Taught course

Psychological Therapies Practice (Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

University of Exeter · Psychology

Entry requirements

Please see the CEDAR website for information.

PG Cert; PG Dip; MSc

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The PGCert:

  • Provides a thorough grounding in the Department of Health curriculum for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners working within the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme.
  • Develops your understanding and clinical competency in the low intensity CBT clinical method and enables you to adapt your practice to work effectively with patients with diverse needs.
  • Provides you with the foundations to establish a commitment to continuing professional development and becoming an evidence-based practitioner.
  • Provides you with a high quality and stimulating learning experience in a supportive environment that is enriched by an internationally-recognised research environment, nationally-recognised innovative clinical teaching approaches and current clinical practice.

The PGDip enables you:

  • To extend your practice as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner to work effectively with an increasing diversity of patient populations requiring adaptations to practice, such as those with comorbid long term physical health conditions.
  • Develop the knowledge and competency required to be an effective clinical supervisor, and leader and
  • Develop your knowledge of appropriate research and methodological issues to inform your practice as a scientist practitioner.

The MSc enables you:

  • To extend the PGDip Evidence-based Psychological Practice (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner) into a MSc by undertaking a piece of empirical research.
  • The research dissertation will allow you to follow your research interests in a topic related to low intensity CBT or a project related to a service-based development need in this area.

For further information on our prorgamme please visit: CEDAR

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)1392 723122