HOW OCTC CAN HELP TOWARDS BABCP ACCREDITATION
Do you need help to become accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)?
The BABCP offer three different types of accreditations
- CBT Practitioner Accreditation
- CBT Supervisor Accreditation
- CBT Trainer Accreditation
N.B. to become accredited as a Supervisor and /or Trainer of CBT with BABCP you must first become accredited as a practitioner of CBT.
Most NHS Mental Health Trusts and private providers of psychological therapies require clinicians offering CBT to clients to be accredited with the BABCP as CBT practitioner. Whilst this is not mandatory it is considered a benchmark for good practice and provides a framework for engagement in CBT specific clinical supervision and continuing professional development.
Within the BABCP there are two routes to CBT Practitioner Accreditation:
- Via a core profession route (clinical psychology, Counselling, mental health nursing, psychiatry, General Practice, Social Work, Occupational Therapy). This means the applicant has already completed a professional training and this training has equipped them with the necessary generic skills, attitudes and values to practice in the field of mental health.
- Via the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSA) route. This means the applicant has not completed a core professional training but has through a non-traditional route gained knowledge, skills and attitudes which form an appropriate foundation for pursuing training and accreditation as a Practitioner of CBT.
OCTC offers a consultation service to guide applicants who wish to apply to BABCP accreditation through BABCP accreditation processes. This includes:
- Applications for CBT Practitioner accreditation from applicants already holding a core professional qualification
- Applications for CBT Practitioner accreditation that in addition require completion of the KSA portfolio
- Applications from CBT Practitioners accredited as CBT Practitioners with BABCP who in addition wish to apply for accreditation as CBT Supervisor and/or Trainer.
OCTC also offers the following services to assist applicants in meeting the BABCP Practitioner Accreditation criteria:
- Assist with meeting the BABCP Minimum Training Standards (MTS) requirement for any deficit in the number of CBT theory and clinical practice hours via participation in OCTC workshops and tuition seminars.
- Assist with meeting the BABCP Minimum Training Standards (MTS) requirement for clinical supervision with a clinician accredited with BABCP as a CBT Practitioner, including the signing of your supervision log, provision of a written supervision reference (which meets the BABCP supervisor reference criteria) for use as part of the application
- Assist with meeting the BABCP Minimum Training Standards (MTS) requirement for ‘closely supervised’ cases, including rating recordings using a recognised CBT therapy assessment scale (i.e., ACCS or CTS-R)
- Assist with meeting the BABCP Minimum Training Standards (MTS) requirement for the treatment of a range of clinical presentations
- Assist with meeting the BABCP Minimum Training Standards (MTS) requirement for the number of written case studies. This includes the marking of case studies against OCTC/University of Oxford case study guidelines which are used to assess students undertaking the OCTC Postgraduate Diploma in CBT which is accredited at level 1 with the BABCP.
- Where applicants are seeking accreditation as CBT Supervisor and/or trainer OCTC can assist with meeting the BABCP accreditation requirements for supervision of supervisory practice.
Fees on request
Discounted fee will be available for alumni of our PG courses and for those within the NHS and whose work is NHS specific.
To access any of the above services please provide:
- The specific area with which you are seeking assistance.
Case Reports Marking
OCTC is experienced in providing both summative and formative evaluations, having been evaluating case reports for the academic courses we deliver in collaboration with the University of Oxford for over 25 years.
We offer a case report marking service with detailed formative feedback in addition to an overall rating and tailor it to your choice of:
- our own marking criteria or
- the BABCP marking criteria or
- criteria specific to the organisation that is relevant to you (please attached these to your request).
Fee: £260* (maximum number of words: 4000)
*Discounted rate of £230 per case for our PG course alumni and for those within the NHS and whose work is NHS specific.
To access this service please provide:
- Title of case report
- Word count
- Criteria to be used
- Date of case submission
- Date for marking completion