Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) describes a number of therapies that all have a similar approach to solving problems, which can range from sleeping difficulties or relationship problems, to drug and alcohol abuse or anxiety and depression. CBT works by changing people's attitudes and their behaviour.
The therapies focus on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that we hold (our cognitive processes) and how this relates to the way we behave, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.
This workshop is designed to introduces participants to CBT, a short-term talking treatment that has a highly practical approach to problem-solving. It aims to change patterns of thinking or behaviour that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel.
- What is CBT?
- The effects of negative thoughts
- Who can benefit?
- CBT in action
- You will understand the effect behaviour has on your mental and physical state
- You will understand how it differs from other therapies
- You will be able to apply basic principles of CBT to your client group