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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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.

Unique aspects of the course
The course is relevant to healthcare and education professionals, particularly those working in the area of mental health such as psychiatric nurses, psychiatrists and allied professionals.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy involves lectures and workshops from Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists and Clinical Psychologists in practice allowing students to learn the application of the theory and research into clinical practice by experienced clinicians. Year 2 is clinically based and involves clinical supervision of practice allowing students to develop their practice competences in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy supported by a strong evidence base.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy must have successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (30 credits and will normally:
1. Have an Honours Primary Degree or an equivalent qualification in a relevant subject (e.g. Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, Clinical Therapies, Education or other allied disciplines)
2. Be a practising professional (Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Education or other allied disciplines)
3. Applicants who are practising healthcare professionals must provide evidence of current registration with the relevant professional regulatory body (e.g. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, the Irish Medical Council, the Health & Social Care Professions Council (or equivalent regulatory body for pharmacists, occupational therapist, speech and language therapists etc.)) or be eligible for such registration. Applicants from allied disciplines or teachers must provide evidence of professional certification.
4. Have a minimum of 36 months post registration experience working within a health care or education setting.
5. Applicants must provide a 250 words statement as to how cognitive behavioural psychotherapy will be useful in their work and confirm they have access to individuals experiencing mental health difficulties in order to undertake the clinical component of this programme.
6. All applicants for the postgraduate diploma programme must provide the name and contact details of two referees; at least one of these must be from a work source, either voluntary or paid, who is familiar with their work practice with regards to their suitability for undertaking this programme. The other referee can be from a service user or an employer.

In cases where the number of suitably qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available, selection will be made by interview.

Duration

2 years part-time

The part-time option will be taught during evening hours over 2 years.

Careers or further progression

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.

Skills & Career
If you are a caring professional who would like to develop expertise in evidence based psychotherapy, this course is for you. This programme will enable you to become a reflective practitioner and increase your awareness and theoretical understanding of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. It will encourage you to adopt an informed and critical approach to the professionalisation of psychotherapy. It will further increase your theoretical understanding and practical application of CBT by enhancing your clinical and professional skills thereby allowing you to work towards practicing as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist.

Further enquiries

Contact details for this course
Megan Edwards
megan.edwards@ucc.ie
+ 353 021 490 1467
http://www.ucc.ie/en/nursingmidwifery/

Sheila Heddermann
S.Hedderman@ucc.ie
+353(0) 21 4901560

Subjects taught

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)
MH6134 Theories of Human Development including Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy Theory (5 credits)
MH6135 Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) (5 credits)
MH6136 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) models of Mental Health Problems I (5 credits)
MH6137 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) models of Mental Health Problems II (10 credits)
MH6138 Cognitive 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 (Year 2) 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)

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Course practicalities
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.

Who teaches this course?
Lecturers along with CBT Psychotherapist's and Clinical Psychologists in practice. A list of accredited supervisors will be provided.

Assessment method

Assessment of this course will include video work, reflective reports, case presentations, practice assessment, written assignments and submission of taped sessions.

Application date

Applications for 2019 start dates will open on November 1st 2018.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means we offer places four times a year on a rolling basis. Some courses have one specific closing date, please check your course prospectus page for this information.

The UCC rounds EU application system closing dates for postgraduate taught courses are below. We advise applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications:

For all completed applications received by January 11th 2019
Offers will be made:Offers will be made by January 25th 2019

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2019
Offers will be made: Offers will be made by March 15th 2019

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2019
Offers will be made: Offers will be made by May 15th 2019

For all completed applications received by July 1st 2019
Offers will be made: Offer will be made by July 15th 2019

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity for places.

While there is no official closing date for Research courses applicants are advised to submit their application at least two months ahead of their proposed start date. There are four official Research start dates – September/October, January, April and July.

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/studyatucc/postgraduateprogrammes/tau...

The closing date for non-EU applications is 15th June

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date August 2019

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