London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Practice (Resilience and Positive Development)

The course is unique in using positive psychology principles and practice for the development of resilience and flourishing in clients with mental health issues.

Entry requirements

PgDip: A UK first degree (2.1 or above) in a related field and a professional qualification such as nurse, counselling psychologist, clinical psychologist, occupational therapist, doctor, or social worker. or; a UK first degree (2.1 or above) in Psychology or health related subject plus substantial experience of working with people suffering from depression and anxiety. Substantial experience consists of voluntary work or paid employment (part-time equivalent). Students should have been assessing or treating patients for not less than 6 months via face-to-face or telephone contact. This experience will be evidenced in a portfolio of Knowledge, Skills and Applications. We welcome international students who have the equivalent of a UK first degree (2.1 or above) in psychology or related field and substantial experience of working with people suffering from depression and anxiety. Substantial experience consists of voluntary work or paid employment. Students should have been assessing or treating patients for not less than 6 months via face to face or telephone contact. This experience will be evidenced in a portfolio of Knowledge, Skills and Applications. International students should be proficient in English and should have passed a qualifying English examination.

Course modules

Year 1: PgCert in Advanced CBT Practice for the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression; Fundamentals of CBT; Advanced CBT protocols for the assessment and treatment of anxiety ; Advanced CBT protocols for the assessment and treatment of depression, suicidality and low self-esteem. Year 2: PgDip in advanced CBT Practice (resilience and positive development); classic and metacognitive approaches for the treatment of complex presentations; Introduction to positive psychology; CBT interventions for the development of resilience and flourishing. Year 3: MSc in the Advanced CBT Practice (Resilience and Positive Development); research in health and social care; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a mix of case studies, audio tapes and self-reflective essays.

Qualifications

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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

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Key information

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Course Enquiries
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0800 923 8888