Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment

The Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment provides an opportunity for practitioners to augment their knowledge and skills in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). It can also be used as a springboard for further study in CBT, working towards becoming an accredited practitioner with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.

The Postgraduate Certificate course at the Charlie Waller Institute offers a high quality learning experience that equips students with the knowledge and confidence that they need to provide the most appropriate form of psychological treatment for a range of presenting problems.

Workshops are taught by national and international leaders who specialise in research and dissemination of best practice. This allows Charlie Waller Institute students to develop advanced knowledge and competence across a range of clinical presentations.

Flexibility in the choice of workshops allows Postgraduate Certificate students to tailor their course experience to their own interests and practical needs. Students will be part of a lively community in which our staff are active researchers into evidence-based psychological treatments.

About the Course

This part-time course will run from January 2020. Students on the PG Certificate programme gain knowledge and skills through attendance at formal teaching days, which is then evaluated by written assessment. The course involves attending a series of 14 days of training workshops led by the national and international leaders in their field. These training days are selected from the events on this site, and divided into 3 modules. The first module is assessed by way of a 90 minute written exam, and the further 2 modules through an electronic submission of an essay. An additional 2 training days can be chosen as part of the course and these are non-assessed. The course is likely to appeal to individuals who wish to top-up their clinical skills through exposure to the latest interventions. CWI is recognised as a training provider by BABCP and attendance at all the courses will contribute towards the training hours required for individual accreditation by the BABCP .

A sample of areas covered by the teaching programme includes:

  • Fundamentals of CBT Theory
  • Assessment skills
  • Formulation skills
  • Structuring sessions
  • CBT and the therapeutic relationship
  • Cognitive interventions in CBT
  • Behavioural interventions in CBT
  • The fundamentals of working with older people
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Complex presentations
  • Psychosis
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Long term conditions
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Perfectionism
  • Mindfulness
Entry Requirements

Honours degree in a discipline connected to mental health/clinical qualification in mental health and a postgraduate-level qualification in mental health or equivalent.

Applicants without these qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Selection is based on application form alone

Who Are Our Students

Our students come from a range of backgrounds and include clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, registered mental health nurses, social workers, psychiatrists, counsellors, other mental health workers and therapists trained in other modalities working in public or private healthcare settings.

Course staff are experienced in advising students about pathways for developing further knowledge and competence in CBT, and the requirements for BABCP accreditation.

Fees for 2020 are £3150 – this can be paid in 2 installments.

For further information please contact or 0118 378 7491

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