This part-time PgCert/PgDip course is for professionals working in mental health, such as mental health nurses, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and social workers, and is designed to help you towards individual practitioner accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP).
It aims to provide high quality postgraduate training in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CBT), and is accredited by the BABCP at Level 1. You will have to meet some further criteria, in addition to the course, for full practitioner accreditation.
The syllabus is based on the Roth & Pilling competency framework for CBT with anxiety disorders and depression, and the course focuses on CBT with adults, although we also welcome practitioners working with children and older adults.
You must be able to practise CBT in your work and have ongoing supervision from a supervisor or manager in your workplace. You will also need five hours’ supervision from a BABCP accredited practitioner.
• Accredited by British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) • Designed to help you towards individual practitioner accreditation with BABCP • Currently the only CBT training programme in Wales accredited by the BABCP.
The Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) consists of 14 training days commencing in January.
The fundamentals of CBT CBT for specific disorders
The Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) consists of 14 specialist supervision sessions commencing in January.
The fundamentals of CBT CBT for specific disorders CBT Clinical Skills CBT Metacompetences
The course is assessed via a combination of written assignments and practical assessment
The PG Cert is assessed by one essay and two case reports
The PG Dip is assessed by a further case report and a rating of a recorded therapy session.
Graduates from the course will have evidence of skills in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, recognised by the BABCP, which can be used in a number of employment fields.