London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The PgCert Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practice for the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression programme provides you with the theory and practical skills to help people suffering from mild to moderate anxiety and depression using the tools and techniques of CBT at Step 3 of the Stepped Care Model. The programme consists of 3 modules which will make a significant contribution to your accreditation as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

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.

You'll study over 10 weekends in the year (once a month), so the course can work around existing work commitments.

Successful completion of the course leads to our PgDip/MSc Advanced CBT Practice (Resilience and Positive Development).

Subject to validation conditions being met.

Course Modules

Modules: 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.

Start Date:

01/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert

Qualifications required:

  • 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.
  • -Clients/Patients
  • In addition to the above you'll need to have regular access to adult clients/ patients who suffer from mild to moderate depression and anxiety, and be able to evidence your source of clients during the admissions process. To complete the course you'll have treated a minimum of 4-6 clients/patients from assessment to the end of therapy.
  • -Supervision
  • You'll need a BABCP accredited supervisor who can supervise your practice on a monthly basis. You'll need to find and engage this person yourself, and be able to show us evidence for this. The BABCP register is a source of BABCP accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapists who might be willing to play this role for you for a fee. The University will also provide some clinical supervision for you. Together these supervision hours will contribute to your supervision log in case you wish to pursue the path to BABCP accreditation. You'll need a total of 20 hours of supervision to pass the PgCert.