Certificate in Integrative CBT
To gain the Certificate in Integrative CBT you will need to:
• Complete the Diploma in CBH and be awarded the Level 5 Higher Diploma in CBH
• Complete the Assessment & Conceptualisation in CBT – 1 day workshop with Daniel Mirea
• Complete the Fundamentals of CBT module which contains additional lectures
• Complete the Fundamentals of CBT module which contains additional lectures
• Complete a CBT case study (with supervision) and write a book review (see below)
The purpose of this certificate is to enable students to precisely identify the considerable amount of CBT theory, principles, and techniques that they have learned during the Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy and allow them to recognise and use that independent of hypnosis.
In addition students will increasingly see hypnosis as an adjunct to CBT and develop a good basic competency in CBT independent of adding hypnosis to it.
• To recognise the value of what students have learned in terms of behavioural therapy and cognitive therapy under the name of cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy.
•To allow students to more easily deepen and further their study into CBT.
•To create a strong theoretical, knowledge and skill basis in CBT upon which they can build with further study and practice.
Sphere of competence for this certificate:
It is important to note that this additional certificate doesn’t automatically extend your sphere of competence. In the view of the college, if the CBH Diploma and CBT Certificate are your only qualifications as a therapist we would consider your initial sphere of competence to be as follows:
- Performance improvement: sports, exam, driving, public speaking etc
- Mild anxiety associated with phobias e.g. animals or heights
- General stress: work related, lack of assertiveness
- Mild anxiety associated with social anxiety e.g. speaking in meetings or presentations, expanding friendship groups, dating, networking
- Habit change: nail biting, hair pulling
However by stronger attention to CBT theory, fundamentals and approach you will more quickly be able to expand your sphere of competence. Discuss this with your supervisor.
Our CBH Diploma is structured as follows:
Stage 1: Certificate in Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy
Stage 2: Certificate in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy
Stage 3: Certificate in Cognitive Hypnotherapy
The Stage 1, our Certificate, consists of 7 days (or equivalent for online learners) of intensive study. This course is focused on basic hypnotherapy assessment, hypnotic induction, and the use of suggestion; it presents a strong and comprehensive foundational training in traditional hypnotherapy – with a modern approach to hypnosis (non-trance model of hypnosis).
The Stage 2 is an intermediate qualification designed to help students build upon their basic hypnotherapy training and bridge the gap to full diploma qualification. The content in Stage 2 is focused on learning Behaviour Therapy techniques and how to integrate these with hypnosis.
The Stage 3, which leads to the Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy award issued by NCFE. The content in Stage 3 is focused on learning Cognitive Therapy techniques and how to integrate these with hypnosis.
Content for Stage 1 includes:
- Basic hypnotherapy assessment, hypnotic induction, and the use of suggestion; it presents a strong and comprehensive basic training in traditional hypnotherapy as well as relaxation and meditation techniques with hypnosis.
- Essential self-hypnosis and “hypnotic skills training” exercises
- Content is based on experimental and clinical research into hypnosis.
- The history and theory of hypnosis, from an evidence-based perspective and how hypnotherapy integrates with CBT and mindfulness
- The practical, ethical, and professional aspects of running a hypnotherapy practice
- How to treat common stress and anxiety-related problems and basic pain control techniques using hypnosis
In stages 2 and 3 the course integrates hypnosis with a wide variety of cognitive and behavioural approaches and techniques
Content for Stage 2 includes:
- Stress Inoculation Training (Meichenbaum)
- Exposure and Desensitisation approaches (Wolpe, Lazarus)
- Tension Control and Applied Relaxation (Jacobson, Benson, Ost, Borkovec)
- A wide range of emotional regulation techniques
- Habit Reversal Training (Nunn and Azrin)
- Thought Stopping, Paradoxical Intention (Salter, Frankl etc)
- Assertiveness Training, Social skills training and Authentic Self-Expression training
Content for Stage 3 includes:
- Cognitive models and approaches and integration with hypnosis
- The role & use of imagery in Cognitive Therapy (& in Hypno-CBT®)
- Cognitive Therapy for Anxiety (Clark, Wells and Beck)
- Problem Solving Therapy (Nezu, Nezu & D’Zurilla)
- Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (Ellis)
- Mindfulness-Based Approaches (Perls, Kabat Zinn, Hayes et al) [All three stages]
- A wide range of cognitive defusion (dehypnosis) methods
- Social Anxiety approaches (Clark & Wells, Padesky)
Each of the three stages focus on experimental and clinical research and science to underpin everything that we teach.
Daniel Mirea is an accredited CBT consultant, senior lecturer, researcher and writer who trained and worked with some of the most recognisable clinicians in the United States and UK over the years (i.e. Gilbert P, Corrie S, Padesky C, Young J, Hays S, Linehan M, Emmy van Deurzen, etc.). He currently writes workshops, doctoral programmes and trains in different cognitive and behavioural approaches such as Exposure Therapy, Stress Inoculation, Cognitive Restructuring, Metacognitive Therapy, High & Low Intensity CBT, Clinical Hypnosis, EMDR, Mindfulness Therapy, DBT, ACT and Neuro Affective-CBT.
With a career spanning over 30 years in the mental health field, he is a fellow alumnus of King’s College and an accredited practitioner with BABCP and UKCP as well as a senior member associate at The Royal Society of Medicine, IACP and EMDR Association UK & Ireland. Having a particular interest in low self-esteem, childhood trauma and deeply rooted feelings of ‘shame and guilt’ Daniel Mirea developed his own behavioural models: Neuro Affective-CBT (shame/ self-disgust/ low self-esteem), Emotion-Focused CBT (interpersonal/relationship problems). Daniel Mirea has a long association with professional athletes, developed Sports-CBT as a method for enhancing performance and with London arts, theater and media community where he relies on NA-CBT and Vygotsky method acting to build resilience, manage performance anxiety and treat symptoms of clinical perfectionism.
Here is Daniel introducing himself:
Assessment and Qualification
Students wishing to be awarded the Certificate in Integrated CBT will need to complete the following:
- Completion of the current Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy Diploma and obtaining the Level 5 Higher Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
- Attendance at Daniel Mirea's Assessment & Conceptualisation workshop – there is an option to attend this workshop via live webcast
- Watching the additional recordings in the CBT Fundamentals module.
- Submitting a book review of Judith Becks Basics and Beyond (third edition).
- Complete an additional case study applying CBT approach
- Attending supervision sessions for the case study; a pre-planning call with your supervision and a reflective supervision session.
The assessment and qualification fee is £145.00 which includes marking of your book review and 90 minutes of supervision (30 mins pre-planning and up to 1 hour reflective supervision sessions).
Core Text Books for the Certificate in Integrative CBT
(this is in addition to the core texts for the Diploma in CBH)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Basics and Beyond by Judith Beck (3rd Edition)
Recommended Additional Reading
Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Science and Practice by James Bennett Levy etc etc
Mind over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Den nis Greenberger and Christine A Padesky (2nd Edition)
An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Skills & Applications. Helen Kennerley, Joan Kirk & David Westbrook. Edition 3.
Bringing CBT into the Valued Present by Tom Borkovec (Chapter)
Integrative CBT for Anxiety Disorders by Assen Alladin