The MSc Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practice (Resilience and Positive Development) is a researcher'practitioner degree aimed at those who want to develop a career in research and academia. It provides you with a platform to occupy senior management positions in the NHS and healthcare organisations.
The MSc course enables you to undertake research in the area of positive psychology, in particular the areas of resilience, flourishing and positive development.
You can progress to the MSc after successful completion of the PgCert and PgDip.
The course is unique in using positive psychology principles and practice for the development of resilience and flourishing in clients with mental health issues. During the first and second year you'll have an opportunity to take part in a question'and'answer session in person with Dr Christine Padesky, and one to two online group sessions where you'll be able to discuss some client issues common to the whole group. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a master clinician.
In the first two years the course will be delivered one weekend a month, and in the final year modules 7 and 8 will take place on a weekday (usually a Monday or Wednesday).
Subject to validation conditions being met.
Modules: CBT interventions for development of resilience and flourishing; research in health and social care; dissertation.
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- A UK bachelors degree (2:1 or above) normally in a related field and a professional qualification such as nurse, counselling psychologist, clinical psychologist, occupational therapist, doctor, or social worker. Psychological Well-being Practitioners (PWPs) are welcome to apply; or
- A UK bachelors degree (2:1 or above) normally in Psychology or health related subject plus some experience of working with people suffering from depression and anxiety. 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. You will be asked to write a statement in your application form, detailing your experience. At interview you will be required to bring evidence of your experience 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 in total via face-to-face or telephone contact. You will be asked to write a statement in your application form, detailing your experience. At interview you will be required to bring evidence of your experience in a portfolio of Knowledge, Skills and Applications. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.5, Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.
- If you have satisfactorily completed the requirements of the PgDip Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Resilience and Positive Development) and are eligible for BABCP accreditation you will no longer need to actively see clients nor will you need clinical supervision as a requirement of the course. However we hope you will continue your practice as a CBT practitioner. However it is likely you'll need access to clients for research purposes.