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Course descriptionStudy a course accredited by the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)Develop as an ethical practitioner and gain confidence in contemporary theories and practice in Cognitive Behavioural PsychotherapyBecome an innovative reflective practitioner with a critical approach, informed by evidence-based practiceTrain as a practitioner who’s in line with contemporary, academic, NHS, scientific and professional body standards, and undertake
Study a course accredited by the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
Develop as an ethical practitioner and gain confidence in contemporary theories and practice in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
Become an innovative reflective practitioner with a critical approach, informed by evidence-based practice
Train as a practitioner who’s in line with contemporary, academic, NHS, scientific and professional body standards, and undertake interprofessional learning opportunities
Learn from a highly committed, qualified, and experienced lecturing team.
Our aim is to help you to become a skilled, independent cognitive behavioural psychotherapist. If you’re a caring professional who would like to develop expertise in evidence-based psychotherapy, this course is for you. You’ll be encouraged to become a reflective practitioner and increase your awareness and theoretical understanding of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. You’ll consider the theoretical, social, cultural and ideological contexts in which your clients perceive, confront and manage problems. You will also study the major trends and orientations within cognitive behavioural psychotherapy.
We’ll encourage you to adopt an informed and critical approach to the professionalisation of psychotherapy, with a particular focus on ethical issues. Our teaching and learning approach varies depending on the nature of the subject. They will incorporate strategies such as problem based learning, lectures, group work and skills based practice to provide you with a practical, occupationally focused learning experience. All the members of our teaching team are practising cognitive behavioural therapists. You will also be allocated a personal tutor who will monitor your progress and support your studies.
As an autonomous cognitive behavioural psychotherapist you will be able to further your career in employment as diverse as social services, the NHS, primary care, social services, education, or the voluntary and private sectors. Some of our students have taken up research posts or commenced Doctoral level training.
The University of Derby is home to students from more than 100 countries around the world, making them part of a diverse, international community.
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