Anxiety and depression are among the most common mental health disorders experienced by all ages. Psychological recovery is greatly enhanced when the individual receives the correct treatment.
Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapy (CBP) is currently the key recommended psychological treatment for these conditions. It is essential that practitioners are prepared with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to deliver CBP competently.
The teaching at the University and with Clinical colleagues in placement areas is of the highest standard. This course will fundamentally alter the way clinicians work in practice.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy is a new programme for September 2019 entry, jointly offered by the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work. It is a rationalisation of two separate postgraduate diplomas in CBP/CBT which were previously offered by the two Schools.
The Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy course at Queen's University Belfast provides all of the training necessary to contribute to an individual becoming accredited as a CBP therapist by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
This is a BABCP level 2 accredited course and most Health Service Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy posts will stipulate that a requirement is accreditation or ‘working towards accreditation with the BABCP’. Graduates from this course will be eligible to be accredited at level two.
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- Students will actively participate in developing and extending their knowledge and skills in CBP. The client centred approach is used to empower the individual by creating effective cognitive and behavioural strategies to improve their skills in managing their mental health and enhance their quality of life.
- Students must be working in a clinical area where Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic approaches are employed. Students must be supervised by a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. In addition the student must have access to a minimum of 8 suitable clients and have appropriate indemnity insurance. This must be arranged by the student prior to the commencement of the programme.
- 24 months
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- Applicants must hold a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a cognate area, such as Mental Health Nursing, Psychiatry, Applied Psychology or equivalent recognised professional qualification(s).
- At least two years' clinical practice / experience in a relevant area (statutory or independent sector) working with clients with mood and anxiety disorders
- Be employed in clinical practice in a suitable area with the support of your management for study on the course,
- Have access to a minimum of 8 suitable clients and supervision by an experienced BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist while on placement in your own clinical area.
International20800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 20800 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA6140 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6140 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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