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Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) (Severe Mental Health) (PGDip)

Postgraduate Diploma
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
2 years
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

Develop your cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) knowledge and skills to the level of a competent CBT practitioner on this postgraduate diploma at the University of Southampton. This part-time course is accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) at level 1 and will count towards your accreditation as an individual practitioner.

On this part-time PGDip you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of cognitive behavioural concepts, models and methods. 

By studying both theory and research-based evidence, you’ll develop essential skills in: 

  • collaborative assessment 
  • formulation and treatment 
  • critical decision-making 

Your choice of modules will allow you to develop specialist skills in line with the needs of your clinical practice. 

Typical optional modules will cover severe mental health conditions: 

  • CBT for psychosis and bipolar
  • CBT for personality presentations  

This is a flexible programme, with most students working in clinical settings and attending the University at least one day a week.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Katherine Newman-Taylor. Her clinical interests are in working with people with psychosis, and adopting a cognitive behavioural approach to living well with voices and paranoia. 

Read Dr Newman-Taylor's staff profile to find out 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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