Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (PgDip/PgCert)
n/a (Full-time) / 2 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
To provide a high quality postgraduate training in CBT for professionals working in mental health.
- Both programmes are currently under scrutiny for accreditation at Level 1 by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.
- The programmes are designed to help people towards individual practitioner accreditation with BABCP.
The Certificate programme offers skills-based training days to introduce participants to the fundamentals of CBT and provide training on CBT with specific disorders. The Diploma programme further develops participants skills via 14 specialist supervision sessions. Assessment for the Diploma programme includes an assessed therapy tape. The syllabus for both programmes is based on the Roth & Pilling competency framework for CBT with anxiety disorders and depression. The programmes focus on CBT with adults although we also welcome practitioners working with children and older adults.
Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies: contains of 14 training days and will take place from January 2013.
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies: contains of 14 specialist supervision sessions and will be introduced in January 2013.
Modules for the Certificate programme:
- PST401 Fundamentals of CBT
- PST402 CBT for Specific Disorders
Additional modules for the Diploma programme:
- PST403 CBT Clinical Skills
- PST404 CBT Metacompetences
Graduates will have gained skills in evaluating evidence, formulation, critical analysis, collaboration, communication, forming effective working relationships, using change methods, evaluation of interventions, reflection. These can be used to provide effective therapy as well as to assist in other work contexts.
Graduates from the programmes will have evidence of skills in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.
Applicants must be graduates and possess a professional qualification in a health or social care field where they had the opportunity to engage in clinical practice.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass either IELTS/TOEFL exams, obtaining a minimum score of IELTS band 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each category or 570 in TOEFL (230 for computer-based marking).
How to Apply
Applications should be made via the Cardiff University online application service.
Applicants should give information which demonstrates their enthusiasm and interest in CBT. They should also make clear their opportunities for practicing CBT in the workplace and the level of managerial support they have for undertaking the training. If applicants are applying via the KSA route we would be grateful if they could make this clear in their personal statement.
Please note: Course intake for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies is January each year and the application deadline is on 30th September before each intake.
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
Diploma (post certificate) fee: £1,788.
Next intake: January each year
Name: Louise Waddington
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 0587