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Course OverviewWhether youre a trained psychologist, GP or other healthcare professional, this British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)accredited course enables you to develop your skills and qualify to practice Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Your training will mean more people have access to therapy and you will make a positive impact on the psychological wellbeing of others.Actively promoted by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Whether you're a trained psychologist, GP or other healthcare professional, this British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)accredited course enables you to develop your skills and qualify to practice Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Your training will mean more people have access to therapy and you will make a positive impact on the psychological wellbeing of others.
Actively promoted by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), CBT is an evidence- based therapy recommended to treat a range of mental health problems. The techniques can be applied in general medical, nursing and psychological practice. So whether your goal is to become a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist or you want to apply the techniques in your current role, this course gives you the skills and practical training you need to be confident in theory and practice.
What will this course cover?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is used to treat a variety of conditions and illnesses impacting psychological wellbeing.
The course demonstrates how CBT can be used effectively to tackle a diverse range of mental health disorders, from depression and panic attacks to workplace stress and anger management. You will analyse how individuals think, in order to encourage positive behavioural change.
By the time you finish the course you'll have the ability to put theory into practice. You will begin by learning how to treat mild depression and anxiety and progress towards the treatment of more complex cases.
Bucks offers flexible study spread over two years, allowing you to study alongside employment and fit your lifestyle. Whether you're training to build your skills in your current role or change your career path, this course ensures you can immediately apply Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques in a professional setting.
As well as support from your tutors, who are experts in their field, you will also benefit from a range of guest lecturers who provide specialised workshops that add to your knowledge. Their expertise and real world experience will inspire and emphasise how your qualification will benefit others.
Our NHS partnerships
At Bucks we value our partnerships within the local community, including the West London NHS Trust, one of the largest mental health providers in the UK. The Trust is responsible for well-known institutions such as Broadmoor and other clinics treating more specific illnesses such as personality disorders.
What are my career prospects
By the end of the course you will have developed a thorough understanding of the theory and research relevant to the practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). You'll be prepared to deal with complex issues and be able to make effective judgments in a professional setting. We will ensure you have the necessary skills to support, provide care and improve the psychological wellbeing of others.
As a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist you will be ready for a rewarding career within the NHS, private or commercial sectors. You will immediately have the ability to apply your knowledge to improve the wellbeing of others.
Alternatively, you may decide to continue your academic study. You may choose to enrol on a PhD programme or enjoy a career in psychological research where you can discover new ways to effectively treat mental health illness.
As part of our partnership with the West London Mental Health Institute, you'll finish the course with a strong sense of understanding the importance of efficiently treating individuals within the community. You'll be motivated to contribute to this generation's focus on improving quality of professional care and support within the UK.
Buckinghamshire New University is an employability-driven institution, with strong ties to regional industry networks. The university works in close contact with its network of industry partners, and its curriculum is informed by these relationships, ensuring that the course content is always at the cutting edge of the field.
The university has been recognised by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2018 with a Silver Award, for cultivating an inclusive and personalised learning environment with interactive teaching methods and small class sizes.
Buckinghamshire New University is continually investing in the future of its students. There are comprehensive facilities on site, ensuring the most up-to-date equipment is available, as well as everything its students need to experience a welcoming social climate, with convenient on-site amenities.
Where you'll study
Queen Alexandra Road