Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Approaches
(Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Specialisation)

 

Workshop Date: 04, 11, 18, 25 September, 02 October 2022
Time: 9am to 6pm
Facilitator: Mr James Chong
Course Fees: SGD $2,750 nett
Early bird Deadline: 30 June 2022
Registration Deadline:
14 August 2022

Early bird and student concession rate available. Please enquire for more details.

 

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

This workshop aims to provide participants with an understanding of the theory and practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). In addition to sound theoretical knowledge, participants will learn the essential core skills required to practice CBT clinically.

CBT is a highly structured, short-term, present-oriented psychological therapy (aka psychotherapy) that aims to resolve a client’s presenting issues by modifying dysfunctional thoughts and behaviours. CBT is one of the most evidence-based research psychotherapies shown to be effective in treating various disorders, particularly clinical depression and anxiety disorders.

This workshop is for participants who would like to practice CBT but do not have the necessary training. This workshop may also be helpful for teachers, management, leadership teams, parents, and individuals who are passionate about people and want to help others achieve more meaningful results in life.

Through this workshop, participants with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology will be equipped with the essential skills to practice as an Associate Psychologist / Clinical Psychotherapist.

 

WORKSHOP ENTRY REQUIREMENT:

Anyone of the followings:

  • Undergraduate students in psychology-related fields (e.g. counselling, psychology, social work)
  • Participants with a bachelor degree from any discipline with an interest in the Helping Profession
  • ACA / APACS / SPS / SASW Members without CBT background

Existing Counsellor / Psychotherapist may wish to sign up for the 3-day workshop in Professional Certificate in Solution-focused Brief Therapy instead.

 

WORKSHOP CONTENT

This workshop will cover the following areas:

  1. Essential Skills in Psychotherapy
  2. The Processes of Psychotherapy
  3. Theories & Application of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  4. Application of CBT on Mood Disorders
  5. Clinical assessment & Formulation using CBT
  6. Ethics of Psychotherapy
  7. Introduction to Advance skills in CBT
  8. New Directions in CBT

This workshop would fully equip participants with CBT knowledge and skills upon completing the workshop. Graduates from this programme will be able to handle the various applications of CBT on clients suffering from possible symptoms such as Depression and / or Anxiety. This workshop will also cover other psychological issues such as Anger Management, Insomnia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD).

Upon graduation, graduates may seek clinical supervision with APACS clinical supervisor (L4S) to hone their CBT skills further, and register themselves as a member of APACS.

 

LESSON PLAN

The delivery of this workshop is designed to be equivalent to a post-graduate module. This workshop comprises a mixture of lectures, skills training, demonstration, role-play, class presentation, and self-directed learning.

 

DELIVERY

  1. Forty (40) hours of contact time over a period of five days for lectures, skills training, demonstrations, practice role-plays, discussions, and class presentation.
  2. Ten (10) hours of self-directed learning, and class assignments.

 

AWARD

Upon successful completion of the workshop, each participant would receive:

  1. A Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Approaches (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
  2. A Letter indicating your successful completion of both the workshop and the Australia Counselling Association (ACA)’s ten (10) Ongoing Professional Development (OPD) hours.

 

ACCREDITATION AND RECOGNITION

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to announce that this course is accredited and recognised by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) On-going Professional Development. 

 

 

 

 

We are also pleased to announced that this course is accredited and recognised by the International Association of Therapists (IAOTH)! You may join IAOTH as a Therapist in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. 

 

 

 

PAST ACCREDITATION

 

 

 

The Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (Singapore) (APACS) has accredited this programme from December 2018 to December 2021. APACS has ceased to accredit all education programmes starting 2022.

After completing the programme, eligible graduates may join APACS upon meeting their requirements. 

 

PAST WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS!

 

PARTICIPANTS FEEDBACK

 

“I particularly enjoyed learning the various skills of CBT and being able to role play and use them in a real world situation”

“I liked that it was a safe environment and there were a lot of sharing on real-life experiences”

“Materials for practice and learning with practice sessions to help reinforce content that was learned”

“A lot of discussion among classmates”

“The emphasis placed on the importance of religiously going through certain things instead of glossing through e.g. going through confidentiality, explaining things to clients”

“Practical application of CBT, especially case-studies & proposed interventions”

“Practice and ability to receive immediate feedback about my abilities”

“I enjoy the small partner & group work, where we share real life issues instead of role playing with scripts”

“The start to end of the counselling value chain – from intake form and mini mental status examination to ending the therapeutic relationship”

 

REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP!

Early bird Deadline: 30 June 2022
Registration Deadline:
14 August 2022

 

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