The Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practice programme provides you with the theory and practical skills to become a qualified and competent CBT practitioner after you accrue the required contact, clinical, and supervision hours at the end of the PgDip.
The course is unique in using positive psychology principles and practice. It is an experiential course and will train you to facilitate resilience, flourishing and positive development both in yourself and your clients.
You'll have an opportunity to take part in a question-and-answer session in person with Dr Christine Padesky, and one to two online group sessions where you'll be able to discuss some client issues common to the whole group. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a master clinician.
The programme consists of 6 modules of 20 credits each (a total of 120 credits). The first 3 modules are the modules of the PgCert. These 6 modules will enable you to apply for accreditation as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
After successful completion of the PgDip you'll be able to progress to the MSc Advanced CBT Practice (Resilience and Positive Development) should you wish to develop your research skills.
Module 1: Fundamentals of CBT Module 2: Advanced CBT protocols for the assessment and treatment of anxiety Module 3: Advanced CBT protocols for the assessment and treatment of depression, suicidality and low self esteem
Module 4: Classic and metacognitive approaches for the treatment of complex presentations Module 5: Introduction to positive psychology Module 6: CBT interventions for the development of resilience and flourishing
Year 3 (MSc only)
Module 7: Research in health and social care Module 8: Dissertation
Students who have successfully completed year one and two will not have to study module 4 (Classic and metacognitive approaches for the treatment of complex presentations), when progressing to the full MSc.
All modules are assessed by a mix of case studies, audio tapes and self-reflective essays.
You'll need to have secured a client base where you'll see depressed and anxious patients and some patients with complex presentations during the course. This can be within the NHS or within private practice. You'll need approximately 2 completed cases per module. In total you'll need 200 clinical hours of face to face contact with clients. You'll also need to organise a BABCP accredited field supervisor for one individual supervision session, equivalent to one hour, per month. As well as this throughout the course some clinical supervision will be provided by BABCP accredited supervisors at the University.
At the end of the PgDip you will be eligible to apply independently for BABCP accreditation as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. You'll be able to practice in the NHS and in private practice.
This course will train you to develop resilience, flourishing and positive development both in yourself and your clients. This perspective is unique, and there will be high demand for graduates who are able to offer this approach.
In addition to having already obtained or being eligible to apply for BABCP accreditation, at the end of the MSc you will have a research-practitioner degree. You will be able to practice in the NHS and in private practice. Your services will be in high demand because you will be trained to enable people to climb onto pathways of resilience and flourishing in their lives, thereby producing positive development. In addition to the above you will also be able to apply for academic positions as a lecturer and/or a researcher. You may then wish to continue your studies in the form of a PhD.
LSBU Employability Services
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including: