All OCTC Postgraduate Courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) are run in collaboration with the University of Oxford's Department for Continuing Education*.  Our new programme provides an accessible and flexible format of CBT training, well suited to the needs of contemporary mental health practitioners, whilst maintaining the 'gold-standard' delivered over the past two decades.

The course aims to equip practitioners with the CBT skills necessary to implement evidence-based treatment for the most common psychological disorders. The course is open to all mental health professionals with at least one year's experience of supervised clinical practice. It comprises 20 days of teaching over two terms, including weekly supervision groups.
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This course is open to mental health professionals with at least 2 years of supervised clinical practice and the equivalent of the University of Oxford Postgraduate Certificate in CBT.

There are four separate Postgraduate Certificate pathways for the Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced CBT: Complex presentations / Psychological trauma / Psychosis & Bipolar / Supervision & Training.
Applicants should apply for only one option at a time.
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Having successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in CBT or the Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced CBT, you can apply to progress to the Postgraduate Diploma in CBT. To complete this, you will take one of the courses not taken as part of the Postgraduate Certificate: Complex Presentations; Psychological Trauma; Psychosis and Bipolar; Supervision and Training.
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Interested in carrying out quality research? Want to contribute to the evidence base for CBT? The MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy offers clinicians who have finished the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) an opportunity to progress to the MSc in CBT. This two year, research-based award provides the foundation for carrying out research and publishing an academic paper.
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This course offers a rare opportunity for experienced CBT practitioners to carry out doctoral-level research on a part-time basis in an area related to cognitive behavioural theory and/or practice. The DPhil is normally carried out over eight years, equivalent to four years of full-time study, although it may take less time in certain circumstances.
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Clinicians wishing to acquire a foundation in research design and methodology may attend the preparatory module of the MSc. The teaching and discussion will prepare students to develop a comprehensive proposal for research that can be carried out in their clinical setting.
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The course offers clinicians the opportunity to refine advanced clinical skills and to be brought up to date with the latest advances in practice. Master-classes include 'Anxiety', 'Depression@ and 'Assessing and treating more challenging presentations'. It comprises seven workshop days over two terms. Students choosing to have close supervision of a session and evaluation of a case report will fulfil the requirement for BABCP accreditation outstanding after successful completion of the PG Diploma.
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*University of Oxford Department of Continuing Education terms & conditions