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How will this qualify me?

This course leads to a Postgraduate Diploma and is accredited by the BABCP. The course equips practitioners to practice CBT at a high-intensity level for staff who work with a range of presentations in their daily practice N.B It will be important for the purposes of training that these staff have access to ‘training cases’ of more mild to moderate presentations.

What is CBT?

Watch this short animation produced by BABCP for an explanation:

Who is it suitable for?

The course is suitable for anyone who already has a foundation in CBT skills. Staff usually have a core profession (a list can be found here), but it is also possible for staff to take a KSA route, where their current skills are matched and supported throughout the training to help them reach PG Dip level.

What is the time commitment for staff?

The course runs between January to December, where staff attend University for 2 days per week and will then need a further 2 clinical days a week in service as well as their own study time. In order to meet the BABCP accreditation, staff will need to complete 200 hours of CBT practice over the course of the year, with a minimum of 8 closed cases, 3 of which are closely supervised, with a minimum of 5 sessions for each case with 5 hours supervision on each of these cases. This means that 0.8 FTE (full-time equivalent) for staff will need to be protected for completion of the course.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed via:

  • essays
  • videotaped assessment and therapy sessions
  • case reports
  • case presentations
  • supervision reports
  • reflective logs

How is my service supported?

This training is now accessed through the recruit to train offer. As part of expanding the workforce to provide improved access to Psychological therapies for young people, services can recruit to a CBT role with full support from Health Education England to an AFC mid band 6 salary (including on costs) to support the training and salary support of that practitioner in the first year. Services will then need to support that practitioner to remain employed within the service following their training. For further information on recruit to train, please use the embedded link above. 

Sounds good…What do I do next?

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