This course is externally validated by the CPCAB
(Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) and is
accredited by Ofqual into the QCF. To qualify for this
course, you will need a Diploma in Counselling.
The course is 120 hours long and will run on Saturdays
10am - 4pm usually two Saturdays per month – dates to be
The course will build upon counselling skills already held
from other models and will cover the basic
skills/essentials common elements from leading ‘schools’.
What might students expect to gain from this course?
of the fundamentals and its status in the counselling
to use CBT in practical terms and resource material for
on particular problem areas.
This course will include theory and practical application
started: beginning education of the client in the model
client to change: including methods of self help for
learning to be independent
Aims of the course
Students will be introduced to the background, theory and
research of CBT. Assessment methods and treatment plans of
cognitive and behavioural models.
This will be explored by tutor presentation,
demonstration, facilitation to meet clear set goals and
outcomes assessment. Students will use personal learning
and use/practice of theory and skills. Collaborative work
Students will build a portfolio which will be internally
assessed and provide a case study with an external client
for external assessment (3,000 – 3,500 words). You will
complete a client record for at least 30 hours of
counselling with at least 3 different clients. You will
need to arrange your own placement and supervision in
accordance with BACP Ethical Framework.
The course book will be ‘Mind over Mood’. A reading list
will be given to each student.
Some comments from past students:
“This is the best
course I have ever been on”
“This course was
wonderful and our tutor was Brill”
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