Working with Guilt


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 guilt 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.

This 2-hour course on working with the issue of guilt 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.

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.

The modules can be booked individually or in blocks of 5 with a substantial saving (book 4, get 5th free, this does not include the Procrastination Module).

Guilt is yet again an emotion with a valid evolutionary basis to it, but is one where its foundations and expression can be severely disturbed leading to unnecessary distress and interference in functioning. It usually relates to an individual’s moral code which in CBT terms relates to strongly held core beliefs and assumptions. How to address these is clearly outlined clearly within this Module including the combination of Compassion Focused strategies. Other issues addressed include - “genuine causal guilt” (eg. where someone is genuinely responsible for hurt or loss), cultural support for guilt and meta-cognitive beliefs regarding guilt (“To let go of guilt is morally wrong”).

This course is a 2-hours "bite-size" session that can be booked individually on this site or as a part of a "buy 4 get 5th free" offer, by calling SDS Office on +44 (0) 1825 763710

This 2-hour course on working with the issue of guilt 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.

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

Course Tutor

Prof Paul Grantham
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Professor of Clinical Psychology at PSMedUniv, Director of SDS Seminars

Paul Grantham, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine, Accredited CBT Therapist, Honorary Professor of Clinical Psychology.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.