Foundation Course in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy


This course is taught in partnership with the HSE and St Patrick’s University Hospital.


This foundation course in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT) offers a comprehensive introduction to CBT principles for healthcare workers and psychology graduates who want to understand and use these principles in their day-to-day clinical roles. It provides a comprehensive grounding for clinicians with an interest in pursuing Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy clinical accreditation in the future.

This extra-mural course is open to all healthcare professionals and psychology graduates. Learners are required to complete all three modules but they can also choose to complete any number of modules individually.


  1. CBT Theory, The Collaborative Therapeutic Relationship, and Psychoeducation
  2. Behavioural Tasks, Agenda Setting, and Using Homework
  3. Achieving Behavioural Change, Working with Thoughts, and CBT Case Conceptualisation

Time, Date, and Place

Teaching occurs between March 2024 and November 2024, using a blend of online and classroom delivered lectures. In-person classroom learning commences as a three-day block between Wednesday 6th and Friday 8th March 2024.

Course Fees

€3,500. This course may also be taken in three separate modules, at a rate of €1,200 per module.


To apply, send your CV and a cover letter to by 1st February 2024.

Course Director: Dr Craig Chigwedere

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