BPS Approved Certificate in Resource Based Therapies

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

3 modules 5 days 39 hours

The BPS Approved Certificate in Resource Based Therapies (RBT) consists of 3 modules / 5 training days that can be booked together or separately. 3 Modules of the Certificate in Resource Based Therapies are Motivational Interviewing & Beyond (2 day course), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (2 day course), Positive Psychotherapy: Supercharge Your Practice. There is a considerable overlap and shared theoretical underpinnings to these three approaches. Most importantly, because all three utilise brief and practical interventions to facilitate change.

The BPS Approved Certificate in Resource Based Therapies (RBT) consists of 3 modules / 5 training days that can be booked together or separately. 3 Modules of the Certificate in Resource Based Therapies are Motivational Interviewing & Beyond (2 day course), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (2 day course), Positive Psychotherapy: Supercharge Your Practice. There is a considerable overlap and shared theoretical underpinnings to these three approaches. Firstly, they are all evidence based, with good psychological experimental underpinnings to the theories, process and interventions. Secondly, all three approaches are resource based in assumption, they focus on what the client already has that enables them to thrive, and look at how to amplify it. Motivational Interviewing draws strongly on Roger's ideas regarding clients' intrinsic motivation and has placed client perceptions of benefits and negative consequences at the centre of its approach. Brief Solution, of course, lives by the mantra of "There's nothing wrong with you that what's right with you, couldn't fix" and Positive Psychology's focus on strengths emphasises the importance of clients’ existing resources. Thirdly, as a result of the above, all three are outcome, thriving and future focused rather than causal, deficit and past focused. And this is still a relatively rare common feature in most psychotherapeutic approaches. Finally, all three utilise brief and practical interventions to facilitate change.

The structure of the 5 days is as follows:

Each module starts with an introduction to the three modalities: similarities and differences between Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Brief Therapy & Motivational interviewing and the limitations of pathology-based therapies.

Then each modality is explored at the appropriate course.

Motivational Interviewing & Beyond

A two day training course designed to empower you to motivate your clients and patients. You’ll be taken through a range of issues, strategies and tips designed to improve your motivational strategies whatever your client group –from treatment non-compliance through offending behaviour to working with those with severe mental health problems. This evidence-based seminar will address the following issues:

Solution Focused (Brief) Therapy – SFT or SFBT

This evidence-based two-day course is designed to provide you with the highest possible standard of training, a solid grounding in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and enable you to make immediate use of your learning on return to your workplace. It is invaluable in a range of health care and social services environments across the age span.

Positive Psychotherapy: Supercharge Your Practice

  • The history and evidence base of positive psychology and its practical application.
  • Enhancing "client wellbeing" "Teaching happiness" and its use with a range of client groups from children to offenders.
  • The relationship between well-being and the reduction in "problematic behaviour".
  • Identifying and enhancing client strengths: VIA "Signature Strengths" and how they might be identified and used in therapy. Developing gratitude and its impact on motivation and mood.
  • The development of Optimism in pessimistic clients
  • Environmental interventions and their impact on pro-social behaviour and positive mood. Practical implications and uses.

The order, in which delegates attend the courses, is flexible. Delegates who attend one or more days will be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance (on the day). As an additional option delegates can take an assessment (comprising of additional reading and an online test) – successful completion of which will result in obtaining a Certificate of Assessed Academic Competence with 35 CPD hours.

Course outline

Total days: 5

Total Hours: 39

Certificate Payment Options

You have two payment options:

Option 1:

Spread the cost - pay per course as you go along:
Total RRP £720 + VAT (£864)
Total if paid at EBD prices £675 + VAT (£810)

Option 2:

Pay for the whole course: £540 + VAT (£648)

To Book the Full Certificate, please call the office: 01825 763710

SDS Accreditation for BPS Approved Certificate Courses (Modular Courses):

The Levels below refer to the accreditation you acquire by attending the BPS Approved Certificate in Resource Based Therapies.

Accreditation Level 1 (Foundation) is the level of accreditation you obtain by attending any of the modules comprising the above Certificates via live training or live/recorded webcast.

This level of accreditation gives you a Certificate of Attendance, as well as access to the course materials and other resources, and enables you to state in your CV that you have SDS Accreditation in [Topic] Level 1 (Foundation).

Your accreditation currently lasts for 3 years, after which you cannot make the above statements and access course resources.

This level of accreditation is renewable by sitting an online refresher course or attending a live course/webcast. Successful completion of the online refresher, which includes the associated exam, gives you SDS Level 2 Accreditation.

SDS Accreditation, Level 2 (Assessed Academic Competence) is the level of accreditation you obtain by attending all modules of an SDS Modular course via live training or live/recorded webcast and passing an appropriate online exam after completing the whole course.

This level of accreditation gives you a BPS Approved Certificate in the appropriate subject, as well as access to the course materials and other resources. It also enables you to state in your CV that you have Level 2 (Assessed Academic Competence) Accreditation as a Practitioner in Resource Based Therapies.

Your accreditation currently lasts for 3 years, after which you cannot make the above statements and access course resources.

This level of accreditation is renewable by sitting an online refresher course or attending a live course/webcast listed as a suitable refresher course. Should you renew your accreditation within these 3 years, your access to these refresher courses is discounted by 50%.* Should you let your accreditation lapse, you pay the full price for the refresher training.

SDS Accreditation, Level 3 (Clinical Proficiency) is as Level 2, with the addition of:

  • Submitting a project of an acceptable standard (3,000 words) at the end of your Certificate training. The purpose of the project is to illustrate that you can apply the academic knowledge gained from the course to a clinical situation.
  • Submitting a written statement from your Clinical Supervisor confirming the regularity and duration of your supervision with them and your Competence as a clinician in the chosen topic. Your Clinical Supervisor should meet our qualification criteria.

This level of accreditation gives you a BPS Approved Certificate in the appropriate subject, as well as access to the course materials and other resources. It also enables you to state in your CV that you have Level 3 (Clinical Proficiency) Accreditation as a Practitioner in Resource Based Therapies.

You also will be given an option to be listed in the SDS Register of Qualified Practitioners in the appropriate field – our Network of Qualified Practitioners.

Your accreditation currently lasts for 5 years, after which you cannot make the above statements and access course resources.

This level of accreditation is renewable by sitting an online refresher course or attending a live course/webcast listed as a suitable refresher course and by submitting a new written statement from your Supervisor. Should you renew your accreditation within these 3 years, your access to these refresher courses and the written assignment is discounted by 50%.* Should you let your accreditation lapse, you pay the full price for the refresher training.