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Cognitive Behavioural Therapies

Applications for 2018/19

Applications are open from 9am Monday 21 May - 23:59 Friday 8 June 2018.


The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience/KCL and Royal Holloway/CNWL will provide the training.

These higher education institutions (HEIs) have been selected based on their ability to demonstrate the capacity, knowledge, and expertise to deliver the curriculum that has been developed for each training course. Students attend college/the training provider for lectures, workshops, and supervision 2 days a week and undertake supervised CBT clinical practice in an IAPT service for 3 days a week.

Trainees will not have the option to choose which HEI they attend as training providers are linked to sites.


Applications are invited from experienced health, mental health or social care professionals who have worked in mental health settings, with a recorded or registered professional qualification in health, mental health or social care. This would include experienced Mental Health Nurses, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Occupational Therapists,Social Workers, and recently qualified psychological therapists e.g., Clinical and Counselling Psychologists. Those applicants without a recognised and accredited core mental health professional training (such as Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner* or Psychotherapists and Counsellors without UKCP or BACP accreditation) can apply, but will need to complete the KSA process (Knowledge, Skills and Attitude) if they are shortlisted for an interview. This is an assessment process devised by the BABCP for individuals without a recognised core professional qualification in mental health.

*Please note that PWP’s need to have a minimum of 2 years full-time post-qualification experience.


Each training place involves being employed by a service for the length of the training contract. Contracts vary according to the service, but will be fixed-term for one year whilst training. Please note that we reserve the right to adjust the location of positions based on the needs of the programme.

Please note that terms and conditions of employment will vary depending on which organisation is the employer.

Those without a valid permit to work in the UK are not eligible to apply for this training.


It is essential that applicants read the information on the Application Procedure carefully prior to completing the application. It contains important information and instructions for successful completion of the application.



In order to process your application to this programme King’s College London (the College) will collect, hold and process the personal data that you supply on the application form via the admissions portal “King’s Apply”. It is essential for us to do so in order to manage our operations effectively and provide you with teaching, research and administrative support. Applications will be shared with the other organisations that provide the training and recruitment initiative, including the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London (KCL), Royal Holloway, MIND, Addaction and the NHS Trust or Trusts that you have chosen in your application. By completing and submitting your application form you are agreeing that the College can process and share your data in this way. Applicants should note that the College will retain information on unsuccessful applications for statistical and audit purposes and in the event of a complaint or appeal.

All personal data will be processed in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and college policy.

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