• Program Detail

M.Sc. in Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The programme is based on a national curriculum which is accredited by the British Psychological Society. As such all elements are compulsory, and must be passed in order to exit with the award of PG Cert LI CBT with IAPT PWP status and allow practitioners to apply for accredited PWP status with the crediting body, currently the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists. 

Students take 3 modules; the first module is Engagement and assessment of patients with common mental health problems using low intensity CBT (LI CBT), second is Evidenced based low intensity CBT treatment for common mental health disorders, third is Values, diversity and context. Students are required to be employed, or on an honorary contract, within an IAPT service where they are currently delivering a commissioned IAPT service to the local community. The student is required, in addition to completing the modules, to complete an assessment of practice document which is overseen by a supervisor who is trained in IAPT supervision. The key therapy underpinning the programme is CBT.