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CBT: INTRODUCTORY COURSE (3 DAYS) – BPS LC APPROVED CERTIFICATE COURSE

An introductory course on this effective, evidence-based therapeutic approach developed and taught by accredited CBT therapists and multidisciplinary in nature. This course introduces you to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy within a context of other therapeutic methods using a wide range of learning techniques: live demonstrations, video demonstrations, presentation, experiential exercises etc.
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SOLUTION FOCUSED BRIEF THERAPY (2 DAYS)

Solution Focused Brief Therapy offers at least an enhancement to existing therapeutic approaches and at best an alternative to other evidence based therapies. It utilises process techniques that predate CBT but which the latter has begun to embrace, whilst sharing a great deal with both Systemic and Client Centred approaches. This course gives you an in-depth introduction to this effective approach. Click here for more information...

MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING & BEYOND

This course outlines both motivational interviewing (MI) and behaviour change skills whilst addressing additional common motivational issues and strategies. This day is intended to empower you to motivate your clients and patients. You’ll be taken through a range of issues, techniques and tips designed to improve your motivational strategies whatever your client group. Click here for more information...

POSITIVE THERAPY

Positive Therapy is a radical new approach for addressing clients’ complex problems by enhancing resources and promoting strengths. During this course you will discover an evidence based approach to positive therapy, become optimistic and resource led with your clients, learn how to overcome client resistance to change by bypassing deficits and much more. Click here for more information...

ESSENTIAL SUPERVISION SKILLS – BPS APPROVED CERTIFICATE IN CLINICAL SUPERVISION (2 DAYS)

This practical two day course is ideal for those who supervise the clinical and casework of others. The two days combine an overview of the supervision process with an exploration of the practical problems which arise within it. With lots of opportunities for asking questions, sharing your supervision problems and ideas and networking with your colleagues this training is absolutely essential for those already delivering supervision or those wishing to train in it. Click here for more information...

SYSTEMIC THERAPY

A Systemic Approach focuses on interactions and relationships within the contexts of the systems in which they occur, it invites people to consider their part in the creating and maintaining of desirable patterns of thinking and behaviour. Systemic Workers identify both individual and collective outcomes and use a range of tools and techniques for considering perspectives, examining contexts, exploring patterns and promoting solutions strategies. Click here for more information...

ACCEPTANCE & COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT): AN EXPERIENTIAL INTRODUCTION

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a treatment package that combines several traditions such as early behaviourism, positive psychology and mindfulness. ACT is a trans-diagnostic model that has been successfully used to treat conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, eating disorders and substance misuse just to name a few. Click here for more information...

BUILDING CLIENTS’ SELF-ESTEEM (2 DAYS)

A practical two-day course on new, effective and evidence-based approaches to building clients’ self-esteem. This highly popular course, presented by Paul Grantham, will cover issues from present definition of self-esteem and its role a causal factor for clients’ problems to unhelpful high self-esteem, cultural attitudes towards self-esteem and evidence-based ways to developing healthy self-esteem in various groups of clients, including very damaged clients with complex problems. Click here for more information...

SOCRATIC QUESTIONING WORKSHOP

This one-day workshop provides experiential training on Socratic Questioning.
Can be taken as an individual one-day course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.
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CASE FORMULATION

The day lays a great deal of emphasis on the practical application of case formulation to both case studies and/or delegates own cases.
Can be taken as an individual one-day course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.
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BEHAVIOURAL EXPERIMENTS

This one-day training course provides you with understanding and practical applications of Behavioural Experiments Technique in CBT context as well as explores its place and use within various therapeutic situations.
Can be taken as an individual one-day course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.
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WORKING WITH DEPRESSION

The day covers issues of definition and assessment, cognitive and behavioural theories along with a range of CBT interventions as they apply to depression.
Can be taken as an individual one-day course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.
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WORKING WITH GENERALISED ANXIETY DISORDER

The day covers issues of definition, co-morbidity, how GAD develops, three theories of GAD (Borkovec, Ladouceur and Wells) assessment and formulation, along with a range of CBT interventions as they apply to GAD.
Can be taken as an individual one-day course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.
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WORKING WITH POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

A practical one day course for those who work with survivors of trauma, from RTA to childhood abuse. The day combines an overview of the current understanding of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with case discussion, demonstration and treatment.
Can be taken as an individual one-day course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.
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TEACHING CLIENTS TO USE MINDFULNESS SKILLS

A one day course blending mindfulness practice with case discussion focused on how to use mindfulness techniques with clients. Mindfulness, with its origins thousands of years old, has recently become popular within psychotherapy and the emotion and behaviour change fields.
Can be taken as an individual one-day course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.
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WORKING WITH OBSESSIVE–COMPULSIVE DISORDER

This practical training covers most fundamental issues of definitions and co-morbidity, Foa’s theory of OCD, assessment and formulation, along with a range of CBT interventions as they apply to OCD.
Can be taken as an individual one-day course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.
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WORKING WITH PSYCHOSIS (2 DAYS)

This two-day course covers conceptualisations of psychosis from a cognitive perspective, with theories of its development, maintenance and practical CBT interventions for addressing psychotic behaviour. CBT is a NICE recommended intervention for working with clients suffering from schizophrenia.
Can be taken as an individual two-days course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.
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WORKING WITH PANIC DISORDER

The day covers issues of definition and relationship with agoraphobia, theories of Panic Disorder and a range of CBT interventions as they apply to this common debilitating problem which has produced success rates of between 80 and 90%.
Can be taken as an individual one-day course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.
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WORKING WITH EATING DISORDERS

The day covers issues engagement and motivation, how Anorexia (AN) develops, along with a range of CBT interventions as they apply to Anorexia.
Can be taken as an individual one-day course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.
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WORKING WITH SUBSTANCE MISUSE (2 DAYS)

This two-day course covers conceptualisations of Substance Misuse from behavioural and cognitive perspectives, with theories of its development, maintenance and an emphasis on practical CBT interventions for helping clients to manage, control and eliminate their substance misuse (SM) more successfully.
Can be taken as an individual two-days course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.
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CBT WITH COMPLEX CASES

Issues covered include: to follow.
Can be taken as an individual one-day course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.
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CBT FOR CHILD & ADOLESCENT DISORDERS

Issues covered include: to follow.
Can be taken as an individual one-day course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.
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USING CBT SUPERVISION (CBT SUPERVISION FOR SUPERVISEES)

A practical one day course on CBT supervision suitable for both supervisors and supervisees. The day combines an overview of the supervision process with an exploration of the practical problems which arise within it. It concentrates in particular on the structure of CBT supervision sessions, its aims and expectations.
Can be taken as an individual one-day course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.
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PERSONAL AWARENESS AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOUR IN CBT

Issues covered include: to follow.
Can be taken as an individual one-day course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.
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RUNNING CBT GROUPS

This one day course provides the necessary basic toolkit for running effective CBT groups, to prepare and refresh professionals in their group work. Whether you are new to running groups altogether or looking for a specific set of skills to extend your group expertise to CBT, this course is invaluable.
Can be taken as an individual one-day course or as part of the Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.
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Modular Diploma and Certificate Courses

MASTER PRACTITIONER DIPLOMA IN COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY

Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

The course is designed to provide a comprehensive skills-based training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy covering in total 450 hours of training. The course enables students to achieve a proficiency in CBT skills and receive a Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT (MPD CBT) at the end. Teaching staff on this course are Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Accredited CBT Therapists.

The structure of the Diploma is modular. Each module is designed to be an individual self-contained course on a chosen topic. All modules are designed in such a way that they can be taken in any order or individually.

We allow you to complete the modules of the course at your OWN PACE according to your personal circumstances and at a very competitive cost that can be spread over a period you choose.

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CERTIFICATE IN RESOURCE BASED THERAPIES (3 MODULES/4 DAYS)

Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

This course consisting of 3 modules/4 days brings together three separate psychotherapeutic modalities or approaches that all share an underlying assumption regarding the client’s intrinsic pre-existing resources and psychological strengths.
These include Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Positive Psychology & Motivational Interviewing. The Certificate in Resource Based Therapies (RBT) consists of 3 training modules that can be booked together or separately, the order, in which delegates attend the courses, is flexible.
Delegates who attend all four courses will receive A Certificate in Resource Based Therapies with BPS Learning Centre approval logo on it and 25 hours CPD. Click here for more information...

NEW

Single Session Integrated CBT
with Professor Windy Dryden, London

This two day seminar will outline the basis of this new Integrated CBT approach that combines belief and inference challenge with mindfulness and acceptance strategies.

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A to Z index of SDS Courses
ACT
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Anger
Working with Anger Problems (2 days)
Anxiety
Working with Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Working with Health Anxieties
Behavioural Experiments
Behavioural Experiments
Bipolar Disorder
Working with Bipolar Disorder
Case Formulations
Case Formulation
CBT
CBT with Complex Cases
CBT: Introductory Course (3 Days)
Interpreting Research in CBT
Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT
Personal Awareness and Ethical Behaviour in CBT
Single Session Integrated CBT (SSI-CBT) (2 days)
Children
CBT for Child & Adolescent Disorders
DBT
Certificate in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Depression
Working with Depression
Eating Disorders
Working with Eating Disorders
Grief & Loss
New Approaches to Grief and Loss Work
Group Work
Running CBT Groups
The Essential Toolkit for Running Groups
Mindfulness
Teaching Clients to Use Mindfulness Skills
Motivation
Motivational Interviewing & Beyond
OCD
Working with Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder
Panic
Working with Panic Disorder
Phobias
Working with Phobias
Positive Psychology
Positive Therapy
Problem Solving
Problem Solving Techniques in CBT
Psychosis
Working with Psychosis (2 Days)
PTSD
Working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Resource Based
Certificate in Resource Based Therapies (3 Modules/4 Days)
Motivational Interviewing & Beyond
Positive Therapy
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (2 Days)
Self-Esteem
Building Clients’ Self-Esteem (2 Days)
Self-Harm
Working with Deliberate Self Harm
Sexual Abuse
Skills for Working with Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse (2 Days)
Socratic
Socratic Questioning Workshop
Solution Focused
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (2 Days)
Stroke
Psychological Coping Strategies Post Stroke
Substance Misuse
Working with Substance Misuse (2 Days)
Suicide
Working with Suicidal Behaviour
Supervision
Essential Supervision Skills (2 Days)
Using CBT Supervision
Systemic Therapy
Systemic Therapy
Work Issues
Personal Confidence & Assertiveness
Skills for Dealing with Difficult People
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