Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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Course Overview

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a talking therapy, designed to treat people suffering from mental health issues such as eating disorders, addiction and depression. The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course will focus specifically on CBT for treating adults and young people with a range of eating disorders from anorexia to bulimia.

Through the guidance of an experienced professional, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the psychology and causation of eating disorders and the core therapeutic principles of CBT, including the CBT model and the different categories of eating disorders. 

This comprehensive training program is ideal for aspiring cognitive behavioural therapists looking to gain the fundamental skills and knowledge to fast track their career, exploring a range of cognitive and behaviourist approaches used by experts in the field.

Who is this Course for?

This course is suitable for aspiring professionals looking to gain the fundamental skills, knowledge and credentials to fast track their career in the field of therapy. It is also ideal for existing professionals who wish to test their knowledge and understanding of CBT principles and theories. There are no specific entry requirements for the course, which can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis.

Entry Requirement:

  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.

Method of Assessment:

Upon completion of the course, you will be required to sit for an online multiple-choice quiz based assessment, which will determine whether you have passed the course (60% pass mark). The test will be marked immediately and results will be published instantly.


After successfully completing the course, you will be able to obtain the certificates. You can claim a PDF certificate by paying a little processing fee of £2. There is an additional fee to obtain a hardcopy certificate which is £9.

Career path

On successful completion, learners will have the desired skills to become qualified CBT therapists, with the opportunity to work with adults, children, groups, couples or families. The typical salary for a cognitive behavioural therapist working within the NHS is between £26,500 and £41,500 per annum.  Similar professions in this field include:

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Adult Psychotherapist
  • Clinical Psychologist

Course Curriculum

CBT Eating Disorders Promo 00:02:00
About the Tutor 00:01:00
About the Course 00:02:00
CBT & Therapeutic principles
What is CBT (the CBT model) 00:07:00
NICE guidelines 00:04:00
The therapeutic alliance, Trust and Empathy 00:07:00
Ethics of the therapy 00:05:00
The Psychology & Causations of Eating Disorders
Eating disorders: Categorisations 00:07:00
Core Psychopathology of Eating Disorders 00:07:00
Co-morbid psychiatric illness 00:07:00
Social and Family factors 00:08:00
Cognitive factors 00:07:00
Emotional factors 00:09:00
The Assessment & Planning
First session – Assessment 00:08:00
Dietary and Nutritional issues 00:06:00
Setting Goals with the client 00:07:00
Motivational factors 00:07:00
CBT in Practice
Working with Anxiety 00:05:00
The Socratic approach (Socratic questioning) 00:06:00
Psychoeducation 00:04:00
The ‘Exposure’ technique 00:07:00
Working with Beliefs (shape, weight, food) 00:07:00
Behavioural Experiments 00:07:00
Reviewing & Wrapping up
Designing and Reviewing Action plans 00:06:00
Concluding therapy successfully 00:04:00
Follow up and Relapse Prevention 00:05:00
Thank you and Good Bye! 00:03:00
Resources – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 00:00:00

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