University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with IAPT PWP (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner) status

You will be taught to deliver psychological interventions to those suffering with anxiety and depression. The programme is underpinned with CBT principles and blends theoretical knowledge within a stepped care work environment to ensure that skills are taught, practised and honed in an academic and clinical environment. You will consider the skills required to practise as a PWP, and take part in role play and simulated clinical situations allowing you to apply the principles in a safe environment before working with patients.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Normally a first degree within a minimum 2.2 Hons classification (for postgraduate route), evidence of study at level 6, or submission of an essay which will be marked with level 6 criteria (for undergraduate route) alongside successful recruitment into a trainee PWP post in an IAPT service, or meet the requirements for an honorary contract with an IAPT service. All candidates will be required to demonstrate knowledge and/or experience of working with those with mental health problems.

Course modules

Typical modules include: Values, Diversity and Context (PWP route) Level 7; Evidenced Based Low Intensity CBT Treatment for Common Mental Health Disorders (PWP route) Level 7; Engagement and Assessment of Patients with Common Mental Health Problems Using Low Intensity CBT (PWP route.)

Assessment methods

Observed Clinical Simulation Examination in assessment of those with common mental health problems using low intensity CBT; submission of therapy recording (audio/video) of actual low intensity CBT treatment therapy session with a patient; clinical case presentation demonstrating skills to care of people with a variety of needs from a variety of diverse groups; reflective accounts; assessment of practice document.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 4,782 per Year 1 (Wales) 20 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 8,773 per Year 1 (International) 20 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 4,782 per Year 1 (England) 20 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 4,782 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 20 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 4,782 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 20 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 4,782 per Year 1 (EU) 20 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 4,782 per Year 1 (Scotland) 20 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site - Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions - Faculty of Health Sciences
Telephone number: 
02380595000