Self-Funded Training

The Charlie Waller Institute’s self-funded courses are designed to equip students with both a theoretical grounding in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and the hands-on experience essential for clinical practice.

Our courses are perfect for clinicians looking to build upon their existing knowledge or add CBT to their list of skills. Accredited by the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), you will be taught by a range of national and international experts on CBT and other mental health interventions.

Students on both our Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate are provided with a great degree of flexibility to study at times and days that suit them. While our Flexible Training gives students the opportunity to choose specific modules according to their individual professional needs and working environments. In theory-based modules, students are able to able to study a wide range of disorders based on their own interests including OCD, phobias and body dysmorphic disorder.

Find out more about our self-funded programmes:

Postgraduate Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies

Convened by The Charlie Waller Institute, validated by University of Reading, and delivered by Berkshire Traumatic Stress Service. This Postgraduate Certificate comprises three 20-credit modules; the Introductory module, the Foundation skills module and the Advanced Trauma module. Each module is assessed and must be passed for the Postgraduate Certificate to be awarded. Each module can be taken as a stand-alone and each of the training days of the Advanced Trauma module can be booked as individual workshops.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments

This part-time programme provides practitioners with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and develop skills which can be put into clinical practice. It can also be used to provide a foundation to further study in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and becoming an accredited practitioner with the BABCP. Topics covered by this programme include fundamental of CBT theory, anxiety disorders, mindfulness, cognitive interventions in CBT and more.

Applications for this programme are now closed.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments

With a strong focus on clinical experience, this year-long programme gives students the opportunity to learn the latest evidence-based psychological therapies and receive the training needed to apply for accreditation as a CBT therapist. Level 1 accredited by the BABCP, this course combines theory taught by leading researchers with clinical skills sessions to help students understand how to transfer what they have learned into practice.

Applications for this programme will open in May for our September intake.

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Flexible Training

Our Flexible Training programme enables students can attend specific modules according to their individual professional needs and working environment. Some modules hone skills and knowledge in a specific area and others cover a diverse range of disorders in less detail. On successful completion, module credits can be accumulated towards a University of Reading qualification in Professional Development in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment.

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