This Postgraduate Diploma in CBP provides comprehensive training in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. The programme is offered over two years with Year 1 leading to a Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and a with clinical supervision component of Year 2. The course is aligned with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Individuals who successfully complete this programme have the minimum training standards but may require additional supervised clinical work before applying for BABCP accreditation.
Following successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma, students can progress to the MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
The Postgraduate Diploma in CBP will provide comprehensive training in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, thereby allowing students to become competent in the delivery of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. Theoretical learning of the principles and competencies of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy is covered along with Clinical Supervision of practice with clients experiencing mental health difficulties.
Part 1 (30 credits) (Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
MH6134Theories of Human Development including Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy Theory (5 credits)
MH6135Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) (5 credits)
MH6136Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) models of Mental Health Problems I (5 credits)
MH6137Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) models of Mental Health Problems II (10 credits)
MH6138Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) models of Mental Health Problems III (5 credits)
Please note the Postgraduate Certificate must be completed before you apply for the Postgraduate Diploma (Year2)The PG Cert is not on offer in 2014-15
Postgraduate Diploma Part 2 (30 credits)
MH6000 Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Core Competences (5 credits)
MH6001 Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Practitioner Competences (5 credits)
MH6002 Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy for Complex Cases (5 credits)
MH6003 Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Supervised Practice (5 Credits)
NU6005 Research Methods (10 credits) (Blended learning module)
Course Code: CKW21 Part-time
Course Title: Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
College: Medicine and Health
Duration: 2 Years Part-time
Teaching Mode: Part-Time
The part-time option will be taught during evening hours over 2 years.
Qualifications: PG Dip
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: The total EU fee level for 2017/2018 for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy Year 1 is EUR 7,500, EUR 2,500 for Year 2. Please note in addition 30 hours of clinical supervision is a requirement of this programme by an accredited behavioural psychotherapist. The cost of this will be borne by the students and will be approximately EUR 60-EUR 80 per hour for individual supervision. Where an accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist is available in the student's place of work supervision may be negotiated with your employer. A list of appropriate supervisors will be provided to successful applicants
2016 Entry Requirements: See detailed entry requirements
Closing Date: Not on offer 2017/2018
Next Intake: Not on offer 2017/2018
Students undertaking this programme will attend for a full week in September along with one evening per week between September and May.
Students will be required to undertake clinical supervision of their practice with an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. The university will provide a list of accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists. The cost of clinical supervision will be the responsibility of individual students. Each student must ensure they have access to individuals experiencing mental health difficulties in order to undertake the clinical component of this programme.
One module (NU6005) is a Blended Learning module which will be taken alongside other postgraduate diploma students. This module consists of online coursework, shared learning using discussion boards and attendance at workshops. Support is provided by an appropriate member of staff.
Progression to the MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
Following successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, students can progress to the MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. This is not a requirement to practise as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.
Assessment of this course will include video work, reflective reports, case presentations, practice assessment, written assignments and submission of taped sessions
Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. . For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.
Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary information form as part of the applications process for this programme. This form is available to view from here Supplementary Questions 2017/2018 - Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy CKW21 (192kB).All required documentation must either uploaded to your online application or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway.
Further Contact Information
Sheila Heddermann Senior Executive Assistant
Email:S.Hedderman@ucc.ie T: +353(0) 21 4901560
Ms Moira O'Donovan