Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Advanced level practice)

University of Southampton · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

Suitable for mental health professionals with approved professional training, previous CBT training and at least one year’s experience of supervised CBT practice; usually good degree in psychology or professional equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This BABCP level 1-accredited postgraduate diploma provides you with a clear understanding of cognitive behavioural concepts, models and methods. You will develop skills in collaborative assessment, formulation and treatment, based on current models of mental health. With a critical appreciation of the theoretical and empirical literature, you will also develop skills in sound clinical decision-making. The diploma has been developed in line with IAPT for anxiety and depression, and severe mental illness (SMI).

Typical modules include: Core and optional modules may be selected to develop competency in working with people with anxiety and depression; psychosis and bipolar; and personality disorders. Students choose a combination of taught and supervision modules to develop specialist skills.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

Employer funding as part of continuous professional development; alternatively, wholly or partly self-funded.


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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