COSCA & CBT In-House Courses

Enlightened Psychology & Counselling Service offers a catalogue of in-house, formal continuous professional development (CPD) training courses for both existing and new practitioners in the field of psychology and counselling.

Counselling Skills Certificate

COSCA Conditional Validation

The COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills is a great opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and expand personal development and reflection. This course allows participants to develop their communication and counselling skills which will enable them to provide further support to others.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

(CBT) Essentials -5-day course

Comprehensive Training Course

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Essentials is a comprehensive 5-day training course that covers the fundamental principles and techniques of CBT, equipping participants with practical skills to apply in therapeutic settings. Our course aims to provide a thorough understanding of CBT’s core concepts with an evidence-based approach to help individuals address and modify unhelpful thought patterns and behaviours for improved mental well-being.

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Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

(CBT)

Specialised Training Program

The Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a specialised training program that provides participants with foundational knowledge and skills in the principles and techniques of CBT. This certificate course equips individuals with the ability to apply CBT interventions to help clients address and manage various psychological and emotional challenges effectively.

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COSCA Certificate in Counselling Course

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The COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills is a great opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and expand personal development and reflection. This course allows participants to develop their communication and counselling skills which will enable them to provide further support to others.

The part-time course is SCQF Level 8 which has 40 SCQF credits and is delivered by a COSCA Accredited Trainer. On successful completion of the 4 modules of the course, you will be eligible for the award of COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills. COSCA (the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland) is the regulatory body for counselling skills in Scotland.

Introduction

Each module covers theory, skills and personal development opportunities which will be assessed at the end of each module with an oral & written assignment. Each module will provide participants with the opportunity to develop their self-awareness, knowledge of counselling approaches, theories and attending and responding skills. At the end of each module, participants are required to submit an assessment to demonstrate their learning in addition to being observed in skills practice.

120 Hours Face-to-face

4 Modules - 30 hours each
Module 1 - Beginning
Module 2 – Exploration & Expansion
Module 3 – Review & Reflect
Module 4 - Integration

Start Date

Tuesday Evening (6pm – 9pm)
Module 1: 16.04.2023 - 18.06.2023
Module 2: 02.07.2023 - 03.09.2023
Module 3: 17.09.2023 - 19.10.2023
Module 4: 03.12.2023 - 18.02.2024
Minimum of 85% attendance required.

Cost

Cost: £1200
£300 per module
Payment Plan Available.

Location

Ayr
22 Wellington Square
Ayrshire, Scotland KA7 1EZ.

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(CBT) Essentials - 5-Day Course

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The CBT courses can be taken on their own or as a follow-on from the Counselling Skills Certificate.

Introduction

Explore the essential elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in this immersive 5-day training course. Delve into the core principles and evidence-based techniques of CBT, gaining practical skills to empower individuals in reshaping their thought patterns and behaviours for enhanced mental wellness.

5 Day Course - Face-to-face

5 Days Covering 15 Modules
Day 1 - Introduction to CBT
Day 2 – Cognitive Restructuring
Day 3 – Exposure and Response Prevention
Day 4 - Mindfulness and Acceptance
Day 5 - Cultural Competence.

Start Date

To Be Confirmed 6pm-9pm
Until TBC
Breaks included
Minimum of 85% attendance required.

Cost

Cost: TBC
TBC per module
Payment Plan Available.

Location

Ayr
22 Wellington Square
Ayrshire, Scotland KA7 1EZ.

Certificate In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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Each module delves into theory, skills, and personal development, culminating in an assessment at the end of each module comprising both oral and written assignments. Participants will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and showcase their proficiency in CBT through these assessments.

Introduction

The specialised training program known as the Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) equips participants with essential knowledge and practical skills in CBT principles and techniques. Graduates of this certificate course gain the expertise to effectively apply CBT interventions, empowering their clients to navigate and overcome diverse psychological and emotional challenges.

Face-to-face

17 Modules - First 5 Include:
Module 1 - Introduction to CBT
Module 2 – Cognitive Model
Module 3 – Assessments in CBT
Module 4 - Setting Treatment Goals
Module 5 - Cognitive Restructuring

Start Date

TBC 6pm-9pm
Until TBC
Breaks included
Minimum of 85% attendance required.

Cost

Cost: TBC
TBC per module
Payment Plan Available.

Location

Ayr
22 Wellington Square
Ayrshire, Scotland KA7 1EZ.

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    The specific modules covered in a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) training program are as follows:

    Introduction to CBT: Overview of the history, development, and theoretical foundations of CBT.
    Cognitive Model: Understanding how thoughts, beliefs, and cognitive processes influence emotions and behaviour.
    Assessments in CBT: Techniques for conducting assessments and formulating case conceptualisations.
    Setting Treatment Goals: Establishing clear and achievable objectives for therapy.
    Cognitive Restructuring: Strategies for identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and cognitive distortions.
    Behavioural Techniques: Introducing various behavioural interventions to address maladaptive behaviours.
    Relaxation and Mindfulness: Teaching relaxation and mindfulness techniques for managing stress and emotions.
    Exposure and Response Prevention: Addressing anxiety and phobias through controlled exposure.
    Depression and Mood Disorders: Understanding and treating depression using CBT techniques.
    Anxiety Disorders: Treat generalised anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, and other anxiety disorders with CBT.
    Anger Management: Applying CBT to help clients manage and cope with anger and frustration.
    Substance Abuse and Addictions: Using CBT principles to address substance use disorders.
    Trauma and PTSD: Techniques for treating trauma-related issues and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using CBT.
    Eating Disorders: Addressing eating disorders through CBT interventions.
    Relationship and Interpersonal Issues: Utilising CBT techniques to improve communication and resolve conflicts in relationships.
    Cultural Competence in CBT: Understanding cultural factors and adapting CBT to diverse populations.
    Ethics in CBT Practice: Discussing ethical considerations related to CBT therapy.

    The specific modules covered in a 5-day Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) training course include the following:

    Day 1:
    Introduction to CBT: Overview of the history, principles, and theoretical foundations of CBT.
    Cognitive Model: Understanding how thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes influence emotions and behaviours.
    Identifying Automatic Thoughts: Techniques for recognizing and challenging negative automatic thoughts.

    Day 2:
    Cognitive Restructuring: Strategies to reframe negative thoughts and promote more balanced thinking.

    Behavioural Activation: Techniques to encourage positive behaviours and increase engagement in rewarding activities.
    Setting Treatment Goals: Establishing clear and achievable objectives for therapy.

    Day 3:
    Exposure and Response Prevention: Addressing anxiety and phobias through controlled exposure to triggers.
    Problem-Solving Skills: Teaching clients effective problem-solving techniques.
    Cognitive Distortions: Identifying and challenging cognitive distortions that contribute to emotional distress.

    Day 4:
    Mindfulness and Acceptance: Introducing mindfulness practices and acceptance-based interventions.
    Relapse Prevention: Strategies to prevent the recurrence of symptoms and maintain progress.
    Case Formulation: Learning to develop individualized case formulations for clients.

    Day 5:
    Cultural Competence: Understanding cultural factors and tailoring CBT to diverse populations.
    Ethical Considerations: Discuss ethical issues related to CBT practice.
    Role-Play and Practice: Engaging in role-plays and hands-on exercises to reinforce CBT skills.

    The actual content and order of modules can vary depending on the training provider and the specific focus of the course. Additionally, some topics may require more than one day of coverage to provide a comprehensive understanding and hands-on practice.

    A Counselling Skills Certificate with COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland) Conditional Validation can open up various job opportunities in the field of counselling and related professions. While the specific job roles may vary depending on the individual’s experience, additional qualifications, and personal interests, here are some potential job options:

    Counsellor: With the COSCA validation, you can work as a counsellor in various settings, such as private practices, counselling centres, community organizations, schools, and healthcare facilities. As a counsellor, you would provide emotional support and guidance to individuals dealing with personal issues, mental health challenges, and life transitions.

    Support Worker: In roles like mental health support worker or addiction support worker, you can work with organizations that provide assistance to individuals with specific challenges, such as mental health issues or substance abuse problems. Your counselling skills would be valuable in providing emotional support and helping clients develop coping strategies.

    Helpline or Crisis Intervention Worker: With your counselling skills, you can work on helplines or in crisis intervention teams, providing immediate support and guidance to individuals in distress or crisis situations.

    Advocacy and Support Services: Your counselling skills can be useful in advocacy and support roles, where you work with vulnerable populations, such as survivors of abuse, refugees, or individuals facing homelessness, to offer emotional support and assistance in navigating services and resources.

    Coaching and Personal Development: Some individuals with counselling skills certificates may pursue careers in life coaching or personal development, helping clients set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve various aspects of their lives.

    Human Resources: In certain HR roles, such as employee assistance program (EAP) counsellor or mental health support specialist, your counselling skills can be valuable in providing emotional support and guidance to employees facing personal or work-related challenges.

    Specific job opportunities may vary based on the region, the demand for counselling services, and the level of additional qualifications and experience you possess. Many individuals with counselling skills certificates continue their education and training to pursue advanced degrees in counselling or related fields to expand their career opportunities and scope of practice.

    A Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can open up various employment options in the mental health and counselling fields. While the specific job opportunities may depend on your level of education, additional qualifications, and relevant experience, here are some potential employment options:

    1. CBT Therapist/Counsellor: With a CBT certificate, you can work as a CBT therapist or counsellor in various settings, including private practices, mental health clinics, counselling centres, hospitals, and community organizations. As a CBT therapist, you will provide evidence-based CBT interventions to individuals dealing with various mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
    2. Mental Health Counsellor: CBT is often integrated into general mental health counselling practices. With your CBT training, you can work as a mental health counsellor, providing counselling and support to individuals with a wide range of mental health challenges.
    3. Substance Abuse Counsellor: CBT techniques are effective in substance abuse treatment. As a substance abuse counsellor, you can use CBT interventions to help individuals struggling with addiction to develop coping strategies and prevent relapse.
    4. School Counsellor: Some school counselling roles may benefit from CBT training to provide support to students dealing with academic, emotional, or behavioural challenges.
    5. Crisis Intervention Counsellor: As a crisis intervention counsellor, you can apply CBT techniques to provide immediate support and guidance to individuals in distress or crisis situations.
    6. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counsellor: In this role, you would offer counselling services to employees dealing with personal or work-related challenges, using CBT to help them manage stress and improve their well-being.
    7. Behavioural Health Technician: In certain roles, you may work as a behavioural health technician, assisting licensed professionals in implementing CBT interventions as part of a treatment team.
    8. Helpline Counsellor: You can work on helplines or crisis lines, using CBT techniques to provide immediate support and guidance to individuals in need.

    The scope of practice and job opportunities may vary based on regional regulations, the demand for mental health services, and the level of experience and education you possess. Many professionals with a CBT certificate may continue their education to pursue advanced degrees in counselling or related fields, which can further expand their career options and potential for specialisation.