Advanced CBT Practice (Resilience and Positive Development) Top-up to MSc
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The MSc Top-up Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practice (Resilience and Positive Development) is a researcher-practitioner degree aimed at those high intensity IAPT practitioners who want to develop a career in research and academia. It provides you with a platform to occupy senior management positions in the NHS and healthcare organisations.
The course enables you to add to your classic CBT training all the knowledge and skills required to treat clients using resilience training and the principles of positive development, as well as undertake research in these areas. You will need to enrol and successfully complete Module 6 of the PGDip Advanced CBT Practice (Resilience and Positive Development). You will then to take modules 7 and 8 to qualify for the MSc Advanced CBT Practice (Resilience and Positive Development).
The course is unique in using positive psychology principles and practice for the development of resilience and flourishing in clients with mental health issues. During the first and second year you'll have an opportunity to take part in a question-and-answer session in person with Dr Christine Padesky, and one to two online group sessions where you'll be able to discuss some client issues common to the whole group. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a master clinician.
The first module of the MSc top-up is module 6 of the PgDip (CBT interventions for the development of resilience and flourishing) and will be delivered one weekend a month. Modules 7 and 8 will take place on a weekday (usually a Monday or Wednesday).
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- Module 6: CBT interventions for the development of resilience and flourishing
Concepts of resilience in the face of adversity and flourishing will be explored and you'll develop your own personal model of resilience (PMR) which you can then learn to develop in your clients.
- Module 7: Research in health and social care
For those wishing to pursue the MSc pathway this module can replace or can be taken in addition to the module 'Classic and metacognitive approaches for the treatment of complex presentations'. It is delivered twice a year in September and February and you can elect to take it on a Monday or a Wednesday morning. It can be taken concurrently with Modules 4-6 in the PgDip curriculum. The purpose of this unit is to consolidate and extend your knowledge of research philosophies, approaches and methods. You'll learn about research design, methods of data gathering and data analysis and interpretation. Specific research methods and techniques are reviewed, including the use of questionnaires, interviews and observation to gather data, as are the techniques to analyse quantitative and qualitative data.
- Module 8: Dissertation
The dissertation unit provides you with the opportunity to experience designing, conducting and writing up a research study to add to the research base in positive CBT, particularly in the fields of resilience and flourishing. A research supervisor will support this work. You'll require ethical approval for your study. Beyond the scope of the dissertation unit, you'll be encouraged to disseminate and publish your work.
All modules are assessed by a mix of case studies, audio tapes and self-reflective essays.
In addition to having already obtained or being eligible to apply for BABCP accreditation, at the end of the MSc you will have a research-practitioner degree. You will be able to practice in the NHS and in private practice. Your services will be in high demand because you will be trained to enable people to climb onto pathways of resilience and flourishing in their lives, thereby producing positive development. Your services will therefore be in great demand as you will have unparalleled competence in furthering the well-being of the general public. In addition to the above you will also be able to apply for academic positions as a lecturer and/or a researcher. You may then wish to continue your studies in the form of a PhD.
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You will have successfully completed a High Intensity IAPT course which you will ideally have received from a BABCP accredited University.
Clients/Patients/Clinical and Research Supervision
If you have satisfactorily completed the requirements of a PgDip High Intensity IAPT course from an accredited University and are eligible for BABCP accreditation you will need to see clients suffering from mild to moderate depression and /or anxiety while you are completing the requirements of Module 6 and will need clinical supervision from a BABCP accredited supervisor for this module as a requirement of the course. It's likely that you will need access to clients for research purposes. The University will provide research supervision for you on a monthly basis.
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