Work as a ‘reflective practitioner’ showing awareness of and engagement with wider policy
Understand and evaluate theory and practical application of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Supplements prior therapeutic training
This course provides an opportunity for a variety of health care professionals to undertake a theoretical and practical course.
It has a distinctive niche in the current market as a conversion course to CBT theory and skills for the experienced health professional, and supplements prior therapeutic training. You will produce a reflective practice portfolio that may enable you to work towards your British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) practitioner accreditation, and further study at Postgraduate Diploma level 2.
Module learning outcomes have been designed inline with BABCP competencies.
This is a one year part-time course that runs over two semesters each of 10 weeks in duration.
We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.
The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.
Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.
This course is aimed at a wide range of health care professionals including podiatrists, occupational therapists, counsellors, psychotherapists, psychological therapists and other suitably qualified professionals who work therapeutically, to implement CBT into their practice at an introductory level.
You will have a degree qualification in a health and social care related discipline. You will be interested in supplementing your therapeutic work with CBT skills and you should have access to clients/patients where you can practice your CBT skills whilst on the course.
Elaine Beaumont is a part-time lecturer and a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Psychotherapist who has her own practice as well as working for the Greater Manchester Fire Service and the Priory. Her research interests include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Compassionate Based Therapy.
Vee Howard-Jones is a full-time lecturer and a Psychotherapist with 18 years experience of working with clients in NHS and multi-national settings. Her research interests are patient’s experience of anxiety provoking procedures, existential philosophy and the use of bibliotherapies.
Both Elaine and Vee are currently conducting research on how counsellors and psychotherapist integrate CBT skills into their practice.
National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) stipulates CBT as the therapy of choice for anxiety, depression, addictive behaviour and anxiety disorders. This course supplements counsellors, psychotherapists and health care professionals training, leading to increased employability opportunities.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||UK/EU: £2,750 (year 1)|
Additional costs may include clinical supervision of up to £210 (based on 3 sessions at £30-£70). This is a mandatory requirements however in some cases this will be incorporated in the voluntary placement. Costs are approximated based on the current academic year.
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
We offer awards to help you study through our:
There are also other sources of funding available to you.
For more information please see our funding section.
one year part-time, September start
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