The Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Intervention (CBT) is a well-established high quality training course that runs for ten months on a full-time basis.
The course is BABCP accredited and part of the Department of Health ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ programme (IAPT), which aims to improve access to evidence-based talking therapies in the NHS and any other qualified healthcare providers (AQP) through an expansion of the psychological therapy workforce and services.
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- We accept self-funded students
- Top 10 University and Departmental ranking in the UK
- This is a level 2 BABCP accredited course leading to eligibility for provisional accreditation with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist
- Master-classes from leaders in their field of CBT as part of the training curriculum
- Rich range of learning experiences including lectures, workshops, video role-plays, debates, trainee presentations, experiential and self-reflective sessions
- Supportive academic and pastoral care from personal tutors and wider University support systems
- Teaching on real life challenges with the help of service users and teaching on relevant service issues and clinical presentations
- Experienced BABCP accredited supervisors
- Recently re-accredited by the BABCP for an up to date course
- Set in the serene and beautiful Stag Hill Campus
Trainees are required to attend lectures at the University for two days a week (Thursday and Friday) whilst assessing and treating patients under the supervision (by a BABCP accredited supervisor) in their IAPT service/equivalent service for three days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday). On graduating from the course they will be eligible to apply for High Intensity CBT clinician posts. They will be qualified to deliver NICE-compliant cognitive behavioural therapies to individuals with common mental health problems, including depression and anxiety disorders.
- The next course cohort is due to commence from Monday 26th September 2016
- Self-funded applications for the next cohort should contact [email protected]
for further details
- NHS and AQP training place applications must be submitted via their respective advertised dates and not directly to the University of Surrey
The course comprises 120 credits which are achieved through the completion of eight course modules.
- Module 1 – FUNDAMENTALS OF CBT 1: THEORY AND RESEARCH
This module introduces the trainees to the theory and research in CBT for common mental health problems.
- Module 2 – FUNDAMENTALS OF CBT 2: PRACTICE
This module focuses on how to apply CBT theory and research in clinical practice.
- Module 3 – CBT FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS AND DEPRESSION 1
This module builds on the fundamentals modules and aims to develop knowledge, skills and competency, based on theory and practice of CBT for depression and the most commonly presented anxiety disorders in primary care: panic disorder, GAD, social anxiety and specific phobias.
- Module 4 – EXPERIENTIAL, PROFESSIONAL AND REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IN CBT 1
Experiential learning and reflective practice will be emphasised throughout the teaching and delivery of all the modules.
- Module 5 – CBT FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS AND DEPRESSION 2
This module follows on from CBT for Anxiety Disorders and Depression 1 and aims to develop knowledge, skills and competency, focussing on the evidence based theory and practice of CBT for less common and additional anxiety disorders and more chronic cases of depression i.e. OCD, Health Anxiety, BDD and Chronic Depression.
- Module 6 - ADVANCED THEORY AND PRACTICE IN CBT: FURTHER APPLICATIONS AND COMPLEXITY
This module introduces the trainees to some of the challenges and dilemmas in working with more complex, chronic or co-morbid presentations of anxiety and depression, and highlights trans-diagnostic issues.
- Module 7 – CBT FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS AND DEPRESSION 3
A series of workshops offering the trainees a further opportunity to practice CBT skills related to the evidence based protocols for anxiety disorders and depression.
- Module 8 – EXPERIENTIAL, PROFESSIONAL AND REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IN CBT 2
This module follows on in Semester 2 from Experiential, Professional and Reflective Practice in CBT 1 in Semester 1. The trainees will attend weekly supervision throughout Semester 2 and will have an opportunity to hear about service user perspectives, the role of continued professional development and be given further practice on how to apply CBT to oneself.
The course modules are delivered across two academic semesters with attendance at the University of Surrey
required on Thursday and Friday. There are also five week-long blocks of intensive workshops during the year. In addition to regular lectures, skills-based competencies will be developed through an innovative range of learning methods including experiential workshops, debates, presentations and video role-plays.
Weekly clinical group supervision for training cases will also be provided by members of the course team. Trainees will be expected to undertake self-directed study and will have access to the University Library and online resources.
The High Intensity IAPT training programme at Surrey promotes the NHS values which are enshrined within the NHS constitution. These are: Everyone counts, respect and dignity for all, improving people’s lives, compassion, working together for patients, and a commitment to the quality of care. The programme team is dedicated to recruiting graduates whose individual values and behaviours align to those of the NHS.
At the University of Surrey
we are committed to equality of opportunity in access to training. The University welcomes and provides support as needed for trainees with special needs.
Find out how to apply here - http://www.surrey.ac.uk/psychology/study/pg/psychologicalintervention/