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Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PgCert

University of Oxford

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Oxford

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About the course

This course aims to equip experienced CBT healthcare professionals with the enhanced CBT skills necessary to implement evidence-based treatment across a wide range of clinical presentations, and to disseminate these treatments as trainers and supervisors to other practitioners.

This course is designed to help you achieve certain aims. By the end of the course, students should be able to.

  • appreciate how theory, research and clinical practice inform each other in cognitive behavioural therapy, contributing to its continued development
  • establish and practise a repertoire of enhanced cognitive behavioural skills
  • develop the ability to apply these skills with specialist patient groups and problem areas encountered in their own places of work
  • establish and maintain warm, respectful, collaborative relationships, and develop the ability to understand and manage difficulties in the alliance (including the student’s contribution) using a cognitive conceptual framework
  • through consultation, identify and resolve difficulties in practice, whether arising from theoretical, practical, interpersonal, personal or ethical problems.

Students will be expected to have access to treatment settings with regular clinical and CBT supervision where cognitive behavioural therapy skills can be practised and refined on a regular basis.


The allocation of graduate supervision for this course is the responsibility of the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. A supervisor may be found outside the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre.


Summative assessment requirements vary according to the specialism chosen.

  • Children and Adolescents
  • Complex Presentations
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychosis and Bipolar
  • Supervision and Training

Graduate destinations

Completion of the course provides access to a growing network of course graduates and to an ongoing programme of follow-up workshops on CBT and related topics. Further supervision through OCTC may also be negotiated, for example, for participants wishing to achieve accreditation by the British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies as a therapist, supervisor and/or trainer.

This award forms the foundation for further professional and clinical development, which can be pursued within the larger framework of the OCTC/University of Oxford CBT programme. The programme offers specialist training that, with further study, can lead to a PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 4,433per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Oxford

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  • Campus address

    University of Oxford, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 118

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    195 94%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5

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