Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Level 3
Course Code: OSC1069
Course Level: 3
Learn how to use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and mindfulness as a method of counselling, from home!
This course enables you to:
Discover the different cognitive techniques used to treat specific emotional issues.
CBT uses the approach of assessing the patient’s problem rather than the symptoms.
CBT aims to replace negative feelings with positive ones to create an emotional balance.
Understand the historical development of mindfulness and as an independent practice and therapeutic application
Explore the basic techniques and strategies used in mindfulness
Learn and teach basic meditation and mindfulness routines
Apply mindfulness techniques and principles to a variety of contexts within everyday life and for stress reduction and therapeutic purposes
Understand how to live a mindful life using specific techniques and how to convey these techniques to others
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.
You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies, so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.
Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is easy and stress-free, so enrol with us today!
Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:
Unit 1: Development of CBT
Social-cognitive perspectives on behaviour
Overview of behavioural methods
The ABC Model
Defining irrational beliefs
The triadic structure of CBT
Unit 2: CBT Principles
The therapeutic relationship
Awareness, knowledge and understanding
How is therapy delivered?
Unit 3: CBT Therapeutic Skills
Forms of assessment
Further cognitive strategies
Organising sessions and programmes
Behaviour and beliefs
Ending the CBT programme
Unit 4: Depression
The central nervous system (CNS)
How do drugs work on the CNS?
CBT and Depression
Unit 5: CBT and Psychological Problems
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Unit 6: CBT and Personality Disorders
Classifications of psychological disorders
DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10
More on personality disorders
Causes and effects of personality disorders
Acute psychotic episodes
Reviewing the CBT ethos
Mindfulness Level 3:
Unit 1: Introduction to Mindfulness Practice
Techniques and practices
Unit 2: Living Mindfully
Healthy attitudes and positive outcomes
Modes of doing and being
Unit 3: Mindfulness Meditation
Preparing the body for meditation
Challenges to meditation
Learning to meditate
Teaching others how to meditate
Unit 4: Mindful Routines, Distractions, Challenges and Reflection
Unit 5: Mindfulness Therapeutically
Effects of stress and anxiety
Managing effects of depression
Unit 6: Mindfulness Practice in Different Contexts
The mind-body connection
Pain management and mindfulness
Using mindfulness during illness
Using mindfulness for wellbeing
Being a mindfulness practitioner
This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.
You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.
This course will enable you to work 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 online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!
At the end of this course successful learners will receive two Certificates of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.
The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.
The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.
ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.
course questions & answers
What skills are needed to enrol in this course?
You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course, but a keen interest in counselling and some basic understanding of counselling skills and theory would be an advantage.
Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?
You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.
What is included in the cost of my course?
Dedicated personal tutor support
Dedicated student support
Assignment marking and feedback
FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
FREE CV writing service
*Comprehensive study guide
*Exclusive Open Study College Pen
*Student study planner
*Three colour highlighter
* Not included with the online study option
Are there any additional costs?
No, everything you need is included in the price!
How do I get my work assessed?
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 Certificates in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Level 3.