How to get certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

How to get certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

To become certified, or how to get certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), you typically need to follow a certain path of education. However, it may be of interest to you to explore a new fresh approach to CBT therapy, which may be the first upgrade to CBT for over fifty years. This new approach is empowering to people. It works by allowing them to cognitively press pause and freeze time. And then, maybe for the first time in their lives, take a few seconds, or minutes to really consider the consequences of the actions they are about to take. Afterwards, the person can step back into the ‘now’ and make a more informed choice.

How to get certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

How to get certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

This new approach is known as TactileCBT, and it is described in detail on the pages of this website. But just think: what if our patients/clients really could occasionally ‘freeze time’? What if they were able to simply press pause for a few moments, like when watching a movie? And then really consider the consequences of the actions they were about to take? Maybe stopping and thinking is a factor between success and failure? You can also read more info in our post about how TactileCBT can help prevent unwanted teen pregnancies…

How to get certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

If they “paused” for a second to think how things might turn out differently? Would they snap at their husband, or wife, so sharply? Or would they shout at their child when he or she is winding them up? On the other hand, would their child think twice about bullying in the playground? And potentially, would a young gang member think of the consequences of their actions if they pulled a knife? How many people have written a text message or an email, pressed ‘Send’, then a minute later wished that maybe they had thought it through first? TactileCBT was the therapy chosen by Psychologies Magazine.

How to get certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

How to get certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Anyway let’s get back to the subject of this page: how to become certified in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. You will find a list of possibilities below. However, of course, those interested in becoming an NLP practitioner, or a Cognitive Hypnotherapist, for instance, can often do so often without formal training.

How to get certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

  1. Obtain the necessary education: Possibly earn a relevant bachelor’s degree in psychology, counselling, social work, or a related field. Some certification programmes may require a master’s degree or higher.
  2. Gain clinical experience: Accumulate supervised clinical experience hours in CBT. This can be achieved through internships, practicum placements, or supervised work at mental health clinics or counselling centres.
  3. Complete a formal CBT training programme: Enroll in a recognised CBT training programme that meets the certification requirements. These programmes are often offered online or can be completed by weekend attendance.
  4. Attend workshops and seminars: Supplement your formal training by attending workshops, seminars, and conferences focused on CBT. These events provide opportunities to learn from experienced practitioners, enhance your skills. They also help you to stay updated on the latest developments in the field.
  5. Obtain supervision: Seek supervision from qualified professionals during your training and clinical practice. Supervision allows for feedback, guidance, and refinement of your CBT skills. Many certification programmes require a specific number of supervised hours.

How to get certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

It’s important to note that certification requirements and processes can vary depending on the country, state, or professional organisation you are seeking certification from. It’s advisable to research and choose a reputable certification programme that aligns with your career goals. Additionally, make sure it meets the standards of the profession in your area.

Pause Button Therapy ‘Therapist Training Manual’ and ‘Client Work Book’

Continuing Professional Development

The extensive Pause Button Therapy Therapist Training Manual is in PDF format for immediate download.  You can read more details about the manual in the Training section of this website. The manual also includes a multi-print PDF copy of the Client Work Book, enabling therapists to supply the work book to their clients, either free of charge, or for a small fee.

We accept payments either by credit, or debit card, as well as PayPal, for all of our Pause Button Therapy products. Firstly, just click on the “Buy Now” button. Then you can either log in to your PayPal account, if you have one, or you have the option to pay by bank card.

The cost of the complete PBT Therapist Training Manual, including a multi re-printable copy of the Client Work Book, is £54.00

PBT training manual
PBT Training ManualThe Manual will:

  • Summarise the origins of Pause Button Therapy/TactileCBT and the developmental process that has led to its current position in the therapeutic field.
  • Describe the theories and research that underpin TactileCBT.
  • Explain the differences between TactileCBT and other CBT-based interventions, and the contribution that it makes to the field of therapy.
  • Demonstrate how Pause Button Therapy/TactileCBT can enhance and further develop current clinical practice.
  • Show how you can apply Pause Button Therapy/TactileCBT techniques to improve the well-being and outcomes of clients immediately.

Following the Introduction section, the manual is broadly divided into three sections:

  • Theoretical Framework
  • Working With Clients
  • Evidence Based Therapy Introduction

Pause Button Therapy Client Work Book

The Pause Button Therapy Client Work Book is available independently as a PDF download for just £6.95

PBT client work book
PBT Client Work Book

The PBT book is an effective ‘Self Help’ tool for those who wish to introduce change into their lives. However, it seems that clients who are working alone, without the input of a therapist, may require further assistance. We are now pleased to be able to offer the Client Work Book, which covers in detail:

  • How Pause Button Therapy/TactileCBT can change your life.
  • The alternative choices and actions you have.
  • How to develop an emotional connection.
  • Introduction to Time Perspective, and its importance.
  • The role of thoughts
  • Encourages the recording of your therapy journey.

PBT Wristbands and CardsPBT wristbands and cards
PBT Wristbands and Cards

The PBT cards are of ‘credit card’ size and quality. Each one has a slot cut out, so you easily fit it on to your key ring. Or alternatively, you can keep it in your credit card wallet. The PBT embossed silicone wristbands are available in two sizes, small and large, and are in the pack with the PBT card.

As stated in the PBT book, we have found that clients generally benefit from the tactile use of the cards and wristbands. However, many therapists globally have informed us that the use of any, locally purchased wrist bands, can deliver a similar result. The price of a pack of two cards, and two wristbands (one large and one small) is just £8.95 inclusive of postage and packing, within Europe. The cost inclusive of postage and packaging for international clients is £12.95. Clients are also encouraged to consider buying the Client Work Book; details are above. Therapists, or organisations, requiring multiple cards and wristbands, can contact us for pricing variations.

How to get certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Pause Button Therapy, published worldwide by Hay House. How helpful would it be if we could occasionally just pause: freeze time for a few moments and consider the consequences of the actions we are about to take?
How to get certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Pause Button Therapy is a proven, innovative and interactive new therapy technique that allows you to do exactly this, empowering you to break free of negative habits and unconscious responses. PBT is based on an incredibly simple idea but it can be used for a whole host of issues. It provides additional thinking time, allowing a person to consider the potential consequences of their actions and adjust their behaviour accordingly. PBT has been hugely successful in the treatment of everything from addiction and weight issues to depression, anxiety and relationship problems, and this book will show you the many ways in which you can use it to transform your experience of life.

How to get certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

“The Pause Button Therapy Book clearly describes a technique that can be employed to very good effect in a range of therapies. I recommend its use” Windy Dryden PhD, Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies, Goldsmiths University of London. Order the book from Amazon.

Pause Button Therapy/TactileCBT is for anyone who’s ever made a mistake in their life and wants to strive to never make one again. It is for anyone who wants to make a real change in their lives.

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PBT blog

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contact usIf you require any additional information around Pause Button Therapy and Tactile CBT, the PBT Cards and Wrist Bands, Work Books, or the new Therapists Training Manual,email us today. We will be pleased to answer any outstanding questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon and maybe helping you change your life, or, of course, assisting you to help others.