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Low Intensity Psychological Therapies PGCert

Low Intensity Psychological Therapies PGCert

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Psychology (General) Psychotherapy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course provides you with the skills needed to asses and treat patients with brief, evidence-based psychological approaches for the treatment of mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. It is part of the Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme which trains Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) for NHS employment. The Department of Health's IAPT programme is an innovative approach to address common mental health problems. Through this course you are trained as a practitioner to help those who experience depression and anxiety through use of evidence-based psychological therapies. Low intensity treatments employ brief, cognitive behavioural therapy approaches through use of vehicles such as guided self-help, forming part of the stepped care system recommended for depression and anxiety disorders. After meeting and assessing a patient, the practitioner supports a therapeutic intervention to help patients with their problems and/or engage with other services that will facilitate them in their recovery. After completing this course, you are eligible to apply for Band 5 PWP posts in NHS organisations. These posts also exist in the private and voluntary sectors.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

The aim of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to obtain the clinical experience in using Low Intensity clinical approaches within a practice context.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have an NQF 4, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject. You will be also be required to submit a portfolio to ‘credit’ other academic and life experience and also confirm that you are able to perform at the appropriate academic level (OR) An NQF 5, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject. You will not be required to submit a portfolio. Your application will be considered on an individual basis if you have relevant experience, voluntary or paid, of working with individuals who experience mental health difficulties.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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