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Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (Level 5 Diploma)

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Course Overview

This qualification is intended for candidates who want to develop Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills and theory as an integral part of their professional counselling work. This qualification is designed to enhance the employability of counsellors in organisational settings and as independent practitioners by giving them a solid grounding in CBT skills and theory. Supervision: the course includes group training supervision in addition to the candidate’s own supervision arrangements for their client work. .
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    30 Weeks
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Important Message

Fees must be paid at the time of enrolment, or arrangements should be put in place to pay by instalments. The full fee includes tuition, registration and examination fees (where relevant). Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to a reduced (concessionary) fee. Reduced fees are applied to the cost of tuition only. Failure to enrol before the Awarding Body deadline may result in you incurring a late fee.

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: CPCAB Level 5 Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory Ref D051
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 15/09/2021
    (Wed: 5:30PM-9:30PM)
    Full £500.00
    Concession £200.00
    Examination £341.00
  • Course: CPCAB Level 5 Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory. Ref d052
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 17/09/2021
    (Fri: 9:30AM-1:30PM)
    Full £500.00
    Concession £200.00
    Examination £341.00

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Course Modules

  • 1. Work safely, legally and ethically as a counsellor using the CBT approach
  • 2.Use the CBT framework to structure the therapeutic relationship
  • 3. Integrate understanding of diversity in CBT work
  • 4. Use a coherent CBT approach to work with individual clients and their needs
  • 5. Work with self-awareness as a counsellor using the CBT approach
  • 6. Use CBT theory, research and techniques coherently within counselling work
  • 7. Monitor and maintain professional effectiveness as a counsellor using the CBT approach
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4) or equivalent. Applications for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) will also be considered.

Additional Information

CBT is one of the NICE recommended psychological therapies and counsellors with CBT skills are often favoured above those without in multidisciplinary psychological therapy teams especially the Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) teams.


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