Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training for helping professions.

Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Helping Professions 

A continuing professional development course for counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses and related professionals. 

Next Intake: October 2ndPlaces available.

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Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed the Managing Stress through CBT & Mindfulness or equivalent and be in a professional helping role where you can apply CBT now or in the near future in your work setting. 

Day/Times:  Thursdays,  7 – 9.30pm.

Application & Enrolment: Click Apply Online Now to apply for the course. If you meet the entry requirements you can then send on a deposit of €50 (total fee €250). The deposit may be paid by cheque (payable to Norman Warden), bank draft, postal order, bank transfer, cash, or via Paypal. Post to: Norman Warden, Galway Counselling Studies, Cnocan An Bhodaigh, Furbo, Co. Galway.  

Venue: GMIT, Galway. 

Course Content

Assessing suitability for CBT 
Structuring sessions
Case formulation
Integration and CBT
Working with the client
Between session work 
Socratic questioning
Thought records work
Core belief work
CBT approach to Anxiety & Panic
CBT approach to Depression
Behavioural techniques
CBT resources
Assignment work

This course builds on from the managing stress through CBT and Mindfulness, where you learnt to apply CBT and Mindfulness to yourself. This is best practice in psychotherapy; to practice on yourself before applying a treatment to someone else. The Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Helping Professions focuses on this next step; how to apply CBT to your clients and incorporate CBT into your practice, as part of your repertoire of skills and approaches. On completion of the course a continuing professional development certificate will be awarded by Galway Counselling Studies in recognition of the minimum 88% attendance and satisfactory completion of assignment work.

Facilitator Norman Warden. M.Coun (UCC), BA Training & Ed., (NUIG), RPN, Dip. Group Psychotherapy, European Certificate of Psychotherapy, MIACP, MIAHIP, MEAP.

Accredited Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor (IACP, IAHIP). From 30 years extensive experience of working in the mental health services of UK and Ireland he draws on many approaches in his work including Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness and Dialogical Behaviour Therapy. Qualifications in general & psychiatric nursing. Now Lectures in Counselling, Stress management and Cognitive Bahavioural Therapy (CBT) at GMIT and other colleges at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.