Diploma

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

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 2018. Please see dates and timetable below for further information on our CBT courses. Interviews begin February 2018 and the course will begin in September 2018.

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 Andy Gray (COSCA Accredited Diploma Level Trainer, BABCP Accredited CP Psychotherapist, BABCP Accredited Clinical Supervisor, BABCP Accredited Trainer), who has enormous experience in the practice of CBT, Clinical Supervision and delivery of CBT training throughout the UK. All of the Course Team are Accredited Psychotherapists. 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 18 until June 20 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, 2017 – 2019

Weekend Year 2

·         14th, 15th, 16th of September 2018

·         12th, 13th, 14th of October 2018

·         9th, 10th, 11th of November 2018

·         14th, 15th, 16th of December 2018 

·         11th, 12th, 13th of January 2019 

·         8th, 9th, 10th of February 2019 

·         8th, 9th, 10th of March 2019 

·          12th, 13th, 14th of April 2019 

·         10th, 11th, 12th of May 2019 

·         14th, 15th, 16th of June 2019

ACT Counselling Services Diploma Course Dates, 2017 – 2019

Weekly Year 2

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th of September 2018

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st of October 2018

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th of November 2018

5th, 12th, 19th of December 2018

9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th of January 2019

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th of February 2019

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th of March 2019

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th of April 2019

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th of May 2019

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th of June 2019

 

 

ACT Counselling Services Diploma Course Dates, 2018 – 2020 – Weekend Course

Year 1

  • 7th, 8th, 9th of September 2018
  • 5th, 6th, 7th of October 2018
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th of November 2018
  • 7th, 8th, 9th of December 2018
  • 4th, 5th, 6th of January 2019
  • 1st, 2nd , 3rd of February 2019
  • 1st, 2nd , 3rd of March 2019
  • 5th, 6th, 7th of April 2019
  • 3rd, 4th, 5th of May 2019
  • 7th, 8th, 9th of June 2019

 

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 1

  • 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th of September 2018
  • 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th of October 2018
  • 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th of November 2018
  • 6th, 13th, 20th , 27th of December 2018
  • 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st of January 2019
  • 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th of February 2019
  • 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th of March 2019
  • 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th of April 2019
  • 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th of May 2019
  • 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th of June 2019

 

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 , 26th  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

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

·         10th, 11th, 12th of April 2020

·         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, 25th 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

·         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

Interview Dates for September 2019 intake

  • By arrangement – Simply complete the online application and the ACT team will contact you with an interview date.

NB: Interviews will take place within 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 – Year 1 & 2
  • 7.30pm – 8.00pm – Break
  • 8.00pm – 9.00pm – Group Supervision – Year 1 & 2

Saturday

  • 9.30am – 11.30am – Research Efficacy and Evidence Based Practice – Year 1. Application of Research to Practice – Year 2 (Break 10.30am -11.00am)
  • 11.00am – 12.00pm – Case Conceptualisation, Diagnosis and Treatment Interventions Group – Year 1 & 2
  • 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 – Year 1. Critical Treatment Skills – Year 2.

Sunday

  • 9.30am – 11.00am – CBT Skills Presentation – Year 1 & 2
  • 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 Course):

Day 1

9.30am – 1.00pm (including 30min break) – Models of Therapy and Human Development (year 1)/Critical Treatment Skills (year 2)

1.00pm – 2.00pm – Lunch

2.00pm – 4.30pm (including 30min break) – Case Conceptualisation, Diagnosis and Treatment Interventions Group – Year 1 & 2 (Including Group Formulations and Formulation techniques)

Day 2

9.30am – 11.00am – Research Efficacy and Evidence Based Practice – Year 1. Application of Research to Practice – Year 2

11.00am – 11.30am – Break

11.30am – 12.30pm – Learning and Reflection Group – Year 1 & 2

12.30pm – 1.30pm – Lunch

1.30pm – 3.00pm (including 15min break) – The Theory and Practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Groups – Year 1 & 2

3.00pm – 4.30pm – Group Supervision.

Day 3

9.30am – 11.00am – CBT Skills Presentation – Year 1 & 2

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 4

Individual Supervision

Making Sense of CTS-R

Reflective Writing and Self Directed Study

 

Costs:

£250 non refundable deposit to be paid before commencing each Academic Year =£500 .

Then £2930 total payment per Academic Year, or 20 Monthly instalments of £293.

Total course cost – £6360 (no hidden extras & includes Supervision once a month).

Please note funding assistance is available in line with SAAS thresholds. Any assistance with funding can only be offered after proof of income has been submitted.

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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