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Interested in the practice and theory of behaviour therapy? Our MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies offers training preparing you for Level 2 Provisional Accreditation as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBP), or for further study. The course is taught by practitioners who are accredited therapists in their own right.
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It’s estimated that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year (1). The problem-focused, action-oriented approach used by cognitive behavioural psychotherapists to help people develop personal coping strategies is proving a popular and effective method of treating several mental health conditions. Our MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies (CBP) course prepares you for practice in this in-demand profession. Additionally, our experienced British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) accredited staff will support you to complete a dissertation based on independent research, preparing you for higher-level study and enhancing your career prospects.
As a graduate of this course, you’ll be eligible to apply for Level 2 Provisional Accreditation as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with BABCP. During your studies, we’ll guide you to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that underpin CBP practice. You’ll explore the underlying principles and have opportunities to develop skills in the assessment of clients and the analysis of their presenting difficulties. You’ll be encouraged to develop a detailed knowledge of CBP techniques, as well as of models of anxiety disorders and depression, and their application to clinical casework.
This course is ideal if you wish to practice using a cognitive behavioural approach in settings that include the helping or health professions, private practice or management roles where working with people is the prime focus. Training in research methods and design will also prepare you to keep abreast of evolving ideas in the field and open doors to doctoral level studies.
(1) http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/statistics-and-facts-about-mental-health/how-common-are-mental-health-problems/ accessed on 18 November 2021
This course is a Level 2 Accredited training course with British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). This means that on completion of the course, you’ll have met all of the training requirements for practitioner accreditation by the BABCP.
If you’re following the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Qualification in Counselling Psychology (QCoP) by the independent route, the course may be appropriate as part of the required training.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
The University of Bolton's MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies is designed to enhance practice and facilitate employment and career progression in psychology or therapy, research and teaching, the helping and health professions, social work, education, private practice and management roles where working with people is the prime focus.
During your studies, we'll support you in developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes that underpin cognitive behavioural psychotherapies practice. As a graduate, you'll understand the principles of cognitive behavioural psychotherapies and possess skills in the assessment of clients and formulation of their presenting difficulties.
Studying this course will also support the development of your personal and transferable skills such as critical analysis, self-reflection, observation and questioning skills, communication skills and the ability to work independently.
Employment opportunities exist for cognitive behavioural psychotherapists in social services, mental health services, youth justice, the NHS, primary care, education or the voluntary and private sectors. Management roles are possible within the NHS, although this usually means a reduction in clinical work as the emphasis moves to managing individuals and services. Lecturing and clinical teaching in universities or training institutions offer an alternative career path.
Some graduates choose to specialise in a particular area; for example, working with children as a child psychotherapist. Other psychotherapists set up independent private practices, but this may take some time to develop.
Upon completing this course, you'll have the option of continuing your studies by taking up a research degree.
With extensive experience, it's possible to become a training therapist, training student psychotherapists, or a supervisor, providing support to other psychotherapists.
Graduates can also use this qualification as a stepping stone into a range of other careers. For some of these roles, relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. Some possibilities include:
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2021-2022 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2021-2022 policy on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
Please contact Admissions by telephone on 01204 903903 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Bolton
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Tel: 01204 903903
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.
We use a range of learning and teaching strategies to promote independent and active learning. These include lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, e-learning, poster presentations and supervision sessions. At Level HE7, you’re expected to take more responsibility for your own learning than you were at undergraduate level. Therefore, you should expect to engage in a substantial amount of independent study, including library research, practical activities and further reading, which will be guided by your module tutor.
You’ll be expected to participate in group discussions for seminars and tutorials, present papers and posters and lead plenary sessions. These methods seek to encourage an enquiring, analytical and imaginative mind, leading to independence of thought, judgement and criticism which truly reflects mastery of the subject.
The different assessments we use are aimed at enabling you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills, and your progress towards achieving the learning goals. You can expect essays, seminar presentations, case studies, skills assessments, and written and verbal reports. You’ll also be expected to complete a dissertation by supervised independent study.
Your development of therapeutic skills will be evaluated and assessed using the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale together with supervisor reports, course team reports, and peer feedback. Formative ratings will be made of role plays and tapes. Summative ratings will be made of recordings of clinical work within the supervised practice modules.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 100%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 69%, Placement/study abroad 10%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 21%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative â€˜optional modulesâ€™ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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