University of Bolton CBT

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University of Bolton CBT

This course is currently under review and may be changing to PgDip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies for 2015 entry (subject to validation).

The Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy will give you a full understanding of the principles and practice of cognitive behavioural psychotherapies.

It has been developed for people who wish to practice using a cognitive behavioural approach in one or more of the following settings – the helping or health professions, private practice, or management roles where working with people is the prime focus.

A strong basis of theoretical psychology underpins the course. This will ensure your practice-related learning is not separated from its primary academic base and give you a good understanding of where cognitive behavioural psychotherapies techniques come from and potential developments in theory and practice.

You will study practical aspects of cognitive behavioural psychotherapies such as basic principles and techniques and assessment and formulation. You will also consider wider issues such as the evaluation of literature, models and therapeutic practice, research methods, evidence based-practice, professional issues and ethical practice. Over the course of your studies you will gain 200 hours experience of working with clients in a clinical setting through supervised clinical practice placements arranged on an individual basis by you.

The course will also support the development of your personal and transferable skills commensurate with postgraduate study.

About the course

The course offers you the opportunity to gain accreditation as a therapist by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) by enhancing and assessing the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by BABCP as equivalent to professional status and meeting their Minimum Training Standards. The course has achieved Level 2 Accreditation which means that the course meets the training requirements for practitioner accreditation by the BABCP.

On successful completion of the course you will have an assessed portfolio of evidence designed to meet the BABCP criteria for accreditation. You will also be eligible to apply for the MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Your level of academic performance and ability to work independently will be taken into consideration in your application.