University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Advanced level practice)

This postgraduate diploma, that is BABCP level 1-accredited, provides you with a clear understanding of cognitive behavioural concepts, models and methods. You will develop skills in collaborative assessment, formulation and treatment, based on current models of mental health. With a critical appreciation of the theoretical and empirical literature, you will also develop skills in sound clinical decision-making. The diploma has been developed in line with IAPT for anxiety and depression, and severe mental illness (SMI).

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: Suitable for mental health professionals with approved professional training, previous CBT training and at least one year's experience of supervised CBT practice; usually good degree in psychology or professional equivalent

Course modules

Typical modules include: Core and optional modules may be selected to develop competency in working with people with anxiety and depression; psychosis and bipolar; and personality disorders. Students choose a combination of taught and supervision modules to develop specialist skills

Assessment methods

combination of clinical and academic assignments, including therapy ratings against CTS-R


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

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

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