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CBT (Advanced Level Practice) (PGCert)

Postgraduate Certificate
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

PGCert CBT (Advanced Level Practice) is suited to practitioners wanting to develop Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) knowledge and treat different presentations. Expand your clinical expertise and learn new interventions in a flexible study environment. 

You’ll learn to engage, assess and treat people through interactive workshops and personalise this PGCert CBT course by studying subjects you’re interested in. 

This Postgraduate Certificate in CBT (Advanced Level Practice) is suited to those who have already completed a PG Diploma or have CBT experience. 

If you’re a practitioner specialising in one set of presentations, this course will allow you to develop your knowledge and skills in other areas (such as psychosis or personality presentations). This advanced practice certificate offers you the opportunity to broaden your clinical expertise and develop new skills. 

On this advanced certificate in CBT you’ll gain the expertise to help people with  particular presentations. As part of your studies, you’ll take part in workshops with demonstrations and interactive learning techniques like role-play.  

When you complete this PGCert cognitive behavioural therapy course you’ll: 

  • understand cognitive behavioural concepts, models and methods 
  • understand theoretical and empirical literature to improve clinical decision making 
  • develop skills in collaborative assessment, formulation and treatment 

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

This course is led by Dr Katherine Newman-Taylor. Katherine works on the CBT and Clinical Psychology programmes at the University, and as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with the local NHS trust. 

Their clinical interests are in working with people with psychosis, and in adopting a cognitive behavioural approach to living well with voices and paranoia. Learn more on Dr Newman-Taylor's staff profile page


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British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

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