Taught course

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (Low-Intensity Therapy)

Institution
University of Essex · School of Health and Human Sciences
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

A relevant first degree, or equivalent, eg professional experience and responsibility

Current registration with a relevant professional regulatory body

Work in area where students are gaining practice experience relevant to their registration

Have normally completed at least 3 years post registration experience and gained additional professional knowledge and skills.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Recognition of the personal and social cost of unmet mental health need within primary care has led to a government-supported initiative to broaden access to psychological therapies, introducing the cutting-edge role of psychological wellbeing practitioners. This brings evidence-based cognitive behavioural treatments to all people who experience mild to moderate depression or anxiety.

You can study Psychological Wellbeing Practice (PWP) with us at one of two levels. Our Graduate Certificate is relevant for those without an undergraduate degree, and our Postgraduate Certificate is relevant for those who already have an undergraduate degree.

Our certificates in PWP enable you to work with people who experience common mental health problems. You will learn to use a range of protocols derived from the best evidence based practice methodologies available. The protocols are drawn from cognitive behavioural theory and utilise self-help processes to empower patients to take control of their own wellbeing needs.

You will learn the coaching and facilitation skills necessary to support this kind of self-help process and receive a full grounding in the theory underpinning these approaches. You will also learn about the service structure underpinning the IAPT initiative which you will be working in during your training.

The University of Essex has a robust academic tradition and achieves regular high levels of student satisfaction. We continue to work with students, service users and practice partners to continue to improve this established track record.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 with a minimum component of 5.5

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Administrator
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1206 872719