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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (High Intensity), Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) ,
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (High Intensity) degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University offers an excellent programme of study for those wishing to qualify as CBT therapists. Students of CBT have studied on this programme for over ten years and we have a proven record of producing well-rounded and knowledgeable therapists. 


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (High Intensity) degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University is delivered across a mix of classroom learning, clinical practice based learning, clinical supervision and intensive skills workshops. In addition to the high quality teaching, there is an emphasis on self-practice and self-reflection, both to enhance therapy skills and to support students in their journey through an intensive but rewarding year.

Individuals with a commitment to working in the sphere of adult mental health who would like to develop their skills in the delivery of CBT, in particular to people with moderate to severe mental health conditions.

As suggested by the entry criteria, participants of the programme will have already gained considerable experience in working with people with mental health problems, either as professionals from other related disciplines or through related work experience. However, this training will provide participants with the key competencies and skills to work effectively as Cognitive Behaviour Therapists, providing interventions for a range of clinical presentations. This qualification will also enable entry to the Masters programme for candidates wishing to develop applied research skills in CBT.

What can I do next?

As an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, you will be able to practise within public (NHS) or private mental health services, or as in independent practitioner. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of CBT
  • Consolidation of the Fundamentals of CBT
  • CBT for Anxiety Disorders
  • Consolidation of CBT for Anxiety Disorders
  • CBT for Depression
  • Consolidation of CBT for Depression

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

Applicants should have a professional qualification recognised by the BABCP, or be able to demonstrate they have the required core training and competence for the delivery of a psychological therapy within an ethical framework.

Tuition Fee

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    9810 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9810 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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