Course: Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Start date: Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Duration: 10 weeks, Tuesday evenings from 6.30 to 9.30pm
Course fee: €945 (or €995 if paying the course fee in instalments)
A fee of £76 will be payable to The Institute of Commercial Management on successful completion of this course.
Multi-Course Discount: Students who register for two or more classroom-based courses with the School of Psychology can do so at a fee of €895 per course.
Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)
CPD Credits:This event has been approved for CPD credits for members of the Psychology Society of Ireland.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is contemporarily identified as a psychotherapeutic modality which is designed to challenge cognitive and behavioural assumptions and activities in order to bring about constructive change and relief of psychologically induced symptoms.
The therapy and its approaches and applications incorporates multiple techniques and related practical and theoretical and practice related and based skills. These include techniques and methods for observing; collating; reviewing; and monitoring cognitive and behavioural approaches to living; behaviour and behavioural change.
CBT consequently involves the critical observation and identification of behavioural activities and individual and environmental contexts in order to increase our comprehension, understanding and evaluative awareness of these. CBT is therefore designed to enhance the criticality of thinking; analysis; comprehension and application abilities in order to bring about behavioural change.
The thinking and applications skills attained from developing an enhanced critical comprehension of CBT can be applied in multiple persona, practical and professional settings. The module is therefore designed to be utilised in a number of contemporary situations and professions and environmental contexts.
For example the learning derived from a more detailed critical comprehension and understanding of CBT may be applied and used by teachers in schools environments to support and develop in childrens education how to constructively and positively undertsnding how their individual thinking and behaviours impact on their mood and relationships with others.
Similalrly particular sectors in a variety of professional career areas may utilise their enhanced understanding of the theory, practice and application of CBT to more effectively consider their own relationship to their working environment and individual situation in order to improve their productivity and manage their responses to stress, levels of demand on the self/groups, and comparable situations.
In particular individuals who already have a career, or are developing their professional practices and skills; notably psychologists, psychchiatrists, counsellors and psychotherapists, may use those CBT thinking and applications skills explored in the module to enhance and further improve their professional client/patient relationships; apporahces and support strategies.
The programme is designed to provide and enhance participants essential skills for sourcing and applying CBT techniques. It is grounded in an understanding of the underlying philosophy of CBT which includes Stoic and Socratic approaches to understanding life challenges.
Student will be introduced to a robust foundation of CBT knowledge, philosophy and practice based thinking and skills based approaches and will be supported in their critical understanding of how to apply CBT techniques and philosophy in real life. The module will also consider the ethical role and contexts of CBT and associated required approaches.
This course is therefore designed to provide participants with an introduction to the theoretical, philosophical and practical application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies within the ethical framework of their existing or emergent career development and employment situations; and/or their direct or associated professional engagement or context or interest in the subject area and disciplines associated with the subject area.
Dr. Finian Fallon is an IACP accredited psychotherapist. He holds a first class honours BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Masters in Addiction Studies and a Doctorate in Psychotherapy from DCU. He works in his private clinic (ABC Counselling and Psychotherapy) on Kildare Street in Dublin 2 and is also works as a psychotherapist for an organisation supporting survivors of torture and asylum seekers.
Finian uses an evidence based integrative approach in his practice, and incorporates CBT and mindfulness perspectives in his work. He has a number of published academic works to his credit, including presenting at the BACP research conference, and is interested in developing research that provides practical clinical benefits.
The aims of the module are to:
The indicative content of the module includes:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an empirically based psychological treatment for a variety of psychological problems (for e.g. depression and anxiety). The Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at City College aims to introduce students the theoretical underpinnings of CBT and to the skills required for an in-depth knowledge of the practice of this therapeutic approach. CBT seeks to examine and challenge clients with the manner in which their thoughts, beliefs and attitudes to various events and circumstances negatively affect their mood and behaviour. Whilst open to the general public, we strongly encourage the course for those working in a variety of roles where contact with those experiencing psychological problems may be a feature, e.g. psychotherapist, medical doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists etc.
Students are currently assessed by way of a 2,500 word assignment.
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