Dealing with your Critics


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

1 day 12:00pm – 2:00pm 2 CPD hours

Course Brief

This 2-hour course on working with the issue of dealing with your critics can be taken independently or as part of a larger, 42 hour, Certificate, Approved by The British Psychological Society consisting of 15 two-hour training modules and one two-day module. The Certificate is designed to enable delegates to apply Integrated CBT to a range of common problems important to both practitioners and their clients.

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This 2-hour course on working with the issue of dealing with your critics can be taken independently or as part of a larger, 42 hour, BPS Approved Certificate in Non-Diagnostic Psychological Problems: INTEGRATED CBT FOR COMMON LIFE CHALLENGES, consisting of 15 two-hour training modules and one two-day module. The Certificate is designed to enable delegates to apply Integrated CBT to a range of common problems important to both practitioners and their clients.

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Criticism can be both external (other people) and internal (cognitions) and have variable validity. Sensitivity to criticism and emotional reactions to it are intimately tied up with issues of self-esteem, confidence and cognitive style. This Module provides a route map for both assessing the validity of criticism, managing cognitive and emotional reactions to it as well as focusing on a range of strategies for responding - from key social skills through to behaviour change techniques. Concepts and procedures from ACT and CBT are outlined along with clear case study illustration. Common obstacles to therapeutic change are also identified along with strategies for addressing them drawn from MI and Solution Focused Therapy.

These common problems frequently create distress and substantially interfere with functioning for sufferers even though they are not diagnostic problems typically leading to referral to mental health services.

Integrated CBT is an evidence-based approach to tackling problems that addresses process as well as content issues in therapy. It includes 2nd and 3rd wave CBT ideas as well as evidence based “tips” from other therapeutic approaches, such as MI, SFT, REBT and others, specifically to address process issues such as motivation and communication difficulties.

We've decided to combine the power of integrated CBT with deeper understanding of non-diagnostic life challenges and this resulted in creation of this Certificate Course.

This Certificate is a series of bite-sized trainings (with the exception of the 2-day detailed training on procrastination) that will guide delegates through cohesive evidence based treatment plans or self-help programmes.

Duration of the module: 2 hours

CPD Hours: 2

Modality: Integrated CBT

Time: 12.00-14.00

Attendance: in person or watching as a recording

Special offer: BOOK THE WHOLE CERTIFICATE AND SAVE OVER £650

This 2-hour course on working with the issue of dealing with your critics can be taken independently or as part of a larger, 42 hour, Certificate, Approved by The British Psychological Society consisting of 15 two-hour training modules and one two-day module.

Completion of any 5 two-hours modules leads to receiving of a Certificate and Accreditation in Non-Diagnostic Psychological Problems: INTEGRATED CBT FOR COMMON LIFE CHALLENGES, Level 1.

Completion of any 10 two-hours modules leads to receiving of a Certificate and Accreditation in Non-Diagnostic Psychological Problems: INTEGRATED CBT FOR COMMON LIFE CHALLENGES, Level 2.

Completion of all 15 two-hours modules leads to receiving of a Certificate and Accreditation in Non-Diagnostic Psychological Problems: INTEGRATED CBT FOR COMMON LIFE CHALLENGES, Level 3.

Completion of Procrastination Module counts as one level.

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Overall Certificate and Accreditation Level 4 is awarded upon the completion of all 4 levels.

Course Tutor

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.