Understanding Phobias

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Study our Understanding Phobias course to get a strong knowledge of what phobias are, how they come about and the most effective ways of treating extreme phobias.

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Course Description

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All about this course

This course is perfect for anyone looking to gain a knowledge of what phobias are and how to start the process of overcoming a phobia. The course improves your knowledge of what a phobia is and what feelings are experienced by someone with an extreme phobia. It then moves on to explain how phobias can be treated and the benefits of different methods.

The course is perfect for anyone working in mental health or care that deals with people who suffer from phobias.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
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  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Understanding the Term ‘Phobia’ – In this first unit we will look at the term ‘phobia’ and the meanings and definitions behind this. Having a strong understanding of different phobias, as well as how these are defined and categorised is essential when helping people to overcome their phobias.
  • Unit 2 – The Possible Causes of Phobias – Through this unit we will cover the causes of phobias and how they start to manifest themselves in people. Like many mental illnesses, the causes of a phobia are not certain and are thought to be due to several factors. We will cover a number of possible causes including evolutionary, classical conditioning, learned responses, trauma, genetics and long-term stress.
  • Unit 3 – The feelings when experiencing a phobia – Understanding the feelings of someone who suffers from a phobia can be very difficult if you do not share the same fears. In this part of the course we will look at the feelings that phobias cause individuals including physical, psychological, behavioural, cognitive, cognitive symptoms irrational thoughts.
  • Unit 4 – How a phobia can affect a person’s life – Phobias can have a huge impact on a person’s life if they are not tackled correctly. Here we will look at the main impacts which phobias can have on people and those around them. We will look at the following impacts social changes, fear and confidence, isolation and how phobias affect others.
  • Unit 5 – Treating phobias – Treating phobias can be very tricky but is vital in allowing people with prominent phobias to lead a normal life. In this final unit we will look at the common treatments used for people with phobias and how these are carried out. Some of the treatments will include relaxation, CBT, therapy, systematic desensitisation and exposure therapy.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email hello@cpdonline.co.uk.

How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Understanding Phobias course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Understanding Phobias course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Understanding Phobias course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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Understanding Phobias
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