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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Level 3

Course Code: OSC1069
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

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.

Course Content

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:

    Unit 1: Development of CBT
    • Introduction
    • Background
    • Social-cognitive perspectives on behaviour
    • Overview of behavioural methods
    • The ABC Model
    • Defining irrational beliefs
    • The triadic structure of CBT
    • Techniques
    Unit 2: CBT Principles
    • The therapeutic relationship
    • Practical skills
    • Awareness, knowledge and understanding
    • Conversational skills
    • Positive experience
    • How is therapy delivered?
    • CBT Assessment
    • Self-concepts
    • Reflective practice
    • Transference
    Unit 3: CBT Therapeutic Skills
    • 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
    Unit 4: Depression
    • The central nervous system (CNS)
    • How do drugs work on the CNS?
    • Depression
    • CBT and Depression
    Unit 5: CBT and Psychological Problems
    • Anxiety
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Panic Disorder
    • Phobias
    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
    • Psychosis
    • Acute psychotic episodes
    • Schizophrenia
    • Reviewing the CBT ethos
  •  Mindfulness Level 3:


    Unit 1: Introduction to Mindfulness Practice
    • History
    • Techniques and practices
    • Relaxation
    • Mood changes
    • Emotions
    Unit 2: Living Mindfully
    • Mindful intentions
    • Self-discipline
    • Problem solving
    • Healthy attitudes and positive outcomes
    • Modes of doing and being
    Unit 3: Mindfulness Meditation
    • Preparing the body for meditation
    • Meditative routines
    • Challenges to meditation
    • Learning to meditate
    • Teaching others how to meditate
    Unit 4: Mindful Routines, Distractions, Challenges and Reflection
    • Positive psychology
    • Challenges
    • Barriers
    • Negative experiences
    • Distractions
    • Reflection
    Unit 5: Mindfulness Therapeutically
    • Effects of stress and anxiety
    • Understanding depression
    • Anger management
    • Fatigue
    • Managing effects of depression
    • MBCT
    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

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

    Course Duration

    Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

  • Study Method

    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!

    Course Outcomes

    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 two years to complete this bundle (one year per course). This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

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
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* 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.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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