Our 15th seven day training in CBT for counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists already trained within a non-CBT modality now begining on Friday the 18th of October 2019

With all the current media focus on CBT it may seem to psychotherapists and counsellors trained in other models that it is taking over the world!

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at counsellors and psychotherapists who have an interest in extending the range of their therapeutic knowledge and skills. It aims to teach relevant skills of CBT in a way that respects the thinking and practice of other therapeutic orientations allowing therapists to adopt a Cognitive Behavioural Approach (CBA!)

Where is the course held?

The training is held in the Sussex village of Barcombe in a very modern extension to an 12th century church. The training room is warm and bright with beautiful views over the Downs. There is plenty of parking and disabled access. The post code is: BN8 5TS The venue is 3 miles from Cooksbridge railway station (one hour from Victoria) and 5.8 miles from Lewes station (again an hour from Victoria with slightly more fequent trains).

Here are some photos of the training venue and the views with the South Downs in the distance. 





Course Content

We will review the history of CBT and its basic theoretical underpinning. Above all we will examine not only the differences but the similarities between CBT and other models of therapy. Many non CBT therapists are already doing CBT without knowing it!

This is the seven day course which Adrian has run successfully at The Wimbledon Guild, ICAP, Metanoia, Psychosynthesis Education Trust in London and in Birmingham, CPTPC University of Chester and at The Awareness Centre in London.

The course will run from 10am to 4pm on the following Fridays in  2019 and 2020:

In 2019: 18th of October, 15th of November, 13th of December. In 2020: 10th of January, 7th of February, 6th of March and the 27th of March.

The course has been designed around the competencies outlined in the Department of Health document: 'The competencies required to deliver effective cognitive and behavioural therapy for people with depression and with anxiety disorders' developed by the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme (Roth and Pilling 2007).  Many of the competencies outlined in the 'High Intensity Worker ' curriculum are also covered, as well as many that are not, such as working with people who somatise and those who have substance misuse problems.

The contents of the course are as follows in 2019/20:

Day 1 Introduction - 18th of OctoberRegistration from 9.30 am. Exploring participants views of CBT. A brief history of CBT.  An introduction to CBT Basic model of therapy.  The person in CBT. The Five Areas Model. Socratic questioning. Thought diaries.

Day 2 Assessment - 15th of November:    Functional analysis and CBT assessment.  Case formulation. Case conceptualisation. Practice and feedback.  

Day 3 Anxiety Problems - 13th of December:  CBT understanding of anxiety.  Physiological reaction to fear. DSM categories and aetiology prevalence and incidence and treatment. Generalised Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Simple Phobic disorders, Social Phobia, Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). Relaxation training.

Day 4 OCD and Depression - 10th of January:  DSM categories and aetiology prevalence and incidence and treatment of Obsessional Compulsive Disorder  and Depression. 

Day 5 Working with substance misuse - 7th of February:   CBT model of dependency Motivational Interviewing and the cycle of change Cognitive strategies for changing substance use.  Relapse management and high risk situations

Day 6 Working with trauma - 6th of March:   Examining the neurobiology of trauma and its implications for treatment. An overview of Trauma Focused CBT.

Day 7 Somatisation and medicaly unexplained symptoms - 27th of March:  DSM categories and aetiology prevalence and incidence and treatment.

Consolidation of course


How much is the course?

The course fee is £499 for all seven days which includes refreshments and a home made two course lunch made from locally sourced ingredients.  Full payment is due two weeks before commencement of the training.

We are able to offer an EARLY BIRD discount of £30 if you book and pay in full (£469) before the 21st of August 2019.  

 Here are some comments from previous participants of this course: 'Adrian's presentation and structure was terrific - I was impressed by the breadth and detail of his knowledge and the accessible style in which it was delivered. '

'Adrian's delivery of the course was excellent which made it very understandable. I liked in particular the humorous input.'

'Thank you for a very interesting and enjoyable experience. Very good value CPD '

'Brilliant course, useful, practical, fanscinating. Thank you Excellent.'

'Adrian's skills as a trainer and wealth of experience have made this a wonderful experience.'

 'Adrian was clear in his teaching and shared his knowledge and expertise in an inclusive and relaxed way. He was flexible and willing to be guided to some extent by the needs of the group while still ensuring that the course content was covered.'

'Good attention to confidentiality, respect and personal psychological safety'

If you would like  further information about the course please email us or phone 01273 401163.

Please use the contact form if you would like us to send you a booking form. Once you have completed and returned the booking form you can pay a £50 deposite either by cheque or by Paypal (on the Online Shop page of the Website) to confirm your place.  See above for payment deadlines.