Cognitive Behavioural Practice

Queen's University Belfast


Course Name Cognitive Behavioural Practice
Course Provider Queen's University Belfast
Course Code 56315 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Queens University Belfast None
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Belfast
Qualification Letters PgCert
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Entry year 2020
Application Date How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.
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Duration 1 year part-time.

Teaching Times
Part-time (1 day per week)
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Entry Requirements

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A 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Applicants who do not meet this academic requirement but hold a professional qualification will be considered on an individual basis.


Number of Places 30
Comment Cognitive Behavioural Practice highlights

Industry Links
• Funding The course is currently commissioned by the Health and Social Care Board for a limited number of places for each Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland.

Internationally Renowned Experts
• The teaching team is comprised of a multi-disciplinary group of accredited skilled Cognitive Behavioural Therapy staff currently involved in clinical practice and research.
Course Content

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is recognised internationally as an effective psychological treatment for many emotional and mental disorders. The UK NICE guidelines recommends Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a number of conditions includin...

Subjects Taught The Postgraduate Certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete four 15-credit modules (60 CATS points):

Mental Health Awareness, Engagement and Assessment
An Introduction to CBT Theories and Methods
Providing Psychological Interventions at Levels 1 and 2 in a Stepped Care Model
Evidence-Based Low-Intensity Psychological Intervention for Mild to Moderate Mental Health Problems
Assessment Method Essays, case studies and DVD-recorded role plays.
Careers or Further Progression

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) services are an expanding area of health and social care services due to an increasing demand for evidence-based psychological therapies. The award of the Postgraduate Certificate in...

Further Enquiries Dr Michael Duffy 
Senior Lecturer
Dr Michael Duffy's main area of research interest has been mental health linked to trauma and conflict and the development of evidence based psychological interventions, in particular cognitive therapy for conflict related PTSD.

Mr Stephen Herron 
Programme Director
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