Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

This is an introductory programme covering the basics of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). The goal is to improve the general knowledge of what CBT is and how it can be applied to assist with personal and professional problems. This programme is geared towards professionals such as social workers and psychological counsellors.  However, the programme would also benefit private individuals looking to learn more about CBT. 

The programme covers the following module topics:

  1. Overview of CBT and its components, goals and uses.
  2. Exploring the link between core beliefs, thoughts, feelings and actions
  3. Thought and Behaviour Experiments
  4. Increasing awareness of your thoughts
  5. Exploring emotions
  6. Unhelpful Solutions
  7. Setting goals
  8. Practical strategies for cognitive distortions
  9. Anxiety
  10. Anger
  11. Toxic relationships


The programme also provides links to download the ThinkCBT workbook and worksheets, used with permission from ThinkCBT (

SACSSP: Accredited for 2 CPD points until 24/10/2024. (394/2023).

  1. Legg, T. & Ralpole, C., 2019. A Guide to Different Types of Therapy. Healthline Media.
  2. Riggenbach, J., 2013. The CBT Toolbox: Workbook for Clients and Clinicians. Wisconsin: Premier Publishing and Media.  Buy on Amazon.