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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Delivered in partnership with NHS Lothian and NHS Glasgow, this course will provide registered health professionals with sufficient theoretical and skills training in cognitive behavioural therapy and enable you to develop your career as a therapist and the service you provide. lt is delivered part-time.

This course is for people already working in a healthcare setting (in areas including psychiatry, clinical and forensic psychology, occupational therapy, social work, nursing, general medical practitioners) who are interested in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in clinical settings.

Why QMU?

  • Learn the theory and practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - the best evidenced psychotherapy in mental health.
  • Core CBT competencies are developed through multiple methods, including lectures, workshops, role play, academic evaluation and close clinical supervision.
  • As trainee therapists, students benefit from the vast experience of expert CBT practitioners from throughout the UK delivering on our specialist postgraduate teaching course.

Course overview

CBT is the model of psychotherapy most tested by research trials for a range of mental and even physical disorders, ranging from depression, anxiety and phobias to eating disorders, schizophrenia and chronic pain. Healthcare professionals are increasingly required to demonstrate a flexible, multidisciplinary approach to make the best use of skills and resources. The NHS actively promotes provision of evidence-based management. CBT is the evidence-based psychotherapy par excellence. It can be effective as a stand-alone treatment and can also be used in conjunction with other medical or psychological treatments. The model is versatile and creative and its techniques can be used selectively in general medical, psychological and nursing practice, as well as informing whole courses of integrated treatment.

This course will help you refine your CBT skills, empower you to use the model in a range of clinical situations, and focus on the development of a respectful and pro-active relationship with patients. The therapeutic alliance is central to the delivery of CBT and the course will teach you to forge a positive collaborative relationship with patients as a means of improving and maintaining the patient’s mental health.

The course is delivered by staff of NHS Lothian and Glasgow.

Exit awards

MSc (180 credits)/ PgDip (120 credits)/ PgCert (60 credits)

Teaching, learning and assessment

The teaching and learning methods used will encourage participative and independent learning. These approaches will engage you in lectures, problem-based learning, workshops, small group discussion, seminars, observation and skills practice. You will also arrange to see patients one day per week. You will also be required to attend Group Supervision for the duration of the course.

Assessment methods will include essays, audio recordings of therapy sessions, case studies and supervisor assessments.

Placements

There are no placements provided on this course. Students will already be in employment and utilise their own workplace as a learning and practising environment or organise their own placement.

Careers

There is a growing demand for therapists specifically trained in this field. This course will enable you to develop your career and the service you provide.

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University information

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    75th

  • Campus address

    Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, EH21 6UU, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 118 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    130 60%

    49th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    53rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    86th

    5

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