Welcome to the website of the postgraduate programme in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy!
The programme is offered at the College in collaboration with the School of Community Health and Midwifery of the State University of Central Lancashire and extends the range of Psychotherapy programmes we offer in Greece.
This pioneering one-year postgraduate programme combines theory, experiential education, placement and research application based on the principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and includes a series of specialised workshops in Behavior Modification and Counselling with the 30-year know-how of the College in the subject.
Based on Stoicism Philosophy and Epictetus (50 AD - 138 AD), Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy is a synthesis of Cognitive (Adler, Ellis, Beck) and Behavioral (Watson, Pavlov, Rayner, Eysenck, Skinner) methods and approaches. At the core of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy are located three key Principles:
The aim of this Approach is to recognise dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors and then to change our thought patterns, our conscious and unconscious beliefs, our attitudes and, ultimately, our behavior, so that we can face difficulties of everyday life more successfully.
CBT is an applied approach that requires both the therapist and the client to invest in the process and be willing to be actively involved. The therapist and the client work together as a team to identify the client's problems, come up with coping strategies, and create positive solutions.
The Masters in Cogntive-Behavioral Psychotherapy is specifically designed to develop the skills required to apply the principles and methods of the Cognitive-Behavioral Approach, both in cases of daily emotional stress and psychological distress. During the course of study, students will be trained in the basic principles of counselling and psychotherapy and subsequently in the principles of CBT Psychotherapy and its application to specific population groups.
Inter alia, it covers:
Moreover, important characteristics of the programme are:
The programme consists of three parts. The first one includes lectures, experiential workshops and practical training that develop the general principles of counselling and psychotherapy, as well as methodology and research lectures. The second part consists of specialized lectures, seminars, experiential workshops and workshops aiming at the development of expanded skills in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy. The third part includes placement and the conduct of quantitative or qualitative research targeting to emerge the effectiveness of CBT Psychotherapy.
The subjects of postgraduate programme, inter alia, include:
Academic evaluation in this postgraduate programme includes a variety of methods: assignments, presentations, exams, self-assessment and personal development reports, role play, etc.
The programme aims at developing knowledge and skills that will make the graduate competitive not only in the Greek but also in the international labor market.
Graduates take up positions at:
The programme also gives the graduate an advantage to continue his education and obtain the European Certificate of Psychotherapy from the European Association for Psychotherapy.
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