MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Online Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh    School of Health Sciences

Part time January PGDip, PGCert, MSc Up to 3.5 years part-time 31 January 2024 30 September 2023

About the course

This course will provide training in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy for registered health professionals with sufficient theory and skills training and will enable you to develop your career as a therapist and the service you provide. It is delivered in partnership with NHS Lothian and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and available part-time.

Why QMU?

  • Staff expertise: The course is delivered by staff from NHS Lothian and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, in collaboration with QMU School of Health Sciences. As trainee therapists, students benefit from the vast experience of expert CBT practitioners from throughout the UK delivering on our specialist postgraduate teaching course.
  • Accreditation: This course is accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) which means that on completing Diploma training students will be eligible to apply for BABCP accredited status, the gold standard benchmark in CBT competence
  • Responsive: This course meets the demand for trained specialists in the field.
  • Range of teaching and learning methods: Core CBT competencies are developed through multiple methods, including lectures, workshops, role play, academic evaluation and close clinical supervision

Who is this course for?

This course is for people already working in a healthcare setting (in areas including psychiatry, clinical and forensic psychology, occupational therapy, social work, nursing, general medical practitioners, allied health professions, counselling and third sector environments) who are interested in delivering cognitive behavioural psychotherapy (CBT) in clinical settings.

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Entry Requirements

Honours degree, or equivalent, plus a mental health qualification. Applicants will be expected to be familiar with individual casework, history-taking and case load management and must normally be a UK registered health professional.

Non-standard applications and Recognition of Prior Learning must be referred to QMU for consideration.

After application there will be an interview held in Edinburgh.

International: This course is currently only available to professionals working in the UK.

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