This PGDip Evidence-based Psychological Treatment course is designed to improve clinical knowledge in skills within psychological treatments which have been shown to be effective.
This course is run by the Charlie Waller Institute (CWI) and is aimed at mental health professionals from a range of professions - such as clinical psychologists, psychiatric nurses, social workers - who are incorporating psychological treatments into their work.
You will be learn through a combination of taught components, clinical skills masterclasses and supervision. The course is Level 1 accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and structured so that most of the criteria needed for personal accreditation are fulfilled.
Entry requirements: You are normally required to have a relevant undergraduate degree, a postgraduate qualification within a mental health profession, and access to ongoing clinical cases with whom you would engage in therapeutic practice and discuss in supervision.
Applicants without these qualifications but with extensive clinical experience in mental health will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants for this programme will be selected on the basis of application form and interview at the University of Reading.
What will you study?
Fundamentals of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) theory
CBT and the therapeutic relationship
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £6,000 (non-clinical), £9,400 (clinical) per year
New international students: £6,000 (non-clinical), £9,400 (clinical) per year
The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in the 2020/21 academic year. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants. You can find further information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
Our PGCert/Dip programmes are designed for individuals who work in the area of mental health and wish to improve their clinical knowledge of psychological treatments that have been shown to be effective.