About Us
CBT Courses
Distance Learning
In-House Training
SDS Accreditation
Free Materials
Register on SDS Site
SDS Blog SDS on Twitter SDS on Facebook SDS on YouTube

Running CBT Groups

Can be taken as an individual distance learning course or as a part of a Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society.

CBT (as delivered in Groups) is one of the most common formats currently within services today. NICE guidelines also recommend CBT Groups as part of the Stepped Care approach in Primary Care. This workshop takes delegates through the A-Z of preparing, running and evaluating CBT Groups.

Unlike many other online courses this course is not text-driven, but it utilises a wide range of learning styles and mediums.

This is what you get with this online course:

  • A invaluable training experience in its own right and as well as one which goes towards completion of the BPS Approved Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT
  • A 36 slide presentation
  • 36 illustrative videos of the presenter
  • Numerous worked examples, additional reading
  • 4 Assessed online tests, designed to give you confidence in applying what you’ve learnt with a final test at the end
  • Downloadable reading materials
  • A BPS Approved Certificate

Issues covered include:

  • What skills do I need to run a CBT Group and are they the same as individual therapy skills
  • Is the issue of selection for a group important?
  • Practicalities e.g. room, seating etc.
  • Developing appropriate group aims and objectives
  • Translating CBT skills and techniques to a group setting
  • Structuring a CBT programme for groups
  • Managing the group process and challenging clients
  • Evaluating CBT Groups

This course is part of the training programme that enables you to complete the BPS Approved Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. You can build up gradually your CBT training portfolio by attending all the courses within the programme at the pace that suits you. All your training hours will be calculated, recorded in an individual validated log and accumulated towards your full Diploma.

Q: Is there a specific time limit for doing this online course?

A: The course has to be completed within 30 days of subscription.

“Fantastic course with great videos to keep you engaged. Can't wait to practice what I have learnt when running CBT Groups!”

“Very good training. Surprisingly thorough. I particularly valued having the readings to look at. The lecturer did a good job.”
J.L., Psychologist

“Really great being able to complete the module at my own pace when it suits me. It is more affordable as no travel costs, etc.”
G.S., Counsellor

Online Training: £140+VAT*.
* VAT is not charged for delegates whose address is outside the EU)

Certificate of Attendance:
You receive a Certificate of Attendance for 7 CPD training hours after completing the course.

To book an Evidenced Reading Module for this course: Click Here

Additional Components of the Diploma:

Evidenced Reading Hours


Recommended Viewing:

The Essential Toolkit for Running Groups: 17 Point Preparation Check List - 2 CPD Hours

This training DVD Consultant Clinical Psychologist Paul Grantham provides the necessary basic toolkit to prepare and refresh professionals in their group work. Whether you are new to running groups or are simply looking for a refresher to provide new ideas and strategies, this DVD is invaluable for you.

Exclusive offer for SDS delegates: Save 15% on this DVD
Use this code on the checkout: SDSDVD

Course Leader:

Paul Grantham
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Paul Grantham is a clinical psychologist with vast clinical and training experience. With degrees from Oxford University and the University of Sussex, Paul trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Liverpool University. He has worked extensively within the NHS for many years as a clinical psychologist within a wide variety of services and headed one of the first UK research projects designed to help clients withdraw from benzodiapine addiction. He has subsequently worked in primary care, mental health, forensic, substance misuse and physical health as both a clinician and manager. He has trained staff in health care, social services, local government and education around the UK and abroad. Over 90,000 professionals have worked directly with him. Paul has also designed and facilitated clinical supervision systems across a number of UK services. He has a wide range of current interests including: client resistance, resource based therapies and personality disorders. He has also presented and written on a range of psychological issues - from psychological interventions post-stroke to the application of solution focused work with complex clients.

Paul is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine and is an Accredited CBT Therapist. An extremely informed, clinically experienced and humorous speaker he is known for his emphasis on the practicalities rather than just the theory of client-based work. Paul is the Chair of the BABCP Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Special Interest Group.

Paul is the founder and Director of SDS Ltd and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training.

CBT Diploma Modules
CBT: Introductory Course
(3 days course)
Approved by the British Psychological Society.
Case Formulation
(Online Course)
Behavioural Experiments
(Online Course)
Working with Depression
(1 day course)
Working with Phobias
(1 day course)
CBT for Couples
(2 days course)
CBT for Working with PTSD
(2 days course)
Using CBT Supervision
(Online Course)
Running CBT Groups
(Online Course)
Get course details & a FREE
42-page research review on
“Third Wave CBT Therapies - Literature Review”

Grantham & Cowtan (2015)
Absolutely FREE!
First Name
Email address
Check to indicate that you agree with our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
Copyrights © 2003—2019 www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk All Rights Reserved