PGCert/GradCert Psychological Therapies Practice (Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children, Young People and Families)

Duration Part time 1 year
Discipline
  • Psychology
LocationExeter (Streatham)
Start date October

Overview

Are you interested in a career as a Wellbeing Practitioner?

Would you like to develop your clinical competency in the low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy clinical method?

Would you like to have an understanding of ways to adapt your practice to accommodate diversity and increase access to evidence-based psychological therapies?

If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’ then this may be the programme for you. This programme will provide you with an outstanding opportunity to develop the competencies and knowledge associated with practice as a Wellbeing Practitioner for Children and Young People (CYP). A strong emphasis throughout the programme is placed upon your personal and professional development.

Advantages of the programme 

  • You will study within a vibrant, stimulating and internationally-recognised research environment, where members of your teaching team have first-hand experience within the clinical setting.
  • Your learning experience will be enriched by nationally-recognised, innovative, clinical teaching approaches, designed to develop you on your terms.

Programme aims

The aims of the PGCert Psychological Therapies Practice (Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children, Young People and Families) are to:

  • Provide you with a thorough grounding in the Department of Health Wellbeing Practitioner for Children and Young People (WP-CYP) curriculum working within the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme.
  • Develop your understanding and clinical competency in the low intensity CBT clinical method and enable you to adapt your practice to work effectively with children and young people (CYP), their parents/carers and professionals with diverse needs.
  • Provide you with the foundations to establish a commitment to continuing professional development and becoming an evidence-based practitioner.
  • Provide you with a high quality and stimulating learning experience in a supportive environment that is enriched by an internationally-recognised research environment, nationally-recognised innovative clinical teaching approaches and current clinical practice.

Applicants without a degree

This programme is offered at both postgraduate level (PGCert) and at final year undergraduate degree level (GradCert). If you do not hold an undergraduate degree you may be eligible for enrolment on the GradCert programme. The topics you will study are the same for both programmes. Please contact the administrative team for more information.

Programme structure

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Learning and teaching

Teaching includes:

  • taught sessions
  • work-based directed learning days
  • supervision roleplays
  • SP/SR (Self Practice/Self Reflection) activities.

1-1 tutorials also take place to support student learning and course progress.

Assessments include:

  • a recorded presentation
  • a written exam
  • formative PPD (Professional Practice Document)
  • recordings
  • reflective commentaries
  • and practice outcomes document/Portfolio. 

Careers

This programme is training people already in a career within the NHS or an IAPT service. It will provide you with an outstanding opportunity to develop their competencies and knowledge associated with practice as a Practitioner.

A strong emphasis throughout the programme is placed upon your personal and professional development.

Advantages of the programme are that:

  • You will study within a vibrant, stimulating and internationally-recognised research environment, where members of your teaching team have first-hand experience within the clinical setting.
  • Your learning experience will be enriched by nationally-recognised, innovative, clinical teaching approaches, designed to develop you on your terms.

Entry requirements

  • Evidence of ability to study successfully at undergraduate level or equivalent
  • Experience of working with children and young people (with mental health difficulties)

Applicants without a degree

This programme is offered at both postgraduate level (PGCert) and at final year undergraduate degree level (GradCert). If you do not hold an undergraduate degree you may be eligible for enrolment on the GradCert programme. The topics you will study are the same for both programmes. Please contact the administrative team for more information.

How to apply

Applications to this programme may only be made through IAPT services recruiting trainees and not directly through the University of Exeter. Posts are typically advertised by IAPT services on NHS jobs websites or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

£7,500

Contact us

Programme administrator:

Sarah Niles
Psychology,
College of Life and Environmental Sciences,
Washington Singer,
Room 001,
Perry Road,
EX4 4QG

Tel: +44 (0)1392 722459
Email: CYP-IAPT@exeter.ac.uk

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This programme is delivered by Clinical Education, Development and Research (CEDAR): an applied psychological practice centre of excellence, focussed on training the new psychological therapies workforce of the future.