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Foundation Certificate of  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

for Caring Professionals



Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications. 

In this 2 days training participants will learn to work with the fundamental concepts of CBT and explore the more complex models of Schema and DBT.


  1. To learn and understand the fundamental concepts and constructs of CBT
  2. To explore various forms of CBT interventions
  3. Learn to use CBT concepts to formulize intervention strategies
  4. Familiarize with common CBT techniques to work with affective disorders
  5. To recognize how CBT evolves into more sophisticated integrative models with complex cases


  1. Major models of CBT
  2. The ABC vs. ABCDEF concept: how cognition relating to behaviour and emotion
  3. The patterns of rational and irrational thoughts
  4. Problem solving
  5. The Stoic philosophy and Socratic method
  6. Facing your own fear: systematic dysentization vs. exposure model
  7. From relaxation to mindfulness
  8. Schema and Schema therapy
  9. Dialectic Behavior Therapy
  10. How cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) language differ from emotional focused therapy (EFT) language?
  11. How CBT use in family systemic approach?


Dr. Albert Chan (PHD, PSYD) 

  • Clinical & Counseling Psychologist, Div. 32, APA (USA)
  • Registered Social Worker
  • Certified Trainer, (NOVA) National Community Crisis Response Team Training, USA
  • Certificate of Critical Incident Debriefing, Nova and Mitchell Models (Basic and Advance)
  • Doctor in Clinical Psychology, Uni. of The Rockies
  • Doctor in Counseling Psychology, Belford Uni. USA
  • Master of Education (Counselling Psychology), McGill Uni.
  • AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor (USA)
  • Head and Professor, School of Psychology, Gratia Christian College
  • Visiting Professor, Macau and Mongolia University of Science and Technology

Dr. Albert Chan is a dynamic and experienced Clinical and Counseling Psychologist with a wide range of personal and corporate management coaching and training experiences from a variety of organizations includes government, non-profit organizations and private corporations. 

Dr. Albert Chan offers inspiring insights and stimulating experiential facilitation and psychological services that cultivate participants’ strengths and motivation to develop innovations and practical solutions; coaching CEOs and leaders includes Byer international Corp, Manulife, Prudential, and Price Waterhouse Cooper, HK senior medical officers, HK police superintendents, and Accountants.

Course Details

Date & Time :  12/3 & 19/3/2020 (Thur.)    9:30am – 5:30pm  (Total of 14 hours)

Venue :  

Target : Helping Professionals, teachers, medical staff and anyone interested in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Course Fee : 

  • HK$2,600-
  • HK$2,500- (Enroll the course 1 month or more prior to the event)
  • discount $100/each person (for each group of 3 or above)

Language :  Cantonese supplemented with English (Teaching materials are mainly in English)

Course Mode : Lecture, group discussion, role play & case sharing

Certificate :  Certificate of Attendance issued by Hong Kong Society of Professional Training


  • Nurse CNE : 14 points
  • Social Worker CPD : 14 points
  • OT CPD : 6 points  (Program Code : BP19117)

Registration :

  1. Payment by Cheque : Please send completed registration form with a cross cheque payable to “Hong Kong Society of Professional Training” to 202-204A, Two Harbourfront, Tak Fung Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
  2. Payment by Bank-in : For Hong Kong students, please bank in the course fee to our bank account with “Bank of China (HK) Ltd”A/C: 012-890-1-038-682-9, please send the completed enrollment form and bank-in slip to us by email (PDF) or by FAX: 852-2125 7900. We will confirm through email within 1 week, please contact us if you did not receive any confirmation.
  3. Macau Payment : Please click this link for details
  4. Overseas payment : Please select Paypal as payment gateway through online registration.

For enquiry : For enquiry, please contact our staff at 3111 0264 or Click Here to contact us.

Important Notes: 

    #1. The course confirmation will be sent to participants via email at least 2 weeks before the course, please contact us if you do not receive any notification.

      2. All registration will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

      3. Once a registration has submitted, it cannot be refunded and cancelled for any reasons.

      4. All requests for any change of registration must be given in a written from for approval.  An administration fee of HK$200 will be charged for any processing request.

      5. Official receipt will be issued on the first day of the course. Re issue of official receipt will be charged HK$50.

      6. If you have any enquiry, please feel free to contact us on or 3111 0264.

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