• University of Leeds Featured Masters Courses
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
  • Swansea University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
  • Goldsmiths, University of London Featured Masters Courses
  • Ulster University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Cambridge Featured Masters Courses
  • Jacobs University Featured Masters Courses
Coventry University Featured Masters Courses
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
Queen Mary University of London Featured Masters Courses
University of St Andrews Featured Masters Courses
University of Manchester Featured Masters Courses

Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment (Postgraduate Certificate)

Course Description

This course is focused on teaching evidence-based psychological interventions within a range of mental health problems.

As such it is suitable as an introduction for new professionals in the area of mental health, and is also suitable for existing therapists who wish to update their knowledge within evidence-based practice. We strive to keep the content of the course up to date and to make modifications when new evidence becomes available, or when the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) produces new recommendations.

It is run by the Charlie Waller Institute for Evidence-based Psychological Treatment within the Department of Psychology at the University of Reading.

See the website http://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study/study/subject-area/psychology-pg/postgraduate-certificate-in-evidence-based-psychological-treatment.aspx

What will you study?

A sample of areas covered by the teaching programme includes:

Fundamentals of CBT Theory
Assessment skills
Formulation skills
Structuring sessions
CBT and the therapeutic relationship
Cognitive interventions in CBT
Behavioural interventions in CBT
The fundamentals of working with older people
Anxiety disorders
Complex presentations
Bi-polar disorder
Body dysmorphic disorder
Personality disorders
Eating disorders
Long term conditions
Chronic fatigue

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

What career can you have?

This course is designed for individuals who work in the area of mental health and wish to improve their clinical knowledge in skills within psychological treatments which have been shown to be effective.


Complement your postgraduate study of Psychology through a number of NHS partnered clinics, professional training centres and research placements in neuroscience, developmental psychopathology and clinical research.

The Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics provides access to state-of-the art technology and expertise in cognitive and computational neuroscience, alongside facilities for experimental and observational research, including a number of specialist laboratories (e.g. virtual reality, ageing, infant vision, infant language, auditory perception, body kinematics, psychophysiology, TMS, EEG).

We provide excellence in research training for both specialist and transferable skills. You will benefit from the many collaborative ventures of staff and from their involvement with major psychological societies, international conferences, journals and funding bodies.

We monitor your progress carefully and coursework is used as an opportunity for feedback and personal development.

Visit the Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment (Postgraduate Certificate) page on the University of Reading website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants are normally required to have a relevant undergraduate degree and a postgraduate qualification within a mental health profession. Applicants without these qualifications but with clinical experience in mental health will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact us directly for further information.

Email Enquiry

Recipient: University of Reading
Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X