Taught course

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (Low-Intensity Therapy)

University of Essex · School of Health and Human Sciences

Entry requirements

Relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent; relevant professional qualification (nursing, clinical psychology, social work, occupational therapy or counselling); accepted on IAPT trainee position through local primary care trust.

Months of entry


Course content

This course enables you to address common mental health problems (anxiety and depression) and the use of evidence-based practices for such issues. You are provided with training aimed at the implementation of packages of cognitive-behaviour therapy (eg supported self-help) and an understanding of common pharmacological approaches to care. The primary aim of this role is to assist in clinical improvement and social inclusion such as people returning to work. Our course will lead to you being able to register as a psychological wellbeing practitioner with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

Our School of Health and Human Sciences offers a multidisciplinary environment with an excellent reputation for research and teaching. We submitted with our Department of Sociology in the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008) and were awarded joint first in the UK. Within our School, our educational provision meets professional regulatory requirements and achieves high standards. We do so by having staff that are multi-professional, including clinically-qualified lecturers, sociologists and social policy and management specialists, so they have clinical and academic credibility.

Information for international students

Part-time study only.

Fees and funding

NHS trusts and employer funding available.

Qualification and course duration


part time
18-60 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Graduate Administrator
+44 (0)1206 872719