Diploma

ACT Counselling (and CBT) Services Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Groupwork (Part-Time Course) (COSCA FULL Validation)

SCQF Level 11 – 97 credit points

Link to our programme on the SQA Credit rated programme webpages:

https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/90959.html

Our Counselling Diploma Courses in Glasgow are Specifically written to meet with COSCA Validation guidelines. The course is validated by COSCA who are the professional body for Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland.

Each CBT training course is delivered over one full weekend each month or one day per week, with all Glasgow based counselling courses running from September 2019. Please see dates and timetable below for further information on our CBT courses. 

Our Counselling Courses and CBT Diplomas

The ACT Counselling Services  Diploma in CBT and Groupwork was written in response to requests and demand that the Course Team, who are all Accredited and experienced Clinicians, share their experience and expertise with those seeking to become CBT Psychotherapists. Members of the course team also hold membership and accreditation as trainers with COSCA or are working towards this.

 

The course has been written to provide Participants with a solid grounding in the theory and practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and its application within clinical settings. Furthermore, the course content aims to provide participants with a working knowledge of the policies, protocols, assessment methodology and legislation relevant to settings within which CBT is practiced in the UK. Lastly, the course team believe that CBT is an effective approach based upon empiricism. We also believe that there are other models of therapy that enhance the practice of CBT and that Counselling Skills and Counselling process are integral to participants learning. Therefore, participants will graduate as Qualified CBT Therapists and will also be schooled as an integrative practitioner.

The minimal entry requirements for the course are an HNC Level qualification in Counselling Skills (COSCA Certificate or equivalent). Applicants who believe that they can meet these requirements through APL/APEL may request the necessary paperwork from the Course Administrator.

The Diploma is written and directed by ACT Counselling Services Academic Course Team who have enormous experience in the practice of CBT, Clinical Supervision and delivery of CBT training throughout the UK. 

Diploma Course Team:- Ashlie McVey, Grace Markov, Mark Vance, Lesley McColl, Jackie Hay, Rachel McIlree, Andy Gray. 

All of the Course Team are Accredited Psychotherapists and trainers or currently in the process of working towards this. The course is externally verified once per year by suitably qualified and experienced Academic Assessors.

Delivery of the Part-Time course will take place on one weekend per month or one day per week (20 contact hours per month) within ACT Counselling Services premises (address listed below). The course runs from September 20 until June 22 over 2 years. The premises are ideally located for participants attending either locally or from further afield.

 

The Course Dates, Interview Dates and Course Timetable, are outlined below: 

ACT Counselling Services Diploma Course Dates, 2018 – 2020 – Weekend Course (1)

Year 2

  • 6th, 7th, 8th of September 2019
  • 4th , 5th, 6th  of October 2019
  • 1st , 2nd, 3rd   of November 2019
  • 6th , 7th, 8th  of December 2019
  • 3rd, 4th, 5th  of January 2020
  • 7th, 8th, 9th  of February 2020
  • 6th, 7th, 8th of March 2020
  • 3rd, 4th, 5th of April 2020
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd of May 2020
  • 5th, 6th, 7th of June 2020

ACT Counselling Courses (Diploma Course Dates 2018 – 2020) – Weekly Course

Year 2

  • 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th of September 2019
  • 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st of October 2019
  • 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th of November 2019
  • 5th, 12th, 19th  of December 2019
  • 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th of January 2020
  • 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th  of February 2020
  • 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th  of March 2020
  • 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd , 30th  April 2020
  • 7th ,14th, 21st, 28th of May 2020
  • 4th 11th, 18th, 25th of June 2020

ACT Counselling Services Diploma Course Dates,

2019 – 2021 – Weekend Course (2)

Year 1

  • 13th, 14th, 15th of September 2019
  • 11th, 12th,13th of October 2019
  •  8th, 9th, 10th of November 2019
  •  13th, 14th, 15th of December 2019
  •  10th, 11th, 12th January 2020
  • 14th, 15th, 16th of February 2020
  • 13th, 14th, 15th of March 2020
  • PH Easter Weekend – no classes
  • 17th, 18th and 19th, of April 2020 (Suite 2)
  • 8th, 9th, 10th, of May 2020
  • 12th, 13th, 14th of June 2020

Year 2

  • 11th, 12th, 13th of September 2020
  •  9th, 10th, 11th of October 2020
  •  13th, 14th, 15th of November 2020
  • 11th, 12th, 13th of December 2020
  • 15th, 16th, 17th of January 2021
  •  12th, 13th, 14th of February 2021
  • 12th, 13th, 14th of March 2021
  •  9th, 10th, 11th of April 2021
  • 14th, 15th, 16th of May 2021
  • 11th, 12th, 13th of June 2021

ACT Counselling Courses

(Diploma Course Dates 2019 – 2021)

Weekly Course

Year 1 – Wednesday’s

·         4th, 11th, 18th, 25th of September 2019

·         2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th of October 2019

·         6th, 13th, 20th, 27th of November 2019

·         4th, 11th, 18th of December 2019

·         8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th of January 2020

·         5th, 12th 19th, 26th of February 2020

·         4th, 11th, 18th 25th of March 2020

·         1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th of April 2020

·         6th, 13th, 20th, 27th of May 2020

·         3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th of June 2020

Year 2 – Wednesday 

·         2nd,9th,16th, 23rd, 30th of September 2020

  • 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th of October 2020

·         4th, 11th, 18th, 25th of November 2020

·         2nd, 9th, 16th of December 2020

·         6th, 13th, 20th, 27th of January 2021

·         3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th of February 2021

·         3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st of March 2021

·         7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, of April 2021

·         5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, of May 2021

·         2th, 9th, 16th, 23rd, of June 2021

ACT Counselling Courses

(Diploma Course Dates 2019 – 2021)

Weekly Course

Year 1 – Friday’s

  • 6th, 13th, 20th no class, 27th PH no class, of September 2019
  • 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th no class, of October 2019
  • 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th no class, of November 2019
  • 6th, 13th, 20th of December 2019
  • 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st of January 2020
  • 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th of February 2020
  • 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th of March 2020
  • 3rd, 10th PH no class, 17th, 24th of April 2020
  • 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd PH, 29th of May 2020
  • 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th June 2020
  • 24th July 2020 

 

Year 2 – Friday’s

  • 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th PH no class, of September 2020
  • 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th of October 2020
  • 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th of November 2020
  • 4th, 11th, 18th of December 2020
  • 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th of January 2021
  • 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th of February 2021
  • 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th of March 2021
  • 2nd PH no class, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th of April 2021
  • 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th PH No class, of May 2021
  • 4th, 11th, 18th of June 2021
  • 16th July 2021 

ACT Counselling Courses

(Diploma Course Dates 2019 – 2021)

Weekend (3)

Year 1 – Third Weekend of the Month

  • 20th,21st, 22nd of September 2019
  • 18th,19th, 20th of October 2019
  • 15th,16th, 17th of November 2019
  • 20th,21st,22nd of December 2019
  • 17th,18th,19th of January 2020
  • 21st, 22nd, 23rd of February 2020
  • 20th, 21st,22nd of March 2020
  • 17th,18th,19th of April 2020
  • 15th, 16th, 17th of May 2020
  • 19th, 20th, 21st of June 2020

Year 2 – Third Weekend of the Month

  • 18th, 19th, 20th of September 2020
  • 16th, 17th, 18th of October 2020
  • 20th, 21st, 22nd of November 2020
  • 18th, 19th, 20th of December 2020
  • 22nd, 23rd, 24th of January 2021
  • 19th, 20th, 21st of February 2021
  • 19th, 20th, 21st of March 2021
  • 16th, 17th, 18th of April 2021
  • 21st, 22nd, 23rd of May 2021
  • 18th, 19th, 20th of June 2021 

 For September 2020 intake

  • Simply complete the online application and the ACT team will contact you, and send you an essay question to answer and submit back to us.  
  • Please ensure that the information contained in your application form is detailed and extensive as selection is based on the quality of the application form and essay submission.  

Address:-  ACT Counselling Services Ltd, Suite 7, Abercromby Business Centre, 279 Abercromby Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow, G40 2DD.

ACT Counselling Services Diploma in CBT and Groupwork  Timetable (Weekend Course):

Friday

6.00pm – 7.30pm – The Theory and Practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Groups (Module 1) – Year 1 & 2 (Module 4)

7.30pm – 8.00pm – Break

8.00pm – 9.00pm – Contact Group (Module 1)– Year 1, Case Conceptualisation Group Y2 (Module 4 & 6).

Saturday

9.30am – 11.30am – Case Conceptualisation Group (Module 1) Y1

Application of Research to Practice (Module 5) – Year 2 (Break 10.30am -11.00am)

11.00am – 12.00pm – Research Efficacy and Evidence Based Practice (Module 2) – Year 1.

Critical Treatment skills (Module 4 & 6) Y2

12.00pm – 1,00pm – Learning Group (Year 1 & 2)

1.00pm – 2,00pm – Lunch

2.00pm – 4.00pm – As above

4.00pm – 4.30pm – Break

4.30pm – 7.30pm – Models of Therapy and Human Development (Module 3) – Year 1. Group Supervision (including formulation), Module 4 & 6 Y2

Sunday

9.30am – 11.00am – CBT Skills Presentation – Year 1 (Module 1 & 2 Module 4 & 6)

11.00am – 11.30am – Break

11.30am – 1.00pm – CBT Skills Presentation and Demonstration

1.00pm – 2.00pm – Lunch

2.00pm – 6.00pm – CBT Skills Practise Quads/Triads

6.00pm – 6.30pm – Plenary.

 

ACT Counselling Services Diploma in CBT and Groupwork

Timetable (Weekly):

Day 1

9.30am – 11.30am (including 30min break) – Case Conceptualisation, Diagnosis and Treatment Interventions Group – Year 1 (Module 1) & 2 (Module 4 & 6) (Including Group Formulations and Formulation techniques).

11.30am – 1.00pm – Models of Therapy and Human Development Year 1 (Module 3) , Critical Treatment Skills Year 2 (Module 4 & 6).

1.00pm – 2.00pm – Lunch

2.00pm – 4.30pm (including 30min break) – Contact Group (Year 1) Module 1 Group Supervision (Year 2) Module 4 & 6.

Day 2

9.30am – 11.00am – CBT Skills Presentation – Year 1 (Module 1) & 2 (Module 4 & 6)

11.00am – 11.30am – Break

11.30am – 12.00pm – CBT Skills Demo

12.00pm – 4.00pm (including 1 hour lunch) – CBT Skills Practise/Triads or Quads – Year 1 & 2

4.00pm – 4.30pm – Plenary

Day 3

9.30am – 11.00am – Models of Therapy and Human Development Year 1 (Module 3), Consolidation of Learning Year 2 (Module 4 & 6)

11.00am – 11.30am – Break

11.30am – 1.00pm – Research Efficacy and Evidence Based Practice – Year 1 (Module 2). Application of Research to Practice – Year 2 (Module 5)

1.00pm – 2.00pm – Lunch

2.00pm – 3.00pm (including 15min break) – Learning Group (Year 1 & Year 2)

3.00pm – 4.30pm – CBT Group work Year 1 (Module 1) & Year 2 (Module 4 & 6)

Day 4

Paired Supervision Year 1 (Module 1) Year 2 (Module 4 & 6)

Making Sense of CTS-R

Reflective Writing and Self Directed Study

 

Costs for Diploma 2020:

£500 non refundable deposit to be paid before commencing each Academic Year =£1000.

Then £3000 total payment per Academic Year, or 20 Monthly instalments of £300.

Total course cost – £7000 (no hidden extras & includes Supervision over the duration of the course).

Please note that following our Credit Rating by SQA at SCQF Level 11 in June 2019, our course is not eligible for SAAS Funding.  

To book onto our CBT course in Glasgow, please complete our online booking form or download, print and return to our offices.

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