Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

what is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is one of the most widely-used evidence-based psychotherapy in the field of mental health. It is one of the most useful treatment approach for a range of mental and emotional issues.

It is one of the most basic skills for clinical psychologists or any clinicians working with people with mental illness.

You will learn:

  • Socratic Questioning
  • CBT assessment and formulation
  • CBT treatment planning
  • Cognitive interventions
  • Behavioural interventions
  • Applying CBT to different conditions
  • Brief CBT techniques for brief encounters
  • CBT steps to problem solving
$299.00 (including GST)

Recommended for clinicians or students who wants to better their clinical skillset

Registration closes on 16 May 2018.

Lunch not included

what is the evidence for cbt?

There is evidence for CBT for the following conditions:

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Social phobia
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Depression
  • Bipolar affective disorder
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anger issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Somatoform disorders (Eg, functional neurological symptom disorder)
  • Substance use disorder (Eg, tobacco, marijuana etc)
  • Eating disorders (Eg, binge eating disorder, bulimia etc)
  • Insomnia
  • Marriage or relationship problems

who can attend CBT course?

Any adult can attend basic CBT course.

A basic understanding of interview techniques and different types of mental illnesses is required. Participants should ideally have some exposure to patients, but it is not an absolute pre-requisite.

The course is most suitable for:

  • Mental health nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Occupational therapists working mental health related fields
  • General practitioners who need another skillset 
  • Students working towards becoming one of the above professionals

Talk to us if you have any questions regarding your suitability.

why attend cbt course?

CBT course is one of the most basic skills a clinician can have. Being equipped with ‘another tool in your toolkit’ will benefit your patients and increase your chances of employment.

You can also add another skillset to your CV.

Depending on your profession and college, this course may be counted towards your continued professional development.

You may get apply for tax refund at the end of the financial year if this course is work-related.

How long is the course?

The basic CBT course will take 8 hours (one full day).

what will i learn?

You will gain knowledge of CBT and apply its principles for brief interventions. You will learn:

  • Socratic questioning
  • CBT formulation and assessment
  • CBT treatment planning
  • Collaborative goal setting
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Mood diary monitoring
  • CBT steps to problem solving
  • Setting homework to enforce learnings
  • Termination of therapy
  • Applying CBT to different mental health conditions
  • Brief CBT techniques for clinical encounters

Fleximinds advantage

Our CBT coach is a psychiatrist with years of clinical experience and expert with CBT. This would add clinical validity and experience to learning CBT with an expert with wealth of clinical knowledge.

As with all FlexiMinds courses, course attendees are supported by:

  • On-line support forum for 2 months after course completion
  • Experienced support clinical staff (including consultant psychiatrist)
  • Local presence of a training company that is here to stay

With the on-line support forum, your learning will be enhanced as you bring clinical questions from your new-found CBT skills and receive expert help.

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Contact Details

PO Box 2332
Townsville, QLD, Australia, 4810

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