Weekend Training in Practitioners Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Northern Ireland

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Overview

UK government policy recommends CBT as the treatment of choice for Anxiety, Depression and other mental health disorders. But there are still insufficient practitioners trained to meet this need.

Our Practitioners Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy provides the knowledge and skill to help you start a new career in psychotherapy, enhance your existing career and improve your wellbeing.

Students who have completed this course are now working as CBT psychotherapists in a variety of settings. Others are integrating it into their existing jobs such as social work, counselling, psychology, psychiatric nursing and pastoral care.

CBT is one of the fastest growing therapies in the mental health sector with an ever increasing client demand.

Students with a certificate or completed modules in CBT can proceed to this Diploma.

Summary

  • Our one year course is accredited by ABC Awards at QLS Level 7

  • Approved by National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)

  • Runs twice a year starting September- June and March- December

  • You will benefit from 30 years’ teaching and psychotherapeutic experience

  • You will be trained to Post-graduate Masters Level 7

  • You will learn in a comfortable and a supportive environment with an experienced tutor.

Course Start Date

This course starts on the  9th March 2019 and 7th September 2019 and runs for 13 months. 10 weekends; 1 weekend per month plus three months clinical practice . If you’re interested please contact us for course information and an application form.  helena@chatsinfo.org

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   Andrew Fitzpatrick, Counsellor at White Oaks Rehabilitation Centre, receiving his Practitioner's Diploma in CBT from Dr Helena Schlindwein Ph.D. FNCP, Director of CHATS.

Andrew Fitzpatrick, Counsellor at White Oaks Rehabilitation Centre, receiving his Practitioner's Diploma in CBT from Dr Helena Schlindwein Ph.D. FNCP, Director of CHATS.

CBT helps to combat a number of emotional issues without the use of medication and is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE).

This course covers and is very successful in dealing with the following conditions:

  • ANXIETY, PANIC ATTACKS AND AGROPHOBIA

  • SOCIAL PHOBIA AND SPECIFIC PHOBIA

  • GENERALISED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD)

  • DEPRRESSION

  • OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)

  • POST NATAL DEPRESSION

  • POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)

  • SUICIDE IDEATION AND LOW SELF ESTEEM

This one year Diploma course is accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapy (NCP) and ABC Awards National Qualification Licence Schems (QLS) to Level 7 (380 hours).

     Students L-R: Alice Fleming (Adult Assessor), Dr. Helena Schlindwein (Tutor), Bridie McElhinney (Nurse and Hypnotherapist), Denise O'Boyle (Child Clinical Psychologist), Maureen McGeehan (Social Worker), Denise Gillespie (Midwife and Researcher), Margaret McGonagle (Counsellor); Receiving their CBT Graduation Certificates,

Students L-R: Alice Fleming (Adult Assessor), Dr. Helena Schlindwein (Tutor), Bridie McElhinney (Nurse and Hypnotherapist), Denise O'Boyle (Child Clinical Psychologist), Maureen McGeehan (Social Worker), Denise Gillespie (Midwife and Researcher), Margaret McGonagle (Counsellor); Receiving their CBT Graduation Certificates,

   Noella McConnelleague, Director of ZEST, receiving her Advanced Diploma in CBT from Dr Helena Schlindwein Ph.D. FNCP Director of CHATS.

Noella McConnelleague, Director of ZEST, receiving her Advanced Diploma in CBT from Dr Helena Schlindwein Ph.D. FNCP Director of CHATS.

CBT Testimonials

Easily accessible, quiet and peaceful venue, the course was very well researched; the content was very informative and engaging, presented with excellent PowerPoint and notes. I enjoyed very minuet of it. In comparison to similar courses it was very good value for money. I have been able to integrate the tools and techniques with good results. My learning about CBT is invaluable and I had positive interactions with the student group.
(Sara Donovan, Rape Crises Counsellor).

I feel I have made personal changes during this course, I feel that I have gained the skills and techniques to pull myself back up after distressing experiences at work and change my thoughts patterns when Negative Automatics Thought arrive. I would strongly recommend this course to others. Compared to other schools of training I have experienced, CHATS was excellent. Kathleen Doherty (Child Social Worker/ Counsellor ).

   Ann Boyle (IACP) receiving her Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Ann Boyle (IACP) receiving her Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.