CBT in Practice: Introduction to CBT 

Welcome to your Introduction to CBT course


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Slides and handouts


09.30   Start & Introduction: What is psychotherapy?
10.15   Training & College requirements
10.30   What is CBT? Agenda setting
11.30   Coffee
11.50   Suitability for CBT & Evidence Base 
12.45   Lunch
13.30   CBT Assessment & Skills Practice: Guided Discovery + Five Areas 
15.00   Tea
15.20   Practicalities, Resources, Quiz, Feedback
16.00   Close 


NB This course is not available on demand.

Pre course reading


Certificates of attendance will be emailed to delegates after the course.


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How to join a masterclass session

 Sessions take place online via Zoom. To take part you will need: 

  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • A PC, laptop, tablet or phone
  • Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser or Zoom installed on your PC, laptop, tablet or phone
  • You do not need to have a Zoom account - some users may experience difficulty joining Zoom meetings due to security settings. If this is the case, we suggest you select the option to join via a web browser, rather than the Zoom app
  • A joining link and instructions will be emailed to you in advance of each session

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During the session

  • You will view the speaker as they present and any accompanying slides/videos
  • You will need to share your camera and microphone during the course
  • There may also be breakout or smaller discussion groups
  • You can ask questions using the Q&A function located on the right-hand side of your screen
  • You can raise your hand, using the ‘raise hand’ function - if you are selected by the speaker to ask your question, remember to 'unmute' yourself
  • If you lose connection during the session, refresh your screen or try closing your web browser and clicking the joining link again

Contact the team: email Emma George at  emma.george@rcpsych.ac.uk