University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Cognitive Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

This course has been set up to provide training for Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) high-intensity workers; students work in a high-intensity IAPT service and attend the University for 2 days a week; the course provides a thorough grounding in the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and it teaches students the skills and competencies needed to work with clients experiencing anxiety disorders and depression using empirically validated treatments.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree in psychology or a professional equivalent (or nursing qualification with the equivalent of an undergraduate diploma); employment in an IAPT or equivalent service; selection is made on the basis of interview and references.

Course modules

Fundamentals of CBT; CBT for anxiety disorders; CBT for depression; plus clinical work focusing on anxiety and depression, supervised both by university supervisors and practice supervisors based in the IAPT service.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Part-time - 1 years

Campus details

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

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