The Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Course seeks to enable students to:
- Appreciate how theory, research and clinical practice inform each other in cognitive behavioural therapy, contributing to its continued development
- Establish and practise a repertoire of enhanced cognitive behavioural skills
- Develop the ability to apply these skills with specialist patient groups and problem areas encountered in their own places of work
- Establish and maintain warm, respectful, collaborative relationships, and develop the ability to understand and manage difficulties in the alliance (including the student’s contribution) using a cognitive conceptual framework
- Through consultation, identify and resolve difficulties in practice, whether arising from theoretical, practical, interpersonal, personal or ethical problems
There are five pathways for this course representing different specialisms: Children and Adolescents, Complex Presentations, Psychological Trauma, Psychosis and Bipolar, and Supervision and Training. You will choose one specialist pathway, which you will follow for the duration of your course. If you have already completed one of these specialist pathways while undertaking the PGCert in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy you will need to choose a different specialism for this course. The duration of each specialist pathway will vary, but will not exceed one year.
Students at The University of Oxford will be expected to have access to treatment settings with regular clinical and CBT supervision where cognitive behavioural therapy skills can be practised and refined on a regular basis.
Programme StructureCourse structure:
- The course structure will vary according to the specialist pathway chosen. Reading, completion of written assignments and presentations will be undertaken in addition to the teaching days. Many students find it effective to set aside at least six to seven hours a week for private study.
- 12 months
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- a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in a relevant subject; and
- have completed an OCTC/University of Oxford PGCert in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or PGCert in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
- For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0.
International5190 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5190 GBP per year during 12 months.
National5190 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5190 GBP per year during 12 months.
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