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Low Intensity Psychological Therapies - PGCert


Newcastle University School of Psychology

Full time See Course PgCert 1 year full time

About the course

This course provides you with the skills to asses and treat patients with brief, evidence-based psychological approaches for the treatment of mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. It is part of the Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme which trains Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) for NHS employment.

The Department of Health's IAPT programme is an innovative approach to address common mental health problems. Through this course you are trained as a practitioner to help those who experience depression and anxiety through use of evidence-based psychological therapies.

Low intensity treatments employ brief, cognitive behavioural therapy approaches through use of vehicles such as guided self-help, forming part of the stepped care system

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Entry Requirements

An NQF 4, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject. You will be also be required to submit a portfolio to ‘credit’ other academic and life experience and also confirm that you are able to perform at the appropriate academic level, OR; An NQF 5, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject. You will not be required to submit a portfolio. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have relevant experience, voluntary or paid, of working with individuals who experience mental health difficulties.


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