Masters | Postgraduate Course - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis PG Cert, PG Dip Course Details within King's College London

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Course Fees
Full time UK fees: £11,550 per year (2018/19) (PGDip) Full time overseas fees: £27,150 per year (2018/19) (PGDip) Part time UK fees: £5,775 per year (2018/19) (PGDip) Part time overseas fees: £13,575 per year (2018/19) (PGDip)
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis PG Cert, PG Dip

Study Details

PG Dip two years (part-time); one year fast-track (full-time) - PG Cert one year (part-time).

The PG Dip programme equips students with a critical understanding of psychological models of psychosis and the skills to deliver high quality and creative cognitive behavioural interventions. The shorter PG Cert programmes focus on clinical skills, for clinicians, or on theoretical background for researchers, academics and non-practitioners.

Key benefits

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

  • Close supervision with expert practitioners develops students' ability to become skilled and creative independent practitioners of CBT for Psychosis.

  • Develops students' skills in training and supervising other professionals and thus improves the provision of CBT for Psychosis in students' own work settings.

Module details

Required Modules

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take:

  • Postgraduate Diploma – modules totalling 120 credits
  • Postgraduate Certificate – modules totalling 60 credits

The required modules vary depending on the qualification. You are required to choose from the following modules:

  • Therapy Skills I: Assessment & Formulation (30 credits)
  • Therapy Skills II: Intervention & Supervised Practice (30 credits)
  • Theoretical Background I: Psychological Models (30 credits)
  • Theoretical Background II: Interventions Efficacy & Future Directions (30 credits)
  • Supervisory Practice I: Supervised Practice in CBT for Psychosis (30 credits)
  • Supervisory Practice II: Supervision, Training & Dissemination (30 credits)

Entry Requirements

All applicants need to demonstrate the ability to work effectively at master's level, and an interest in and enthusiasm for psychological approaches to working with people with psychosis.
PG Dip and Clinical PG Cert applicants must also have a recognised professional mental health qualification obtained by a formal examination, with post qualification experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems, and be based in the NHS (or equivalent) with access to suitable clients.