Taught course

Strengths-Based Approaches in CBT

University of East London · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 honours degree, preferably in Social Sciences.

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

Months of entry


Course content

Each of us has a set of everyday personal strengths which we play down or perhaps don't even notice because they seem ordinary, ho-hum and of little consequence.

Resilience is our ability to stay present to and recover from life's difficulties and challenges. It includes our capacity to make the best of an unwanted situation, and to cope with the stress associated with finding the strength to do so.

Research indicates that resilience-building efforts can improve both individual and interpersonal wellbeing, all whilst lessening the risk of moods such as depression and anxiety.

You'll use these and other insights to discover and experience the fundamentals of engendering much more in the way of curiosity and resilience in the helping work you offer others. This course is designed to help you acquire the knowledge and skills required to do so in the context of various professional activities. Examples include coaching, mentoring, education, medicine, social work, human resources management, nursing, counselling, medicine, business, law, advocacy, prison and rehabilitation services, youth work, police work, charity aid work, pastoral care, palliative care, community services and mental-health services.

We are in support of promoting equality, diversity and inclusion by our mode of delivery (i.e., monthly Friday evening and Saturday day block sessions), as this allows a broader range of working professionals to participate. It is possible, and indeed encouraged, to apply for this training on what is termed a 'distance-learning' basis, which permits individuals who reside outside the UK to participate alongside those who are within commuting distance of our campus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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+44 (0) 208 223 3333