Staffordshire University: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
|Institution||Staffordshire University View institution profile|
|Department||Life Sciences and Education|
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
The Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy develops your theoretical knowledge, reflective abilities and practical skills to enable you to become a skilled and independent practitioner with adults with common mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy based on the theory that psychological symptoms develop and are maintained as a result of the interaction between the thoughts, emotions and behavioural responses of the individual.
In cognitive behavioural therapy the therapist and client work collaboratively to identify and change thoughts and behaviours that may be maintaining symptoms.
This course has been developed as part of the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies initiative, which aims to increase the availability of qualified high-intensity cognitive behavioural therapists.
It’s a collaborative venture between the University and staff from the South Staffordshire and Shropshire Foundation NHS Trust. This collaboration provides excellent opportunities to integrate theory and practice within the award.
The learning outcomes for the course are based on national guidance regarding the Improving Access to Psychological Therapists (IAPT) Curriculum for High Intensity Therapists and the requirements of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
The course has consistently achieved 100% student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey.
On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: PgDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
|Level||RQF Level 7|
You'll need: To hold a relevant core profession e.g. mental health nursing, social work, occupational therapy or clinical psychology. If you don’t have a core professional training, you may be admitted if you can provide evidence that you fulfil the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSA) requirement of the BABCP prior to the start of the course. This will be assessed at interview. Access to an appropriate work setting where you can undertake at least three days per week of face-to-face CBT practice and the audio/video recording of client sessions for assessment in an academic setting. Access to a BABCP-accredited workplace supervisor who can offer weekly supervision. To meet the Staffordshire University required level of proficiency in English – IELTS Level 7 or equivalent.
You’ll be required to undertake a written assessment and an interview before being admitted to the course. You’ll also need to demonstrate that you have the necessary interpersonal and academic abilities to achieve the award.
This programme aims to develop the theoretical knowledge, reflective abilities and practical skills of trainees on the award to enable them to become skilled and independent CBT practitioners with adults with common mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression. These aims are achieved through a combination of didactic teaching, skills practice with feedback and supervised clinical practice.
An MSc top-up is now also available.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
Applicants must be working within a core profession such as mental health nursing, social work, occupational therapy or clinical psychology. Candidates without core professional training may be admitted where they can provide evidence that they fulfil the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSA) requirement of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies(BABCP). Applicants must have access to an appropriate work setting in which it is possible to undertake at least one day per week of face to face CBT practice and the audio/video recording of client sessions for assessment in the academic setting. You must also have access to a BABCP accredited workplace supervisor who can offer regular supervision. Applicants whose first language is not English require a level 6 IELTS proficiency in English. All potential trainees are interviewed and required to undertake a written assessment before being admitted to the award.
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