Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Complex presentations / Psychological trauma / Psychosis & Bipolar / Supervision & Training

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.

Applications closing dates:

25 January 2019, 12 noon

10 May 2019, 12 noon

28 June 2019, 12 noon


Further information is now available on the University of Oxford Graduate Admissions website.

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.

Complex Presentations

Course lead: Dr Sarah Rakovshik

This course trains therapists to apply evidence-based treatment to presentations falling outside standard CBT protocols – given that comorbidity and complexity are often the rule, and not the exception, in clinical populations.  The course comprises 16 days of teaching over five months including supervision on a fortnightly basis.

ECBT CP additional info

Psychological Trauma

Course lead: Martina Mueller

The course covers the impact of psychological trauma on brain function, memory and psychological development, as well as techniques for working effectively with developmental and adult trauma in a range of trauma populations.  The course comprises 16 days of teaching in four blocks over a year, with each block including one half-day consultation group.

ECBT PT additional info

Psychosis and Bipolar

Course lead: Louise Isham

This new addition to the OCTC programme reflects the growing evidence base for CBT as an effective intervention for people with psychotic and bipolar disorders.  Cognitive models of psychosis and bipolar will be covered as well as the latest evidence-based techniques for working with these client groups.  The course comprises 18 days of teaching across the year, with an initial four-day induction block in October followed by fortnightly one-day sessions during term time (including teaching and one 2 hour group supervision session).

ECBT P&B additional info

Supervision and Training

Course lead: Dr Helen Kennerley

This course develops both supervisory and training skills by combining didactic presentation with live teaching and live supervision practice.  It reflects the expectation that clinicians will be able to offer sound supervision and training in CBT, thus achieving and maintaining adequate standards of CBT. The course comprises 18 workshops (presented in five teaching blocks from October to March).

ECBT S&T additional info


Class of 2016-2017 Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced CBT Supervision & Training

Sjofn Evertsdottir, Evelyn Mullers-Conneely, Nick Hawkes, Melanie Fennell (Tutor), Joe Nuttorn

Nick Hawkes, Sjofn Evertsdottir, Joe Nuttorn, Helen Kennerley (Course Lead), Evelyn Muller-Conneely