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MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Course Description

This BABCP accredited course will develop and hone your cognitive behavioural therapy skills, enabling you to genuinely make a difference to people’s lives.

This course is accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) at level two. The programme is delivered by accredited and practicing cognitive behavioural therapists who are supported by guest lecturers who provide specialist workshops.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an effective evidence based approach that is recommended in the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines as the treatment of choice for a wide range of mental health presentations. Trainees will learn to work with common mental health problems, such as mild to moderate anxiety and depression, progressing through their training to the treatment of more complex cases.

This training meets the requirements of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) minimum training standards. Upon completion of the MSc or PGDip graduates can apply for provisional accreditation with the BABCP.

Course content
All modules are compulsory.

Stage one (PGCert)

• CBT Theory and Practice
• CBT Practitioner Skills
• Professional and Ethical Issues
• Supervised Practice.

Stage two (PGDip)

• CBT Research methods
• CBT Advanced Theory and Practice
• CBT Advanced Skills
• Supervised Practice.

Stage three (MSc)
• Dissertation

On successful completion you will receive the relevant award for your highest achievement: PGCert, PGDip and MSc respectively.

For Fee information see our course page below.

Visit the MSc 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.

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