The University of Salford

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

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Rank: 92 (The Complete University Guide)

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Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months

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This course will allow students to learn how to use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with clients and to assess, formulate and provide interventions. Focusing on clients who have anxiety and depression right through to people with addictions, personality disorder and schizophrenia; you will also have the opportunity to study new developments, family interventions and how CBT is used to treat physical health issues.


Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree in psychology or other health/social care related discipline, e.g. counselling, health sciences, nursing. Or: An honours degree (in any discipline) (2.2 or above) and a diploma in counselling or its UKCP or BPS equivalent. In addition applicants must have one year's experience in a mental health setting and an active interest in cognitive behavioural work. Applicants must have an active placement where they can work with clients and have approval to use clients as part of their coursework. Overseas students must be able to complete placements and have access to clients. Students should access supervision from someone with experience of CBT (if accreditation is to be aimed for, then an accredited supervisor with the BABCP), each student should aim to utilise supervision within the frequency stipulated by this accrediting body. If the student does not have a core profession, then the KSA (see BABCP guidance) will need to have been commenced and be available to support any application. This course is not accredited, supervision or placements are not provided but students can aim to become accredited upon completion of the requirements according to BABCP. The course attempts to meet BABCP core curriculum guidelines, but not all. As guidelines change, further study may be needed to gain such accreditation. Anyone interested in accreditation will need to read the BABCP guidelines carefully. DBS equivalent for international students is required.

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IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)

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About this university

International students

Students from around 100 countries come to Salford to study and there is plenty of application information available via the website. There is also plenty of help and advice on hand including English language courses for those to whom the language isn’t native. There is advice on matters such as immigration and visas, getting a bank account, accessing health services and working between studies. There is also various clubs and societies on offer of interest to international students as well as the chance to try something new. The Students Union is based on Peel Park campus and offers representation for students, a range of advice services as well as running the sports clubs and interest societies for its members. It also operates a bar and shops on the campus. There are some 80 different sports teams and activities most of which make use of the Sports Centre and take part in the BUCS leagues as well as annual events against the neighbouring University of Manchester. there is also a Give a Sport a Go program to help people try something different and work on their health and fitness as well as fitness activities as diverse as belly dancing and circus skills! Other societies and clubs cover a range of interests from academic to arts and international as well as performing arts, political subjects and religious groups. In the volunteering area, there is the Community Actions Teams initiative that gets students involved in programs around the larger community while the Enterprise initiative helps students gain skills that will make them more attractive to employers once they finish their studies.

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