Description

The MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) aims to provide students with a structured training where students can systematically acquire the knowledge and skills needed to practice as a Cognitive Behavioural psychotherapist.

On the course students will be able to progressively build their confidence and competence to take them from a novice to accredited practitioner, with both the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Association of Cognitive & Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP).

Uniquely on this course students will be strongly encouraged to evaluate Cognitive Behavioural theory and practice, which will include an emphasis on understanding the relationship of CBT to other psychotherapeutic modalities and on the tailoring of interventions to individual needs. As such this training in CBT is presented within a broader framework of critical and positive psychology.

The course also aims to develop students understanding of the impact of contextual and structural factors, particularly in terms of the impact of inherent power differentials, upon the formation and resolution of individual psychological difficulties. This also includes the influence of contextual factors upon the practice of CBT itself and the examination of the way in which CBT can contribute to the prevention and amelioration of the negative impact ofthese.As such particular focus is given to developing a flexible and creative approach to the practice CBT to effectively respond to individual, social and cultural diversity.In addition the course seeks to broaden the focus of understanding away from only addressing psychopathology to a broader view of the practice of CBT that includes the optimization of individual well-being.

*Suitable applicants without core profession (e.g. psychology/BAPS graduates) will be able to enter a 2 year course which will enable them to gain both BACP and BABCP accreditation. Those with a core profession (e.g. counsellors, nurses, GP, and also social workers and community and youth workers), will be able, pending basic skills and suitability, to choose to enter into Year 2 and receive a BABCP accreditation

This programme is for September 17 entry.

*New programme: Subject to validation
Please note: ‘subject to validation’ means that we will be offering this degree providing it is approved by the Goldsmiths Academic Board.

Study Details:

MSc

Module Details:

Year One

Autumn Term 11 weeks:

Monday

10:00 – 12:30 Psychology Models of Therapy 1 (Humanistic Tradition)

13:30 – 16:00 Therapeutic Skills

Tuesday

10:00 – 12:30 Reflective Practitioner

13:30 – 16:00 Supervised Practice 1 (Professional and Ethical Issues)

Spring Term 11 weeks:

Monday

10:00 – 12:30 Psychology Models of Therapy 2 (Cognative Behavioral Psychotherapy)

13:30 – 16:00 Therapeutic Skills continued

Tuesday

10:00 – 12:30 Research Methods

13:30 – 16:00 Supervised Practice 1 (includes CBP Foundation Practitioner Skills)

Summer Term 5 weeks

Monday

10:00 – 12:30 Psychology Models of Therapy 2 (Cognative Behavioral Psychotherapy)

13:30 – 16:00 Therapeutic Skills continued

Tuesday

Independant Study

CPD Seminars 

Monday

13:30 – 16:00 Mindfulness ACT Couples Systemic Work

Year Two

Autumn Term

Monday

10:00 – 12:30 Advanced CBT Theory and Practice

13:30 – 16:00 Advanced CBT Skills

Tuesday

10:00 – 12:30 Dissertation

13:30 – 16:00 Supervised Practice 2

Spring Term

Monday

10:00 – 12:30 Advanced CBT Theory and Practice Continued

13:30 – 16:00 Reflective Practitioner 2

Tuesday

10:00 – 12:30 Dissertation Continued

13:30 – 16:00 Supervised Practice 2

Summer Term

Monday

10:00 – 12:30 Advanced CBT Theory and Practice Continued

Tueaday

10:00 – 12:30 Dissertation Continued

13:30 – 16:00 Independant Study

CPD Seminars

Monday

13:30 – 16:00 DBT Compassion-focused approach

Fees

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Entry Requirements

The MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy would accept applications from individuals at various stages of their professional training. Those who are not already accredited with the BACP (or equivalent) will be expected to enter at year one and those with very limited relevant experience will be expected to take the first year part-time option to give them the most opportunity to develop their psychotherapeutic experience.

Those applicants who do already have BACP (or equivalent) accreditation and wish to gain BABCP accreditation will be able to enter the second year of the MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy on the condition that they have the necessary APEL credits

Equivalent qualifications
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English language requirements
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If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.

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