Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

University of Dundee · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Applications from mental health professionals in nursing, psychiatry (incl. psychiatrists in training), occupational therapy, social work and clinical psychology. For further information please visit our website.

Months of entry


Course content

This part time postgraduate programme in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy enables mental health professionals/practitioners develop specialist skills and competencies in CBP to provide effective psychological interventions for variety of clinical disorders.

The course was established in 1995 and alumni includes a wide range of professionals who have developed their knowledge and skills in CBT. In 2008 the programme was granted Level 1 and 2 accreditation by the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP).

The programme will enable participants to teach basic CBP skills, supervise other practitioners, critically appraise research in CBP and conduct basic audit and clinical research.

Successful completion at the Cert and Dip levels of the programme allows participants to apply for personal accreditation by the lead organisation for CBT in the UK, the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

The programme is taught through a combination of lectures, workshops, clinical demonstrations and peer-learning through group discussion as well as the completion of case studies within the students? own workplace.

The programme allows students to combine work and study : participants attend teaching in Dundee one day a week from September to May whilst remaining in practice a vital component in allowing them to develop and apply the knowledge and skills gained on the programme

Fees and funding

90% of students are funded by NHS employers.

Qualification and course duration


part time
8 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Professional practice40

Course contact details

Mr John Swan
+44 (0)1382 383556