Provider: IICP Education and Training

Address: Killinarden Enterprise Park, Killinarden, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Web: http://www.iicp.ie

Contact: Marcella Finnerty

Title: Course Director

Email: marcella@iicp.ie

Telephone: 01 260 0805 / 086 260 9989

Category B : Certificate (NFQ 5 level) courses

The aim of the course is to equip participants with the necessary theoretical and clinical understanding of the CBT approach to counselling. The course content can be broken into four broad areas.
• Theory
• Assessment of presenting problems
• Disputation of irrational beliefs
• Homework


Section one:
Participants will learn the history of CBT with emphasis on Beck's Cognitive Therapy and Ellis' Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy. Participants will gain an understanding of the psychology behind the CBT model and it's clinical application in today's climate. Difference in counsellor style will form an integral part of this phase of training. The importance of the counsellor as educator will be discussed. Ellis' ABC Model will be explored in detail and participants will learn how to explain the model to clients in a variety of ways.

Section two:
Assessment of a problem will be explored in the second phase of training. The different classifications of irrational beliefs will be explained and discussed. (inferences, evaluations etc). Trainees will learn how to identify rational and irrational beliefs and will clearly understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy emotions. The impact of thinking on emotional disturbance will be further discussed and explored. At this stage of training, Participants will begin to apply the ABC model to some of the presenting problems they identify.

Section three:
At this stage of training, Participants will be taught the different types of disputation in CBT. They will learn how to dispute irrational beliefs at a logical, empirical and pragmatic level. They will be taught how to assist their client's in disputing their irrational thoughts and beliefs. The integration of Alternative Rational Beliefs will be introduced to students and they will be given opportunity to practice these skills in class through triad work and round robins.

Section four:
The role of homework will be explored in detail in this section. Having identified the need to develop and strengthen rational beliefs, trainees will be given the skills required to help their clients achieve same. Students will learn how to develop both written and behavioural assignments to address the identified issues. These homework assignments will focus on both disputing the irrational beliefs and consolidating the rational beliefs. Effective planning strategies will also be explored.

Target Group

Professional or personal interest in the area of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Entry Requirement

No entry requirements.

Selection Procedure

See the course website for further details https://www.iicp.ie/cpdcourses/cbt/

IICP Certificate of Attendance and Participation. CPD: 30 hours
Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (IICP Education and Training)

This course has been organised in response to those seeking professional training and qualifications in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Dates / Availability
Four full teaching days starting Sunday 22 September 2019. This course runs a number of times a year.
Killinarden Enterprise Park, Dublin 24
Application form from contacts or online.
€495.00 (€421 for IICP Students/Alumni and VCS Counsellors)