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Professional and short courses

One Day Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Investigate the basic ideas and concepts of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy on this 1 day introduction course.

This course will give you a deeper understanding of the basic ideas and concepts of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. We will also help you to understand your clients' problems and to develop more focused, collaborative working partnerships and create lasting, meaningful change.

York campus

  • Course leader – Matthew Cole, BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
  • Duration – 1 day
  • Dates and times

    Please contact us to discuss future dates

Course Fees

£95 per person

Course information

Who is this course for?

This course is intended for health and social care professionals who work with individual clients who wish to expand their knowledge and skill base.

What will I learn?

Through this 1 day course you will:

  • Learn about the meaning, background and techniques of CBT
  • Discover how to use CBT for the assessments of clients
  • Consider how to formulate clients' problems with CBT
  • Explore some of the Common Treatment Interventions associated with CBT
  • Prepare to use CBT to complement your own working practices, and further enhance your skills and competence in your role

Attending this course means you can go on to use your CBT skills within the therapeutic alliance, creating lasting change for the clients you work with. The CBT skills you learn will also be useful beyond the workplace, in other areas of your life.

How will I learn?

This is an interactive face to face session which will include opportunities to practise your CBT skills. You will work in small groups to share knowledge and learning and reflect on specific scenarios.

Please note: online sessions may be available on request.

How will my employer benefit?

Clients and patients will benefit from the increased range of psychological interventions available to the attendee, and their increased skills in formulation and assessment. This will have a huge impact on clients' recovery and quality of life.

Studying CBT skills will have a direct impact on staff welfare. These are valuable skills for clinical teams, and building them will contribute to delivering an outstanding service for patients and service users.

Course leader biographies

Matthew Cole

Matthew Cole is a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist who has been in practice for nearly 30 years. He has worked for a range of organisations including the NHS, the MOD, mental health charities and the private sector.

He has worked with a vast range of individuals, groups and organisations using CBT-based interventions as the agent of change.

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