The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programme from Newcastle University offers CBT practitioner level training designed for healthcare and related professionals who have already completed introductory and/or intermediate CBT training (or equivalent) and have some supervised experience of providing CBT.
You will gain:
- practical, intensive and detailed training to facilitate the development of competent CBT skills, to a defined standard
- the necessary knowledge and attitudes to be an open-minded, informed and reflective CBT practitioner
- a critical approach to the subject through engagement with relevant theory, models and evidence
These skills equip you to become a creative independent CBT practitioner, in accordance with British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) guidelines for good practice, and to contribute to the further development of CBT. As a graduate of this course you are eligible for practitioner accreditation with BABCP through Standard or Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) curriculum routes.
The course enables you to develop competency in CBT for anxiety disorders and become a skilled practitioner in this therapeutic approach. The focus is on treating patients with diagnosable anxiety disorders such as Social Phobia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), etc. The emphasis is on high-intensity, individual CBT rather than guided self-help, psycho-education or lower intensity anxiety management.
Underpinning the course is a student centred learning approach to developing as a CBT therapist. You are required to conduct CBT therapy with anxiety-disordered patients in their host services. These patients will have moderate-severe anxiety symptoms appropriate for high-intensity psychological therapy.
The Diploma extends into the psychological treatment of major depression and specialist CBT applications. You will work with depressed patients who are more likely to have complex and recurrent difficulties. Your work on supervised cases will cover a broad range of disorders and complex conditions.
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- Fundamentals of CBT
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
- CBT for Depression
- Professional Practice
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPsychology View 714 other Masters in Psychology in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
You may be entered for the course at the discretion of the Degree Programme Director provided that you:
- have entry qualifications that follow the criteria specified in the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) Minimum Training Standards used to specify CBT practitioner accreditation in the UK.
You should be a graduate with an approved basic professional qualification in a mental health or related profession; be registered with a professional regulatory body, and have undertaken a minimum period of two years post-qualification training and experience
are a graduate in a relevant discipline with experience that meets BABCP Minimum Training Standards whose prior qualifications, training and experience are equivalent to an approved basic professional qualification in a mental health profession
EU/EEA5000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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