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  Supervision of Therapeutic Practice - PGCert

University of Sussex    School of Psychology

Full time September PGCert 1 year full-time
Nursing & Health (27) Psychology (31)

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Are you ready to take your career to the next level in clinical supervision? The PGCert in Supervision of Therapeutic Practice is tailored for aspiring clinical supervisors in low-intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for children and young people. Through a blend of academic study, clinical placements, and supervision experience, you will acquire the essential knowledge and skills to excel in this pivotal role. The programme, in collaboration with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, offers core modules covering supervision principles, psychological knowledge, and therapeutic processes. Upon completion, you will be equipped to supervise CBT interventions and secure roles within NHS services or Local Authority Mental Health Support teams. Entry requirements include a 2.1 undergraduate degree and substantial experience in CBT interventions. No prior experience with children and young people is necessary, but a passion for supporting their mental health is essential. Elevate your career and make a difference in the mental health field with this comprehensive programme.

About the course

This course is for you if you’d like to work as a clinical supervisor for clinical practitioners delivering low-intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions to children and young people in NHS and/or school settings. 

You’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed for your role, and to ensure safe and ethical practice. The course combines academic study with a clinical placement and experience of supervision.

This course is offered in partnership with the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, providing a range of mental health services across the South of England.

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Entry Requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification can be in any subject. You should have substantive experience of practicing Low or High Intensity CBT interventions. No prior knowledge or experience of working with Children and Young people is required but you should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with, and supervise others working with, children and young people with mental health difficulties. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.


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