Evidence Based High Intensity CBT High Intensity Therapist
- Entry Points 2024
- March 2024 and September 2024
- Postgraduate Diploma
- 12 months
This programme trains High Intensity Therapists working within improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) services. You will gain a systematic knowledge of the principles of CBT and be encouraged to develop a critical understanding of the theoretical and evidence base for CBT and cognitive behavioural models. You will develop skills in CBT for anxiety disorders and depression, understand specialist techniques and the evidence base for working with CBT. Towards the end of your course you will develop your skills to an advanced level, and will benefit from lectures by specialists in more complex disorders.
Module 1: Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Module 2: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression & Anxiety
Module 3: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety Disorders & Depression 2
Throughout the course, two days a week will be assigned as University Days, covering lectures, skills practice and small-group supervision. The course uses blended learning, comprised of face-to-face and online teaching, as well as supervised practice within employing services. Throughout the year are a range of assessments and assignments to demonstrate learning outcomes and assess clinical skills and competency. Attendance at teaching is mandatory due to the need to receive the required training to qualify as clinically competent practitioners.
On successful completion of the course, Trainees will qualify with a PG Diploma (120 credits) and be accreditable as a CBT therapist with BABCP.
The programme currently does not take self-funded IAPT students. Potential applicants must apply for a Trainee HIT role with one of our partner services who are the employing organisations. To find out more email us.
Entry to this is having an undergraduate degree and a recognised BABCP core profession and significant post qualifying experience. If you do not have a recognised core profession but have extensive training and relevant clinical experience in a psychological therapy/clinical facing role such as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner and are at least two years post qualification in that role, you can enter via the KSA route.