Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Therapies

King's College London · Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

Entry requirements

The course is an academic post-graduate course requiring evidence of critical and independent thought. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable experience in systematic therapies with a commitment to the CBT approach. Teaching is pitched at a post-graduate level so candidates need to be able to produce academic work to this level relatively independently. Minimum entry requirements: A professional mental health qualification (e.g. clinical psychologist, mental health nurse, BACP accredited counsellor) with relevant clinical experience. Clinical Psychologist applications are accepted without post qualifying experience due to the nature of the Clinical Psychology training. Those without a core profession who have at least two years’ post-qualification experience and are able to demonstrate they meet the required KSA criteria (please see the IAPT website for further information http://www.iapt.nhs.uk/workforce/high-intensity/) Additional Requirements: Access to suitable CBT training cases, i.e. straightforward depression and anxiety, is essential

Months of entry


Course content

Our Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) course provides practical, intensive and detailed training to equip you with the necessary skills to become an independent CBT practitioner in accordance with the BABCP guidelines. You will work in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services and train in evidence-based CBT for adults with depression and anxiety disorders.

Key benefits

  • Teaching from experts at the cutting edge of CBT development.
  • Latest developments in CBT.
  • Longest running UK-based CBT course.
  • Multidisciplinary teaching team from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and South London & Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust clinical units.

Information for international students

Information for International Students can be found here: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/international/

Fees and funding

UK students
NHS Contract
International students

Please visit our website for more information: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-and-funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Kristine Rajamanikam, Course Administrator
+44 (0)20 7848 0886
+44 (0)20 7848 5006