Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Children and Adolescents) at University of Derby - UCAS

University of Derby

Degree level: Postgraduate

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Children and Adolescents) (Taught)

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Course summary

  • Study a course accredited by the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
  • Develop as an ethical practitioner and gain confidence in contemporary ‌ theories and practice in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy‌
  • Become an innovative reflective practitioner with a critical approach, informed by evidence-based practice
  • Train as a practitioner who’s in line with contemporary, academic, NHS, scientific and professional body standards, and undertake interprofessional learning opportunities
  • Learn from a highly committed, qualified, and experienced lecturing team
Our aim is to help you to become a skilled, independent cognitive behavioural psychotherapist. If you’re a caring professional who would like to develop expertise in evidence-based psychotherapy, this course is for you. You’ll be encouraged to become a reflective practitioner and increase your awareness and theoretical understanding of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. You’ll consider the theoretical, social, cultural and ideological contexts in which your clients perceive, confront and manage problems. You will also study the major trends and orientations within cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. We’ll encourage you to adopt an informed and critical approach to the professionalisation of psychotherapy, with a particular focus on ethical issues. Our teaching and learning approach varies depending on the nature of the subject. They will incorporate strategies such as problem based learning, lectures, group work and skills based practice to provide you with a practical, occupationally focused learning experience. All the members of our teaching team are practising cognitive behavioural therapists. You will also be allocated a personal tutor who will monitor your progress and support your studies. Most people study this course part-time to fit around their other commitments. We’re proud to say that our courses are closely mapped against the health and social care sector. This ensures that our curriculum is up-to-date, providing you with the assurance that your learning is current and relevant. This does mean that we do have to respond to national changes such as government policy. As a result, some of the information about our courses may change.


Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy; Cognitive Behavioural Specialist Practice (Adult or Children and Young People); Cognitive Behavioural Professional Requirements; Ethics, Law and Research in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy; Cognitive Behavioural Advanced Practice and Professional Requirements (Adult or Children and Young People); Independent Scholarship.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through: Critical case studies that examine your ability to apply theoretical knowledge to clinical practice. Observed exams and video recordings of clinical practice combined with critical analysis of your own performance which examines your ability to use and adapt high level skills into clinical practice and to critique your own performance. A reflective portfolio that will demonstrate your ability to apply research findings, problem solve and evaluate outcomes. The portfolio will fulfil the professional requirements for accreditation with the BABCP. You will also complete written assignments to demonstrate your academic ability to critically analyse and synthesise your findings, and undertake a clinical examination to test your professional judgement and critical decision-making.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Entry requirements

These normally include an undergraduate degree in a health and social care related area including experience in a relevant field. Applicants with a core profession in mental health nursing, occupational therapy, social work, psychiatry, psychology or counselling will require at least two years of post qualification experience in mental health care. Individuals without a recognised core profession can be considered through the development of a Knowledge, Skills and Attitude (KSA) portfolio of evidence plus at least two years of post qualification experience in mental health care. Applicants with a qualification in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, or substantive experience in supervised practice may be eligible for entry via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required as they provide the criminal records checking service for the programme.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £1260* Module
Northern Ireland £1260* Module
Scotland £1260* Module
Wales £1260* Module

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Children and Adolescents) at University of Derby - UCAS