- Course Code: USMG19CMH
- Location: Online
- Duration: 30+ hours
- Cost: $499.00
- Qualification: All modern browsers and devices
- Course Access: Lifetime
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All modern browsers and devices
- Understanding anxiety
- An overview of anxiety and its relevance in our lives
- A definition of anxiety
- A comparison between anxiety and stress
- External and environmental causes
- Anxiety due to past trauma and grief
- Work related anxiety and coping strategies
- Sleep deprivation and consumption of stimulants
- How genes can increase predisposition to anxiety;
- Neurotransmitters, brain activity and their connection to anxiety;
- How to distinguish between natural worry and anxiety;
- Physical symptoms of anxiety;
Module 4 : Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Causes of Anxiety; Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Cognitive anxiety symptoms (mood and thought disorders)
- Affective and behavioral anxiety symptoms (emotions, behaviors);
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and its impact on your life
- GAD in children and adolescents
- Definition and explanation of OCD and its impact on our lives
- Common examples of obsessions and compulsions
- OCD spectrum disorders and their connection to OCD
- Facts about OCD and its causes
- What are panic attacks and what is agoraphobia?
- Causes of, symptoms of and treatment for panic attacks;
- Panic attacks and agoraphobia;
- The physiology of a panic attack - what happens in our body?
- Definition of PTSD
- Brief history of PTSD diagnosis and treatment
- Types of PTSD symptoms
- Re-experiencing, avoidance, aggression
- What is social anxiety disorder, and how does it differ from shyness?
- The difference between shyness and social anxiety
- Emotional, physical and behavioral symptoms of social anxiety
- Triggers and causes of social anxiety
- Definition of a phobia and common types of phobias
- Definition of exposure response prevention therapy
- Types of ERP (exposure response prevention) techniques, including in vivo, imaginal, virtual reality and interoceptive
- Graded, flooding and systematic desensitization methods
- Mindfulness-based techniques and practices
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
- Interpersonal therapy
- A brief overview of what is meant by the term “CBT”
- An overview of the most common counselling approaches in modern therapy
- The context of CBT, including the research and psychological approaches underlying CBT
- The interplay of thoughts, emotions and actions as conceptualized by CBT practitioners
- Why basic counseling skills are the foundation of good practice, regardless of the therapeutic approach used
- The role of the therapeutic alliance and how it differs from friendships and other professional relationships
- Why therapists must maintain appropriate boundaries between themselves and a patient and the consequences of poor boundary-setting
- The importance of listening and the differences between passive and active listening
- Why therapy is most effective when a therapist is in a state of congruence
- How to demonstrate congruent behavior
- How to empathize with a patient’s difficulties and position
- What is meant by an ethical code and how they are used to guide the therapy process
- How to conduct a patient consultation and formulate a case
- The components of a good case formulation and how it should be used to guide a therapist’s choice of techniques
- How the ABC model can be used to help a patient understand how their beliefs are maintaining their state of distress
- How to help a patient identify their irrational beliefs
- Why you need to understand the components that make up an effective CBT session
- Material that should be addressed within the first few minutes of a session
- How to review homework and provide constructive feedback
- How to set and implement a suitable agenda for the session
- How to help a patient challenge their negative thoughts using thought records and diaries
- The most common cognitive distortions seen in CBT practice
- How to help a patient overcome resistance with regards to changing their thoughts
- The STOPP technique and how it can help a patient live with negative thoughts
- How behavioral experiments can be used to challenge a patient’s thoughts and feelings
- The various types of behavioral experiments used to help patients address their fears and overcome maladaptive thoughts
- How exposure and response prevention techniques can help a patient overcome compulsive behaviors
- Why encouraging a patient to imagine the worst-case scenario can help lower their CBT is currently the type of talking treatment most commonly off anxiety levels
- The symptoms of depression and why it is the most commonly seen problem in contemporary CBT practice
- The typical thought patterns that present in cases of depression and how these cognitive distortions affect a patient’s feelings and behaviors
- Why people with depression have problems enjoying activities and how CBT can help them re-engage with life
- The various types of anxiety disorders and how a patient’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors can maintain the symptoms
- The signs of pathological anger and why it warrants careful management
- What happens in the body when someone experiences extreme anger and why it is useful to explain this process to a patient
- The thoughts, feelings and behaviors underlying pathological anger
- How to help a patient challenge their thoughts, feelings and behavior to reduce their anger
- How early CBT paradigms laid the basis for other variations now in popular use
- An overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and its key indications
- The specific skills and techniques a therapist needs to implement DBT
- An overview of Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT) and how it can be used to trigger positive change in patients
- The basic principles of CBT, including the interaction between thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
- A brief history of CBT and how the first pioneers developed their theories and techniques.
- The problems that can be addressed using CBT, the populations that benefit from it and why it is not suitable for everyone.
- The main methods used by CBT practitioners and the role of the therapeutic relationship in CBT.
- Why CBT practitioners benefit from acquiring a basic knowledge of behavioral neuroscience.
- The key concepts behind behavioral neuroscience and how it helps us understand the actions of both well and mentally ill individuals.
- How noradrenaline affects human behavior.
- The role of dopamine in human behavior.
- An overview of Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and its philosophical foundations.
- ACT techniques used by practitioners in the treatment of psychological disorders.
- An overview of Behavioural Therapy (BT).
- The applications of BT and how it can help clients facing a range of problems.
- How CBT therapists use manuals to guide them through the therapy process.
- What is meant by the term “case formulation.
- Three common approaches to case formulation.
- How to use psychometric tests and assessments when administering CBT.
- What is meant by the term “eating disorder."
- The types of eating disorder seen most often in therapeutic practice and the symptoms of each.
- The thoughts, behaviors and feelings usually seen in eating disorders.
- CBT interventions that are effective in conquering the maladaptive patterns underlying eating disorders.
- What is meant by the term “depression” and how it is diagnosed.
- How the CBT paradigm makes sense of depression.
- The cognitive distortions and maladaptive behaviors that maintain a state of depression.
- CBT interventions that can lift depression.
- What is meant by the term “stress.
- Why people become stressed and the symptoms of stress and burnout.
- How CBT can be used to lower a client’s stress levels and improve their wellbeing.
- What is meant by the term “anxiety” and the CBT interventions most often used by practitioners to help an anxious client.
- Why relationship difficulties are so common.
- Why a couple may seek out CBT.
- How a CBT practitioner can work with a couple to uncover underlying problems in how they communicate with one another.
- Why an individual or single person might seek out CBT to help improve their relationships.
- What is meant by the term “addiction.
- The most common forms of addiction treated by CBT practitioners.
- How addiction is conceptualized in CBT and how thoughts maintain addiction behaviors.
- How a CBT therapist structures an addiction intervention therapy program
- How to pursue formal training as a CBT therapist.
- The key considerations to bear in mind when deciding whether to work in the private sector, the public sector, or both.
- How to promote your services as a private therapist.
- How to meet your legal obligations with regards to insurance, tax and supervision.
How online learning can benefit you..
Who can take the course?
Anyone who has an interest in gaining a greater understanding of this subject is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?
The course is broken down in to individual modules. Each module takes between 30 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
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Is there a test at the end of the course?
Once you have completed all of the modules there is a 30 (multiple choice) question test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
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If you don’t pass the test first time you will get a second opportunity to take the test again after further study.
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