Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PgDip


Staffordshire University    Health, Science and Wellbeing

Full time January PGDip 12 Months
Psychology (31)

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Embark on a transformative journey with our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PgDip programme. Designed to equip you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to become a skilled and independent practitioner, this course focuses on helping adults with common mental health difficulties like anxiety and depression. Collaboratively developed with the South Staffordshire and Shropshire Foundation NHS Trust, you'll have the opportunity to integrate theory and practice seamlessly. With a strong emphasis on national guidelines and requirements, you'll gain accreditation from the BABCP, enabling you to practice CBT independently. Placements in the West Midlands region and access to our Virtual Learning Environment ensure a comprehensive learning experience.

About the course

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.

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Entry Requirements

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.


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