Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (two-part) CPD

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) available for CPHT Graduates

Date: Monday 19th & 26th April 2021 SOLD OUT  New date to be advised shortly.
Timings: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Location: Online Zoom Conferencing
Lecturer: Claire Brigg
Hosted by: CPHT Belfast
Contact: 07738 665172 or

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About the Course

The aim of this CPD is to provide an understanding of the working knowledge of the history and development of CBT and its interaction with other therapeutic models such as SFBT and Hypnotherapy.

It also aims to provide an understanding of professional and ethical issues, and an understanding and application of the assessment and formulation process within CBT.

This will include an in-depth discussion and practical homework exercises in between the two sessions on:

  • History and Development of CBT
  • 3 waves of CBT
  • Main tenets
  • Current research in efficacy
  • CBT as a suitable therapeutic option
  • When/when not to use CBT
  • Therapeutic relationship and resistance: barriers to change: approaches to overcome it
  • Client responsibility and “homework” assignments
  • Assessment and Formulation process of CBT
  • Formulation/CBT goal setting/ trance work
  • Scientific approach to assessment through client evaluation rating skills
  • Scaling and working towards a middle ground Cognitive Behavioural Intervention methods
  • Cognitive and behavioural strategies
  • Thought Records/core beliefs and active disputation

This CPD is also a module on the AHD.

About the Lecturer

Claire Brigg
BSc (hons) MEd DHP

Claire Brigg trained with David Newton in 2002 and has been in private practice at the Clifton Practice ever since. She has written and taught for the CPHT CPD programme for many years and brings her wealth of clinical knowledge and experience together with an academic focus.

Claire has an honours degree and a Masters in Psychology, is a qualified teacher and holds a post as a lecturer for a Counselling degree programme where she teaches developmental Psychology and contemporary Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to counselling students in training and post qualification. Claire is also studying for a Doctorate in Education at the University of Bristol focusing on the subject of resilience in higher education.