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Interpreting Research in CBT

A one day course that enables delegates to understand, interpret and use CBT research to enhance their practice as well as defend and explain its evidence base with colleagues and clients. Delegates will learn the practical skills of how to critically appraise published research during the course of the day.

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.

This course will be interesting and useful to therapists working in different clinical fields with a variety of clients, using a broad range of therapeutic modalities, not exclusively to those who practise CBT.

Issues covered include:

  • What makes CBT so successful in providing hard evidence?
    • History of evidence based interventions
    • Philosophy of creating evidence (pros and cons of the positivistic model)
  • How do we know that treatment is effective? Levels of evidence:
    • Case series; Controlled case studies; RCT; Meta analysis
  • CBT components
    • Outcome measures (Scales and Questionnaires)
      • Disorder specific Scales
      • General scales
    • Treatment manuals
    • Modularisation and component studies
  • How to find effective interventions in the literature? What are the facts?
    • Disorder (group) specific evidence (group work to apply knowledge)
    • Long term vs Short term
    • Medicine vs CBT
    • Psychological interventions vs CBT

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.

Recently Paul Grantham participated in CBT training at Beck Institute for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

With 50 people in the group sending their questions for Dr Aaron T. Beck, Dr Judith Beck has chosen to ask four; and we are proud to report that three of them where from Paul Grantham!

Watch in this clip Dr Aaron Beck answering the question on further research in CBT.

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

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

“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


Course Leader:

Dr Tom Werner
Consultant Psychiatrist

Tom Werner is a Locum Consultant Psychiatrist at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He trained and worked at the Centre for Anxiety Disorder and Trauma, Maudsley Hospital and in the Cognitive Therapies Division of City & Hackney’s Psychotherapy Department. He has extensive experience of working with a range of different client groups including adult mental health, older people, substance misusers, children and families. He trained in CBT at Kings College, London, and is a BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist. He also has experience of working with a range of other modalities including (amongst others) Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Kleinian psychodynamic psychotherapy, NLP and systemic family therapy. He has a particular interest in trainee learning styles and has an excellent reputation as an informed and dynamic trainer.

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)
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