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Courses / Postgraduate / Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) (Anxiety and Depression) (PGDip)

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) (Anxiety and Depression) (PGDip)

Postgraduate Diploma
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2023

About this course

Develop the skills to become a confident cognitive behavioural therapy practitioner and help treat patients with anxiety and depression on this PGDip at the University of Southampton. Enhance an existing career or start a new one with this professionally accredited qualification.

On this postgraduate diploma we’ll train you in using evidence-based CBT to treat mild to moderate anxiety and mild to severe depression. 

We run the course in line with national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) guidelines, and jointly recruit through partner IAPT services.

It’s open to high intensity IAPT trainees and others interested in developing specialist skills in this area.

You’ll develop: 

  • a clear understanding of cognitive behavioural concepts, models and methods 
  • a critical appreciation of the literature on which sound clinical decision-making is based 
  • skills in collaborative assessment, formulation and treatment based on empirically validated models 

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Samantha Gibson.

Visit Dr Gibson’s profile to learn more about her work.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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