Full course description

Course Date:

Opens Apr 9, 2018


4 weeks


3 hrs/week



Course Type:



Certificate (free)


This online course is designed for mental health professionals wishing to gain a basic understanding of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT): the psychotherapy with the strongest evidence base. The course will review the historical development of CBT, describe the basic principles and update participants on its current status. Factors which make CBT a suitable or unsuitable treatment option will be discussed, as well as some tips on how to prepare patients for referral. Participants will learn how some elements of CBT can be used in everyday psychiatric practice.


Over this four-week course, you will be able:

  • To describe the basic varieties of cognitive and behavioural therapies and their historical development
  • To describe the general cognitive model and recognize the factors involved in the development and maintenance of emotional disorders and critically evaluate the evidence base for cognitive behavioural therapy
  • To recognize the structural, interpersonal and technical components of a cognitive behaviour therapy session
  • To assess the suitability of a patient for formal cognitive behavioural therapy and utilize simple techniques in a psychiatric session

Target Audience: All professionals and students interested in mental health.

Course is offered by European Psychiatric Association.

Course Instructors

Stirling Moorey

Stirling Moorey

Lead Instructor

Consultant Psychiatrist in CBT, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and Visiting Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, UK.