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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT Level 3

Course Code: OSC545
Award Level 3 - Similar difficulty to A-Level

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. 

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

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

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

    The course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive all course materials by delivery, plus tutor support by email.

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 3 NCFE certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (where level 2 and 3 courses are similar in difficulty to GCSEs and A Levels, respectively, and where level 4 courses are slightly more challenging than an A-level).

    The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's QCF level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Open Study College which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses.

    NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. These are Ofqual (the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator in England); the Welsh Government and CCEA (the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) in Northern Ireland.

    You can read more about NCFE and our awarding bodies here: Awards

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?
  • Pen
  • Study guide
  • Comprehensive study notes
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Accreditation
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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    "Very Interesting!"

    - Gillian Innes, Buckie

    I have only just made a start to it yesterday, but have read through the work and it is sounding very interesting.

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