Tue, 09 Mar


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CBT for Depression - 9, 11 & 13 March 2021 (Tuesday & Thursday evening + Saturday)

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CBT for Depression - 9, 11 & 13 March 2021 (Tuesday & Thursday evening + Saturday)

Time & Location

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

Online via Zoom

About the Event

Who should attend?

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

Evidence based practice suggests that CBT is an effective treatment for depression. Knowing the symptoms to look for and your own levels of competence will enable you to make ethical decisions about who to work with and who to refer.  Using the assessment tools introduced in the first session you will understand if you are best suited to help the individual and if so, where to start with the interventions for each individual: 

  • How do I acclimatise a client to the approach  so they understand where the interventions are coming from and reduce their resistance? 
  • Is the current depression a response to beliefs and habitual rules for living from their childhood ? or a reaction to a recent crisis? 
  • What are the triggers and maintenance factors? Look at formulations to explain these and see where to make interventions. 
  • What unhelpful thoughts need to be challenged? Learn various tools for challenging thoughts. 
  • What behaviours need to be changed?  Learn processes of Behavioural Activation. 

With depression, motivation is often a barrier to overcome – how can you help the client to overcome the signature lack of motivation that is a key feature of their depression? 

Learning outcomes for this workshop include; knowing underpinning conditions for the use of CBT with Depression, understanding the use of behavioural and cognitive techniques when working with depression and to know how to put CBT stategies and tools into practice via skills practice.


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

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

Saturday 13th March 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 4 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.





  • Standard Fee


    +£4.63 Service fee


    +£4.63 Service fee