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Certification in CBT

Certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (endorsed by Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy (MAP) and Psychotherapy Chapter of Malaysia Society for Complementary Medicine)

This course is providing best-practice Cognitive Hypnotherapy training for professionals who have a passion for assisting individuals, regardless of age, gender, race and social class to achieve optimum mental health.

What is included in the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Lecture:

  • Tutorial
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Case review and assessment

Fees and Course Structure

Course Cost  RM 4,800 (Students are required to buy various recommended text books)
Course Time  3 Months
Prerequisite At least a Credit in SPM English or two years working experience at a related industry
Group Size  Group limited to 8 participants maximum only to optimize group dynamics

Training Topics

Certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

1) Introduction to CBT for Depression

2) Introduction to CBT for Anxiety

3) Identify and modify Automated Negative Thoughts (ANT)

4) Develop techniques to convert ANTs for clients

5) Learn and apply self-CBT techniques

6) Familiarize with CBT theory and researches

7) Case Study & Presentation

Course Layout

We use the mastery system of education. Besides lecturing, this course provides clinical experience such as: research, case study, group clinical supervision, reflections, discussions & presentation. Assessment includes case study oral and written presentations, group participation, research paper and assignments.

The topics mentioned above are taught within 3 months. During this period, students will also be given clinical case assignments and presentations to do

Our course is structured as 2 intensive workshop with 6 group clinical supervision & oral / written case presentation for the assessment. Fulfilling the attendance and passing the criteria given will lead to towards the licensed practitioner membership of Adult Psychotherapy, Geriatric Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Couple Therapy, Child Therapy, Art Therapy and/or Expressive Therapy Divisions of Malaysia Association of Psychotherapy.

Equipments & Venue

Below are the equipments used:

  • Chairs & table
  • Projector
  • White board
  • Notes/ books

Venue: Malaysian Psychology Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Teaching Faculty

Dr Edward Chan FMAPsy, FMCBTA

B.Sc.(Hons.)(Psy), PgDip.(Clin.Psy),

MSc.(Learning)(Lancaster), D.Phil.(Psy)(LSP)(IOU),

PgCert (CBT)(WCP) PgCert (CBT for Anxiety Disorder)(WCP) CSAC(Hawaii, International Certification & Reciprocacy Consortium) (Reg. No. M906-98)

Principal Consultant Psychologist , and Certified Master Trainer

Dr Chan is a fellow of the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy; a fellow of the Malaysian Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association; a practitioner member of the division of the division of Adult Psychotherapy; the division of Couple and Marital Therapy; and the division of Child Therapy of the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy; council member of the Psychotherapy Chapter of the Malaysian Society for Complementary Medicine, a Member of the International Employees Assistance Professionals Association; a Council Member of the World Council for Psychotherapy and the Association of Counselors and Psychotherapists of the Commonwealth Nations. Dr. Chan had training and certifications with leading researchers of CBT including Prof. Judith Beck (Beck Institute), Professor Collin Ross from the International Society for the Psychological Treatment of Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses, Professor David Barlow from Centre for Anxiety & Related Disorders,, University of Boston and Professor David Clarke, from the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London and Dr. Chan has been treating clients with these disorders for the past 16 years.

Dr. Chan has also published widely, including being the key note speaker for the Asian Pacific RIM Counseling and Psychotherapy International Conference 2013 (www.counselingmalaysia.com) , in the academic proceedings in the various other international and national conferences he has been invited to speak, for example, Current Research & Practices on Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Asia, ed., Professor Tian P.S. Oei from the School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia; Love Is Never Enough, Pleasurable Commitment Rules; and Dancing with Crocodiles by Discern Publishing. His professional views on psychology is also regularly sought and featured in national newspaper (including the parenting, women and appointment sections of the New Straits Time, the Education Section of the Star and journals including: Malaysian Medical Tribune, Today's Parents, Better Parents, Mama Moden, Malaysian Women Weekly, Females, Marie Claire, Nona, Jelita, Malaysian Business, CIMA, Health & Beauty. He is also a well-known radio and television personality on mental health and psychological health issues.