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BPS Approved Master Practitioner Diploma in
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
SDS’ Master Practitioner Diploma In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is Approved by the British Psychological Society

SDS Seminars operates two training programmes in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Introductory Certificate in CBT and a Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT. Both of these courses have been Approved by The British Psychological Society.

The BPS Approved Diploma course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive skills and theory based training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy covering in total 486 hours of training via different learning methods: direct tutor training, video demonstrations, practice, interactive online course modules, post-course reading with assessed online tests and case formulation submissions. The course is designed to largely be based on a 50:50 Theory/Skills split. Through these means, the course enables students to achieve a proficiency in CBT and receive a Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT (MPD CBT) completion.

An overview is available here: http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/CBT_Outline.shtml

The structure of the Diploma is modular. Each module is designed to be an individual self-contained course on a chosen topic. Most are designed around problem areas, whilst others look at strategies, techniques and professional/ethical issues. All modules are designed in such a way that they can be taken in any order or individually, although it is recommended that you take the Introductory 3 day Certificate EITHER first OR close to your first few Diploma modules.

Individual course modules are open access. However the Diploma as a whole is designed for those with a first degree and is taught at a university post-graduate level.

We allow you to complete the modules of the course at your OWN PACE according to your personal circumstances although typically it is anticipated that this should be completed over a 1-2 year period. Fees operate as EITHER discounted payment for the whole Diploma in advance OR on a module by module basis.

Specific case formulations form part of the self-directed skills element of the Diploma. There are fourteen of such modules representing a total of twenty eight case formations and treatment plans that require submission.

Details of these are available here:

Each of the twenty four training modules has an assessed reading list attached to it. Chapters, articles and web pages typically have public domain availability minimising the need to purchase books for the course. Each reading list is assessed via an online test which are designed as simple methods of checking that reading has occurred and been understood rather than as an onerous obstacle that students should be expected to “cram” for. The tests may be taken as many times as is necessary in order to reach the Pass mark (which is 75%).

Details are available here: http://www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk/evidenced_reading.shtml

Our course tutors are all Accredited CBT Therapists and/or Accredited CBT Tutors, are extensively experienced both as practitioners and CBT Trainers. The course Director is Paul Grantham, Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

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CBT Diploma: Useful Links

CBT Diploma Modules
CBT: Introductory Course
(3 days course)
Approved by the British Psychological Society.
Case Formulation
(Online Course)
Behavioural Experiments
(Online Course)
Working with Depression
(1 day course)
Working with Phobias
(1 day course)
CBT for Couples
(2 days course)
CBT for Working with PTSD
(2 days course)
Using CBT Supervision
(Online Course)
Running CBT Groups
(Online Course)
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