Browser does not support script.
Part of the Department of Health's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies initiative, the course provides practical, intensive and detailed training to equip students with the skills to become independent CBT practitioners in accordance with BABCP guidelines.
Students will work in IAPT services while training in evidence-based CBT for adults with depression and anxiety disorders.
More details at http://tinyurl.com/cbtcourse
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience leads in teaching and research in CBT, teaching from experts at the cutting edge of CBT development.
Current PG Dip presents the latest developments in CBT in the longest running UK based CBT course.
Multidisciplinary teaching team from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and South London & Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust clinical units.
Application status Closed
Duration One year FT, October start
Study mode Full-time
Credit value UK 120/ECTS 60
Programme accreditations This course meets full requirements necessary for BABCP accreditation. Successful completion of this course enables graduates to be eligible for registration as an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist with the BABCP.
Course intake Applications open from Monday 25 April – Monday 9 May 2016, Please refer to the Application Guidance on the course website at http://tinyurl.com/cbtcourse
Course leaders Sheena Liness
Course contact for further information Kristine Rajamanikam, Programme Administrator Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 0886.
Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Department Department of Psychology
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
General entry advice
The course is an academic post-graduate course requiring evidence of critical and independent thought. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable experience in systematic therapies with a commitment to the CBT approach.
Teaching is pitched at a post-graduate level so candidates need to be able to produce academic work to this level relatively independently.
Minimum entry requirements:
A professional mental health qualification (e.g. clinical psychologist, mental health nurse, BACP accredited counsellor) with relevant clinical experience. Clinical Psychologist applications are accepted without post qualifying experience due to the nature of the Clinical Psychology training. Those without a core profession who have at least two years’ post-qualification experience and are able to demonstrate they meet the required KSA criteria (please see the IAPT website for further information http://www.iapt.nhs.uk/workforce/high-intensity/)Additional Requirements:
Access to suitable CBT training cases, i.e. straightforward depression and anxiety, is essential
Please note that information about the IAPT PG Dip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies can be found at http://tinyurl.com/cbtcourse
Please refer to the Application Guidance on the course website at http://tinyurl.com/cbtcourse
Applications for 2016 entry are now closed.
Compulsory modules will be taken in the following order:
This course covers core clinical skills and academic teaching on the models and techniques for treating depression and anxiety disorders. The Fundamentals module gives a thorough grounding in the basic skills of CBT with the opportunity to develop detailed knowledge of essential components. The modules on anxiety and depression consist of seminars by experts such as Professor David Clark and Professor Anke Ehlers in the treatment of anxiety disorders, Dr Stirling Moorey and Professor Steve Hollon on depression.
A one-year full-time course for NHS 'mental health professionals' employed as IAPT High Intensity Workers leading to a postgraduate diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. The IoPPN is recognised as one of the leading centres for research and teaching in CBT. This course will provide training in the core theoretical and practical aspects of cognitive behaviour therapy. The course will provide teaching and supervision on fundamental skills and the specialist application of CBT to depression and anxiety disorders. Course lecturers and workshop leaders will include many of the internationally known figures involved in developing and evaluating cutting edge cognitive behavioural treatments.
Anxiety Module 1 x 4000 word case study 1 x therapy tape & 1000 word reflective analysis 1 x Practice Portfolio 2
Depression Module 1 x 4000 word case study 1 x therapy tape & 1000 word reflective analysis 1 x Practice Portfolio 3
Accreditation Portfolio 2 x 2500 Accreditation word case reports 1 x Practice Portfolio 4
Fundamentals of CBT: Engagement, assessment and formulation
CBT for Anxiety Disorders: Interventions and supervised practice
CBT for Depression: Intervention and supervised practice
Accreditation Portfolio: Practice portfolio
In the heart of London
Student Forum leaders and current students talk about the IoPPN and why they chose to study here. Also learn about what the IoPPN has to offer prospective students now and in the future.
This is a one year training contract funded by the Department of Health for UK/EU and EEA applicants only.
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
Full list of student events
Learn more about postgraduate degree programmes at King's. Download or view our guide in PDF format.
Start your academic journey at King's College London.