CBT and Counselling Level 3

Course code: OSC1070
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Develop your skills and knowledge in our CBT and Counselling Level 3 course, from home!

  • Discover the different approaches to counselling, such as humanistic, behavioural and psycho-dynamic.
  • Develop your knowledge of cognitive behavioural principles in addition to core CBT skills.
  • Learn how to maintain and be in control of a professional counsellor relationship.
  • Increase your knowledge of specific psychological disorders and the underpinning theories of counselling and CBT.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging learners to select online study as the delivery of study packs is likely to be delayed. For those students who still wish to select study pack, we are providing free e-learning access, where available, to avoid any interruption of study. These students will receive access to our e-learning platform within 24 hours, and their study pack will follow in due course. Students who wish to study online only, are unaffected and will receive their e-learning access within 24 hours.

Course Overview

Would you like to boost your career opportunities as a Counsellor or a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist? Why not consider doing both?

Most counsellors have an area of specialism, and since CBT is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), it has become a desirable specialism for counsellors to add to their skills.

This combined course will teach key counselling skills and approaches, as well as providing you with additional knowledge of CBT theory and techniques.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

This bundle is approved by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), at the end of this course students will be able to join and become a member of the ACCPH. The ACCPH is an independent self-regulated professional body for counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 160 hours.

Course Outcome

Counselling Level 3 and CBT Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor marked assignments.

Course Content

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT Level 3

  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Social-cognitive perspectives on behaviour
  • Overview of behavioural methods
  • The ABC Model
  • Defining irrational beliefs
  • The triadic structure of CBT
  • Techniques
  • The therapeutic relationship
  • Practical skills
  • Awareness, knowledge and understanding
  • Conversational skills
  • Positive experience
  • How is therapy delivered?
  • CBT Assessment
  • Self-concepts
  • Reflective practice
  • Forms of assessment
  • Case formulation
  • Further cognitive strategies
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Behavioural tasks
  • Organising sessions and programmes
  • Reading behaviour
  • Behaviour and beliefs
  • Ending the CBT programme
  • The central nervous system (CNS)
  • How do drugs work on the CNS?
  • Depression
  • CBT and Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Classifications of psychological disorders
  • DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10
  • More on personality disorders
  • Causes and effects of personality disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Acute psychotic episodes
  • Schizophrenia
  • Reviewing the CBT ethos

Counselling Level 3

  • Introduction
  • Who becomes a counsellor?
  • Counselling theory and skills
  • Problems with directed advice
  • Why do people seek counselling?
  • Counselling types and settings
  • Training and knowledge development
  • Structure of counselling
  • The main theoretical approaches
  • Counselling skills and core competencies
  • Ending the counselling relationship
  • Confidentiality
  • The counselling relationship
  • Transference
  • The counselling contract
  • Referral
  • Dealing with clients in crisis
  • Supervision
  • How theory evolved
  • Adler
  • Jung
  • Object relations and ego psychology
  • Bringing it all together
  • Introduction
  • Rogers and the person-centred approach
  • Maslow
  • The existential approach
  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Skinner
  • Behaviour and learning
  • The ABC model
  • Defining irrational beliefs
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • The triadic structure of CBT
  • CBT Assessment
  • Awareness, knowledge and understanding
  • Practical skills
Extra Info

Assessment

The CBT and Counselling course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have up to two years to complete your studies (1 year per course). We suggest that the course will take approximately 160 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive two Certificate’s of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding Body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website. This course has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

This course is approved by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), at the end of this course students will be able to join and become a member of the ACCPH. The ACCPH is an independent self-regulated professional body for counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.

Q&As

No previous knowledge or skills are required to enrol onto this course.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • * Comprehensive study guide
  • * Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • * Student study planner
  • * Three colour highlighter
  • * Student notebook
  • * Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

No. Your certification is issued based on your tutor-marked assignments alone.

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your CBT Level 3 and Counselling Level 3 Certificates.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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If you are interested in and you’re looking for a more flexible approach to learning that fits around your life - this is the ideal course for you. Enrol online today by clicking below or speak to one of our advisers for more information.

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