Course Profile

Course Profile: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (1-3 Days)
CBT has been found to be effective in supporting people with a range of needs where other approaches have proved to be less helpful. This course aims to provide a greater awareness of Cognitive Development, leading to increased understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The course is set in the context of the Care Act 2014 and supports the Social Care Commitment.  It relates to the CQC Fundamental Standards and the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England (Skills for Care and Skills for Health, 2013)
The course provides some knowledge for
Care certificate: 3.5, 5, 6, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6
QCF: HSC 036, 3058, 3045, ASM 3
NHS KSF: Core 1.4, HWB 4.4
The course is designed for staff at all levels working in Health and Support services in all settings.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT): an overview of CBT and Behaviour therapy
  • What is meant by cognitive development
  • The stages of cognitive development
  • The theory and principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • How CBT works through personal application
  • What it is meant by cognitive distortions
  • What is meant by the ‘Therapeutic Relationship’
  • The range of difficulties that CBT can effectively ‘treat’ including: schizophrenia, bi-polar condition; anger control; pain adjustment; insomnia and chronic fatigue.
  • The evidence base for CBT
  • Levels of practice within CBT including limitations of CBT in support settings
  • The application of CBT skills in the workplace
  • The importance of maintaining professional boundaries when practicing CBT in a support setting including appropriate supervision
  • How CBT relates to well-being and prevention as detailed in the Care Act 2014
  • How to relate CBT to the CQC Fundamental Standards in terms of person centred report
  • Be able to use practical tools that enable them to use CBT approaches with their service users
Training methods utilised include: theoretical presentation with experiential methods ensuring that participants understand and appreciate the value of CBT through a range of learning modalities