- Hold a degree or, where relevant, evidence of working at degree level
- Have a completed a minimum of 96 direct teaching hours in counselling theory and skills (some of which is CBT)*
- Have completed 60 hours training in professional practice issues *
- Evidence relevant experience in the health and social care field in the public, private or voluntary area
*this is equivalent to the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills at USW
- Relevant professional qualification (e.g. registered mental health nurse; occupational therapist, counselling psychologist; clinical psychologist; qualified social worker; accredited/registered counsellor/psychotherapist; psychiatrist; General Practitioner or other profession recognised as core by the BABCP
- Have completed an introductory training in counselling theory and skills, including CBT, as part of their previous training
Months of entry
The University of South Wales has many years’ experience in teaching cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and this course is the most comprehensive CBT training available in South Wales. The MSc/Postgraduate Diploma is for mental health professionals looking for additional specialist training, or if you want to train as a counsellor/psychotherapist and have already completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, or equivalent.
The MSc is a three year course, made up of two years training on the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy which covers both the practical and theoretical aspects of learning to be a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, plus one year completing the Masters (research and dissertation stage). On the Masters stage you will learn about research methods for studying cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and will undertake a research project of your choice and write it up in the form of a dissertation.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Enquiries and Admissions
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