MSc Adult Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapy
The current course is designed according to the accreditation criteria set by the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP), which upon programme completion and individual case assessment leads to an accreditation by the BABCP, and thus enables you to become an autonomous Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. It is occupationally focused and helps you to become a highly skilled cognitive behavioural psychotherapist with exceptional communication and networking skills. At the same time, the programme informs and directs your practice through critical reflection and the interpretation of research findings.
This programme focuses on your personal and professional development by:
- Increasing your theoretical understanding.
- Enhancing your clinical and professional skills.
- Increasing your awareness to become a 'reflective practitioner' operating from a scientific evidence base.
- Deepening personal insight.
It will help you to:
- Develop your understanding of the theoretical, social, cultural and ideological contexts in which your clients perceive, confront and manage problems.
- Engage in an in-depth consideration and analysis of the major trends and orientations within Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBP).
- Adopt an informed and critical approach to the professionalisation of psychotherapy with particular reference to ethical issues.
- Identify and use appropriate sources of supervision within CBP practice.
- Develop your skills in the delivery of CBP.
- Undertake a piece of research or project related to the theory and practice of CBP.
The teaching and learning strategy is mainly problem based learning but will vary depending on the nature of the subject. The assessment strategy employed reflects both the learning and teaching strategy and the professional nature of the programme. It therefore includes the following elements:
- Critical case studies that examine the students' ability to apply theoretical knowledge into clinical practice.
- Video tapes of clinical practice combined with critical analysis of own performance which examines the student's ability to use and adapt high level skills into clinical practice and to critique their own performance.
- A professional, reflective portfolio which indicates their ability to apply research findings into the clinical arena, problem solve and evaluate outcomes.
- Written assignments to test academic, critical and higher order writing skills.
- Clinical examination to test professional judgment, reasoning and the ability to defend critical decision-making.
- Measures of clinical competency used by both the Clinical Supervisor and Programme Leader to identify and endorse the development of competency in practice.
- Completed application form
- Translated (into English) and authenticated copy of latest degree and detailed transcript
- Confirmation of working experience (in English)
- Two (2) letters of reference (in English)
- Four (4) photographs
- Certified copy of your identity card or passport
- Certified copy of CRB check (Criminal Records Bureau)
- CV/resume (in English)
- Good knowledge of English (IELTS 7 or CΑE or TOEFL 250 or equivalent)
- Academic interview
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