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Tue, 09 Feb


Online via Zoom

CBT Basic Concepts - 9, 11 & 13 Feb 2021 (Tuesday & Thursday evening + Saturday)

This worshop covers CBT basic concepts. Learning outcomes include; knowing underpinning conditions for CBT, understanding various models (Ellis and Beck), have practiced CBT techniques in skills practice including the use of socratic questions.

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CBT Basic Concepts - 9, 11 & 13 Feb 2021 (Tuesday & Thursday evening + Saturday)
CBT Basic Concepts - 9, 11 & 13 Feb 2021 (Tuesday & Thursday evening + Saturday)

Time & Location

09 Feb 2021, 18:30 GMT – 13 Feb 2021, 17:00 GMT

Online via Zoom

About the Event

Who should attend?

This is the foundational course for the following courses: CBT for Depression and CBT for Anxiety. This course is suitable for counsellors, therapists, mental health workers (including graduates), health & care professionals, substance misuse workers and anyone who considers their role encompasses counselling skills and those who assesses people's needs and makes referrals/signposts.

Workshop overview

In this underpinning programme we will explore the underlying concepts upon which the following sessions will be based. Looking at the philosophical roots of CBT and how these translate into practice, helps us to begin to understand:

  • The interventions needed, so that we don’t use the tools as blunt instruments,
  • Our stance as collaborators, so that we empower the client rather than impose our own ideas
  • Our own fears and resistances as practitioners, so we don’t collude with the fears and resistances of the clients.

We look at how to work with motivating clients and how to utilise basic tools of therapy picking up the work of the founding fathers; Ellis and Beck, who each bring a different slant to the work.

We pick up on some of the formulation tools offered in the Assessment and Formulation Unit and explore their usage as an ongoing tool for change. We explore the use of Socratic questioning, maintenance cycles and planning interventions ready for the following 2 sessions which will look at interventions and tools that are targeted for specific presentations.


Tuesday 9th February 2021 6:30pm – 9:30pm 

Thursday 11th February 2021 6:30pm – 9:30pm 

Saturday 13th February 2021 9:00am – 5:00pm


Fully online (via Zoom) - Taught sessions, large and small group work, skills practice. This is a standalone CPD workshop but also part 3 of 5 CBT modules. Students will be registered with OCNWMR and awarded with a level 3 OCNWMR unit (2 credits) on successful completion of the workshop and additional short assignment.


The workshop costs £185 and includes Tuition and registration fees with Open College Network West Midlands.

Important Note:

These CBT workshops do not qualify you to be a CBT practitioner – rather they will help you integrate CBT into your approach to helping  – some people will be incorporating them into their current practice as qualified counsellors, some as teachers, coaches or pastoral or wellbeing  workers or trainee counsellors.

To advertise yourself a ‘CBT practitioner’, as a minimum, you would have to do a full 2 year pure CBT course. You will however, be able to say at the end of these CBT workshops “I use a Cognitive Behavioural Approachin my work” (if you are a Hope student you are probably integrating it with elements of a Person Centred Approach which you have picked up in your training so far). Deb Laxton (the trainer) holds a specific Masters in CBT interventions which qualifies her to be accredited with the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists ) and join a register which is different to the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) which our Diploma course is allied to.

Some aspects of the CBT material are covered on the Hope, 2 year Diploma – however, the practice examples will be different and the topic is so large that there is plenty of room to practice and to revisit theory to reinforce learning. There is not nearly enough time on the Diploma to do the specific area of CBT justice. Students considering enrolling on our counselling training will greatly benefit from the additional skills and knowledge these workshops offer.

All, but the suicide training workshop, are at level 3 and the suicide training is at a level 2 this was to encourage more people, even with lower academic ability  to do the assessment elements of this programme (writing and essay and answering questions consolidates learning) due to the great social importance of the training.


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