Certificate in CBT

Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The demand for health professionals to obtain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and additional therapeutic skills to assist their clients or patients is ever increasing. The Centre for Stress Management provides suitable courses for CPD. The United Kingdom NICE guidelines recommend evidence based therapies for the treatment of depression and anxiety-related disorders. The published research highlights how the Cognitive Behavioural Approach is effective in treating a range of disorders.

The UK Centre for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and the Centre for Stress Management has been providing Cognitive Behavioural and Ratioanl Emotive Behabiour Therapy training for health and caring professionals since 1987. Two courses have become popular in this time. The 2-day Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Training (module 1) and the 2-day Primary Certificate in Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Skills (module 2). These two courses form the full Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. These courses provide knowledge and skills training for health professionals. 


This is a modular 4-day course. Students must attend both modules below:

a) Primary Certificate in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Training

b) Primary Certificate in Advanced Cognitive-Behavioural Skills

This foundation programme is specifically for health and caring professionals who wish to attend a short course to gain insight into the theory and practice of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy.


To provide the theory and practice of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy.


All of the objectives for the component courses are objectives for this course.


A certificate is awarded to participants who successfully complete the modules and the assignments undertaken at home for each module. There is additional course reading and the submission of two CBT book reviews. There is an enrolment, administration and certification fee.

NB If you are interested to learn more about the development of Cognitive Therapy in the video below Dr Judith Beck interviews Dr Aaron T Beck, the Founder of Cognitive Therapy. It provides a good background to the CBT training at the Centre.​