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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, CBT is for you.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 Psychotherapy?Become an innovative reflective
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, CBT is for you.
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.
How you will learn
Our teaching and learning approach varies depending on the nature of the subject. They will incorporate strategies such as problem-solving, 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. Your personal tutor 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, education, or the voluntary and private sectors. Some of our students have taken up research posts or commenced Doctoral level training.
The course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.
Entry requirements: These normally include an undergraduate degree in a health and social care related area including experience in a relevant field. Applicants with a core profession in mental health nursing, occupational therapy, social work, psychiatry, psychology or counselling will require at least two years of post qualification experience in mental health care.
Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby is a modern institution offering applied, research-informed teaching in high-quality, technically advanced facilities.
Whether you are progressing directly from undergraduate study, want to change your career, or pursue your passion for a subject you love, there are options to suit you. We cater for your personal circumstances, with full-time, part-time and online learning available in many subjects, as well as alternative January starts for some courses.
The city of Derby is a vibrant urban hub in the East Midlands, and is packed with activities and services ranging from culture to clubs, shopping to sport.