Taught course

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Secondary Care)

Institution
University of Hull · Faculty of Health and Social Care
Qualifications
PGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Those enrolling on the course should be members of the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC), other professional body or satisfy the BABCP KSA requirements. All candidates who apply to the course from September 2018 onwards will be expected to enrol as members of the BABCP and so endorse the ethical and professional codes of practice of the organisation. This is a new requirement to enable the course to comply with new BABCP course accreditation guidelines.

Study is at academic level 7 so students will usually be expected to have a 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent academic study in a discipline connected to mental health and further vocational mental health experience. Applicants with a 2:2 honours degree or those who have not completed an honours degree will be considered on an individual. The applications of students without a core professional training in mental health will be evaluated using the BABCP Knowledge Skills and Attitudes (KSA) Framework.

Students will be expected to be working for a service with NHS funding which provides mental health care. Priority will be given to those that can demonstrate that they will be able to use their skills to benefit people with serious mental illness.

Students will be expected to have obtained agreement for service release to complete their studies, and should have access to a potential CBT caseload within a clinical setting. During supervised practice modules, students will be required to access in-service CBT supervision from an accredited CBT therapist and clinical cases suitable for CBT. During the course of the supervision modules it is essential that students obtain support and agreement from their service for the regular video-recording of clinical sessions.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an increasingly popular method of psychological therapy used to treat mental and physical health problems. This course is designed for mental health professionals including nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, counsellors, doctors and social workers to extend knowledge of CBT theory and practice. Studying this course will enable you to provide CBT to clients with serious mental illness and other conditions.

There are three pathways for studying this programme

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for practitioners working in secondary care (part-time 120 credits at level 7)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (route for students taking 60 academic credits at level 7). See below for permitted combinations of the award.
  • Individual module - combinations suited to staff from both secondary care mental health backgrounds or general health and social care services needing a grounding in CBT

For both the PG Diploma and PG Certificate with Clinical Practice, applicants may take a route, which allows them to focus on CBT with Psychosis.

Information about psychological intervention competence frameworks and identified serious mental illness conditions treated in secondary care services can be found on the UCL website.

The course is accredited at level 1 with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP). The full PG Diploma provides all the taught components and closely supervised experience required for full accreditation with the BABCP. The course does not provide all the clinical practice hours required due to its part time status. Those wishing to progress towards full accredited practitioner status with the BABCP can access support to help with this.

Information for international students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill.

Fees and funding

Applicants from the local area accessing programmes and individual modules may be eligible for funding via the contract with the Yorkshire and the Humber Local Education and Training Board (YHLETB). There are also opportunities for self funding. Please contact the Faculty Admissions Office for further information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Tara Nelson
Email
t.nelson@hull.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1482 464418