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    Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy



    Lesson 1 – CBT, an Overview – Thoughts and Beliefs – Developing Automatic and Patterned Thought Processes – The ABC Model – Filling in the Blanks – The Triadic Structure of CBT – Some Common Misconceptions

    Lesson 2 – Focusing on Automatic Thoughts and Beliefs – Schemata, or Underlying Beliefs – Common Cognitive Errors – Distinguishing Between Inferences and Evaluations – Correcting Distortions in Thinking – Distancing and Decentring – Modifying the Rules – Safety Versus Danger – Pleasure Versus Pain – Assignment

    Lesson 3 – Applying Cognitive Techniques – Daily Record of Dysfunctional Thoughts (DRDT) – Case Study – The Downward Arrow Technique – The Dysfunctional Attitude Scale (DAS) – Socratic Questioning and Guided Discovery – Additional Strategies for Facilitating Cognitive Change – Information Giving and Using Analogies – Modelling the Adaptive Attitudes of Others – Role Reversal – Using Imagery to Modify Maladaptive Thought Processes

    Lesson 4 – The Centrality of Teaching Problem-Solving Skills – The Role of Behavioural Tasks – Applying Behavioural Methods and Techniques – Self-Monitoring – Scheduling Activities/Homework Assignments – Reviewing Homework, Blocks and Failures – Graded Task Performance – Additional Behavioural Strategies for Facilitating Cognitive Change – Assignment

    Lesson 5 – The Triadic Structure and the Journey of Faith – Jason’s Story – CBT and the Life of the Soul – The Significance of Symbols – Applying the ABC Model – Rob’s Story – Applying CBT Methods, Challenging Maladaptive Thoughts

    Lesson 6 – A Cognitive Approach to Understanding Relationships – Mind Reading – Misreading The Signals – The Role of Expectations – Applying the Rules – The Significance of Symbols – Bias or Prejudicial Thinking – Changing our Perspective – Common Cognitive Distortions – Assignment

    Lesson 7 – Loss and Depression – Cognitive Responses to Loss – Understanding the Depressive Chain Reaction – Sarah’s Story – Achieving Cognitive Reorganisation: (i) Categorising the Problem (ii) Challenging Assumptions (iii) Exaggerating Problems and Perceived External Demands (iv) CBT Techniques – The Target Approach to Depression – Adam’s Story

    Lesson 8 – Symptoms of Anxiety – Anxiety, Fear and Phobias – Understanding Phobias – Categorising Phobias – Understanding Anxiety Neurosis – Faulty Thinking and Anxiety Neurosis – Understanding Psychosocial Fears – Generalised Anxiety Disorders – Applying the Techniques of Cognitive Therapy – Kathy’s Story – Assignment

    Lesson 9 – Me, Myself, I ... the Role of Egocentric Thinking – The Hostility Sequence – Offences and Diminishment – Shoulds and Shouldn’ts – The Role of Self-Esteem – Beck and Self-Image – The Beck Self-Concept Test (BST) – Self-Esteem, Violence and Hostility – Domestic Violence and Child Abuse – Greg and Timothy’s Story

    Lesson 10 – Introducing a Cognitive Dimension – The Integrative Nature of CBT – The Effectiveness of CBT – Addressing the Issue of Human Complexity – CBT and levels of resistance – CBT and individual coping styles – CBT and levels of subjective distress – Sociotropy Versus Autonomy – Eclecticism and CBT – Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) – Course Review Questions – Assignment

    Each lesson ends with a self test exercise plus a list of reading resources and useful websites.



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