Key course information - ordered by mode
|Part-time||3 years||January||Southwark Campus|
- Module 1: Fundamentals of CBT
- Module 2: Advanced CBT protocols for the assessment and treatment of anxiety
- Module 3: Advanced CBT protocols for the assessment and treatment of depression, suicidality, and low self-esteem
- Module 4: Classic and metacognitive approaches for the treatment of complex presentations
- Module 5: Introduction to positive psychology
- Module 6: CBT interventions for the development of resilience and flourishing
- Module 7: Research in health and social care
- Module 8: Dissertation
Students who have successfully completed year one and two will not have study module 4 (Classic and metacognitive approaches for the treatment of complex presentations) when progressing to the full MSc.
All modules are assessed by a mix of case studies, audio tapes, and self-reflective essays.
In addition to having already obtained or being eligible to apply for BABCP accreditation, at the end of the MSc you will have a research-practitioner degree. You will be able to practice in the NHS and in private practice. Your services will be in high demand because you will be trained to enable people to climb onto pathways of resilience and flourishing in their lives, thereby producing positive development. In addition to the above, you will also be able to apply for academic positions as a lecturer and/or a researcher. You may then wish to continue your studies in the form of a Ph.D.
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- A UK bachelors degree (2:1 or above) normally in a related field and a professional qualification such as a nurse, counseling psychologist, clinical psychologist, occupational therapist, doctor, or social worker. Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) are welcome to apply; or
- A UK bachelors degree (2:1 or above) normally in Psychology or health-related subject plus some experience of working with people suffering from depression and anxiety. Experience consists of voluntary work or paid employment (part-time equivalent). Students should have been assessing or treating patients for not less than 6 months via face-to-face or telephone contact. You will be asked to write a statement on your application form, detailing your experience. At the interview, you will be required to bring evidence of your experience in a portfolio of Knowledge, Skills, and Applications.
We welcome international students who have the equivalent of a UK first degree (2:1 or above) in Psychology or related field and substantial experience of working with people suffering from depression and anxiety. Substantial experience consists of voluntary work or paid employment. Students should have been assessing or treating patients for not less than 6 months in total via face-to-face or telephone contact. You will be asked to write a statement on your application form, detailing your experience. At the interview, you will be required to bring evidence of your experience in a portfolio of Knowledge, Skills, and Applications. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.5, Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.
If you have satisfactorily completed the requirements of the PgDip Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Resilience and Positive Development) and are eligible for BABCP accreditation you will no longer need to actively see clients nor will you need clinical supervision as a requirement of the course. However, we hope you will continue your practice as a CBT practitioner. However, it is likely you'll need access to clients for research purposes.
All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.
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Last updated September 8, 2018