Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Studies
The Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Studies is part of a comprehensive CBT training programme, which has been renowned for its consistent record of excellence in CBT practice, training and supervision over the past 25 years.
Oxford is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in CBT and the course draws on an impressive body of local specialist skill and knowledge.
The course aims to provide students with:
- a sound knowledge of cognitive behavioural models, concepts and methods
- an understanding of issues of importance relating to the theory and practice of CBT, including: the relationship between CBT theory and therapy
- an understanding of the use of CBT with a variety of client groups and disorders
- related research on outcome and process
- the ability to convey clearly the central concepts of CBT
The course does not aim to prepare students to practice, teach or supervise CBT. The emphasis is on acquiring an understanding of the theory and practice of CBT treatment and supervision, within an explicit theoretical framework in relation to associated empirical research. To this end, students will attend and complete the theoretical components of the PG Cert in CBT and relevant PG Cert in Enhanced CBT specialisms, thus covering CBT treatment for common psychological disorders, psychological trauma, psychosis and bipolar and CBT supervision and training. This course is appropriate for researchers seeking to gain a strong theoretical foundation in CBT.
In order to complete the PG Certificate in CBS, students are required to complete the following components:
This must be taken in year 1 of the programme. Students will attend 3 days of teaching in September and 2 days in October, and submit a 2000 word essay in November.
Supervision and Training:
This can be taken in year 1 or year 2 of the programme. Students will attend 4 days of teaching in October, and submit a 2000 word essay in November.
Psychosis and Bipolar:
This can be taken in year 1 or year 2 of the programme*. Students will attend 4 days of teaching in October and 2 days in November, and complete an assessed presentation in November or December.
Can be taken in year 1 or year 2 of the programme*. Students will attend 2 days of teaching in October, and 1 day of teaching in February, and submit a 2000 word essay in March.
*Students cannot complete the Psychosis and Bipolar and Psychological Trauma components in the same academic year, but can indicate a preference for which order they would like to take them in.
Please visit the Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Studies page on the University of Oxford Graduate Admissions website for details of course fees and costs for this programme.
Apply for this course
Applications for this course should be made via the University of Oxford Graduate Admissions website. This website includes further information about this course, including entry requirements and a guide to applying.
All applications must have been fully completed before the application deadline in order to be considered.
For part-time courses longer than six months with a weekly or monthly attendance requirement you will not be eligible for a Tier 4 visa or the Short Term Student route based on the structure of the course.
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