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The University of Southampton

National recognition for Psychology CBT training

Published: 7 October 2015

Psychology at the University of Southampton has been nationally recognised as one of just two UK universities that provide Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) training for people with psychosis at an appropriate postgraduate level.

NHS England commissioned University College London (UCL) to carry out the review of specialist training providers of psychological therapies for people with severe mental illness. They identified Southampton, alongside Kings College London/Institute of Psychiatry, for the quality of their postgraduate CBT training for people with psychosis.

Dr Katherine Newman-Taylor, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead for the Postgraduate Diploma in CBT, said: “We are very pleased with this recognition, which we believe is testament to the commitment of the CBT team and our NHS partners, to delivering high quality training in psychological therapies. 

“At Southampton we have a strong tradition of CBT training and this places us in a good position to continue to train clinicians and research our practice, with the overarching aim of ensuring that everyone with mental ill-health has access to high quality, evidence-based psychological therapy to support their recovery.”

Southampton offers a wide range of postgraduate CBT courses that are designed to suit practitioners at various stages of their careers, and those working with different client groups.

The review formed part of UCL’s project for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies education and workforce development for severe mental illness and long-term conditions or medically unexplained symptoms.

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