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 this programme.
What will this course cover?
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
The NHS actively promotes provision of evidence-based practice and CBT is the evidence-based psychotherapy of choice.
It can be effective as a stand-alone treatment and can also be used in conjunction with other medical or psychological treatments.
The model is versatile and creative and its techniques can be used selectively in general medical, psychological and nursing practice, as well as informing whole courses of integrated treatment.
You can choose to study our PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy either full-time or part-time.
On successful completion, you can then progress on to our MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
This course is accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP); for details visit babcp.com.
One day a week.
By the end of the programme, you will need to demonstrate 250 hours of individual study and 200 hours of client work in accordance with BABCP minimum training standards.
What are the course entry requirements?
A typical offer will include a relevant degree, for example 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 clinical population to enable them to implement their CBT training into practice.
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, September 2019: £3,300 per year
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