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Cognitive Behavioural Therapies PG Dip

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We are proud to have been awarded an IoPPN Excellence Award in 2018 for student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Education Survey (PTES). Our Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) course provides practical, intensive and detailed training to equip you with the necessary skills to become an independent CBT practitioner in accordance with the BABCP guidelines. You will work in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services and train in evidence-based CBT for adults with depression and anxiety disorders.

Key benefits

  • Teaching from experts at the cutting edge of CBT development.
  • Latest developments in CBT.
  • 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.

The aim of our course is to deliver practical, intensive and detailed training that will develop your skills and competence in CBT. We will help you to become skilled and creative independent CBT practitioners in accordance with BABCP guidelines. You will also develop critical knowledge of the theoretical and research literature relating to CBT. Through lectures and workshops, you will learn from internationally known figures involved in developing and evaluating cutting-edge cognitive behavioural treatments. Our multi-disciplinary teaching team are all actively involved in CBT practice and research developments in the Institute and in the various clinical units of the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.

Base campus

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

Teaching two days a week; group supervision; master classes; journal clubs; examined by coursework assignments; clinical reports of case work; audio-recorded therapy sessions.

A breakdown of the modules is as follows:

Fundamentals of CBT: Engagement, Assessment, Formulation & Supervised Practice Module
Lectures (120 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (15 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (75 hours) | Self-study time (90 hours)

1 x 5000 word theory focussed essay
1 x recording of an assessment session
1 x Practice Portfolio 1

Anxiety Module
Lectures (120 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (15 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (75 hours) | Self-study time (90 hours)

1 x 4000 word case study
1 x therapy tape & 1000 word reflective analysis
1 x Practice Portfolio 2

Depression Module
Lectures (120 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (15 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (75 hours) | Self-study time (90 hours)

1 x 4000 word case study
1 x therapy tape & 1000 word reflective analysis
1 x Practice Portfolio 3

Accreditation Portfolio
Lectures (120 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (15 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (75 hours) | Self-study time (90 hours)

2 x 2500 Accreditation word case reports
1 x Practice Portfolio 4

Contact time is based on 30 academic weeks. Project work 50 hours per module. Self-study time 40 hours per module.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

    Structure

    Required modules

    PG Dip (full-time)

    Fundamentals of CBT: Engagement, assessment, formulation and supervised practice (30 credits)
    CBT for Anxiety Disorders: Interventions and supervised practice (30 credits)
    CBT for Depression: Intervention and supervised practice (30 credits)
    Accreditation Portfolio: Practice portfolio and supervised practice (30 credits)

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Employability

    Upon successful completion, graduates will be eligible for registration as an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP.

    Tuition Fees

    UK:

    Full time: NHS Contract

    Part time: N/A

    International:

    Full time: N/A

    Part time: N/A

    Deposit

    This is a one year training contract funded by HEE for UK/EU and EEA applicants only.

    Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

    Additional Costs

    In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

    • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
    • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
    • Library fees and fines 
    • Personal photocopies 
    • Printing course handouts 
    • Society membership fees 
    • Stationary
    • Graduation costs
    • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

    Funding

    The aim of our course is to deliver practical, intensive and detailed training that will develop your skills and competence in CBT. We will help you to become skilled and creative independent CBT practitioners in accordance with BABCP guidelines. You will also develop critical knowledge of the theoretical and research literature relating to CBT. Through lectures and workshops, you will learn from internationally known figures involved in developing and evaluating cutting-edge cognitive behavioural treatments. Our multi-disciplinary teaching team are all actively involved in CBT practice and research developments in the Institute and in the various clinical units of the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.

    Base campus

    NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
    Denmark Hill Campus

    Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Loading...

    Teaching methods - what to expect

    Teaching two days a week; group supervision; master classes; journal clubs; examined by coursework assignments; clinical reports of case work; audio-recorded therapy sessions.

    A breakdown of the modules is as follows:

    Fundamentals of CBT: Engagement, Assessment, Formulation & Supervised Practice Module
    Lectures (120 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (15 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (75 hours) | Self-study time (90 hours)

    1 x 5000 word theory focussed essay
    1 x recording of an assessment session
    1 x Practice Portfolio 1

    Anxiety Module
    Lectures (120 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (15 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (75 hours) | Self-study time (90 hours)

    1 x 4000 word case study
    1 x therapy tape & 1000 word reflective analysis
    1 x Practice Portfolio 2

    Depression Module
    Lectures (120 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (15 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (75 hours) | Self-study time (90 hours)

    1 x 4000 word case study
    1 x therapy tape & 1000 word reflective analysis
    1 x Practice Portfolio 3

    Accreditation Portfolio
    Lectures (120 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (15 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (75 hours) | Self-study time (90 hours)

    2 x 2500 Accreditation word case reports
    1 x Practice Portfolio 4

    Contact time is based on 30 academic weeks. Project work 50 hours per module. Self-study time 40 hours per module.
    Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

    Assessment

      Structure

      Required modules

      PG Dip (full-time)

      Fundamentals of CBT: Engagement, assessment, formulation and supervised practice (30 credits)
      CBT for Anxiety Disorders: Interventions and supervised practice (30 credits)
      CBT for Depression: Intervention and supervised practice (30 credits)
      Accreditation Portfolio: Practice portfolio and supervised practice (30 credits)

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Employability

      Upon successful completion, graduates will be eligible for registration as an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP.

      Tuition Fees

      UK:

      Full time: NHS Contract

      Part time: N/A

      International:

      Full time: N/A

      Part time: N/A

      Deposit

      This is a one year training contract funded by HEE for UK/EU and EEA applicants only.

      Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

      Additional Costs

      In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

      • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
      • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
      • Library fees and fines 
      • Personal photocopies 
      • Printing course handouts 
      • Society membership fees 
      • Stationary
      • Graduation costs
      • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

      Funding

      Application closing date guidance

      Applications will open on Monday 9 May 2022 at 9am, and will close on Sunday 22 May at 11.30pm. 

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