Studyportals

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

Queen's University Belfast

Postgraduate Diploma
24 months
Duration
20800 GBP/year
6140 GBP/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Anytime
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

This Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy course at Queen's University Belfast is written to the requirements of the lead organisation in the UK which sets the competency standards for Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. 

Overview

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).

Career Prospects

Introduction

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.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • 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.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

240 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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).
In addition, you should have:
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6140 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6140 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Fresh content

Updated in the last 9 months

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
-
Queen's University Belfast

Wishlist