- To provide students with a clear understanding of cognitive-behavioural concepts, models and methods
- To develop students’ critical appreciation of the relevant theoretical and empirical literature, on which sound clinical decision making can be based
- To enable students to develop skills in collaborative assessment, formulation and treatment based on empirically validated models.
Programme start date: dependent on modules chosen, typically September/October
Programme Fees 2016-17 fees as:
Overseas & Channel Islands: TBC
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The diploma is level II accredited by the BABCP. Successful completion of the course provides students with the academic and clinical requirements needed to apply for personal accreditation. Students apply to BABCP independently of the programme.
Most students will be working in a High Intensity IAPT service, and will attend the university for two days a week (Thursdays and Fridays). Students will focus on skills development through a series of applied workshops on Fridays. The programme takes one year to complete, commencing in October.
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Typical entry requirements
You will have a core healthcare profession (as defined by BABCP) or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and attitudes. In addition you will normally have knowledge and experience of CBT.
The admissions process for the PG Dip (IAPT) is normally completed jointly with partner IAPT services. Therefore, as well as meeting the university admissions criteria, you must also meet the service criteria.
Training posts are advertised on NHS jobs and admission to the programme is by application and interview. If you do not have a core profession as defined by BABCP, and are being considered through the KSA route, you must bring a completed KSA portfolio to interview for evaluation by the university KSA assessor. At interview, we will ask you to read a short clinical vignette and then take part in a short role play based on this vignette. Please see BABCP website for information on KSA procedure: http://www.babcp.com/Accreditation/CBP/KSA.aspx
The usual academic entrance requirement is a first degree in psychology, medicine, social work, occupational therapy, nursing, or an equivalent professional qualification, from an approved university, of 2:1 standard or above. If you have a non-degree nursing qualification, this must be equivalent to an undergraduate PG diploma. Experienced mental health professionals who do not meet these entrance requirements may sometimes be individually assessed and considered for admission on a discretionary basis.
International students are required to have the equivalent of a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 in English language prior to starting the programme. (visit www.southampton.ac.uk/international/entry_regs/index.shtml.
The programme requires that you already have certain minimum standards of prior training, including good interpersonal skills, a thorough knowledge of mental health problems, interviewing and general assessment skills, and an understanding of ethical and professional issues in care and treatment. Applications are therefore open primarily to suitably qualified mental health professionals (e.g. Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and Mental Health Nurses). If you have a different, but equivalent professional background, you may be considered on an individual basis, through submission of a portfolio of evidence linked to the BABCP 'Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes' criteria.
In cases where the programme team consider that the candidate's performance is compromised by issues that relate to fitness to practise, the policy and procedures laid out in the University Fitness to Practise Policy will be followed.
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Typical course content
CBT for anxiety and depression (IAPT) diploma modules:
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical
student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided.
More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).