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Join in for this breakthrough Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Certificate workshop to develop core competencies and transform your skills to achieve better therapeutic outcomes, even with your most challenging clients!

You’ll get effective clinical techniques from Dr. John Ludgate, a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and trained at the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Philadelphia under Cognitive Therapy’s founder Dr. Aaron Beck. He will teach you how to master the art of applying CBT to a variety of clinical populations. Join him for this revolutionary experience as he reveals the latest advances in CBT to get the skills you need to succeed!

Learn concrete strategies that will provide greater healing for your clients who suffer from:

  • Mood disorders
  • Anger
  • Anxiety disorders
  • PTSD
  • Substance abuse
  • Personality disorders
  • Suicidality
  • And many more challenging clients!

Through case studies, interactive discussions, role-plays, and reproducible handouts, you will take away practical CBT strategies to use immediately with any client. Leave this workshop armed with tools you can use in your very next session.

Don’t miss out - register now to reserve your seat!
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate Workshop:
2-Day Intensive Training
Today only £349 (VAT Inclusive) — an unbelievable value!
Earn up to 15 CPD Hours — included in the price.
Can't make the live event? Click here to register for the live video webcast and join Ludgate from any location that's convenient for you!
Event Details:
Event Date: 8 and 9 November 2019
Venue: Hilton London Olympia
Venue Details: 380 Kensington High St, Kensington, London, England W14 8NL, United Kingdom
Event Schedule Per Day:
Programme begins
Lunch (not supplied)
Programme resumes
Programme ends

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Apply evidence-based CBT techniques to multiple symptom sets.
  • Choose methods for conducting CBT psychoeducation to elicit “buy-in” from most difficult clients.
  • Point out, challenge and modify dysfunctional self-talk, thoughts and core beliefs.
  • Develop case conceptualisation skills for treating any DSM-5® condition.
  • Formulate the key components of CBT practice.
  • Implement rapport-building tips and tools to improve client relationships.
  • Evaluate key behavioural activation strategies useful for alleviating treatment-resistant depression.
  • Develop strategies for treating depressive relapses.
  • Implement cognitive behavioural methods to overcome intrusive, obsessive-compulsive thoughts.
  • Integrate key strategies for impulse control used to treat substance use disorders.
  • Measure symptom management strategies for personality disorders.
  • Apply DBT skills training for borderline personality disorder.
  • Articulate the role of early maladaptive schemas in maintaining chronic conditions.
  • Utilise schema-based strategies for breaking lifelong destructive behavioural cycles.
  • Determine eight motivations for parasuicidal behaviours and how to effectively intervene for each motivation.
  • Compile suicide assessment skills and learn how to document to minimize liability.
Get to know John Ludgate:
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John Ludgate, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked as a psychotherapist for almost 30 years. He is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. His practice, which involves work in both private practice and in an outpatient psychiatric centre, consists largely of treating clients referred with mood problems and/or anxiety conditions. He is currently working at the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Center of Western North Carolina in Asheville, North Carolina. John is a native of southern Ireland and obtained a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and a Ph.D. from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 1990. He trained at the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Philadelphia under Dr. Aaron Beck, the founder of Cognitive Therapy, obtaining a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. He subsequently became Assistant Director of Training at Dr. Beck's Center. In the early 1990s, Dr. Ludgate was a Research Clinical Psychologist at the University of Oxford in England and served as a cognitive therapist in several outcome studies of panic disorder, agoraphobia, social phobia and hypochondriasis. He authored Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Relapse Prevention for Depression and Anxiety (Professional Resources Press, 2009) and was co-editor with Wright, Thase and Beck of Cognitive Therapy with Inpatients: Developing a Cognitive Milieu (Guilford Press, 1993). His other books include Overcoming Compassion Fatigue (PESI, 2014) co-authored with Martha Teater and The CBT Couples Toolbox (PESI, 2018). He has written numerous journal articles and book chapters in the field of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety and Depression. He has presented many seminars and workshops on cognitive behavioural approaches, both nationally and internationally.
Cancellation Policy:
Booking terms and conditions for live events:
In the event, you are unable to attend a workshop, conference or retreat please send a cancellation email to
If you contact us before the event date, you may exchange your booking for the event recording (if available), a booking to attend another event or a refund less a £50 cancellation fee. If you contact us the day of the event or after, you can receive the event recording or a gift certificate.
Occasionally, changes are made due to speaker availability, participant demand or unforeseen circumstances. While Psychotherapy Excellence will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Psychotherapy Excellence's liability is limited to the event fee only.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate Workshop:
2-Day Intensive Training
Today only £349 (VAT Inclusive) — an unbelievable value!
Earn up to 15 CPD Hours — included in the price.

Can't make the live event? Click here to register for the live video webcast and join Ludgate from any location that's convenient for you!
NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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