London wide Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (IAPT) for CBT High Intensity Therapists. Psychological therapy services across London are now recruiting CBT High Intensity Trainees as part of the IAPT programme. Click here to find out more...
Post Graduate Diploma (IAPT Programme) in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
The Post Graduate Diploma in CBT (IAPT Programme) that we offer has been specifically commissioned by the IAPT Programme (Department of Health) to deliver the required clinical training to a proportion of the new workforce, based in several of the London IAPT clinical services. Our aim is to train a new workforce of ‘High Intensity’ practitioners who are qualified to deliver evidence-based psychological therapies at the primary care level.
The Programme aims to:
Further information on IAPT, including the latest updates, can be accessed at www.iapt.nhs.uk
About the Programme
What does the Programme entail?
The Programme is divided into three modules, covering mastery of the fundamentals of CBT, CBT for anxiety disorders and CBT for depression. Areas included in the formal teaching programme include the following (note: this is a sample only):
Students will receive training supervision as part of the Programme which focuses on the development of their clinical skills in CBT. The groups remain ‘closed’ for the duration of the Course. This enables the development of productive and supportive working relationships and also helps supervisors monitor their students’ progress and work with them to address their learning needs.
Students are required to see a minimum of eight clients. These clients must be seen for a complete course of therapy. BABCP accreditation requires a minimum of 200 hours of client contact. To meet these goals by the end of the Programme, students should aim to carry a caseload of three or four clients per term.
How is competence assessed?
Additional support for student learning is available through our Personal Advisor Scheme, personal tutorials and individual supervision sessions.
Applicants are required to demonstrate that they have attained a core professional training in a mental health related field and should normally have attained an upper second class honours degree in psychology or a professional equivalent. Those with a lesser qualification who have extensive professional experience and can demonstrate the required level of preparedness for post graduate academic work will also be considered.
Applicants also need to present evidence of at least one year of post qualification experience in mental health, preferably with some experience of supervised practice in CBT.
In order to enter our Programme it is necessary to apply to be employed as a High Intensity Worker in one of the London IAPT sites. At this time, it is not possible to apply for entry into the Programme separately from having applied for one of the High Intensity training posts.
How do I apply?
For further details about the Diploma and MSc please contact: