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PgCert Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Course Description

This course provides an opportunity for a variety of health care professionals to undertake a theoretical and practical course.

It has a distinctive niche in the current market as a conversion course to CBT theory and skills for the experienced health professional, and supplements prior therapeutic training. You will produce a reflective practice portfolio that may enable you to work towards your British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) practitioner accreditation, and further study at Postgraduate Diploma level 2.

Module learning outcomes have been designed inline with BABCP competencies.

Key Benefits:

• Work as a ‘reflective practitioner’ showing awareness of and engagement with wider policy
• Understand and evaluate theory and practical application of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
• Supplements prior therapeutic training

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/cognitive-behaviour-therapy

Suitable for

This programme is aimed at a wide range of health care professionals including podiatrists, occupational therapists, counsellors, psychotherapists, psychological therapists and other suitably qualified professionals who work therapeutically, to implement CBT into their practice at an introductory level.

Programme details

This is a one year part-time course that runs over two semesters each of 10 weeks in duration.

Module titles

• Introduction to CBT (30 credits)
• CBT for Anxiety Disorders and Addictive Behaviour (30 credits)


• 3,000 word theoretical and reflective essay
• Live assessment from peers and tutors on CBT skills
• Reflective Practice Portfolio which includes 20 hours of supervised skills practice

Career potential

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) stipulates CBT as the therapy of choice for anxiety, depression, addictive behaviour and anxiety disorders. This programme supplements counsellors, psychotherapists and health care professionals training, leading to increased employability opportunities.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the PgCert Cognitive Behaviour Therapy page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2.1 honours degree in psychology or other health/social care related discipline OR Honours degree (in any discipline, 2.2 or above) AND a diploma in Counselling or its UKCP or BPS equivalent. In addition, applicants are required to be currently working/volunteering in health care practice either as a counsellor/psychotherapist or in a health/social care related discipline.Students will be required to use CBT skills within their work/voluntary placement setting and will need to access a minimum of one client and 20 hours supervised practice.

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