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CBT Essentials is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies, a leading provider of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training courses in the UK and Ireland. We can bring this course to your own organisation and train a group of 6-15 people, or you can attend as an individual or study it online. This training can also be completed as part of The APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies.
It is the only CBT training that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course.
APT was one of the earliest organisations to teach CBT, starting in 1982, three years after the seminal book Cognitive Therapy of Depression was written by Beck, Rush, Shaw and Emery. Since that point, this course has constantly been one of the most attended of any of APT's courses. Constantly developing, this course was one of the first to systematically teach '5-factor CBT', also advocated by Padesky in the 'hot cross bun' and Linehan in DBT. Including not just emotions, behaviour and cognitions, the 5-factor approach adds biological factors and social/environmental factors into the mix, without which many conditions would not be addressed adequately.
People who attend this course normally fall into one of two categories:
1. Professionals who see patients in 1:1 treatment settings, have a significant degree of clinical skill, and wish to add CBT techniques to their repertoire.
2. 'Whole teams' (either in inpatient or community settings) seeking to develop a common approach to CBT or to their clinical work.
The professional affiliations of people attending this course include: mental health/psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, educational psychologists, psychiatrists, probation officers and others working in a variety of settings including: Adult Mental Health, Children and Adolescents, Older People, Substance Misuse, Forensic, Learning Disability, and Brain Injury.
CBT Essentials consists of the three days described below. You may however attend any one, or any two of the three days, attending the other(s) later if you wish.
Day 1 (Module One)
Day 2 (Modules Two & Three)
Day 3 (Modules Four & Five)
You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course and access to the online exam if you wish to uprate your APT accreditation to Level 2.
Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.
Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.
Option 1: Exclusive Live Webinar (for groups):
This course can be provided as a live webinar for groups. A webinar typically takes slightly less time than the live course on which it is based (because of less group discussion and group exercises) but they are live and pleasingly interactive. Click here to view prices.
Delegates can be anywhere that is conducive to concentrating, all together or separate, so long as they have access to a computer with a good internet connection. And as a manager, you have ‘guaranteed completion’: you only pay for delegates who successfully complete (minimum 15).
Option 2: Study the course online:
£180 plus VAT per person.
Suitable for individuals, groups, or whole departments and organisations, this course is available to study online. The online course has accreditation equivalence to the live version and is involving and relevant.
This is a great opportunity to obtain APT-quality professional development at a time that is convenient to you and your organisation. Click here for more information about CBT online training.
If you are a manager wanting to arrange the online courses for your team or organisation, phone us on 0116 241 8331 or email email@example.com
Option 3: Bring the course to your organisation:
We bring this 3-day course to your own organisation for a fixed, all-inclusive fee of £4,495 plus VAT and up to 15 people can attend.
To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or click the button:
Option 4: Attend this course at the University of Leicester’s College Court facility:
CBT Essentials, 3 days, £460 plus VAT per person. Choose from the following dates:
28-30 September 2020
8-10 December 2020
29-31 March 2021
28-30 June 2021
29 Nov – 1 Dec 2021
Venue: College Court, Knighton Road, Knighton, Leicester, LE2 3UF (about an hour by train from London, Sheffield, and Birmingham). Or attend remote and interactively via Teams.
The fee covers: tuition, workbook, lunch and refreshments each day, registration on the APT database, and certificate of accreditation/attendance.
To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:
Option 5: 'Train a 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.
To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:
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%
*These statistics were last updated in November 2019.
APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the CBT Essentials course 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!!"