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MSc / PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Course Description

Whether you're a trained psychologist, GP or other healthcare professional, this British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) accredited course enables you to develop your skills and qualify to practice Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Your training will mean more people have access to therapy and you will make a positive impact on the psychological wellbeing of others.

Actively promoted by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence Guidelines (NICE), CBT is an evidence- based therapy recommended to treat a range of mental health problems. The techniques can be applied in general medical, nursing and psychological practice. So whether your goal is to become a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist or you want to apply the techniques in your current role, this course gives you the skills and practical training you need to be confident in theory and practice.

Visit the website: http://bucks.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/health-and-social-sciences/pt/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-pt-1718

What will this course cover?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is used to treat a variety of conditions and illnesses impacting psychological wellbeing. CBT is a treatment recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence Guidelines (NICE).

The course demonstrates how CBT can be used effectively to tackle a diverse range of mental health disorders, from depression and panic attacks to workplace stress and anger management. You will analyse how individuals think, in order to encourage positive behavioural change.

By the time you finish the course you'll have the ability to put theory into practice. You will begin by learning how to treat mild depression and anxiety and progress towards the treatment of more complex cases.

You may undertake this course as a Postgraduate Diploma: http://bucks.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/MH2CBT1/


• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Theory & Practice: Foundation
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills: Foundation
• Research & Integrated Practice
• Supervised Practice
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Theory & Practice: Advanced
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills: Advanced
• Applications of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
• Advanced Supervised Practice
• Dissertation
• Reflective Practice
• Advanced Reflective Practice


By the end of the course you will have developed a thorough understanding of the theory and research relevant to the practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). You'll be prepared to deal with complex issues and be able to make effective judgments in a professional setting. We will ensure you have the necessary skills to support, provide care and improve the psychological wellbeing of others.

As part of our partnership with the West London Mental Health Institute, you'll finish the course with a strong sense of understanding the importance of efficiently treating individuals within the community. You'll be motivated to contribute to this generation's focus on improving quality of professional care and support within the UK.

How to apply

Apply here: http://bucks.ac.uk/applynow/


There are a range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students which include sponsorship, bursaries, scholarships and loans: http://bucks.ac.uk/fees_funding/postgraduate-masters-scholarships/

Visit the MSc / PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy page on the Buckinghamshire New University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a relevant degree in psychology or the equivalent from an allied field. You must also have work experience, typically of at least two years duration, working with vulnerable adults and/or those with mental health problems.It is a pre-requisite of the course that applicants have access to a BABCP Accredited therapist to supervise them and a clinical placement to enable them to implement their training into practice. Interviews will take place with short-listed applicants.English language requirements for international applicants are IELTS 6.5 for postgraduate study or equivalent.

Last Updated

07 July 2017

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