of teaching thinking skills, life skills, designed to increase confidence and self-esteem.
- Putting both techniques together - summary of the day.
This course is part of the training programme that enables you to complete the BPS Approved Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. You can build up gradually your CBT training portfolio by attending all the courses within the programme at the pace that suits you. All your training hours will be calculated, recorded in an individual validated log and accumulated towards your full Diploma.