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Newcastle University: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Institution Newcastle University View institution profile
Department School of Psychology
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Study type Taught


Our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PGDip produces psychological therapists competent in the practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for 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.


The School of Psychology is based on the University campus in the Dame Margaret Barbour Building.

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

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