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CBT Masterclass

The CBT Masterclass.

'The CBT Masterclass' is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited courses for professionals working in mental health and related areas in the UK and Ireland.

It is the only CBT Masterclass training that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. The course is available for teams/organisations and can be attended face-to-face or online.

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Executive Summary:

This is a course for people who have at least 6 months practice subsequent to receiving Level 3 APT-Accreditation (often much more). In lectures, the masterclass provides more depth on some of the topics in the Essentials course but is mainly focused on developing skill, based around the following components: listening to and making case presentations, watching video demos by others, role-play/real-play where you interview others and they interview you, and establishing a stable system for support and development for yourself in this area post course. The result is that you enhance your skill and technique, not just your knowledge. Successful completion also gains you APT's Level 4 accreditation in the subject.

Who should attend?

People who attend this course normally fall into one of two categories:

1. Groups of professionals who see patients in 1:1 treatment settings, have a significant degree of clinical skill, and wish to become more proficient.

2. 'Whole teams' (either in inpatient or community settings) seeking to develop a unified good level of proficiency.

The professional affiliations of people attending this course include: mental health/psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, probation officers and others working in a variety of settings including: Substance Misuse, Forensic, Adult Mental Health, and Children & Adolescents.

What this course will do for you:

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 for teams and organisations

 for individuals or small groups




For teams and organisations:


Option 1: Face-to-Face Onsite course:

We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.

Price: £4,720 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £315 plus VAT per person. 

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:

Live, interactive online course exclusively for your team or organisation.

Price: £4,060 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people (workbooks for every delegate are included in this price - if you require workbooks being sent to more than one location, there is an extra charge of £5 per extra address). Extra delegates £252 plus VAT per person. 

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Option 3: 'Train the Trainer':

If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organisation, under license.

This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.

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For individuals or small groups:

This course is currently only available for teams/organisations. Please register your interest below if you want to attend this course as an individual and we will notify you when it becomes available.

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APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 125,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

CBT Courses and Resources


What is CBT?  ❯


How to become a CBT therapist  ❯


CBT Training Courses  ❯


CBT Essentials  ❯


The CBT Masterclass  ❯


Extended Training in CBT  ❯


Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy  ❯


10-minute CBT: The BITS™ Course  ❯


CBT for Depression  ❯


CBT for Anxiety, Stress and Worry  ❯


CBT for Panic  ❯


CBT for OCD  ❯


CBT for Anger and Violence  ❯


CBT Plus, with Alcohol & Substance Misuse  ❯


CBT for Eating Disorders  ❯


Trauma-Focused CBT, for all ages  ❯


The ADDRESS® Course for working with Personality Disorder  ❯


CBT Plus, with Suicidality  ❯


CBT for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury  ❯


CBT for Working with Offenders  ❯


APT's Accreditation for Practitioners  ❯

SFT Essentials Feedback

Feedback Ratings.

We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last ten runnings of this course.*

Average Presentation rating: 97%

Average Relevance rating: 97%



*This is a new course, the feedback above is taken from 'CBT Essentials' and was last updated in November 2019.

CBT Essentials Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments our CBT training has received.

“Without a doubt, the most relevant, inspirational and achievable course I have done since being in the team. I feel enthusiastic about applying the skills and theory to my practice. The course was superbly delivered by a very knowledgeable, competent tutor who was down to earth and humorous in appropriate places. Excellent!"

"I've had a number of inputs on CBT - this one clearly the best yet!!"

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*This is a new course, the feedback above is taken from 'CBT Essentials' .