Taught course

Psychological Therapy (18 months)

Institution
University of Sussex · School of Psychology
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

If you don’t have the degree requirement for this course you should provide a portfolio of evidence of written work produced while training or working in the field.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course gives you a critical understanding of cognitive behavioural models of anxiety disorders, depression, psychosis and personality difficulties. You’ll develop the skills to deliver high-quality, creative cognitive behavioural interventions across this range of problems.

We offer four pathways through this course:

    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Young People
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Common Mental Health Difficulties
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Complex Difficulties
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis.

This course is offered in partnership between the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex, one of the largest psychology units in the UK, and the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The duration of this course is 18 months. You can also choose to study this course over 12 months, following the University’s usual assessment periods.

Accreditation

On graduation you can apply for professional accreditation as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

We have reviewed all our courses to ensure the best possible learning experience for September, taking account of latest information and advice in relation to COVID-19. For updates on changes that may affect contact time, assessments, fieldwork and study abroad, check Course changes for 2020-2021. These changes are not yet reflected in our prospectus information and, of course, may be revised as the situation evolves.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    30 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
psychology@sussex.ac.uk