Search results - Postgraduate Cert in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychological Trauma
|Types||Oxford Qualification - Part-time|
|Start date||Oct 2013|
Psychology and Counselling
|Fees||Please see payment section for more information|
|Application status||Applications being accepted|
|Course contact||If you have any questions about this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)1865 738816.|
This programme is designed to offer in-depth training and supervision in cognitive behavioural therapy for traumatized populations. The course is aimed at healthcare professionals who have basic CBT skills and want specialist training in working with psychological trauma. The 16 days of training will be spread over an academic year, in intensive two day teaching blocks, and will provide a strong grounding in current theories and up-to-date evidence. The generic impact of psychological trauma on brain function, memory and psychological development will be covered, as well as techniques for working effectively with developmental and adult trauma, and a range of trauma populations (e.g. refugees, survivors of domestic violence, occupational trauma and children). The course will also include some clinical consultation in small groups.
Selection criteriaThere may be specific subject requirements for your course, so do check the selection criteria below. These will be used by the University in assessing your application.
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Ms Martina Mueller
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles of CBT and the evidence-base for the application of CBT techniques for psychological trauma in a range of populations
- Critically appraise research evidence and theoretical concepts
- Demonstrate knowledge of CBT models of PTSD and complex trauma presentations
- Establish and maintain a collaborative working alliance with patients, including those who present with loss of interpersonal trust and unhelpful interpersonal coping styles
- Conceptualise the development and maintenance of a range of trauma presentations in line with current CBT based models and theories
- Design and implement a wide range of CBT treatment plans/interventions for patients with on-going high quality clinical supervision
- Make appropriate use of clinical supervision for addressing difficulties arising in therapeutic practice
Students are required to write one essay of 4,000 words, demonstrating knowledge of cognitive behavioural therapy theory, research and practice in relation to topic areas selected by the course, and reflecting the taught syllabus.
b) Case Report
Students are required to write a case report of 6,000 words, describing a clinical case, including formulation and treatment plans and presenting these in the context of reference to relevant theory, research and clinical literature.
Evaluation of clinical performance
a) Audio/video-recorded treatment sessions
Students must submit one audio or video recorded example of mid-treatment cognitive therapy sessions. Using this recording, development of cognitive therapy skills will be evaluated by means of the Cognitive Therapy Scale - Revised, an established measure of therapist performance.
b) Log book
Students are also required to keep a log book of their supervised CBT practice over the term.
This course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes on the principles and practice of cognitive behavioural therapy for psychological trauma, together with clinical practice in cognitive behavioural therapy for psychological trauma.
Accommodation is available at the Rewley House Residential Centre, within the Department for Continuing Education, in central Oxford. The comfortable, en-suite, study-bedrooms are rated 3-star, and come with free high-speed internet access and TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.
Fees for the 2013-14 academic year:
- Home/EU - £3,360
- Overseas - £3,360
Details of funding opportunities, including grants, bursaries, loans, scholarships and benefit information are available on our financial assistance page.
Apply for this course
The closing date for applications for 2013-4 will be 3rd June 2013Early application is strongly advised
Application forms should be accompanied by the following compulsory materials:
- Two academic references
- Transcript(s) from previous higher education
- A 500 word statement of purpose
All applications must be completed by the deadlineAll information must be submitted in English. If your first language is not English, you must supply suitable evidence that you have reached the relevant higher level before any offer of a place can be confirmed. This requirement is given in full in the Guidance for International Students on the Graduate Admission's website.