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Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Event number: 17356
28 CPD hours
Training Course
Presenter(s): Dr Monica O'Kelly & Dr Dominic DiMattia

In this 4-day Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy course, participants will develop a thorough theoretical understanding of cognitive behaviour therapy and the skills specific to this mode of therapy. Reference will be made to the work of Ellis and Beck. Teaching approaches will include lectures, modelling and a strong emphasis on skills practice in small groups with supervision. This is a course suitable for the beginner and for those wishing to refresh their skills. A qualification in the health / helping professions is a prerequisite. Provided that all requirements are met, the Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy will be awarded at the conclusion of the course. Areas Covered Include: Introduction to CBT CBT with Depression CBT with Anxiety CBT with Anger

About the presenter(s)

Dr Monica O’Kelly - B Sc (Hons), Dip Ed, MB Sc, PhD, FAPS (CClin, CEDP) is Director of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Australia, Director of the Australian Institute for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and an adjunct senior lecturer in the School of Psychology and Psychiatry at Monash University. She has trained at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York and is an Associate Fellow of the Institute and has completed the Extramural Training Program at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia. She is a fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Monica has published many articles in the area of CBT. In the thirty years Monica has been working as a psychologist, she has worked with clients suffering a range of problems.
She has been involved in training mental health professionals in CBT for over 20 years. She has presented courses throughout Australia and in New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Dr Dom DiMattia - BA, M Ed, Ed D is a Human Relations Consultant who has been Executive Director and Senior Staff Supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute. He was previously Vice President of Human Resources for a restaurant group in New York. He is Professor Emeritus of Counselling and Human Resources at the University of Bridgeport. Dom has co-authored books, written numerous journal articles, and conducted hundreds of workshops as a consultant and mental health trainer. A member of the American Psychological Association, he has presented papers, lectures, and workshops in Australia, the United States and Europe.


Daily Structure:
• Lecturer Input (9:00am - 12:30pm)
• Lunch and Practice Session with Partner (12:30pm - 2:00pm)
• Skills Supervision (2:00pm - 5:00pm)

On the first day there is an introduction to CBT. On the three subsequent days, using CBT with depression, anxiety and anger are covered. Over the lunch break participants are expected to practice their skills in pairs

Experience tells us that this learning experience works best if participants use real issues. You are expected to record these practice sessions and play them back during the afternoon supervision where participants will work in small groups of approximately 8 people with a trainer focusing on skills development.

Prescribed Reading:

CBT in Action: A Practitioner's Tool Kit,
by Dr M O'Kelly (included in the course cost)


Online registration


Holmesglen Conference Centre
Cnr Warragul and Betesford Rd
Chadstone, VIC 3148
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 23/3/2017
End date: 26/3/2017
Time: 9am to 5pm daily


Sancta Sophia College
8 Missenden Road
Camperdown , NSW 2050
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 30/3/2017
End date: 2/4/2017
Time: 9am to 5pm

Mount Isa

Ibis Styles
Cnr Camooweal St & Rodeo Dve
Mount Isa, QLD 4825
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 6/4/2017
End date: 9/4/2017
Time: 9am to 5pm


Fort Canning Lodge
6 Fort Canning Road
Singapore, 0000
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 19/4/2017
End date: 22/4/2017
Time: 9am to 5pm


Charles Darwin Uni
Ellengowan Drive
Casuarina, NT 0810
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 4/5/2017
End date: 7/5/2017
Time: 9am to 5pm


Education Development Centre
Milner Street
Hindmarsh, SA 5007
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 10/5/2017
End date: 13/5/2017
Time: 9am to 5pm


$1,416.00 (early bird registration $1,316.00


CBT Australia
CBT Australia offers training with international and Australian trainers of the highest calibre in the field. All our trainers are experienced clinicians in their own rite, adding the dimension of their rich case experience to the training. CBT Australia places a strong emphasis on learning through doing. Our courses enable participants to practice their skills, receive individual feedback and observe therapy modelled by trainers. Therapy training with CBT Australia is an active experience.
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