Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

Trinity College Dublin

12 months
26401 EUR/year
12594 EUR/year
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The Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy programme of Trinity College Dublin offers post-qualification training in the theory and practice of cognitive psychotherapy, as applied in a variety of mental health settings.


Course Description

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy is a collaborative, structured approach to helping individuals with psychological difficulties. It views key beliefs and assumptions which an individual holds as being pivotal to maintaining their distress and rendering them vulnerable to recurring difficulties.

Competence is developed through a combination of weekly clinical supervision, lectures, workshops and written assignments. Assessment is based on the submission of case studies and theoretical reviews, oral presentations and standardised rating of therapy sessions. Prospective candidates may pursue the option of a one year part-time (every Friday over three terms) postgraduate diploma course in cognitive therapy. Emphasis will be on helping participants gain clinical competence in utilising this approach in hospital-based and community-based health care settings. 

The Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy programme of Trinity College Dublin substantially contributes to academic and theoretical requirements for accreditation as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and provides the opportunity to engage in introductory supervised clinical casework. Students would be required to complete further supervised clinical work to meet the clinical requirements for accreditation.

Programme Structure

  • The curriculum emphasises a knowledge of cognitive behavioural models, concepts and methods; competence in developing cognitive case formulations; devising and implementing individual treatment programmes for a range of emotional disorders, and evaluating their effects; understanding the links between cognitive therapy and developmental and cognitive psychology; ethics issues in practising psychotherapy.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

This course is offered as a specialised post-qualification course that builds on relevant knowledge and skills already possessed by prospective candidates. Suitable candidates for the course will:

  • be currently employed in a healthcare setting and providing counselling or psychotherapy as part of their work, and;
  • have achieved a recognised third level qualification in a mental health profession (e.g. psychology, nursing, social work, medicine) and;
  • have relevant clinical experience and/or evidence of recognised foundation training in counselling/ psychotherapy and;
  • have two years postgraduate experience.

Please note that a CV and a completed supplementary form is required as part of the online application process.

Students will be required to undergo Garda Vetting

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26401 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26401 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12594 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12594 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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