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
CBT and the therapeutic relationship
Cognitive interventions in CBT
Behavioural interventions in CBT
The fundamentals of working with older people
Body dysmorphic disorder
Long term conditions
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.
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.