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Kevin has developed a number of online courses which you can purchase via Udemy.com using the links next to the relevant course. Course materials include high quality video presentations by Kevin, audio files, narrated PowerPoint presentations and handouts. each course has a number of tasks that help to reinforce learning for you and your colleagues.


Each course has a certificate of completion which can be used as evidence to show your continual professional development.  Why not check out the course/s now by clicking on one of the links below?. Each course has some free presentations to help you decide if its the course for you. Good luck!


If you are interested in Live-Streaming Courses delivered in real time by Kevin O'Doherty (either for yourself or a group of employees) please get in touch.

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Eating Disorders Certificate

This is a comprehensive introduction to eating disorders, that focuses on Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating and Bulimia Nervosa. The course is suitable for professionals who may come into contact with client's who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder. The course is also suitable for families, friends and carers of a person with an eating disorder.

Mental Health Certificate​

This is a comprehensive introduction to the area of mental health, suitable for anyone with an interest in the area of mental health and illness. It is especially suitable for staff who work with people experiencing mental ill health, or for people with friends or family members who experience mental ill health. 



How to be an Expert Witness Certificate

In this course, I cover all aspects of work as an Expert Witness, otherwise referred to as Medico Legal work. From how to write a Medico Legal Report to how to put together your Terms and Conditions, this course will provide the potential expert with most of the information needed to begin their career as an Expert Witness.

Intro: Cognitive Behavior Therapy Certificate​

This is a 10 session course (containing 20 lecture videos, word handouts, mp3 sound file lectures and a quiz to help reinforce the learning). The course introduces the student to all of the basics of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Including: how it developed, how it works, the ABC model of distress, life rules, core beliefs and the links between what we think and how we feel.

Introduction to Personality Disorders  Certificate​

This is an extensive overview of the fascinating but challenging area of Personality Disorder.  Full of video presentations, exercises, tasks and additional information.  The course covers assessment, diagnosis, treatment and helpful working strategies and related methods.

Working with Young People who Self-Harm Certificate

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the area of self harm and specifically, to working with and supporting you​ng people who self harm. We look at why young people self harm, how they self harm, how to recognize self harm, exploring the triggers and predictors to self harm, useful interventions, therapeutic modalities that have been shown to be effective in the treatment of self harm, quality standards for helping services and much much more.

Introduction to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Certificate

In this course we look at what is PTSD?, the causes of PTSD, the treatments for PTSD, How we can support the client with PTSD in a professional and effective manner, Psychotherapy and pharmaceutical treatments for PTSD, evidence about the likely prognosis of PTSD, Who is likely to get PTSD and why. It is a largely lecture based, with presentations by myself Kevin O'Doherty, together with lots of narrated PowerPoint slides. There are also resources for your use.

Introduction to Domestic Violence - Certificate

This course introduces the student to this interesting but challenging area of domestic violence. The course is packed with video lectures, PowerPoint videos, audio files, handouts, resources, quizzes and exercises. The course covers the definition of domestic violence, the causes and effects of domestic violence, the impact of domestic violence on children in the family, how staff can help and support victims of domestic violence, where to access help and additional support from organisations in both the UK and USA. 

Forensic Psychology & Offender Profiling - Certificate

This is a fascinating course which starts with an overview of offender profiling as developed initially by the FBI.  The course moves on to crime scene analysis by the forensic psychologist or forensic mental health expert and what this tells us about the likely characteristics of the offender.  The course looks at the likely characteristics of serial killers and rapists as distinguished from the general offender population, focusing on developmental characteristics from their childhood.  Infamous cases are explored and the student is encouraged to carry out additional work in researching these cases.  

Manage Anxiety About COVID-19 - Certificate

This course has been designed to help people cope with anxiety and worry associated with the current outbreak of Covid-19/Corona-Virus.  It is also a very valuable resource for professionals who are supporting clients through this difficult time.  The course focuses on a wide range of Cognitive Behavioural techniques that are easy to learn, practice and implement on a daily basis.  The range of techniques are also very valuable for use in other areas of life and during other periods, where anxiety and worry might be present.

Introduction to OCD - Certificate

This is a comprehensive overview of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).  The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in the subject, whether that be from a professional or personal perspective.  We look at the nature of OCS, the symptoms, causes, maintenance factors, co-morbidity, treatment, interventions and support strategies.  Approached from a Cognitive Behavioural perspective, but other forms of intervention are discussed, along with a number of theories about causal factors for the condition.

Manage Anxiety About COVID-19 - Certificate

This course is a follow on from my Introduction to CBT and focuses on higher level understanding of CBT theory and practice, specifically looking at Dysfunctional Assumptions/Life Rules, their part in psychological distress, their development and how to amend unhelpful Life Rules.  This is an excellent course that takes the student to a higher level understanding of how CBT works.   There is a free copy of my book: The Little Book of Thinking Errors (in downloadable pdf format) as a recap.

Introduction to Schizophrenia - Certificate

This course is packed with lectures and narrated PowerPoint presentations and overall, provides a comprehensive introduction to Schizophrenia, how it is assessed, how it is diagnosed, its symptoms, treatments available, historical developments and evidence about the potential causes of the condition.  An excellent course for anyone with an interest in the topic, either from a personal or professional perspective.  The course is taught by Kevin O'Doherty, Psychologist, Forensic Mental Health Expert Witness and CBT Therapist.

Introduction to Bipolar Disorder - Certificate

This course is currently being finalised and will be available real soon!

Feedback from some of the 2000+ Udemy students:

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  • "This is a great introductory course which I can highly recommend and it's very easy to understand! Excellent resources which will be extremely useful. Very many thanks"
  • "The instructor explains really well. He wants us to think and come up with our ideas and opinions to avoid spoon feeding. I will be able to apply this knowledge in everyday life, personally as well as professionally"
  • "This course is very insightful...presentation was simple and easy to follow and there were activities in between to apply the knowledge learnt"
  • "CBT is an interesting Topic... Thanks for sharing your knowledge"
  •  "It was full of information and interactive activity. Made me ready to continue to next session"
  • "The course was informative and interesting. I enjoyed the teaching style of the instructor and content. Easy to follow and understand"
  • "This is a great opportunity to learn the concepts of CBT or to take as a refresher course. The lessons are concise with valuable information that can be studied at the student's own pace. In order to help future clients, I participated in "homework" making my own ABCD chart and found that it really is beneficial. CBT empowers clients by giving them the tools to help themselves and to not become dependent upon a therapist."
  • "Included in the course is a download of one of the author's books. I looked forward each day to the lessons, took notes, and made a notebook for future reference. I would highly recommend the course to others and would definitely take another course by this instructor"