All OCTC Postgraduate Courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) are run in collaboration with the University of Oxford's Department for Continuing Education. Our DPhil is an opportunity to conduct high quality CBT research under expert supervision, consistent with the values OCTC has honed since its inception over two decades ago.

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 21 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 & Personality development / 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 & Personality Development; Psychosis and Bipolar; Supervision and Training; Children & Adolescents.
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Our MSc in CBT now has both clinical and research-based pathways.

Research: If you are interested in carrying out quality research and 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.

Clinical: If you want to hone your proficiency in implementing evidence-based treatment across a wide range of clinical presentations, and in disseminating these treatments as trainers and supervisors to other practitioners, then clinicians who have finished the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can undertake an additional one-year specialist pathway to achieve an MSc in CBT.
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All OCTC Postgraduate Courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) are run in collaboration with the University of Oxford's Department for Continuing Education. Our DPhil is an opportunity to conduct high quality CBT research under expert supervision, consistent with the values OCTC has honed since its inception over two decades ago.
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University of Oxford Department of Continuing Education terms & conditions