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Advanced CBT Diploma Course

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a highly successful therapy that is continually increasing in effectiveness and in many cases is more effective than medication treatments.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, or CBT, is the therapy of choice for medical practitioners referring patients that are struggling with certain destructive behaviours. It is a well-recognized system of training a patient to identify and reconstruct certain negative thought processes, which may be affecting their lives.

Our feelings and emotions influence how we deal with every event. Negative emotions can adversely affect any part of our lives. For example, a woman who has suffered physical abuse feels she can no longer cope because her self-esteem has become so low. CBT helps her to picture certain situations she faces and to examine the thought processes that convince her she is not equipped with the necessary skills or confidence.

Here and Now Therapy

It is an extremely valuable tool, which is very highly regarded not only by mental health consumers but also medical providers too.  One of the main reasons is it is such a popular therapy, apart from its convincing results, is the fact treatment tends to be over a very short term and focused on a specific problem. This makes it very accessible, at a cost that people can afford. CBT is a ‘here and now’ therapy that concentrates on a negative feeling or behaviour led by a destructive thought pattern, and how to change this process to move the person’s life forward and beyond the behaviour.

A person’s distorted thinking pattern can bring an altered view of the world and this in turn can cause feelings of despair, depression, anxiety, frustration, and anger. CBT is a powerful therapy that can realign the poor thought patterns and therefore improve the life of the sufferer in the long term.

This advanced course will take you through the many various applications of CBT and the different conditions that it can be used to treat including: depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, sleep problems, and relationships with food (such as eating disorders). The emphasis for the learning contained within this course is on the many different applications of CBT and how powerful these advanced tools and techniques can be used to help yourself and others.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Advanced CBT Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

This course also is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

Course Syllabus


Module 1: Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Approach

  • Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Approach
  • How CBT IS Carried Out
  • How is CBT Different to Psychotherapy?
  • Where did CBT Begin?
  • Epictetus
  • Socrates
  • Albert Ellis
  • Aaron T Beck
  • The Beck Institute
  • Studies on CBT
  • The ABC Model
  • Assessment

Module 2: Neuroscience

  • The Brain
  • Thalamus
  • Neurons
  • Glial Cells
  • Ribosomes
  • How Does Information Become Action?
  • Synapse
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Noradrenaline
  • Dopamine
  • Serotonin
  • The Endocrine System
  • Assessment

Module 3: Structured Cognitive Methods

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy
  • What is Formulation?
  • Note: Confidentiality
  • Assessment

Module 4: Your Therapy Blueprint

  • Stage One
  • Activity Scheduling
  • Social Activities
  • Physical Exercise
  • Breathing and Relaxation
  • Diet
  • Stage Two
  • Exploration
  • Exposure
  • Behavioural Experiments
  • Goal Setting
  • Balancing
  • Automatic Thoughts
  • Assessment

Module 5: Therapy Blueprint Continuation

  • Stage Three
  • Therapy Ethics
  • Group Therapy
  • Medication
  • Natural Care and Remedies
  • Assessment

Module 6: Depression

  • The Physical Aspect of Depression
  • “Can brain scans guide treatment for depression?”
  • The Emotional Aspects of Depression
  • Depression Types
    • Persistent depressive disorder
    • Psychotic depression
    • Postpartum depression
    • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
    • Bipolar disorder
  • Traditional Depression Treatment
  • CBT for Depression
  • Mindfulness and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Assessment

Module 7: Stress and Anxiety

  • Diagnosis of Stress
  • Exploring Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep Problems
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • PTSD Questionnaire for Formulation
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Assessment

Module 8: Relationships

  • Anger
  • Jealousy and Insecurity
  • Relationships with Food
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Eating Disorder Questionnaire
  • High and Low Level Emotional Issues
  • Assessment

Module 9: Addiction

  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Relapse
  • Drug Dependence
  • How Drug Taking Affects the Brain
  • Five Areas of Addictive Behaviour
  • Assessment

Module 10: Your Future as a Therapist

  • Regulation
  • Assessment and Suitability
  • Early warning symptoms
  • Personality Disorders
  • NEAD
  • Insurance
  • The Law in Practice
  • Registering as a sole trader
  • Tax
  • National Insurance
  • Assessment


Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


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