Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Introductory Level)

  • [For students starting from MT 2016: This course has been discontinued.]

    [For students starting before MT 2016: 1. The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes on the principle and practice of cognitive behavioural therapy, together with clinical practice in cognitive behavioural therapy. The course will be taken on a part-time basis over a period of not less than three terms and not more than nine terms.

  • 2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

    • (a) attendance at the appropriate classroom-based courses including small group case supervisions;

    • (b) two essays, each of no more than 4,000 words, to assess critical appreciation of theory, research and practice on topics provided by course tutors and approved by the examiners;

    • (c) one written case report of 2,000 to 4,000 words;

    • (d) one audio/visual tape (or digital equivalent) recording of a therapy session;

    • (e) close clinical supervision of three ‘training clients’ as evidenced by a log book of supervised clinical practice.

    • The essays under (b), the case report under (c) and the one audio/videotape (or digital equivalent) recording under (d) shall be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and shall notify the candidates and tutors.

    • The audio/videotape (or equivalent recording) will be accompanied by a written reflective analysis on topics provided by course tutors, and students will also be expected to keep a log book to provide evidence of their supervised CBT practice with three ‘training’ clients in module 3.

  • 3. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Postgraduate Certificate.

  • 4. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in meeting their attendance requirements under 2(a), the essays under 2(b), the case report under 2(c) and the audio/videotape (or digital equivalent) recording under 2(d) may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination that they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion, which shall normally be within three months of the original failure.]