This new Diploma in Cognitive Coaching and Mentoring course is designed to be both relevant and practical. It combines the best of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Coaching and Mentoring to offer you a unique in-depth cognitive approach to helping others.
What you will learn
Module 1, (CBT) is based on the premise that our interpretation of an event is crucial in determining how we feel and react. Where beliefs and thought patterns are negative or unrealistic, a variety of problems may occur leading to possible emotional disorders. CBT aims to alleviate emotional distress. CBT has proved to be very effective in treating clients who have addiction issues.
CBT is a series of strategies specifically targeted at an individual’s disorder.
These can include:
- cognitive therapy
- breathing techniques
- interceptive exposure
You are introduced to the ABC Model of counselling. This describes the interaction between the clients’ behaviours, feelings and thoughts. You are also taught to identify errors in thinking and to challenge damaging beliefs your clients may have. The aim is to enhance your effectiveness as a counsellor by teaching you the skills and the techniques of CBT, through providing case studies, illustrations, practical activities and assignments.
Module 2, the course in coaching includes the following topics:
- Defining coaching
- Describing the coaching process
- The tasks of a coach
- Seven steps to developing a good coach-client relationship
- Understanding and identifying different ‘learning styles’
- Attitude and perception management
- Coaching through life’s transitions
- Coaching core values
- Systems coaching: working with groups (including companies, organisations, families and the community)
- Ethical guidelines for coaches
Module 3, the course in mentoring includes the following topics:
- Defining and describing the mentoring process
- Mentoring in the corporate and professional world
- Mentoring in the community
- Essential mentor qualities
- Essential skills in mentoring
- Self-awareness: including defining the relationship
- Issues of integrity: including, “what if things go wrong?”
- Mentoring as a way of life