Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

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19th - 20th October 2024, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Counsellors and trainees
Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel, Otley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 8AG

The introduction to cognitive behavioural therapy is a two-day course covering the foundational elements of CBT in an informative and energised way.

The course is ideal for therapists who wish to add another skill to their practice. It is also perfect for those who work in mental health or other healthcare professions.

We will explore together the five major principles of CBT:

  • the cognitive principle
  • the behaviour principle
  • the continuum principle
  • the here and now principle
  • the empirical principle

We will also be looking at the key elements of the CBT model including levels of cognition, the generic model of CBT, assessment, formulation and behaviours. The course also explores how CBT is used to treat anxiety and depression.

​Our learning will include case study examples to illustrate its application.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the day, participants will:

  • have a greater understanding of CBT means for them, as individuals, as practitioners and in the context of their work
  • have an understanding of the CBT model process of change through thoughts, behaviours and emotions
  • be able to identify where CBT may be used within their professional work
    be able to identify unhelpful thinking styles within their own lives

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About the trainer
The trainer for this course is Andy Williams, an experienced CBT therapist and trainer who has been working for many years as a therapist both within the NHS and private practice.

What our students say about the course:

"I highly recommend this course as an intro to CBT. I now feel confident in using elements learned in my practice."

"Good course for those thinking of having different techniques to meet different client needs."

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Hosted by The Horsforth Centre For Counselling, Coaching, CBT & Psychotherapy

Northside Training offers a range of training including counselling and psychotherapy and CBT. The training includes introductory level courses and CPD workshops for therapists and trainee therapists. Northside Training is based at The Horsforth Centre, Leeds.

Hosted by The Horsforth Centre For Counselling, Coaching, CBT & Psychotherapy