Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

CBT is an increasingly popular form of psychological therapy, and many people who have learned about the methods find that it helps them a great deal in doing their job - if their job involves helping people in distress experience less distress, or perhaps helping people learn how to manage their life more effectively, for example in health care, education or the prison service.

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy MSc

  • Postgraduate
  • Continuing professional development, taught
  • Part time

The MSc in CBT has two main aims. The first is to achieve the level of knowledge and clinical skills to operate effectively as psychological therapists, using evidence based CBT methods routinely in their clinical work. The second aim is to provide therapists with a [more...]

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Introductory Practitioners Course (IPC)

  • Postgraduate
  • Continuing professional development

Cognitive Behaviour Therapyis an increasingly popular form of psychological therapy, and many people who have learned about the methods find that it helps them a great deal in doing their job - if their job involves helping people in distress experience less [more...]

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Postgraduate Diploma

  • Postgraduate
  • Continuing professional development, taught
  • Part time

CBT is an increasingly popular form of psychological therapy, and many people who have learned about the methods find that it helps them a great deal in doing their job - if their job involves helping people in distress to experience less distress (eg. as in health care [more...]

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy High Intensity Postgraduate Diploma

  • Postgraduate
  • Continuing professional development, taught
  • Full time

This High Intensity Diploma is core funded by West Midlands NHS and is designed to provide a postgraduate training for a group of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) High Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapists.

The [more...]

Postgraduate Diploma in Compassion Focused Therapy

  • Postgraduate
  • Continuing professional development, taught
  • Part time

CFT is a “third wave” therapeutic approach which builds upon developmental, social and evolutionary psychology and neuroscience.

CFT is designed to help clinicians work with people who experience high levels of shame and self-criticism, or [more...]


Primary / Paraprofessional Certificate in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy

Postgraduate - Continuing professional development

The Primary Certificate Practicum at the Centre for REBT is run in the same format as the training events held at the Albert Ellis Institute, New York. 


Advanced Practicum in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy

Postgraduate Continuing professional development

The Advanced Practicum in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy is the second stage of training in REBT. It is designed to increase courses participants' theoretical understanding of the principles of REBT, further improve clinical skills, particularly in disputation and [ more ...]


Associate Fellowship Certificate Postgraduate

Continuing professional development

The Associate Fellowship Practicum is the third stage of training in REBT. It is part of the process of conferring the status of Associate Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute upon REBT therapists. It is designed to further increase course participants' theoretical understanding [ more ...]

Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT) workshops

An Experiential Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – Introductory Level

12-13 October 2015 - £190.00

This two day workshop for practitioners working in the field of physical and/or mental health care provides an introduction to the key principles of ACT, and of Relational Frame Theory, which supports the theory and practice of ACT.

See more information on the Introductory Level workshop (PDF 382KB)

Putting ACT into Practice

14 October 2015 - £95.00

This one day workshop for practitioners working in the field of physical and/or mental health care builds on the preceding 'Experiential Introduction' workshop with the aim of providing knowledge and skills in introducing ACT principles into clinical practice.  It will cover assessment and intervention strategies from an ACT perspective and suggest a broad protocol for using ACT clinically.

See more information on the Putting ACT into Practice workshop (PDF 380KB)

Skills Development Workshop in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – Intermediate Level

15-16 October 2015 - £190.00

This workshop builds upon the introductory workshops, developing participants’ skills in using the ACT approach in clinical practice.  Participants will be trained in case formulation, socialising the client to the ACT model and therapeutic relationship, flexible mindfulness exercises, values clarification and helping clients to develop willingness through the use of cognitive defusion methods.

See more information on the Skills Development Workshop (PDF 391KB)

Book any of the above ACT workshops at the Online Shop   

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Long-term Physical Health Conditions

22 October 2015 - £95.00

This one-day workshop will focus on developing the core skills and knowledge to work with people diagnosed with long-term physical health conditions. 

See more information on the Long-term Physical Health Conditions workshop (PDF 310KB)

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) workshops

Developing Clinical Skills in CFT

24-25 September 2015

Facilitator: Dr Paul Gilbert

Cost: TBC

This workshop will cover the use of compassionate imagery, chair work, developing a compassionate self and working with our ‘multi-selves’.  

Using Compassion Focused Therapy in Groups

12-13 November 2015

Facilitator: Dr Paul Gilbert

Cost: TBC

Further details to follow

Compassion Focused Therapy for Trauma

10-11 December 2015

Facilitator: Dr Deborah Lee

Cost: TBC

Further details to follow

Working with Children and Their Families using CFT

7-8 January 2016

Facilitators: Dr Michelle Cree and Dr Mary Welford

Cost: TBC

Further details to follow

Working with Anger using CFT

21– 22 January 2016

Facilitator: Dr Russell Kolts

Cost: TBC

Further details to follow

Further workshops are being planned and will be announced soon.

To book please complete the online booking form (Word Doc 17KB) For further details, please contact CBT Programmes Team on cbtprogramme@contacts.bham.ac.uk.