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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PgDip

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PgDip

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Behaviour Therapy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy develops your theoretical knowledge, reflective abilities and practical skills to enable you to become a skilled and independent practitioner with adults with common mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy based on the theory that psychological symptoms develop and are maintained as a result of the interaction between the thoughts, emotions and behavioural responses of the individual.

In cognitive behavioural therapy the therapist and client work collaboratively to identify and change thoughts and behaviours that may be maintaining symptoms.

This course has been developed as part of the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies initiative, which aims to increase the availability of qualified high-intensity cognitive behavioural therapists.

It’s a collaborative venture between the University and staff from the South Staffordshire and Shropshire Foundation NHS Trust. This collaboration provides excellent opportunities to integrate theory and practice within the award.

The learning outcomes for the course are based on national guidance regarding the Improving Access to Psychological Therapists (IAPT) Curriculum for High Intensity Therapists and the requirements of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

The course has consistently achieved 100% student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: PgDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Careers

After completing the course, you’ll be equipped to work as a high-intensity cognitive behavioural therapist.

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at top-up Masters level.

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments don’t count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include:

  • Case studies
  • Assessed therapy
  • Sessions
  • Portfolios
  • Presentations.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Developing CBT Practice - Core
Consolidating CBT Practice - Core
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Anxiety Disorders - Core
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Depression - Core
CBT in Context - Core
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Theory and Core Skills - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You'll need: To hold a relevant core profession e.g. mental health nursing, social work, occupational therapy or clinical psychology. If you don’t have a core professional training, you may be admitted if you can provide evidence that you fulfil the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSA) requirement of the BABCP prior to the start of the course. This will be assessed at interview. Access to an appropriate work setting where you can undertake at least three days per week of face-to-face CBT practice and the audio/video recording of client sessions for assessment in an academic setting. Access to a BABCP-accredited workplace supervisor who can offer weekly supervision.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University offers many different postgraduate courses across a wide range of different subject areas and study options. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Students can study Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters, PGCE or PhDs at the University, and these...more