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Course Title: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

College: Medicine and Health

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Duration: 9 Months Part Time

Teaching Mode: Part-Time

9 Months Part Time.  One evening per week for 3 hours.  In addition a Block week of study will take place in September.

Qualifications: PG Cert

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: To be confirmed

Entry Requirements: See detailed entry requirements

Course Code: CKU12

Closing Date: Open for late applications

Next Intake: September 2015.

Overview

The next intake for this programme will be in September 2015 

The Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy aims to provide you with a comprehensive introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).   Currently CBT is recommended by NICE (2008) as the intervention of choice for many mental health disorders. The course offers a comprehensive grounding in CBT principles for those who want to understand and use CBT principles in their day to day roles.  The course is relevant to healthcare and education professionals, particularly those working in the area of mental health such as psychiatric nurses, psychiatrists and allied professionals.

Course Details

What will I be studying?

The course consists of 5 modules (30 credits):

NU6134 Theories of Human Development including Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy Theory (5 credits)

NU6135 Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) (5 credits)

NU6136 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) models of Mental Health Problems I (5 credits)

NU6137 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) models of Mental Health Problems II (5 credits)

NU6138 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) models of Mental Health Problems III (10 credits)

Detailed Entry Requirements

Applicants for the Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy should normally have:

(a)          an Honours Primary Degree or an equivalent qualification  in a relevant subject (e.g. Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, Clinical Therapies, Education or other allied disciplines)

(b)          be a practising professional (Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, Occupational  therapy   speech and language therapy, Education or other allied disciplines)

(c)           applicants who are practising health care professionals must provide evidence of current registration with the relevant professional regulatory body (e.g. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (formerly An Bord Altranais), the Irish Medical Council, the Health & Social Care Professions Council (or equivalent regulatory body for pharmacists, occupational therapist, speech and language therapists etc.)) or be eligible for such registration.  Applicants from allied disciplines or teachers must provide evidence of professional certification.

(d)          have a minimum of twelve months post registration experience working within a health care or education setting.

(e)          applicants must provide a 250 words statement as to how this programme will be useful in their work 

(f)           In cases where the number of suitably qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available, preference will be given to practicing healthcare professionals in the field of mental health.<

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply. 

For full details of the application procedure click How to Apply. Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary information form as part of the applications process for this programme. This form is available to view from here supplementaryquestionscku12 (48kB)All required documentation must either uploaded to your online application or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway.

Please note that if an applicant is successful in gaining a place, and is unable to register in that year, deferrals are not permitted. Students are, however, welcome to reapply, and the previous cancellation will not affect any subsequent UCC application.

Course Practicalities

This part-time programme will take place one evening per week for 3 hours between September and May.  In addition a Block week of study will take place in September.

Assessment

Assessment of this course will include video work, reflective reports, case presentations, simulated practice assessment and written assignments.  Assessment will involve completing 5 written assignments

Who Teaches This Course

 Lecturers within the college along with CBT Psychotherapist’s and Clinical Psychologists in practice will teach on this programme

Further Contact Information

For further information please contact Ms Moira O Donovan at moira.odonovan@ucc.ie

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