IICP College: Practitioners Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

IICP College

Practitioners Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Equips participants with the necessary theoretical and clinical understanding of the CBT approach to counselling.


This four-day certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is run over four Sundays in April and May. Covering the broad areas of theory, assessment of presenting problems, disputation of irrational beliefs, and homework, the aim of the course is to equip participants with the necessary theoretical and clinical understanding of the CBT approach to counselling and psychotherapy.

Course Content

Participants will learn the history of CBT. Assessment of a problem will be explored, and participants will learn how to identify rational and irrational beliefs. Participants will be taught the different types of disputation in CBT. They will learn how to dispute irrational beliefs at a logical, empirical, and pragmatic level. The role of homework will be explored in detail. Having identified the need to develop and strengthen rational beliefs, participants will be given the skills required to help their clients achieve same.

Award: Certificate of Attendance and Participation. CPD: 30 hours

Cost: €495.00 (Reduced rate for IICP Students /Alumni and VCS Counsellors: €420.75. A €200.00 deposit can be paid to secure your place on this course, with the balance due before the course commences.)

Intakes: Spring 2022 – Starting Sunday 3rd April 2022

Time: 4 Sundays from 9.00am to 5.00pm

Facilitator: Craig Barry, CPD Facilitator

MA Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, BSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, Dip Integrative Supervision, Schema Therapy Certified, Critical Incidence Stress Management Certified, MIACP, ISST.

Craig joined the IICP faculty as an associate lecturer for the BSc in integrated counselling and psychotherapy program this year. He has many years of experience working in private practice, on-site corporate therapy, and with Pieta House. He is registered with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and is a full member of The International Society of Schema Therapy. He has both training and experience in the main evidence-based psychotherapeutic modalities: psychodynamic, humanistic/person-centred, cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy. Additionally, Craig works for numerous Employee Assistance Programs and was previously a case manager overseeing affiliate therapists and performing clinical assessments with service users.

For more details please visit our website: https://www.iicp.ie/cpdcourses/practitioners-certificate-in-cognitive-behavioural-therapy/

or contact the IICP Office
087 905 5330
Email: admissions@iicp.ie

Triona Kearns
Director of Registry & Operations
Phone: 086 0499154

Marcella Finnerty
College President
Phone: 086 2609989

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
8th Nov, 2021
Dublin 24
Expiry Date
8th Jan, 2022