Top-up to MSc in Advanced CBT Practice (Resilience and Positive Development)

London South Bank University

Program Description

Top-up to MSc in Advanced CBT Practice (Resilience and Positive Development)

London South Bank University

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The MSc Top-up Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practice (Resilience and Positive Development) is a researcher-practitioner degree aimed at those high-intensity IAPT practitioners who want to develop a career in research and academia. It provides you with a platform to occupy senior management positions in the NHS and healthcare organizations.
The course enables you to add to your classic CBT training all the knowledge and skills required to treat clients using resilience training and the principles of positive development, as well as undertake research in these areas. You will need to enroll and successfully complete Module 6 of the PGDip Advanced CBT Practice (Resilience and Positive Development). You will then to take modules 7 and 8 to qualify for the MSc Advanced CBT Practice (Resilience and Positive Development).
The course is unique in using positive psychology principles and practice for the development of resilience and flourishing in clients with mental health issues. During the first and second year you'll have an opportunity to take part in a question-and-answer session in person with Dr. Christine Padesky, and one to two online group sessions where you'll be able to discuss some client issues common to the whole group. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a master clinician.
The first module of the MSc top-up is module 6 of the PgDip (CBT interventions for the development of resilience and flourishing) and will be delivered one weekend a month. Modules 7 and 8 will take place on a weekday (usually a Monday or Wednesday).

Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Part-time 1 year January Southwark Campus


  • Module 6: CBT interventions for the development of resilience and flourishing
  • Module 7: Research in health and social care
  • Module 8: Dissertation

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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Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Entry requirements

You will have successfully completed a High-Intensity IAPT course which you will ideally have received from a BABCP accredited University.

Clients/Patients/Clinical and Research Supervision

If you have satisfactorily completed the requirements of a PgDip High-Intensity IAPT course from an accredited University and are eligible for BABCP accreditation you will need to see clients suffering from mild to moderate depression and /or anxiety while you are completing the requirements of Module 6 and will need clinical supervision from a BABCP accredited supervisor for this module as a requirement of the course. It's likely that you will need access to clients for research purposes. The University will provide research supervision for you on a monthly basis.

All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 8, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2019
1 year
Part time
4,944 GBP
UK/EU fee: £4943.89; International fee: £5583.33
United Kingdom - London, England
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