Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

The Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a comprehensive training program designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to effectively apply CBT principles in clinical practice. This course provides a deep dive into the theoretical foundations of CBT, exploring the cognitive and behavioral models that underpin its therapeutic approach. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of evidence-based practices in CBT, learning how to assess, formulate, and implement tailored treatment plans for individuals experiencing a wide range of psychological challenges. Through a combination of interactive lectures, case studies, role-playing exercises, and supervised practice sessions, participants will develop proficiency in key CBT techniques such as cognitive restructuring, behavioral activation, exposure therapy, and problem-solving skills training. Emphasis will also be placed on ethical considerations and cultural competence in CBT practice, ensuring that participants are equipped to provide ethical, sensitive, and culturally responsive care to diverse client populations. Throughout the course, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their self-awareness and reflective practice as aspiring CBT therapists, fostering personal growth and professional development in the field of mental health counselling. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, validating their expertise and readiness to apply CBT principles in clinical settings with confidence and competence.

Programme Modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Human Behavior & Behavioral Science

  • Interdisciplinary Approach of Psychology
  • Theories of Psychology
  • Module 2: Understanding the nature, scope & areas of counselling

  • Definition and Scope
  • Theoretical Approaches
  • Specialized Areas of Counselling
  • Module 3: Introduction to CBT

  • Overview of CBT principles and historical background
  • Cognitive and behavioral models in CBT
  • Evidence-based practice in CBT
  • Module 4: CBT Assessment and Formulation

  • Assessment tools and techniques in CBT
  • Case conceptualization and formulation
  • Setting treatment goals and planning interventions
  • Module 5: Cognitive Restructuring Techniques

  • Identifying and challenging cognitive distortions
  • Cognitive restructuring exercises and thought records
  • Mindfulness-based CBT techniques
  • Module 6: Behavioral Activation and Exposure Therapy

  • Behavioral activation strategies for depression
  • Systematic desensitization and exposure techniques for anxiety disorders
  • Graded exposure for phobias and PTSD
  • Module 7: Problem-Solving and Coping Skills Training

  • Teaching problem-solving skills to address life stressors
  • Coping skills training for managing emotions and cravings
  • Role-playing and behavioral rehearsals
  • Module 8: CBT for Specific Disorders

  • CBT for depression and bipolar disorders
  • CBT for anxiety disorders (e.g., generalized anxiety, panic disorder)
  • CBT for trauma and PTSD
  • Module 9: CBT for Substance Use Disorders

  • Understanding addiction from a cognitive-behavioral perspective
  • Motivational interviewing techniques in substance abuse treatment
  • Relapse prevention strategies
  • Module 10: Ethics and Cultural Competence in CBT Practice

  • Ethical guidelines and professional standards in CBT
  • Cultural considerations in CBT assessment and treatment
  • Addressing diversity and social justice issues in CBT practice
  • Module 11: Case study


    Graduate Degree in Psychology/Clinical Psychology/Applied Psychology/Counselors/ Therapist and Any Medical Graduates

    Programme Duration

    6 months.


    The registration dates for the Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) will be flashed on the homepage of Centre for Health Management and Research (CHMR), IGMPI and will be updated timely on the webpage. Effective online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme lectures, online live classes and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

    Programme Deliverables

    A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

    • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
    • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
    • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
    • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
    • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
    • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

    Examination & Certification

    Centre for Health Management and Research (CHMR), IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying for all Post Graduate Diploma and Executive Diploma. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme

    All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the programme, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the programme. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) by Centre for Health Management and Research (CHMR), IGMPI. For all the above-mentioned modules elaborate programme material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

    Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

    IGMPI offers placement assistance to its students. The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing placement assistance to in its participants. Besides, it has a robust placement cell comprised of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. This cell is continuously engaged in promoting employability of our participants. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing & interview skills.

    In recent months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global healthcare giants like Healthcare Settings (Apollo, Max Healthcare, Fortis etc.), Corporate Wellness Centres (Amaha, Matra Care, Nirawellness etc.), Health Coaching and Consultancy (The Health Science Academy, Aanya Wellness, Shreehi Consulting Services LLP etc.), Education and Training, NGO’s (Mindroot Foundation, The MIND foundation etc.), and Private Practices etc.

    Future career prospects

    The Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) offers graduates a multitude of career prospects in the field of mental health and counseling. Equipped with a deep understanding of CBT principles and techniques, individuals can pursue roles as CBT therapists or counselors in various settings, including private practice, community mental health centers, and hospitals. They can also work as clinical psychologists integrating CBT into their practice, behavioral health specialists in addiction treatment centers, or school counselors supporting students' social-emotional development. Additionally, opportunities exist for graduates to work as mental health consultants, research assistants, or program coordinators/ managers in mental health agencies. With the increasing demand for evidence-based interventions, the CBT certificate opens doors to fulfilling careers aimed at helping individuals overcome psychological challenges and improve their overall well-being.

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    How to apply

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