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Online Overview of Third Wave CBT - Online Course

This course is available FREE of charge to all the delegates who booked the whole course or ANY of its modules.

You can also book it as an individual independent course.

Can be taken as an individual online course or as a part of a Certificate in Third Wave CBT, Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

5 Modules of the Certificate in Third Wave CBT:

In this online course Paul Grantham, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Director of SDS Seminars provides an overview and introduction not just to the four areas of the BPS Approved Certificate in 3rd Wave CBT but also to the historical development and possible future direction of these therapeutic approaches. Although in the last 15 years 3rd Wave CBT has become one of the most powerful therapeutic developments, it still remains a poorly defined and understood concept. Numerous definitions have existed in the literature. However there are certain themes that bind different therapeutic approaches together under the heading of “3rd Wave” and which also go some way towards explaining its growing popularity. Firstly, 3rd Wave CBT tends to give a greater emphasis to function and relationship rather than content. Hence “what” the client thinks or believes is of less importance than the client’s relationship with such thoughts and “how” they think them. Secondly, 3rd Wave CBT has tended to bring the issue of “emotion” back onto centre stage rather than cognition. This obviously alters both the nature of the dialogue with clients as well as addressing such issues as soothing and distress tolerance. Finally, 3rd Wave has an integrative effect on the practice of CBT by drawing on a range of strategies and ideas that derive from other traditions. The Buddhist Mindfulness tradition is the most obvious but not the only one. Approaches as diverse as Gestalt Psychotherapy and Radical Behaviourism have found a place within 3rd Wave approaches.

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

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

Online Training: Regular Price 70+VAT* (CPD 4 Hours).
This price is refunded should you book the full course subsequently.
* VAT is not charged for delegates whose address is outside the EU.
Free for delegates who booked the whole Certificate in Third Way CBT or any of its modules.

Certificate of Attendance:
You receive a Certificate of Attendance for 4 CPD training hours after submitting the exercises.

BPS Approved Certificate in Third Wave CBT requires attendance of all training modules, plus completion of the online module and a separate online test (80% pass).

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 the founder and Director of SDS Ltd and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training. Paul is the author or editor of over 34 training films within the psychotherapy training field over the last decade and both commissions and provides training in a range of contemporary psychotherapy fields. Paul commissioned SDS Seminars’ BPS Approved Introduction to CBT – a course which has recently (June 2015) seen its 1000th student successfully complete. The BPS Approved Essential Clinical Supervision Skills devised and delivered by Paul is one of the very few non-university based Supervision courses which confers eligibility to the BPS’ Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors.

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.

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