Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The course 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. The course enables students 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.

Entry requirements

Applicants must 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; or 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; are in stable employment and have your employer's support to I. Attend the teaching course, and II. Treat appropriate patients using CBT for the training purposes of the programme; are fluent in spoken and written English. All candidates whose first language is not English will require a minimum IELTS score of 7 with a minimum of 7 in speaking and listening, 8 in academic reading and 6 in academic writing. Although most candidates are expected to work for health organisations (including NHS IAPT services), applications are also encouraged from education, forensic, voluntary and private sectors where there are relevant and equivalent prior qualifications and on-going provision of individual psychological therapies within the applicants' post.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Contact: 
School of Psychology
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7925