There is an increased need for access to evidence based psychological therapies throughout the UK.
This course would be appropriate for those interested in the treatment of mental health problems and may include:
- mental health professionals
- occupational therapists
- social workers and other suitable graduates.
Professionals who are currently qualified in a different therapeutic approach may enrol for the PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
What will this course cover?
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an effective evidence based approach that is recommended in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines as the treatment of choice for a wide range of mental health presentations.
CBT has been shown to be effective in the treatment of:
- panic attacks
- obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- eating disorders
- relationship problems
- workplace stress
- self esteem issues
- substance abuse/misuse
- anger management
- physical health problems
- occupational health issues
Trainees will learn to work with common mental health problems, such as mild to moderate anxiety and depression, progressing through their training to the treatment of more complex cases.
Your tutors will be experts in the field, many of whom are Chartered Counselling Psychologists, Accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists and/or HPC Registered.
You will also benefit from guest lecturers who provide specialist workshops.
This course is accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) at level two.
This training meets the requirements of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) minimum training standards.
Upon completion of the MSc or PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy graduates can apply for provisional accreditation with the BABCP.
What are the course entry requirements?
Applicants should have a relevant degree in psychology or the equivalent from an allied field.
You must also have at least two year's post-graduation work experience working with vulnerable adults and/or those with mental health problems.
It is a pre-requisite of the course that applicants have access to a BABCP Accredited therapist to supervise them and a clinical placement to enable them to implement their training into practice.
Interviews will take place with short-listed applicants.
Year 2 Modules
- Advanced Reflective Practice
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Theory & Practice: Advanced
- Research & Integrated Practice
How much does it cost
Part Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022: £3,450 for Year 1; £6,550 for Year 2
Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks