Queen's University Belfast

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Queen's University Belfast
In Belfast City

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Typology Master
Location Belfast city (Northern Ireland)
Duration 1 Year
Start Different dates available
  • Master
  • Belfast city (Northern Ireland)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    Different dates available

This Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) provides theoretical and skills training to meet the minimum training required by British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) for accreditation to practice as a CBT therapist. PG Diploma trainees may apply to proceed to the specialist MSc which is offered over a further six-month period. Why Queen's? The Postgraduate Diploma has been accredited by the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy professional body, The British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) to Level 2 (meeting BABCP minimum training standards criteria for individual therapist accreditation on successful completion of the course).   Share this course Share " "This BABCP accredited course provides comprehensive training in CBT. As a psychologist, it allowed me to improve my skills and to develop my working role in terms of training provision, consultation and supervision. It also enabled me to enhance my research practice, specifically in respect of the design and implementation of research projects within the field of CBT.""

Clinical Psychologist

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Belfast City (County Antrim)
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University Road, BT7 1NN


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· Requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a cognate area or equivalent professional qualification(s) and at least two years clinical practice experience in a statutory or independent mental health or related setting. All applicants must: Provide evidence of prior basic knowledge of psychological therapies preferably Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Be currently employed in a clinical or practice setting within an organisation providing therapeutic or counselling...

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What you'll learn on the course

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Behavioural Therapy

Course programme

Course Details

The Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) consists of 4 x 30 credit modules, which are linked to the BABCP Minimum Training Standards for therapist accreditation (Level 2) and the Specialist Level award for social workers.

In Year 1, the Application of CBT Models and Skills for Depression and Anxiety module is the supervision module that runs in parallel with the first two modules, CBT for Depression and CBT for Anxiety Disorders.

CBT for other Specific and Complex Orders in Semester 1 of Year 2 incorporates both teaching and supervision.

Each module is taught one day per week over 3 x 12-week semesters at Queen's campus. Students must attend small group training supervision sessions at Queen's. Where possible, these will be delivered during the teaching days. They are designed to facilitate the integration of research and theory with practice, and the development of skills in CBT. Clinical accountability for CBT clinical practice remains with the agency responsible for the patients.

Assessment & Feedback

Essays, case studies, case presentations, supervision, DVD-recorded clinical sessions, portfolio.

Learning and Teaching

The four PG Diploma modules are provided one day per week (2 per semester). Small group supervision is provided in the morning followed by workshop teaching for the remainder of the day.

Additional information

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy services are an expanding area of mental health services due to an increasing demand for evidence-based psychological therapies. The award of the PG Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy will enable students to apply for professional employment as fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes...

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