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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...

ACCEPTANCE & COMMITMENT THERAPY (2 DAYS)

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. ACT’s target is to promote psychological flexibility, that is, the ability to behave in a way that is consistent with one’s values even in the presence of aversive experiences (e.g. thoughts, feelings, physical pain). This is true as much for our clients as for the ACT practitioner. If you work in a context in which behaviour change is paramount, than this course will provide you with some very useful tools.

Can be taken as an individual 2-day webcast or as part of the Certificate in Third Wave CBT, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.

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COMPASSION FOCUSED THERAPY (2 DAYS)

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), is a research-based therapy founded on a combination of principles from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Evolutionary Psychology and Attachment Theory. It was developed to work specifically with clients who had high levels of shame and self-criticism and who had had early experiences of poor attachment, affiliation and affection. By developing care and affiliative focused motivation, attention, emotion behaviour and thinking CFT begins to address these problems. Key skills with CFT include the use of compassion focused imagery, the development of a compassionate self and the use of a sense of a compassionate self to engage with areas of personal difficulty.

Can be taken as an individual 2-day webcast or as part of the Certificate in Third Wave CBT, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.

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DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (2 DAYS)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) has developed as a combination of operant and skills training approaches, the incorporation of the concept of dialectics and the central role of mindfulness. Variations of DBT – in its pure form, in the form of its component parts or in adapted forms such as Radically Open DBT have developed as a gold standard approach to working with “treatment resistant” and “difficult to treat” clients. DBT has been demonstrated to be effective with Borderline Personality Disorder, suicidal intent, sexual abuse survivors, chemical dependency and eating disorders.

Can be taken as an individual 2-day webcast or as part of the Certificate in Third Wave CBT, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.

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MINDFULNESS (2 DAYS)

Mindfulness provides the key linking theme within the Certificate in 3rd Wave CBT. Representing both a state of being as well as a technique, this two day course provides both practice opportunities regarding different types of mindfulness training and provides a context within which different 3rd wave approaches incorporate or conceptualise mindfulness – from compassionate mindfulness, through Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy to developing Mindfulness as an alternative skill to emotional avoidance. The focus on attention and non-judgemental acceptance rather than avoidance, control and judgement ensures that mindfulness becomes a thread running throughout third wave psychotherapies.

Can be taken as an individual 2-day webcast or as part of the Certificate in Third Wave CBT, Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre.

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SINGLE SESSION INTEGRATED CBT (2 DAYS)

The assumption that therapy should always be long term has been challenged repeatedly over the last twenty five years – from the early criticisms of long term psychodynamic therapy through to current therapy provision within IAPT and insurance funding demands. The difficulty is that Single Session Therapy has become associated in many therapists minds with being “money driven”, “superficial” and “poor quality”. This exciting two day seminar sets the record straight and enables participants to learn how to work with clients for one session and achieve realistic but positive results.

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SOCRATIC QUESTIONING WORKSHOP (2 DAYS)

This two-day workshop provides experiential training on Socratic Questioning.
Can be taken as an individual two-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 (2 DAYS)

The course 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 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 PANIC DISORDER (2 DAYS)

The course 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 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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WORKING WITH POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (2 DAYS)

A practical two 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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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 ANGER PROBLEMS (2 DAYS)

This training covers issues of definitions of anger, how anger problems develop, a multi-pathway model of anger, along with a range of CBT interventions as they apply to Anger problems.
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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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...

CERTIFICATE IN THIRD WAVE CBT (5 MODULES/8.5 DAYS)

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

The course is designed to provide both an up-to-date theoretical overview of a selection of Third Wave CBT approaches along with their practical application within a range of practice environments.

The focus will be on separate modules relating to Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). These different Third Wave approaches will be integrated via an additional online presentation exploring the meaning and contradictions within these approaches. Over and above this there will be a particular focus on practical issues, problems and dilemmas within each Third Wave approach and how they can be successfully addressed.

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A to Z index of SDS Courses
ACT
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (2 days)
Anger
Working with Anger Problems (2 days)
Anxiety
Working with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (2 days)
Working with Health Anxieties
Behavioural Experiments
Behavioural Experiments
Case Formulations
Case Formulation
CBT
Certificate in Third Wave CBT (5 modules/8.5 days)
Online Overview of Third Wave CBT
Compassion Focused Therapy (2 days)
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
Compassion Focused Therapy
Compassion Focused Therapy (2 days)
DBT
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (2 days)
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
Mindfulness (2 days)
Motivation
Motivational Interviewing & Beyond
OCD
Working with Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder
Panic
Working with Panic Disorder (2 days)
Phobias
Working with Phobias
Positive Psychology
Positive Therapy
Problem Solving
Problem Solving Techniques in CBT
PTSD
Working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (2 days)
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 (2 days)
Solution Focused
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (2 days)
Social Anxiety
Working with Social Anxiety (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
Work Issues
Personal Confidence & Assertiveness
Skills for Dealing with Difficult People
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