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CBT for Child & Adolescent Disorders

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

The course covers theory and practical applications of using cognitive behaviour therapy when working with children and adolescents.

Issues covered include:

  • Behaviour programmes with young people, including assessment & formulation, programme design & implementation.
  • Specific CBT techniques for Anxiety based problems using cognitive techniques
  • Putting techniques together and building programmes of intervention
  • Theory and application in working with young people in current CBT-based practice
  • These specifically include:
    • Bandura and Social Learning Theory
    • Using the theory to carry out Assessment - types of assessment tools, data gathering, leading to formulations as a predictive tool to design programmes of intervention
    • Problems with programmes and how to avoid them, what to do when the intervention does not have the effect planned for.
    • Four different types of programme.
    • Anxiety based problems. Re-cap of theory & effect on perception and behaviours. The notion of "Available Hueristics" and the effect on treatment goals & outcomes impacting on programme design.
    • Skills teaching - as part of a programme examine methods and means of teaching thinking skills, life skills, designed to increase confidence and self-esteem.
    • Putting both techniques together - summary of the day.

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.

This course is available for in-house training.
For further details on in-house training visit: http://www.sdsinhouse.co.uk

Early Bird Price: £140 + VAT (£168) per delegate to include refreshments and course materials. This discount is available on bookings made more than 1 month prior the course date event.
Regular Price: £160 + VAT (£192).

Certificate of Attendance:
You receive a Certificate of Attendance for 7 CPD training hours on the day.

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Additional Components of the Diploma:

Evidenced Reading Hours


Recommended Viewing:

Cognitive-Behavioural Child Therapy - 2 CPD Hours

Watch Cognitive Behavioural child therapist Bruce Masek in an actual counselling session with a 6-year old girl and her mother.
Cognitive behavioural therapy with children builds on behavioural therapy techniques while working to modify a child’s thoughts and feelings. In this video, Dr. Masek adapts his therapy model to a mother-child dyad, helping Mom learn strategies for managing her young daughter’s back talk and tantrums. See Dr. Masek conduct a focused behavioural assessment to identify the issues that have sparked the young girl’s negative acting out. Jon Carlson and Don Keat facilitate an in-depth discussion with Dr. Masek on the further impact, relevance and uses of the model for children and their families.

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Course Outline:


Please make sure that you arrive in time for 9.30 AM start (sharp!). Your late arrival might result in you not been eligible for the BPS Approved Certificate.
The same applies to the finish times. Make sure that your travel arrangements enable you to be present until 4.30 PM every day of the course.
We very much appreciate your co-operation on this matter.

Every day consists of the morning session (starting at 9.30 AM sharp!) and afternoon session (finishing at 4.30 PM strictly).
Refreshments provided during your morning (11.15) and afternoon (14.45) break.
Lunch break (1 hour) – lunch by own arrangements (12.30 – 13.30).

Due to the INTENSIVE NATURE of this training we advise you to have extra drinks of water with you and layers of clothing to adjust effectively to the temperature in the room.

Course Leader:

Glen Macklin
Accredited CBT Therapist

Glen Macklin is an Honorary Lecturer at Birmingham University, an Accredited CBT therapist and a Consultant to Birmingham Youth Offending Services. His active and extensive involvement with IAPT supervision across the UK gives him a unique insight into the practicalities of applying CBT within managed services.With over thirteen years in a forensic settings looking after and treating adolescent offenders, he also has extensive practical experience of working with challenging young people and the application of CBT to this client group. His combined knowledge of evidence based practice, extensive experience and superb training skills make him an excellent and stimulating tutor to work with.

(The British Psychological Society)
24 APRIL 2018
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