The Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Studies is part of a comprehensive CBT training programme, which has been renowned for its consistent record of excellence in CBT practice, training and supervision over the past 25 years.
Oxford is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in CBT and the course draws on an impressive body of local specialist skill and knowledge.
Course AimsThe course aims to provide students with:
- a sound knowledge of cognitive behavioural models, concepts and methods
- an understanding of issues of importance relating to the theory and practice of CBT, including: the relationship between CBT theory and therapy
- an understanding of the use of CBT with a variety of client groups and disorders
- related research on outcome and process
- the ability to convey clearly the central concepts of CBT
The course does not aim to prepare students to practice, teach or supervise CBT. The emphasis is on acquiring an understanding of the theory and practice of CBT treatment and supervision, within an explicit theoretical framework in relation to associated empirical research. To this end, students will attend and complete the theoretical components of the PG Cert in CBT and relevant PG Cert in Enhanced CBT specialisms, thus covering CBT treatment for common psychological disorders, psychological trauma, psychosis and bipolar and CBT supervision and training. This course is appropriate for researchers seeking to gain a strong theoretical foundation in CBT.
In order to complete the PG Certificate in CBS, students are required to complete the following components:Foundations:This must be taken in year 1 of the programme. Students will attend 3 days of teaching in September and 2 days in October, and submit a 2000 word essay in November.Supervision and Training:This can be taken in year 1 or year 2 of the programme. Students will attend 4 days of teaching in October, and submit a 2000 word essay in November.Psychosis and Bipolar:This can be taken in year 1 or year 2 of the programme*. Students will attend 4 days of teaching in October and 2 days in November, and complete an assessed presentation in November or December.Psychological Trauma:Can be taken in year 1 or year 2 of the programme*. Students will attend 2 days of teaching in October, and 1 day of teaching in February, and submit a 2000 word essay in March.
The course has attracted students from clinical and counselling psychology, psychiatry, general practice, nursing, social work, speech therapy, occupational therapy, counselling and the voluntary sector.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesPsychology Cognitive Sciences Clinical Psychology View 345 other Masters in Clinical Psychology in United Kingdom
- a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in a relevant subject.
- For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0.
- If your degree is not from the UK or another country specified above, visit our International Qualifications page for guidance on the qualifications and grades that would usually be considered to meet the University’s minimum entry requirements.
International4610 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4610 GBP per year during 24 months.
National4610 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4610 GBP per year during 24 months.
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