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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of talking therapy used to help clients overcome mental health issues by changing their thought patterns and rewiring the brain. It is used to treat a wide range of psychological disorders, from depression and anxiety to addiction and anorexia. Whether you are looking to find out more about CBT for yourself, or wish to pursue a career in counselling, this course will provide you with up-to-date knowledge of this effective psychotherapy treatment.

The course explores the CBT model in-depth, its benefits and the common psychological issues it can effectively treat. It also provides an overview of NICE guidelines for identifying depression and other mental health issues, with a particular focus on eating disorders. You will learn about the different categorisations of eating disorders, the social and family factors that contribute to eating disorders, and the core psychology of eating disorders.

By the end of the course, you will have a range of communication skills required to become a CBT therapist, with extensive knowledge of person-centred psychological support, including Socratic questioning. You will learn how to design an action plan for your clients and set long-term goals, plus much more.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the history, benefits and model of cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Learn about the social and environmental factors that contribute to eating disorders
  • Deepen your knowledge of the ethics of therapy, the therapeutic alliance, and NICE guidelines
  • Develop your emotional intelligence, person-centred skills and active listening skills
  • Identify the different types of eating disorders and co-morbid psychiatric disorders
  • Know how to use Socratic questioning in a therapy session effectively
  • Set short-term and long-term goals for your clients and assess their progress 
  • Apply a range of techniques to counsel your clients such as the ‘exposure technique’

Assessment and Certification

At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful. After you have successfully passed the final exam, you will be able to order an Accredited Certificate of Achievement at an additional cost of £19 for a PDF copy and £29 for an original print copy sent to you by post or for both £39.

Career Path

On successful completion, you will receive an accredited certificate of achievement, which you can use to fast track your career in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. Cognitive behavioural therapists working for the NHS can earn between £26,500 and £41,500 per annum. Professions in this field include:

  • CBT Therapist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Clinical Counsellor
  • Child Psychologist
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)



Course Curriculum

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CBT Eating Disorders Promo 00:02:00
About the Tutor 00:01:00
About the Course 00:02:00
What is CBT (the CBT model) 00:06:00
NICE guidelines 00:04:00
The therapeutic alliance, Trust and Empathy 00:07:00
Ethics of the therapy 00:05:00
Eating disorders: Categorisations 00:07:00
Core Psychopathology of Eating Disorders 00:07:00
Co-morbid psychiatric illness 00:07:00
Social and Family factors 00:08:00
Cognitive factors 00:07:00
Emotional Intelligence 00:30:00
First session – Assessment 00:08:00
Dietary and Nutritional issues 00:06:00
Setting Goals with the client 00:07:00
Motivational factors 00:07:00
Working with Anxiety 00:05:00
The Socratic approach (Socratic questioning) 00:06:00
Psychoeducation 00:04:00
The ‘Exposure’ technique 00:07:00
Working with Beliefs (shape, weight, food) 00:07:00
Behavioural Experiments 00:07:00
Designing and Reviewing Action plans 00:06:00
Concluding therapy successfully 00:04:00
Follow up and Relapse Prevention 00:05:00
Thank you and Good Bye! 00:02:00
Resources – Online CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Course 00:00:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Online CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Course 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Online CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Course 00:20:00

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