University of South Wales
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
•A Postgraduate Diploma in CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy which includes an introduction to research methods*
•Two references uploaded with your application (One from your previous Counselling tutor)
•Membership of a relevant professional body, eg BACP
•Hold a degree or, where relevant, evidence of working at degree level
•Have a completed a minimum of 96 direct teaching hours in counselling theory and skills (some of which is CBT).*
•Have completed 60 hours training in professional practice issues*
•Evidence relevant experience in the Health and Social Care Field in the public, private or voluntary areas
•Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy: This module provides a critical understanding of the theoretical underpinning of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBP) and a working knowledge of the principles and basic competences for effective practice building on the generic competences used in psychotherapeutic work.
•Problem specific Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (1): This module builds on the knowledge and skills gained in the first module Fundamentals of CBP and provides an introduction to the assessment, conceptualisation and treatment of the most common presentations of depression and anxiety.
•Portfolio of Evidence Based Practice (1): This module has two key components: an understanding of research methodologies and principles, and the development of knowledge and competence to work in professional practice.
•Problem specific Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (2): This module builds on Module 1 and 2 and continues to develop the knowledge and skills to work with anxiety disorders. It also addresses the difficulties that can arise with engaging clients in treatment and that impede progress.
•Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy with Complex Problems: This module extends the knowledge and skills base developed in modules 1, 2 and 3 to critically examine CBP approaches to working with more complex presentations of mental health problems and to treat such difficulties by adapting and enhancing problem specific strategies to achieve best outcomes.
•Portfolio of Evidence Based Practice (2): This module builds on the previous practice module in year 1 (Portfolio of Evidence-based Practice 1) and develops further students' knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to research and in relation to professional practice.
Research proposal, presentation, dissertation (18,000 words)
A range of assessments are used at the PG Diploma stage of this course to test your knowledge, skills, self awareness and practice ability. These include essays, case studies, practice portfolios, critiques of research studies, online tests and exams. Practical assessments include in-class skills assessments, recordings of your client work and reports from your practice supervisor. Over the two years you will need to complete 200 hours of supervised practice.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2017||-||1 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||September 2017||-||18 months|
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