Course title in Estonian: Sissejuhatus kognitiiv-käitumisteraapiasse
Course title in English: Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
The type of training: Continuing professional training for adults
Nominal duration: 0,5 years
Volume: 6 ECTS (156 hrs, incl 64 hrs of face to face and 92 hrs of self-directed study)
Language of instruction: Estonian

Objectives of the course: Acquisition of the basic knowledge of CBT.

Learning outcomes: 
 1. knows the basic theories, techniques and therapeutic process of CBT;
 2. is familiar with the application of the CBT to different mental and behavioural disorders.

Content of the course:
Theoretical foundations of CBT, classical CT theories, behavioural analysis, RET, self-management and problem solving therapies; cognitive methods and techniques; behavioural methods and techniques; assessment in CBT; CBT process, structure and format; therapeutic relationship in CBT; cognitive model and CBT for depression; cognitive model and CBT for anxiety disorders; CBT approach to the psychosomatic problems; CBT for eating disorders, addictions, personality and psychotic disorders; CBT with families and couples; CBT for children and youth.

Entry requirements: Course is open to all students interested in CBT, prerequisite is high school education as minimum.

Graduation requirements: Class attendance, home assignments submitted in time, final exam (written part – multiple choice test & oral part – case conceptualization and discussion). Participants who successfully passed the course receive a certificate of graduation, giving the right to apply for the Advanced Course in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Training rooms, equipment & materials:
The room is equipped with videoprojector, whiteboard/paperboard and writing instruments. The room must contain tables and chairs enough to enable a comfortable workplace for each participant. The environment confirms to the occupational health and safety requirements as prescribed in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Trainers: CBT therapists who have completed full training in CBT.

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