Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

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The Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is an introduction to the evidence-based application of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). It is designed for psychology graduates working in an allied health field, such as community work, social care and health settings. It will equip you to use the principles of CBT in your day-to-day work with clients who are experiencing high prevalence mental disorders such as anxiety and depression, and will provide you with both theoretical and practical skills in using CBT to work within a multidisciplinary team to reduce client distress and improve psychological functioning.

USC program code
Semester 1
12 months part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Completion of 4-year accredited sequence in psychology
Recommended prior study
Other requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Total courses
Total units
Not available to international students on a Student visa.

In addition to workshops, a component of professional skills work is required, comprising a mixture of preparation, simulated client work, and supervision activities.

Admission requirements

Completion of a four-year accredited sequence in psychology

Program structure

Required courses (4) 48 units

PSY702 Clinical Psychological Practice 1
PSY713 Professional Skills 1
PSY700 Advanced and Transcultural Counselling
PSY716 Professional Skills 2

Note: Program structures are subject to change

Total units: 48
Program requirements
  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the program structure
Program notes
  • The Program is available part-time only, commencing Semester 1
  • Courses completed under this program can not be applied as credit toward the Master of Professional Psychology and the Master of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Completing this program within the specified (part-time) duration is based on studying 24 unit points per semester (normally 2 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

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