Applications are open from 09:00 Tuesday 2nd May – 23:59 Sunday 14th May (UK GMT)
Please read the application procedure document before applying.
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Places on the diploma course are highly sought after. As you can imagine this means that competition, even to be interviewed, is very high.
We use a strictly-applied scoring system to rate applications on a number of dimensions, including clinical experience within a formal healthcare setting and relevant prior introductory training and supervision in cognitive behaviour therapy (this diploma is not an introductory or foundation course and requires prior supervised CBT practice and basic training).
Applicants who score highest submit forms that provide evidence that they have:
Applicants are scored highly if they demonstrate the above factors in their application forms and references.
The applicants interviewed provide detailed and extensive information on their clinical employment and prior training in CBT in the personal statement section of the application.
- Significant clinical training (for example, they are qualified as clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors or senior nurses).
- Several years post-qualification experience in adult mental health work within an NHS or equivalent mental health service.
- Prior foundation training and supervision from a recognised CBT supervisor.
- References from CBT supervisors that give detailed information on specific CBT experience and competency.
High-Intensity Trainee Band 6 Job Description
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This document provides information about the KSA process. Please do not upload any KSA information with your application - it will not be reviewed. You are only required to provide KSA self statements if you are invited to interview.
KSA process for candidates selected for interview
The BABCP requires a KSA portfolio for all of the BABCP Core Professions listed above. However, there has been an update to the KSA portfolio and criteria required for assessment. For some professional groups there are some criteria which have already been met by holding the specified profession, which means that a condensed KSA portfolio will meet these requirements. Please click on the link below for more information:
Condensed KSA Portfolio and Criteria Required for Assessment