Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (High Intensity)

Participants gain the expertise for assessing and treating patients with a range of anxiety and depressive disorders. Regular supervision of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) practice is provided by the course. Part of the supervision includes be the review of full (audio) recorded sessions. The amount of supervision provided is equivalent to 30 hours individual CBT supervision.

Entry requirements

A recognised professional mental health qualification recognised as a Core Profession by BABCP such as Mental Health Nursing, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or BACP accredited Counselling; or demonstrate, through the Knowledge Skills and Attitudes (KSA) application, that the applicant has the required core training and competence for the delivery of a psychological therapy within an ethical framework; plus either a good Honours degree in any subject; or provide evidence of ability to study successfully at postgraduate level 1; or work in an environment that enables them to offer high intensity interventions for depression and anxiety using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, with evidence that they can conduct at least 200 hours of CBT practice during the course; evidence must be presented at interview in the form of a portfolio of written work completed in relevant employment settings or during previous training, plus additional written support from 2 referees, 1 of whom is the current employer.

Course modules

Modules include: Fundamentals of CBT; consolidation of the fundamentals of CBT; CBT for anxiety disorders; consolidation of CBT for anxiety disorders; CBT for depression; consolidation of CBT for depression.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Salomons Campus Tonbridge TN3 0TG South East

Key information

Admissions Department (Postgraduate Admissions)
Telephone number: 
01227 782900