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3463P - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PGDip

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PGDip

Start in: September 2021

Our PGDip produces psychological therapists competent in the practice of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Overview

CBT helps patients affected by psychological disorders. It focuses on the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.

The course offers CBT practitioner-level training for healthcare professionals who have already completed introductory and/or intermediate CBT training. Prospective students will have some supervised experience of providing CBT.

The course enables you to develop competency in CBT for anxiety disorders. You'll become a skilled practitioner in this therapeutic approach. The focus is on treating patients with diagnosable anxiety disorders such as:

  • social phobia
  • post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

The emphasis is on high-intensity, individual CBT. We do not cover guided self-help, psycho-education, or lower-intensity anxiety management.

We work with a student-centered learning approach to developing as a CBT therapist. You'll conduct CBT therapy with anxiety-disordered patients in their host services. These patients will have moderate-severe anxiety symptoms appropriate for high-intensity psychological therapy.

The diploma explores the psychological treatment of major depression and specialist CBT applications. You'll work with depressed patients, more likely to have complex and recurrent difficulties. You'll cover a broad range of disorders and complex conditions.

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What you'll learn

Throughout the course, you'll develop advanced skills, including:

  • practical, intensive and detailed training to help the development of competent CBT skills
  • the necessary knowledge and attitudes to be an open-minded and informed CBT practitioner
  • a critical approach to the subject, through engagement with relevant theory and evidence

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

 

Your future

You'll become an independent CBT practitioner. Your development is measured against the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) guidelines for good practice. You'll contribute to the further development of CBT. You'll then become eligible for practitioner accreditation with BABCP through Standard or Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) curriculum routes.

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All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

The School of Psychology is based on the University campus in the Ridley Building.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Mrs Margaret Whittaker
School of Psychology
Email: margaret.whittaker@ncl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8485

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