London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The course is unique in using positive psychology principles and practice for the development of resilience and flourishing in clients with mental health issues.

Course Modules

Year 1: Advanced cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) practice for the treatment of anxiety and depression; fundamentals of CBT; advanced CBT protocols for the assessment and treatment of anxiety; advanced CBT protocols for the assessment and treatment of depression, suicidality and low self'esteem. Year 2: Advanced CBT practice (resilience and positive development); classic and metacognitive approaches for the treatment of complex presentations; introduction to positive psychology; CBT interventions for the development of resilience and flourishing. Year 3: Advanced CBT practice (resilience and positive development); research in health and social care; dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

PgDip: A UK first degree (2.1 or above) in a related field and a professional qualification such as nurse, counselling psychologist, clinical psychologist, occupational therapist, doctor, or social worker. or; a UK first degree (2.1 or above) in Psychology or health related subject plus substantial experience of working with people suffering from depression and anxiety. Substantial experience consists of voluntary work or paid employment (part'time equivalent). Students should have been assessing or treating patients for not less than 6 months via face'to'face or telephone contact. This experience will be evidenced in a portfolio of Knowledge, Skills and Applications. We welcome international students who have the equivalent of a UK first degree (2.1 or above) in psychology or related field and substantial experience of working with people suffering from depression and anxiety. Substantial experience consists of voluntary work or paid employment. Students should have been assessing or treating patients for not less than 6 months via face to face or telephone contact. This experience will be evidenced in a portfolio of Knowledge, Skills and Applications. International students should be proficient in English and should have passed a qualifying English examination.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate)
1 year
Part Time
PgDip