Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
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

Course Leaders:

Dr Monica O'Kelly

Dr Dom DiMattia

Dr James Collard

Daily Structure:

  • 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.

Recommended Reading:

  • Dryden, W., Di Giuseppe, R., Neenan, M., A Primer on Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
  • Beck, Judith S. Cognitive Therapy - Basics and Beyond

Prescribed Reading:

  • CBT in Action: A Practitioner's Tool Kit, by Dr M O'Kelly (included in the course cost)

Dates & Venues 2018:

Cost: Australia $1416 (cost includes GST) & Singapore AUD $1516
Discounts: One of the following may be applied for - Full-time student $200 / Early registration $100 if paid by 1st Feb Melb, Towns, 1st March Singapore, Sydney, 1st April Adelaide, Perth / 3 or more registrations from the same workplace $100 discount per person

Please Note: Participants will need to bring a recording device (dictaphone or mobile phone with voice recording capability) for use in the afternoon session.

Cancellation Policy: Notice of cancellation must be received in writing to CBT Australia ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).  Cancellations received by 5pm a minimum of 10 days prior to the commencement of a course are eligible for a refund (less 10%). Cancellations received AFTER this date, are ineligible for a refund, however, may be transferred to another course conducted within a 12 month period of the initial registration, upon payment of an additional 20% fee. Registrations are transferable to another person upon application.

<< Go Back