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CBT Informed & Carer Supportive Practice in Psychosis Grad Cert/Grad Dip

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This course equips students with the skills to engage people with psychosis and their carers, to assess their subjective difficulties, and to deliver innovative brief structured psychological interventions. Workshops, role plays and case discussions will cover practical skills, and the theory informing practice.

The programme is designed for frontline mental health professionals, but is also suitable for graduates without a mental health qualification who are interested in pursuing further work or study in the area. 

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

 

 


Key benefits

  • The Internationally renowned centre for the development and evaluation of cognitive behavioural interventions for people with psychosis and their carers, offers unrivalled access to current innovations in practice and research.

  • Students can choose from a selection of interventions to suit their practice or preference.

  • The course highlights the most topical developments in the field.

Key information

Application status Closed

Duration Grad Cert 8 months; Grad Dip 16 months. Start dates in January, April and September. (attendance is one day only at the IoPPN; can be delivered off campus if travel is paid and numbers are sufficient).

Study mode Part-time

Credit value UK 60/ECTS 30 (Grad Cert)

Programme accreditations The programme will make a small contribution towards BABCP supervision/training requirements necessary for registration as an accredited CBT therapist, but considerable further training will be required for accreditation.

Course intake Up to 30 PT.

Course leaders

Programme Directors

Professor Philippa Garety and Dr Emmanuelle Peters

Programme Leaders

Dr Juliana Onwumere and Dr Suzanne Jolley 

Further details

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office
tel: +44 (0)20 7848 7000
fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/contact-us.aspx

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Department Department of Psychology

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Course detail

Description

The course is designed to equip frontline mental health professionals with the skills to deliver brief structured interventions for people with psychosis and their carers. Other students usually have a background in psychology, neuroscience, pharamcology, psychiatry, nursing or related disciplines.

Each module is delivered over eight teaching days, with additional assessment sessions. Developing competent practice is emphasised: following workshop examples, role play with audio/video feedback will be used to develop skills. Students will be expected to practice techniques outside teaching hours. Students will have the opportunity to discuss their own cases, or case examples, to apply the work in practice. 

An engagement module, which covers models of psychosis and of caregiving in psychosis, and ways of interacting with people with psychosis and their carers together, is compulsory. A selection of other interventions can then be chosen, each covered over a module.

Course purpose

The programme is designed to equip frontline mental health professionals with the skills to deliver brief structured interventions for people with psychosis and their carers. 

An engagement module, which covers models of psychosis and of caregiving in psychosis, and ways of interacting with people with psychosis and their carers together, is compulsory. A selection of other interventions can then be chosen, each covered over a module. The programme is offered as a Certificate (two modules) or Diploma (four modules) with start dates in September and January each year.

Course format and assessment

Assessment will be assessed role play and examination.

The following information gives you an ideaof what a typical academic might look like as you progress through your studies. 

Course Format

Advanced Engagement Skills

Lectures (48 hours) | Seminars/Tutorials (2 hours) | Supervised Learning (100 hours) | Self-directed study (150 hours) 

Specific Interventions

Lectures (48 hours) | Seminars/Tutorials (2 hours) | Supervised Learning (100 hours) | Self-directed study (150 hours) 

Specific Interventions for Voices and Delusions 

Lectures (48 hours) | Seminars/Tutorials (2 hours) | Supervised Learning (100 hours) | Self-directed study (150 hours) 

Working with Young People who Have Psychosis or Unusual Experiences and their Carers 

Lectures (48 hours) | Seminars/Tutorials (2 hours) | Supervised Learning (100 hours) | Self-directed study (150 hours) 

Supervised Practice in CBT Informed and Carer Supportive Interventions in Psychosis 

Lectures (14 hours) | Seminars/Tutorials (36 hours) | Supervised Learning (100 hours) | Self-directed study (150 hours) 

 

Contact time is based on 28 academic weeks. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

 

Assessment 

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations.

Examination (50%) | Coursework (0%) | Practical (50%)

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

Extra information

Regulating body

King’s College is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England

Other related courses:

CBT for Psychosis PGDip/GradCert

Structure

Year 1

Required Modules

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take:

  • Graduate Diploma – modules totalling 120 credits

  • Graduate Certificate – modules totalling 60 credits

Required modules
You are required to take:

  • Advanced Engagement Skills (30 credits) 
Optional Modules

In addition, you are required to take 30 credits if you are taking the Grad Cert and 90 credits if you are taking the Grad Dip, from a range of optional modules which may typically include:

  • Specific Interventions (30 credits)

  • Specific Interventions for Voices & Delusions (30 credits)

  • Working With Young People Who Have Psychosis or Unusual Experiences & Their Carers (30 credits)

  • Supervised Practice in CBT Informed & Carer Supportive Interventions in Psychosis (30 credits)

Optional modules may only run if a minimum number of students enrol onto them.

Entry requirements & how to apply

CBT Carer Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements   All applicants need to demonstrate the ability to work effectively at graduate level and an interest in and enthusiasm for psychological approaches to working with people with psychosis and their carers.
International requirements    Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.
English Language Requirements  Band D Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

 

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £60 applies.

Applications which fulfil the entry requirements will be assessed on an individual basis by the programme leaders. Selected applicants will be invited for interview. Clinical candidates selected for interview may additionally be requested to participate in a short role-play with an actor playing the role of the client and a brief, written case formulation exercise.

 

Personal statement and supporting information

You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

CBT checklist
Personal statement Yes A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required. Please detail your previous training in, and experience of working with people with psychosis and of providing therapy, both to people with psychosis and in other settings. This should include type of therapy (e.g. CBT or Supportive Counselling), approximate numbers of clients worked with and length of therapy.
Previous Academic Study Yes A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. If you have already completed your degree, copies of your official degree certificate will also be required. Applicants with academic documents issued in a language other than English, will need to submit both the original and official translation of their documents.
References Yes Two references are required with at least one academic. Professional references will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
Other Optional You may also wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application

 

Application closing date

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.  Our first application deadline is the 29 March 2019.  Applications will remain open if places are available and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full. 

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

  • Part time Home/EU fees: £3,470 per year (Grad Dip 2019/20); £4,100 per year (Grad Cert 2019/20)
  • Part time overseas fees: £9,560 per year (Grad Dip 2019/20); £9,560 per year (Grad Cert 2019/20)

Students starting their programme in 2019/20 who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2019, payment is due by 27th April 2019.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2019 and 30th June 2019, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2019 and 31st July 2019, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2019, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.


Additional costs/expenses

In addition to the costs above, 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
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

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

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

Further therapy skills training; delivery in the workplace.

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