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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PGDip

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PGDip

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology Cognitive Psychology Psychotherapy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This exciting programme in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBP) focuses on the evidence based treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.

Overview

This programme in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBP) will focus on the evidence based treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.

The central aim of the course is to provide students with a clear understanding of cognitive-behavioural concepts, models, and methods. It is anticipated that those completing the programme will be able to use what they have learned in a safe and effective way in order to enhance the efficacy of their psychotherapeutic interventions.

The course is fully accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as an IAPT level 2 course.

Students need a core profession relating to mental health or can go through the KSA route and provide a portfolio as outlined on the BABCP website. KSA requirements must be met if candidates do not have a core profession recognised by the BABCP.

Students will be required to attend clinical supervision and teaching sessions two days a week (Wednesdays and Thursdays), so will need to organise this with current employers.

The PGDip pathway includes the first five modules. For the MSc, students in year two take a sixth module (Dissertation module) where they undertake one of the following:

A professional development portfolio project of 15,000 words. This option requires the student to identify an area of their work and where they wish to develop their expertise. Through critically appraising published material, attending teaching days and refining and developing their own professional skills, students will develop a portfolio of evidence on how this has influenced their practice. This innovative option will allow students to develop expert clinical skills that will assist them when helping more difficult patients and developing advanced clinical skills.
A 15,000 word critical review.

Careers

The programme is open to people working in mental health and social care, and associated independent sector agencies. Students will normally require a first degree in a related subject or demonstrate equivalence and an ability to study at level 4.

The course will enable students to develop their knowledge and practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills to allow them to function as CBT (high intensity) practitioners.

Completion of the Diploma or MSc programme will entirely go towards meeting the requirements of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) for the training element of practitioner accreditation. However, it is very important for individual students who are seeking accreditation to ensure that they will fully meet all requirements, which are available at the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies website.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression (40 Credits) - Core
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety and Related Disorders (40 Credits) - Core
Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (40 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,368

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

Applicants must have at least a second class UK honours degree in a related subject and be working in mental health and social care or associated independent sector agencies.