Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Newcastle University · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

Learn more at the entry requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PGDip produces psychological therapists competent in the practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for patients affected by psychological disorders. It focuses on the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.

This course offers CBT practitioner-level training designed for healthcare and related professionals. You may have already completed introductory and/or intermediate CBT training (or equal to). You may also have some supervised experience in providing CBT.

The course enables you to develop competency in CBT for anxiety disorders. You'll become a skilled practitioner in this therapeutic approach. The focus is on treating patients with diagnosable anxiety disorders such as:

  • social phobia
  • post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

The emphasis is on high-intensity, individual CBT. We do not provide guidance in:

  • guided self-help
  • psycho-education
  • lower intensity anxiety management

You'll conduct CBT therapy with anxiety-disordered patients. This will be in their host services. The patients will have moderate to severe anxiety symptoms. This makes them appropriate candidates for high-intensity psychological therapy.


The School of Psychology is based on the University campus in the Dame Margaret Barbour Building.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Christine Blincoe, Programme Director
+44 (0) 191 208 3915