Course: Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Start date: Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Duration: 10 weeks, Tuesday evenings from 6.30 to 8.30 pm, and 2 Saturdays from 9.30 am to 3 pm
Multi-Course Discount: Students who register for two or more classroom-based courses with the School of Psychology can do so for a fee of €895 per course.
Award: City Colleges Diploma
NFQ: Not Applicable
CPD Credits:This event has been approved for 9 CPD credits for members of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
This course presents the student with a sound – and practice-focused – introduction to this modern and evidence-based treatment approach for a variety of psychological problems. CBT (as it’s often called) seeks to examine and challenge clients with the manner in which their thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes to various events and circumstances negatively affects their mood and behaviour. Whilst open to the general public, we strongly encourage the course for those working in a variety of roles where contact with those suffering from psychological problems may be a feature, e.g. counsellors, psychotherapists, medical doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, etc.
This course is open only to those from a relevant caring profession/human services background or those with substantial voluntary and community sector background. Please enquire if uncertain about your eligibility.
“The lectures were a welcome mix of theory, practice and current research. Finian’s knowledge was inspiring. Overall it was a supportive learning environment and experience.”
Noelle Okonji, September 2018
Dr. Finian Fallon is a Chartered Psychologist and holds a Doctorate in Psychotherapy from DCU. In addition to providing a range of counselling services, his past work experience includes providing online and face to face therapy for clients with PTSD, survivors of childhood abuse and survivors of torture. In 2018 he completed a widely reported survey of over 2,000 Irish Police exploring trauma prevalence and wellbeing issues among frontline police in Ireland. His doctoral dissertation explored the future of psychotherapy in Ireland.
Finian has a number of other academic works to his credit, including presenting at the BACP research conference. He is interested in developing research that provides practical clinical benefits, to bring together the science and art of psychotherapy. He is Dean of Psychology at City Colleges and is delivering and developing psychology courses that are relevant to the challenges of living today.
- Introduction and historical overview of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
- Cognitive formulation of disorders in CBT: The role of core beliefs, assumptions, and negative automatic thoughts.
- Cognitive and behavioural interventions in CBT.
- Assessment and formulation in CBT – planning the treatment with clients.
- Establishing relationship, structure, and assigning homework in CBT.
- CBT for depression and anxiety 1: Key cognitive and behavioural strategies.
- CBT for depression and anxiety 2: Key cognitive and behavioural strategies.
- CBT for depression and anxiety 3: Key cognitive and behavioural strategies.
- Skills focus (intensive skills practice): Applying theory to practice.
- CBT and complex disorders.
- Skills assessment: Evaluation of skills with subsequent feedback.
- Research in CBT – what empirical studies suggest.
- Consideration of CBT’s strengths, limitations, and reflections for the future.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an empirically based psychological treatment for a variety of psychological problems (for e.g. depression and anxiety). The Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at City College aims to introduce students the theoretical underpinnings of CBT and to the skills required for an in-depth knowledge of the practice of this therapeutic approach. CBT seeks to examine and challenge clients with the manner in which their thoughts, beliefs and attitudes to various events and circumstances negatively affect their mood and behaviour. Whilst open to the general public, we strongly encourage the course for those working in a variety of roles where contact with those experiencing psychological problems may be a feature, e.g. psychotherapist, medical doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists etc.
A ‘Pass’ grade on both the written assignment (Project) will be required for awarding of the Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. A ‘Fail’ grade will result in a Certificate of Attendance for the course but without the Diploma being awarded. Students must attend at least 8 of the 10 course evenings to graduate with either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance unless a serious and verifiable reason for further absence is provided. Likewise, the Project must be handed in on the due date unless a sound reason for lateness is provided. In such instances, an extension may be awarded at the discretion of the lecturer.
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“Finian presents each lecture in a friendly, engaging and interactive manner. He is a pleasure to deal with and extremely informed on all subject matter.”
“Finian is fantastic, he is so approachable. He creates a really comfortable environment. He is full of humour and empathy. I really enjoyed the course.”
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