Cognitive Behaviour Therapy High Intensity Postgraduate Diploma
Postgraduate, Combined research and taught, Taught
How long it takes:
12 months full-time (2 days at University, 3 days in clinical practice)
Distance learning/ Campus
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Newcastle Law School
|Module number||Module title||Days||Credits|
|1||Principles and Practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy||20||40|
|2||Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety Disorders||20||40|
|3||Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Depression||20||40|
Total credits: 120
Module 1: The fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
This module will focus on the fundamental principles of CBT. Trainees will be encouraged to develop a critical understanding of the theoretical and research evidence for cognitive models, and an ability to evaluate the evidence. The module aims to enable trainees to have an understanding of how scientific principles inform CBT clinical practice. This module will focus on core clinical competencies (skills) necessary for undertaking CBT. It covers cognitive models, maintenance and developmental conceptualisations of cases and the core aspects of the cognitive and behavioural processes of therapy. Clinical workshops will address the most up-to-date evidence for the effectiveness of CBT and provide direct training in applying CBT. The lectures and workshops will consist of information giving, role-play, experiential exercises, and video and case demonstrations; the experiential exercises encourage self-reflection, increase self-awareness and skills acquisition. Sessions will also incorporate a focus on therapists’ beliefs.
Aims of Module 1:
- To develop practical competency in the fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy;
- To develop critical knowledge of the theoretical and research literature underlying CBT.
Module 2: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
This module aims to develop skills in CBT for anxiety disorders to an advanced level, improving proficiency in the fundamental techniques of CBT, and developing competencies in the specialist techniques applied to anxiety disorders. Specific models, evidence base, assessment and specialist treatment strategies will be covered in workshops on specific phobia, panic disorder, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and health anxiety. The clinical workshops will provide practitioners with a strong foundation in the evidence base for working with CBT and anxiety disorders, and address the most up-to-date research developments.
Aims of Module 2:
- To develop critical knowledge of the theoretical and research literature of CBT with anxiety disorders;
- To develop practical competency in CBT for anxiety disorders.
Module 3: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression
This module aims to develop skills in CBT for depression to an advanced level, improving proficiency in the fundamental techniques of CBT and developing competency in the specialist techniques used in the treatment of depression. Specific cognitive and behavioural models of depression, empirical evidence, and assessment and specialist cognitive and behavioural treatment strategies will be covered in workshops. The clinical workshops will provide trainees with a strong foundation in the evidence base for CBT with depression, and address the most up-to-date research methods.
Aims of Module 3:
- To develop practical competency in CBT for depression;
- To develop critical knowledge of the theoretical and research literature informing CB theory and treatment of depression.
Taught modules offered include:
Learning within the High Intensity Diploma course is comprised of:
- Supervised clinical placement within the IAPT service
- Academic lectures
- Skills workshops, including skills practice, small group work and various forms of experiential learning
- Individual and group clinical supervision, both within the IAPT site, and within the University
- Guided self study
- Individual tutorials
Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.
Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.
This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:
- An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
- Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
- Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
- Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs
Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21
MSc: Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300
Tuition fees for International students 2020/21
MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.