The Cognitive Behaviour Therapy High Intensity programme at University of Birmingham aims to teach students to achieve the level of knowledge and clinical skills to operate effectively as psychological therapists, using evidence-based cognitive behaviour therapy methods routinely in their work.
Following the success of the IAPT initiative in Primary Care Mental Health Services, work is in progress to maintain existing IAPT services and to extend into other services whose users could benefit from psychological therapies.
This may include a range of mental health services, addictions services, and physical health care services. For trainees to be successful, they will attend university two days per week and two days per week clinical placement, with supervision. Placements are most successful within an IAPT service, so it is hoped that provider sites will be able to work in partnership with IAPT to foster this mutually beneficial arrangement.
- To equip practitioners to offer ‘high intensity’ CBT for people with moderate and moderate to severe depression and anxiety at Step 3 within the primary care settings.
- To equip practitioners to function as skilled, and relatively independent cognitive behaviour therapists, in accordance with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) guidelines for good practice.
- To equip practitioners to reach the necessary standards required for provisional accreditation as a CBT practitioner to the BABCP on successful completion of the course.
- To facilitate the development of a critical knowledge of the theory and research relating to CBT.
More informationVisit official programme website
- The fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression
- 12 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Cognitive Sciences View 731 other Masters in Psychology in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- The courses are designed to meet the criteria for accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.
- Thus, to be eligible to enter training, individuals must hold a relevant core profession or be able to demonstrate the equivalent knowledge, skills and attitudes. Please see the accreditation section of the BABCP website for further details.
International9900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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