The Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
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The Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

An introduction course in the Foundational Ideas, Principles and Core Practices of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
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Created by Kain Ramsay
Last updated 6/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • 47 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Upon completion of the course, students will know why Cognitive behaviour Therapy is so-called, how it has evolved and what techniques can be used for immediate results.
  • Understand the major cognitive, behavioural and cognitive-behavioural techniques in a way that you can envisage using them, and prepare to practice in doing so.
  • Students will leave this course with a solid grounding in CBT that can be put into practice straight away.
  • Upon completion of the course, students will be able to use a number of techniques to make prompt changes in their own (or another persons) emotional state.
  • At the end of the course, students will have a deeper understanding of how to communicate more effectively on all levels.
  • Upon completion of the course, students will feel confident to put into practice the main ideas that are taught throughout the course.
  • Students will leave this course understanding the inherent connection between thoughts, emotions, beliefs and behaviour.
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Requirements
  • Whilst this course includes usual teaching methods, because the course is studying personal and emotional experience as understood in CBT theory and practice, the teaching is less about the dissemination of facts and more about developing an understanding of people, relationships, and the ineffable mysteries of the human mind.​
  • Previous knowledge of CBT is not required to attend this course, however prior reading around the subject will prove beneficial.
  • There are no specific books or articles which must be read by all students. The reading list includes a range of books which tutors and students have found helpful in covering the topics on the course outline.
  • This course introduces you to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy within a context of other therapeutic methods using a wide range of learning techniques.
Description

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It's most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.

This training course will allow you to gain a grounded understanding of the central presuppositions, ideologies and core principles that underpin Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), in a way that is easy to understand, practical and useful.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an excellent life skill for people of all backgrounds and professions to tap into, both at home and at work. Based on the most tried and tested scientific research, CBT has a proven track record of helping people to better understand themselves from the inside-out.

This complete introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) will help you to better understand how CBT works, by including a range of interesting CBT exercises that you can try for yourself (or with other people). Once practised and mastered, many people recognise that they already use CBT principles in virtually all aspects of their life.

This course explores the background of CBT, the main ideas and techniques that have earned this life science unprecedented respect from 1000's of helping professionals from all walks of life and all corners of the globe.

Upon completion of this CBT Introduction Course, students will:

  • Know the origins and main ideas of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
  • Know how to develop stronger personal and vocational relationships.
  • Understand the nature of fears, anxieties and other negative emotions.
  • Identify and apply basic cognitive behaviour therapy interventions.
  • Realise how unhealthy beliefs will impact a person's feelings & actions.
  • How to change negative emotions (or behaviours) using CBT ABC language.
  • Understand how CBT principles can be applied to a broad range of social issues.
  • Use the basic CBT communication framework to promote more meaningful relationships.
  • Understand the structure and framework required for becoming a CBT Practitioner.
  • And Much more ...

This course offers the opportunity to gain an understanding of basic CBT skills and to begin to use these to enhance existing clinical practice. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the emotional reactions to physical illness and the role CBT can have in reducing distress, anxiety and depression. Training will involve a combination of didactic teaching, experiential learning, demonstration and discussion.

Unlike some forms of CBT training, which require practitioners to have a vast knowledge of specialist protocols, this course looks at the person as a whole (rather than as a symptom) and teaches a model that is practically applicable to a broad range of emotional and behavioural based problems.

While this course does include a standard teaching approach, appropriate for studying personal experience as understood in CBT theory and practice, the teaching is less about the dissemination of facts, and more about developing an understanding of people, relationships, and the ineffable mysteries of the human psyche.

This Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy contains elements from all the main schools of psychology, and if you are less than fully satisfied with the course, claim a full refund within 30 days of initial purchase.

Who is the target audience?
  • Professionals who see patients/clients in 1:1 treatment settings, have a significant degree of clinical skill, and wish to add CBT techniques to their repertoire.
  • The professional affiliations of people who will benefit from this course include: mental health/psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, educational psychologists, psychiatrists, probation officers and those who work in: Adult Mental Health, Children and Adolescents, Older People, Substance Misuse, Forensic, Learning Disability and Brain Injury.
  • This course is suitable for trainees wishing to refresh their CBT knowledge and skills, or practitioners with a basic CBT training.
  • his course will be interesting and useful to therapists working in different clinical fields with a variety of clients, using a broad range of therapeutic modalities, not exclusively to those who practise CBT.
  • This Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy course is designed for those who provide any form of support to people who suffer with any expression of mental or emotional difficulty. It is intended as an introductory course, aimed at getting people established in a basic understanding of CBT ideologies.
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The Main Ideas & Founding Assumptions of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
14 Lectures 02:05:10

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, or CBT, is the therapy of choice for medical practitioners referring patients that are struggling with certain destructive behaviours. It is a well-recognized system of training a patient to identify and reconstruct certain negative thought processes, which may be affecting their lives.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a highly successful therapy that is continually increasing in effectiveness, and many cases are more effective than medication treatments. It is a highly valuable tool, which is very highly regarded not only by mental health consumers but also medical providers too.

Our feelings and emotions influence how we deal with every event. Negative emotions can adversely affect any part of our lives. For example, a woman who has suffered physical abuse feels she can no longer cope because her self-esteem has become so low. CBT helps her to picture certain situations she faces and to examine the thought processes that convince her she is not equipped with the necessary skills or confidence.

One of the main reasons is it is such a successful therapy, apart from its impressive results, is the fact treatment tends to be over a very short term and focused on a particular problem. This makes it very accessible, at a cost that people can afford. CBT is a ‘here and now’ therapy that concentrates on a negative feeling or behaviour led by a destructive thought pattern, and how to change this process to move the person’s life forward and beyond the behaviour.

A person’s distorted thinking pattern can bring an altered view of the world and this, in turn, can cause feelings of despair, depression, anxiety, frustration, and anger. CBT is a powerful therapy that can realign the poor thought patterns and therefore, improve the life of the sufferer in the long term.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Preview 06:05

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy values and empowers the individual to take control of his/her life through psycho-education with a broad range of techniques and processes specific to individual diagnosis.  

Unconditional self-regard is extended to include the unconditional regard of others, which is congruent with social work’s strength-based values. The goal of CBT is to allow a client to take control of his/her problems and to manage life in a healthy adaptive way.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Preview 09:22

Cognitive Therapy (CT), or Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) was pioneered by Dr. Aaron T. Beck in the 1960s, while he was a psychiatrist at the University of Pennsylvania. Having studied and practiced psychoanalysis, Dr. Beck designed and carried out several experiments to test psychoanalytic concepts of depression.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

The History of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
04:12

Cognitive and behavioural psychotherapies are a range of therapies based on concepts and principles derived from psychological models of human emotion and behaviour. They include a wide range of treatment approaches for emotional disorders, along a continuum from structured individual psychotherapy to self-help material. 

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Preview 05:39

The cognitive perspective has been a dominant force in psychology and psychotherapy since the 1970s. Cognitive therapists assume that changing cognition is the key to bringing about changes in emotional reactions and symptomatic behaviours.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

The Core Assumptions of CBT
18:01

Cognitive-behaviour Therapy (CBT) – also sometimes called cognitive-behavioural therapy – examines unhelpful emotions, behaviours and thoughts which create and maintain problems.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Core Beliefs, CBT, and Why it Matters!
03:16

There are four “capacities” to our human experience which are explained as follows:

  1. We have a longing or yearning for satisfaction. We are personable.
  2. We also have a capacity for evaluative thinking. We are rational beings.
  3. A third capacity is that of active choosing. We are volitional beings.  
  4. Lastly, we feel emotions as we respond to the world. We are emotional beings.

Kain discusses this idea in more detail throughout this video.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

The Four Capacities of Personhood
08:41

There are three dimensions of therapeutic change which CBT focusses on:

  1. The Internal Dimension: The way in which a person relates within themselves.
  2. The relational Dimension: The way in which people relate to other people.
  3. The Developmental Dimension: The way in which a client relates with their past (assigned meanings and belief development)

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

The Three Dimensions of Therapeutic Change
12:12

The ABC model: The three-term contingency of Antecedent - Behaviour - Consequence. An antecedent is something that comes before a behaviour  and may trigger that behaviour  A behaviour is anything an individual does. A consequence is something that follows the behaviour.

In this video, Kain will break this model down and discuss in further detail.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

The ABC's of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
12:42

The ABC model: The three-term contingency of Antecedent - Behaviour - Consequence. An antecedent is something that comes before a behaviour  and may trigger that behavior. A behavior is anything an individual does. A consequence is something that follows the behaviour.

This article will help you to look at the ABC model in further detail.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

The ABC's of CBT (Article)
01:08

Dr. Albert Ellis was a practitioner of rational emotive behaviour therapy. During his time as a therapist, he identified 12 irrational beliefs that many people have. Ellis’ definition of an irrational belief is that:

  • It distorts reality
  • It is illogical
  • It prevents you from reaching your goals
  • It leads to unhealthy emotions
  • It leads to self-defeating behaviour

Throughout this video and the one that follows, Kain will discuss in greater detail:

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Albert Ellis' Irrational Beliefs: Part 1
17:30

Dr. Albert Ellis was a practitioner of rational emotive behaviour therapy. During his time as a therapist, he identified 12 irrational beliefs that many people have. Ellis’ definition of an irrational belief is that:

  • It distorts reality
  • It is illogical
  • It prevents you from reaching your goals
  • It leads to unhealthy emotions
  • It leads to self-defeating behaviour

Throughout this video, Kain will continue to discuss in greater detail:

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Albert Ellis' Irrational Beliefs: Part 2
16:38

Review the following rational thinking framework, to help you to challenge and change default unhealthy thinking, to help you to dismantle any bad thinking habits that you may have developed over the years ...

The Albert Ellis 12 typical irrational beliefs and disputing statements

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Albert Ellis' 12 Irrational Beliefs Exercise
02:06

From the moment you come into the world, you begin developing your belief system. And just how do you do this? That first sentence contains a major hint of a notable attribute of developing beliefs... your system of beliefs forms from irrational input as well as rational!

Obviously as a newborn you don't have a well formed capacity for logical deduction, so developing your belief system is not necessarily a rational process. Rather, it's a process based on your experience of the world. 

Whatever information comes to you in a form that you can digest, (ie. You have the necessary perception to process it), you file appropriately into your fledgling belief system.

In this video, Kain shares a story about how beliefs can come into existance.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

The Development of Belief
07:37
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Section 2
11 Lectures 01:51:41

Negative, dysfunctional thinking affects a person's mood, sense of self, behaviour, and even physical state. The goal of cognitive behavioural therapy is to help a person learn to recognise negative patterns of thought, evaluate their validity, and replace them with healthier ways of thinking.

In this video and the one that follows, kain will share a few further distinctions.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

The Goals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Part 1
15:16

Negative, dysfunctional thinking affects a person's mood, sense of self, behaviour, and even physical state. The goal of cognitive behavioural therapy is to help a person learn to recognise negative patterns of thought, evaluate their validity, and replace them with healthier ways of thinking.

In this video that follows on from the last, Kain will share a few further distinctions.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

The Goals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Part 2
12:42

Life balance is a concept including proper prioritising between 'work' (career and ambition) and 'lifestyle' (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation).

In this video, Kain will introduce you to an excellent free resource for you to download and work through.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Evaluating Your Life (Life Balance Workbook)
04:50

People who develop an internal locus of control believe that they are responsible for their own success. Those with an external locus of control believe that external forces, like luck, determine their outcomes.

In this video Kain will help you to grasp a better understanding of this concept.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Locus of Control (Explanation & Interpretation)
09:48

The extent to which people believe they have power over events in their lives. A person with an internal locus of control believes that he or she can influence events and their outcomes, while someone with an external locus of control blames outside forces for everything.

In this video, Kain shares a few further distinctions.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Locus of Control Further Distinctions
12:05

Present and desired are different states that are different in their connotations and meanings. Though people know that these two terms are not the same, they might find it hard to determine a difference in real life terms.

The term “present” is something that is current, and the term “desired” relates to something that is viewed as being idealistic at some point in the future (and not currently ascertained).

Both “present” and “desired” are CBT terms that are used in various situations when talking about culture, one’s self, life, and various things. In this video, Kain will explain in more detail.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Core Conditions: Present to Desired State Part 1
10:37

Present and desired are different states that are different in their connotations and meanings. Though people know that these two terms are not the same, they might find it hard to determine a difference in real life terms.

The term “present” is something that is current, and the term “desired” relates to something that is viewed as being idealistic at some point in the future (and not currently ascertained).

Both “present” and “desired” are CBT terms that are used in various situations when talking about culture, one’s self, life, and various things. In the 2nd part of this video, Kain will explain further.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Core Conditions: Present to Desired State Part 2
10:57

The Process of Personal Change (7 Stages)
04:35

Self-Esteem and Self-Concept are two psychological terms that are very commonly used interchangeably are self-concept and self-esteem, but in fact, there is a difference between the meanings of the terms.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Contrastive Analysis: Self-Esteem & Self-Concept Part 1
10:20

Self-Esteem and Self-Concept are two psychological terms that are very commonly used interchangeably are self-concept and self-esteem, but in fact, there is a difference between the meanings of the terms.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Contrastive Analysis: Self-Esteem & Self-Concept Part 2
10:38

If there were FOUR Master Steps that you could take for making positive change in virtually any area of your life, Kain will introduce you to them here:

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

The Four Steps to Progressive Behaviour
09:53
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Cognitions: The Distortions in Thought and Belief
12 Lectures 02:26:00

Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, who created an entirely new approach to the understanding of the human personality. He is regarded as one of the most influential - and controversial minds of the 20th century.

In this video, Kain will discuss one of Freud's' main ideas...

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

The Freudian Way of Thinking
12:47

This video discusses some further distinctions in relation to the idea of personhood.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

The Segments of Personhood
15:36

Human beings possess a unique ability to engage in emotional time travel, mentally fast forwarding through time to envision how they will feel in future situations, and likewise, back to the past as they reflect upon their memories.

At the most obvious level, people may make inaccurate predictions about how they will feel in a situation because the situation unfolds differently than they expect. Yet, even if the situation people experience objectively matches the situation they imagined, people face a fundamentally different psychological situation when they experience an event than when they imagine it.

In this video, Kain discusses the idea of emotional time travel.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

The Cognitive-Emotional Experience
18:20

Cognitive distortions are exaggerated or irrational thought patterns that are believed to perpetuate the effects of psychopathological states, especially depression and anxiety.

These thinking patterns often are said to reinforce negative thoughts or emotions. Lets have a look and see ...

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Patterns of Cognitive Distortion: Part 1
12:49

Cognitive distortions are exaggerated or irrational thought patterns that are believed to perpetuate the effects of psychopathological states, especially depression and anxiety.

These thinking patterns often are said to reinforce negative thoughts or emotions. Lets have a look and see ...

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Patterns of Cognitive Distortion: Part 2
13:32

Patterns of Unhelpful Thinking (Cognitive Distortion)
04:32

We’ve all had them: irrational thoughts that pop into our head without a moment’s notice. And just like that, in a flash, they can take hold. Fleeting moments of frustration become all out anger. A passing worry takes grip and morphs into anxiety and doubt. But what can you do about it?

Well, it's been said that identification is the first stage of cure!

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Recognising Unhelpful Beliefs: Part 1
19:00

We’ve all had them: irrational thoughts that pop into our head without a moment’s notice. And just like that, in a flash, they can take hold. Fleeting moments of frustration become all out anger. A passing worry takes grip and morphs into anxiety and doubt. But what can you do about it?

Well, it's been said that identification is the first stage of cure!

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Recognising Unhelpful Beliefs: Part 2
19:55

The ideas shared throughout this section are intended to help people identify and overcome their own irrational and unhelpful thoughts.

These ideas have historically proven to be helpful for teachers and coaches when helping others during moments of heightened stress (i.e. in exams for students and in pressurised sporting events for athletes).

By improving our self-awareness, we can better manage our thoughts, and as a result be more in control of our feelings, behaviours and results.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Case Study & End of Section Wrap-Up
12:00

Here's a list of recommended reads for those who are interested in taking their CNBT studies further - you can access links to these books in the additional resources section on the course contents page.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Recommended Reading List
09:21

Closing thoughts and course summary.

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Course Summary and Closing Thoughts
06:56

BONUS LECTURE: Further Study Options
01:12
About the Instructor
Kain Ramsay
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Over the last decade, Kain has influenced over 47,000 people towards making huge life changes in their character, communications, leadership and general wellbeing.

Having worked his pragmatic brand of personal transformation with top business achievers, sports people, musicians, entrepreneurs and ex-military personnel, Kain directs his teaching towards living a lifestyle of greater clarity, intentionality, integrity and purpose.

Kain takes an unconventional approach towards demonstrating how making small modifications in a persons thinking, can yield massive results in their day-to-day lives. He is one of the UK’s most trusted self improvement Instructors with over 35,000 students enrolled in one or more his unique range of personal growth courses.

Beginning his career in the military, Kain spent 9 years in the British Army and served on Operational Tours in Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Kuwait and Gulf War II prior to ending his service in 2004. Post Military, he also developed successful careers in finance, strategic marketing and business to business communications.

Having over a decade studying and practicing Psychology, Mindfulness, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, CBT, Therapeutic Counselling and Theology, today, Kain serves as a leader of thought in the advancement of applied modern psychology.

A successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, Kain serves as Chairman of Solid Grounds, a Scottish veterans charity, whose purpose is to serve and mentor Ex-Military personnel through the (often problematic) transition from military to civilian life.

Kain's ongoing commitment to creating life-changing self improvement resources, is surpassed only by his passion for family as a dedicated husband to his wife, Karen.

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