PGDip - Psychological Intervention (CBT)


University of Surrey    Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Full time September PGDip Full-time: 1 year
Psychology (31)

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Are you passionate about helping others manage their thoughts and emotions? Consider our PGDip in Psychological Intervention (CBT). This programme is designed to meet the standards set by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and is underpinned by core NHS values. You'll learn how to effectively deliver cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to improve patients' mental and emotional wellbeing. Gain hands-on experience through clinical placements in healthcare settings, supervised by qualified practitioners. With a minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant UK honours degree and two years of post-qualification mental health experience, you can become an accredited high intensity CBT practitioner. Join us and make a difference in people's lives.

About the course

Why choose this course

  • Study a curriculum designed to meet standards set by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and underpinned by core NHS values, to help people use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to understand and manage their own thoughts and feelings in their daily lives
  • Spend part of your training in clinical placements, to practise your skills in healthcare settings, under the supervision of qualified practitioners
  • Learn from lecturers who are experienced CBT practitioners
  • Get the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies’ (BABCP) minimum training standards for the practice of CBT, to become eligible to apply for accreditation and work as a high intensity CBT practitioner.

What you will study

You’ll learn how to effectively deliver CBT to help patients improve their emotional and mental wellbeing. We'll challenge you with current issues in therapeutic practice and you’ll benefit from clinical presentations and input from people using CBT services. You'll be exposed to a range of learning experiences, ensuring theory is integrated with practice.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant UK honours degree.

You must have a minimum of two years post-qualification mental health experience and relevant core professional training in applied psychology, psychiatry, nursing, counselling, psychotherapy, occupational therapy or social work, or relevant clinical experience and training demonstrated by a successful KSA portfolio to apply.

All offers will be made subject to receiving evidence of health screening and DBS checks provided by your employer.

This is a regulated course that requires declaration of criminal convictions at the application stage.




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