BPS Approved Essential CBT Skills

Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

9 modules 16 days 212 hours

SDS Seminars offers a wide range of training programmes in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Approved by the British Psychological Society. They are modular programmes that enable you to build up your knowledge and skills gradually and achieve different levels of SDS CBT Accreditation within manageable financial and time commitments. Certificate in Essential CBT Skills course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive skills and theory based training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in most common diagnostic areas.

SDS Seminars offers a wide range of training programmes in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Approved by the British Psychological Society. They are modular programmes that enable you to build up your knowledge and skills gradually and achieve different levels of SDS CBT Accreditation within manageable financial and time commitments:

Certificate in Essential CBT Skills course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive skills and theory based training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in most common diagnostic areas. It includes CBT Introductory Course and 8 (eight) additional modules delivered as direct training.

These modules are:

  • Working with Depression (1 day course)
  • Working with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (2 days course)
  • Working with Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder (1 day course)
  • Working with Panic Disorder (2 days course)
  • Working with Social Anxiety (2 days course)
  • CBT for Working with PTSD (2 days course)
  • Working with Anger Problems (2 days course)
  • Applying CBT to Children & Adolescents (1 day course)

The Certificate covers in total 212 hours of training via different learning methods: direct tutor training, video demonstrations, practice, post-course reading with assessed online tests and case formulation submissions. An overview is available here.

The structure of the Certificate is modular. Each module is designed to be an individual self-contained course on a chosen topic. Most modules of this course are designed around problem areas, enabling you to gain in-depth understanding of CBT approaches to them. All modules are designed in such a way that they can be taken in any order or individually, although it is recommended that you take the Introductory 3 day Certificate EITHER first OR close to your first Certificate module.

Individual course modules are open access. However the Certificate as a whole is designed for those with a first degree and is taught at a university post-graduate level.

We allow you to complete the modules of the course at your OWN PACE according to your personal circumstances although typically it is anticipated that this should be completed over a 1 year period. Fees operate as EITHER discounted payment for the whole Certificate in advance OR on a module by module basis.

Some of the course modules will require you to submit problem-based Case Formulation; all come with recommended further reading followed by an online assessment (Evidenced Reading).

Our course tutors are all Accredited CBT Therapists and/or Accredited CBT Tutors, are extensively experienced both as practitioners and CBT Trainers.

The course Clinical Lead is Professor Paul Grantham, Consultant Clinical Psychologist.