Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Foundations: A Skills-Based Approach

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Foundations: A Skills-Based Approach

Mental Health Providers and Professionals

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  • Intermediate
  • Clinical Intervention
  • 3hrs 15m
  • $75/year courses w/ Companion Videos

A prerequisite to our other cognitive behavioral therapy courses, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Foundations begins by teaching the therapeutic model that cognitive behavioral therapy is based on, then dives right into simple and effective strategies you can use to bolster your practice. Using a selection of learning tools, this course provides transferable skills that may improve the wellbeing of your client, including cognitive restructuring tools, behavioral action planning, emotional coping techniques, and ways to implement measurement-based care. With the support of subject matter experts, practical activities and resources, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Foundations will set you up for success as you seek to provide your best level of care.

NOTE: This course is a prerequisite for all other cognitive behavioral therapy courses offered by Psych Hub.


Learning Objectives

  • Describe the relation between cognition, emotion and behavior. The description must include: a clinical understanding of how each element interacts to form a synopsis of how an individual perceives and reacts.
  • Relate cognitions to core beliefs and automatic thoughts, describing their modification through these five techniques: thought change records, Socratic questioning, decatastrophizing, examining the evidence, generating alternatives, and coping cards.
  • Assess behavior in the context of the CBT model and advise behavioral activation techniques for the following three techniques: activity scheduling, problem solving, and graded task assignments.
  • Summarize the following seven CBT strategies: reciprocal inhibition, exposure, relaxation, thought stopping, distraction, and breathing training in relation to coping with emotions.
  • Critically appraise CBT session structures that include addressing behavioral and coping modification, defining healthy coping mechanisms and techniques for clients, and interpreting client homework assignments.
  • Evaluate client progress using measurement based care and assess client’s readiness for termination of therapy, and/or potential for relapse using the techniques of maintenance, anticipating setbacks, and booster sessions.

Course Overview


Mental Health Literacy

3 Hour 15 Min

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Psych Hub Certification and Continuing Education Available

Providers and Professionals

8 Modules, 3 Live role-play sessions, 8 Knowledge checks, 9 Animations

4 Overview videos, 7 Client videos, 12 Provider videos, 10 Text resources

1 Fireside chat, 8 Subject matter experts, 2 Guest speaker sessions

CBT Series with Companion Videos - $75/year for courses & companion videos

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