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An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that focuses on how our thoughts, feelings and behaviours interact with each other. CBT teaches individuals evidence-based coping strategies to support them in dealing with a variety of difficulties.

CBT has a vast amount of support behind it and with this found itself in the mainstream of mental health support. This left the demand for CBT high and meant the need to find new ways to deliver the approach became crucial.

This one day introduction course aims to introduce you to the basic foundations of CBT and discuss how and why CBT principles have been developed into more accessible forms of lower intensity and self-help techniques.

The course will teach participants not only the foundations of CBT, but also CBT-informed techniques that participants can implement within their daily lives.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand the basic foundations of CBT
  • Understand how and why CBT has been developed into more accessible self-help approaches
  • Have been introduced to specific CBT informed techniques that can be applied in daily life
  • Have heard real life examples of CBT informed practice in action
  • Have had the opportunity to apply information and techniques learnt to own experiences.

Lead tutor: Lucy Burthem, Paula Smith and Claire Noon

“Extremely knowledgeable tutors - great content, great exercises, and fantastic information - want to learn more.”

Dates, Times and Venues

25 November 2019 – 10am to 4.30pm
blueSCI, Coppice Library & Wellbeing Centre, Coppice Avenue, Sale, Manchester M33 4ND

24 January 2020 – 10am to 4.30pm
Room 3, The Curve, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL

11 March 2020 – 10am to 4.30pm
Training Room, J Block, 2nd Floor, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 0JR

“We are at the birth of a new era—a new era in the development of evidence-based psychological therapies, a new era in the delivery of mental health services, a new era oriented towards the promotion of psychological wellbeing on a community wide basis.”
(Bennett-Levy, Richards, & Farrand, 2010)


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