Certificate in CBT for Children and Adolescents

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

19 days 9:30am – 4:30pm 137 CPD hours

Course Brief

This innovative and comprehensive 19 day course provides participants with skills to use the core principles of CBT with Children and Adolescents. It was designed for SDS Seminars Ltd by Dr Andrew Beck, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, Senior Lecturer on the Children and Young People’s IAPT programme, a member of the BABCP Scientific Committee, a President of BABCP (2020). The course emphasises strong links between theory and practice with a particular focus on the development of practical skills used in the treatment of commonly occurring emotional and behavioural problems.

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The dates on this page indicate the LIVE DATES of this Certificate: CBT Introductory course. The rest of the modules can be taken at any time. This booking price includes all the modules of the Certificate - live and recorded.

This innovative and comprehensive 19 day course will provide participants with the skills to use the core principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with Children and Adolescents. The course emphasises strong links between theory and practice with a particular focus on the development of practical skills used in the treatment of commonly occurring emotional and behavioural problems. Participants will develop skills in assessment, formulation and treatment of mental health problems with particular emphasis on how these need to be adapted to take into account the cognitive and emotional development of the child, the culture and context of the child and family and the presence of neuro-developmental disorders such as ADHD, Learning Difficulties or Autism.

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The dates on this page indicate the LIVE DATES of this Certificate: CBT Introductory course. The rest of the modules can be taken at any time. This booking price includes all the modules of the Certificate - live and recorded.

Issues covered include:

There will be particular attention paid to the need to embed assessment, formulation and treatment in the family system and to include parents as co-therapists wherever possible. To support this work the course includes teaching on engaging and supporting parents and teachers to utilise CBT techniques to aid the development of a child’s social and emotional regulation, and to develop skills in the implementation of strategies to manage externalising behaviours.

The course will also consider the impact of childhood trauma on the development of mental health problems and enable participants to understand the degree to which a history of trauma might need to be taken into account as well as the degree to which culture, religion and ethnicity need to be considered when adapting CBT for children and young people.

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Number of Modules: 16

Duration of each module: 1, 2 or 3 days, total of 19 days.

CPD Hours: 137

Modality: CBT

Dates and Times: The dates on this page indicate the LIVE DATES of this Certificate: CBT Introductory course. The rest of the modules can be taken at any time. This booking price includes all the modules of the Certificate - live and recorded.

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SDS Accreditation Levels for CBT Training

SDS Accreditation, Level 1

SDS Accreditation, Level 1 (CBT Practitioner, Foundation Stage) is the level of accreditation you obtain by attending the CBT: Introductory Course, completing the relevant Evidence Reading Module and passing the online test.

This level of accreditation gives you a BPS Approved Certificate, and enables you to state in your CV that you have Level 1 (Foundation) Accreditation as a CBT Practitioner, and use PCBT (Foundation) qualification in your title.

Without further training, your accreditation currently lasts for 3 years, after which you cannot make the above statement. However, continuing training in CBT with SDS Seminars after the completion of your CBT Introductory Course enables you to extend this accreditation beyond the initial expiration date. (Full list of the appropriate training courses is available from SDS Seminars Ltd). Should you let your accreditation lapse, you need to retake CBT: Introductory Course.

SDS Accreditation, Level 2

SDS Accreditation Level 2 in CBT for Children and Adolescents (Assessed Academic Competence) means you have completed all the hours required by the BPS Approved Certificate in CBT for Children and Adolescents and also passed the final online exam.

This level of accreditation gives you a BPS Approved Certificate in CBT for Children and Adolescents, and enables you to state in your CV that you have Level 2 (Assessed Academic Competence) Accreditation in CBT for Children and Adolescents qualification (CBT C&A AAC).

Your accreditation currently lasts for 3 years, after which you cannot make the above statement. This level of accreditation is renewable by continuing training in CBT with SDS Seminars after the completion of your Certificate. (Full list of the appropriate training courses is available from SDS Seminars Ltd).

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Course Tutors

Paul Grantham
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Founder and Director of SDS Seminars

Paul Grantham, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine, Accredited CBT Therapist. He is the Founder and Director of SDS Ltd and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training.

Dr Andrew Beck
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, BABCP President

Dr Andrew Beck. President of BABCP, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, lead on the Children and Families module of the Manchester Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Senior Lecturer on the Children and Young People’s IAPT programme, Member of the BABCP Scientific Committee and is the former Chair of the Equality and Culture Special Interest Group of the BABCP.

Lisa Anderson
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Lisa Anderson is an HCPC registered Consultant Forensic Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist. She is also a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with BABCP. She has over 18 years’ experience as a clinician and an academic and has worked within child mental health and adult services, where she has provided assessment, interventions, and supervision in both the NHS and private sector. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, young offenders, looked after children, homeless and asylum seekers. Lisa worked as a lecturer in Psychology for the University of Leicester where she has managed the multi-agency training service in child mental health across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland. She was responsible for training 600-900 primary care staff per year for over 12 years and also taught postgraduate students. She is an associate Lecturer for University of Derby on the CYP IAPT course. She is national trainer in child mental health, working closely with Universities and local councils.

Dr Rebecca Linnell
Principal Clinical Psychologist

Dr Rebecca Linnell worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Manchester for over 10 years, in 2012 she joined the Psychological Therapies Training Centre in Salford to develop the CYP IAPT programme, a Government initiative aiming to transform children’s mental health services. For many years she’s been involved in training mental health professionals, leading the CBT Pathway of the Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Psychotherapies for Children and Young People.

Dr Angela Latham
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Angela Latham is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist based in Cheshire and North Wales. She has extensive experience working in CAMHS and in early years in the Manchester area. She also has specialist skills in teaching and training having developed numerous training packages and held the position of CYP-IAPT Parent Lead.