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Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

The programme is designed to equip mental health professionals with the fundamental skills in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy of direct relevance to routine clinical practice; the programme consists of lectures, seminars, skills-focused workshops and supervised clinical practice, presented in 3 inter-related parts: a consideration of the theoretical foundation, the development of practice skills, and supervised clinical practice.

Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from clinicians with professional qualifications in mental health; consideration is also given, on a case by case basis, to experienced counsellors working in the private or voluntary sectors. IELTS of 6.5 (or equivalent), if the 1st language is not English.

Course modules

Fundamental principles and basis therapeutic competencies; core treatment strategies; cognitive behavioural psychotherapy and specific disorders; critical appraisal and meaning from data.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through case reports and essays. A distinct benefit for students is the teaching of skills through structured role-playing exercises to develop clinical /counselling skills. In addition all students undertake supervised clinical practice with a range of different disorders.

Sponsorship information

Mainly NHS Trusts.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time - 8 months
PgCert Part-time - 8 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dundee City Campus Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

Key information

Admissions Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01382 383838