Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Practice

Institution
Queen's University Belfast · School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Applicants who do not meet this academic requirement but hold a professional qualification will be considered on an individual basis.

All applicants must have:

  • Evidence of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem
  • A broad understanding of mental health issues
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organisational and computer skills

Months of entry

September

Course content

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is recognised internationally as an effective psychological treatment for many emotional and mental disorders. The UK NICE guidelines recommends Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a number of conditions including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In Northern Ireland the DHSSPS Psychological Therapies Strategy has endorsed the principle of stepped care for mental health services and recognised the need for more evidence-based psychological interventions at all levels of care.

The purpose of this PG Cert in CBP is to train practitioners in mental health and non-mental health programmes including primary care, to apply Cognitive Behavioural Therapy models at levels 1 and 2 within a stepped care model (low intensity psychological interventions). At the end of this course students will be able to apply evidence based low intensity interventions, such as behavioural activation and guided self-help.

The programme should be of interest to all health and social care professional groups and other staff such as counsellors who wish to learn basic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy methods and is relevant for staff working in mental health, primary care and social care settings.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School Postgraduate Office
Email
pgsoc@qub.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)28 9097 3082