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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT Level 3

Course Code: OSC1021
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Learn how to use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as a method of counselling.

  • The National Institute for Clinical Excellence recommends Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as an effective treatment of many mental health conditions
  • 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

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

You choose whether you want to study this course online or as a course pack. All your course materials will then be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 60,000 students that already have!

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Course Content

  • Unit 1: Development of CBT
    • Introduction
    • Background
    • Social-cognitive perspectives on behavior
    • 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 behavior
    • 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

Other Information

  • Assessment

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

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 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 sent to you via email, so recieving your course is easy and hassle-free. 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 a Certificate 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 onto this course?

You do not need any previous skills or qualifications to enrol onto this course.

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!

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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