In this 4-day Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy course, participants will develop a thorough theoretical understanding of cognitive behaviour therapy and the skills specific to this mode of therapy. Reference will be made to the work of Ellis and Beck. Teaching approaches will include lectures, modelling and a strong emphasis on skills practice in small groups with supervision. This is a course suitable for the beginner and for those wishing to refresh their skills. A qualification in the health / helping professions is a prerequisite. Provided that all requirements are met, the Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy will be awarded at the conclusion of the course. Areas Covered Include: Introduction to CBT CBT with Depression CBT with Anxiety CBT with Anger
About the presenter(s)
Dr Monica O’Kelly - B Sc (Hons), Dip Ed, MB Sc, PhD, FAPS (CClin, CEDP) is Director of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Australia, Director of the Australian Institute for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and an adjunct senior lecturer in the School of Psychology and Psychiatry at Monash University. She has trained at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York and is an Associate Fellow of the Institute and has completed the Extramural Training Program at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia. She is a fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Monica has published many articles in the area of CBT. In the thirty years Monica has been working as a psychologist, she has worked with clients suffering a range of problems.
She has been involved in training mental health professionals in CBT for over 20 years. She has presented courses throughout Australia and in New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
Dr Dom DiMattia - BA, M Ed, Ed D is a Human Relations Consultant who has been Executive Director and Senior Staff Supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute. He was previously Vice President of Human Resources for a restaurant group in New York. He is Professor Emeritus of Counselling and Human Resources at the University of Bridgeport. Dom has co-authored books, written numerous journal articles, and conducted hundreds of workshops as a consultant and mental health trainer. A member of the American Psychological Association, he has presented papers, lectures, and workshops in Australia, the United States and Europe.
• Lecturer Input (9:00am - 12:30pm)
• Lunch and Practice Session with Partner (12:30pm - 2:00pm)
• Skills Supervision (2:00pm - 5:00pm)
On the first day there is an introduction to CBT. On the three subsequent days, using CBT with depression, anxiety and anger are covered. Over the lunch break participants are expected to practice their skills in pairs
Experience tells us that this learning experience works best if participants use real issues. You are expected to record these practice sessions and play them back during the afternoon supervision where participants will work in small groups of approximately 8 people with a trainer focusing on skills development.
CBT in Action: A Practitioner's Tool Kit,
by Dr M O'Kelly (included in the course cost)