• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: One Year
  • Start Date: September 2019

Course Overview

Whether you're a trained psychologist, GP or other healthcare professional, this British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) accredited course enables you to develop your skills and qualify to practice Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Your training will mean more people have access to therapy and you will make a positive impact on the psychological wellbeing of others.

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Actively promoted by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), CBT is an evidence- based therapy recommended to treat a range of mental health problems. The techniques can be applied in general medical, nursing and psychological practice. So whether your goal is to become a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist or you want to apply the techniques in your current role, this course gives you the skills and practical training you need to be confident in theory and practice.

What will this course cover?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is used to treat a variety of conditions and illnesses impacting psychological wellbeing.

The course demonstrates how CBT can be used effectively to tackle a diverse range of mental health disorders, from depression and panic attacks to workplace stress and anger management. You will analyse how individuals think, in order to encourage positive behavioural change.

By the time you finish the course you'll have the ability to put theory into practice. You will begin by learning how to treat mild depression and anxiety and progress towards the treatment of more complex cases.

This course is also offered on a part-time basis.

Course Details

Bucks offers flexible study spread over two years, allowing you to study alongside employment and fit your lifestyle. Whether you're training to build your skills in your current role or change your career path, this course ensures you can immediately apply Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques in a professional setting.

As well as support from your tutors, who are experts in their field, you will also benefit from a range of guest lecturers who provide specialised workshops that add to your knowledge. Their expertise and real world experience will inspire and emphasise how your qualification will benefit others.

Our NHS partnerships

At Bucks we value our partnerships within the local community, including the West London NHS Trust, one of the largest mental health providers in the UK. The Trust is responsible for well-known institutions such as Broadmoor and other clinics treating more specific illnesses such as personality disorders.

What are the course entry requirements?

Typically students on this course have a relevant degree in psychology or equivalent from another field.

You must also have at least two year's post graduation experience working with vulnerable adults and/or those with mental health problems.

Some supervision is provided on the course. However, applicants will need to have access to a British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)accredited therapist for additional support and a clinical placement to enable them to put training into practice.

If you are shortlisted for a place you will be invited to an interview.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

Course Modules

Year 1 Modules

  • Advanced Reflective Practice
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Theory & Practice: Advanced
  • Dissertation
  • Research & Integrated Practice

Fees

How much does it cost

Full Time Home and EU, September 2019: £8,950

Full Time International, September 2019: £12,000

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.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023
advice@bucks.ac.uk

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks

Employability

What are my career prospects

By the end of the course you will have developed a thorough understanding of the theory and research relevant to the practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). You'll be prepared to deal with complex issues and be able to make effective judgments in a professional setting. We will ensure you have the necessary skills to support, provide care and improve the psychological wellbeing of others.

As a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist you will be ready for a rewarding career within the NHS, private or commercial sectors. You will immediately have the ability to apply your knowledge to improve the wellbeing of others.

Alternatively, you may decide to continue your academic study. You may choose to enrol on a PhD programme or enjoy a career in psychological research where you can discover new ways to effectively treat mental health illness.

As part of our partnership with the West London Mental Health Institute, you'll finish the course with a strong sense of understanding the importance of efficiently treating individuals within the community. You'll be motivated to contribute to this generation's focus on improving quality of professional care and support within the UK.


The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.


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