Flexible training

Flexible Professional Development Modules

The key aspect of this programme is flexibility. Students can attend specific modules according to their individual professional needs and working environment. Some modules hone skills and knowledge in a specific area (e.g. older people, trauma etc) and others cover a diverse range of disorders in less detail. Each module holds a University credit evaluation, and on successful completion, these credits can be accumulated towards a University of Reading qualification in Professional Development in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment.

Accumulated credits award:

  • Certificate (60 credits)
  • Diploma (120 credits)

Course benefits

  • Broaden, update, strengthen and deepen professional skills and competencies
  • Study for a single module or a full qualification
  • Gain a postgraduate University level qualification
  • Up to 4 years to complete a Diploma or Certificate
  • Enrolment for each module takes place at least once a year

If you would like to do the training without the assessment, please fill in the Flexible Training Application Form.

Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies

 

By following and being assessed on the Introductory module, Foundation Trauma and Advanced Trauma modules within 2 academic years, students will be awarded a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies.

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Accreditation of prior learning

The University will accredit prior learning on a case-by-case basis. Applicants will usually be required to have obtained an Honours degree in a discipline connected to mental health. The exception to this is the PYMINT module, Introduction to Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment, where NO specific qualification or experience of CBT is required.

 


Available Modules listed below:-

 

Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and evidence-based psychological treatment

This 4-day module will provide a thorough background to the fundamentals of cognitive behavioural therapy, and the role of evidence-based interventions within the NHS. No previous CBT knowledge is needed. On completion of this module students will have a detailed understanding of the generic approach to CBT, and be ready to be trained in disorder specific models and interventions.

Duration: 4 days

Date range: w/c 16 January 2018

Module code: PYMIN1

Cost: £470

Assessment: £175

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Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and evidence-based psychological treatment (APEL ROUTE)

Successful completion of this assessment accrues 20 Level 7 credits and ensures that students that are already conversant with the content of the Introductory course (above) do not need to replicate training in order to accrue credits. This written assessment enables students to demostrate their ability to identify and critically review the leading psychological treatments across a range of disorders, e.g. depression, anxiety, etc.  

Duration: 90 minutes

Date range: 31 January 2018

Module code: PYMIN3

Cost: £175

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Treatments and Models 1

This module comprises workshops equating to five full days on evidence-based psychological theory and treatments given by recognised national and international experts in the field. These workshops include topics on relatively straightforward, specific disorders that occur commonly in clinical practice.

Duration: 5 days chosen from 7

Date range: January–April 2018

Module code: PYMTM1

Cost: £585

Assessment: £175

 

Treatments and Models 2

This module comprises workshops equating to five full days on evidence-based psychological theory and treatments given by recognised national and international experts in the field. These workshops cover the the evidence-based theory for a range of Axis I psychological disorders and more complex cases (e.g., with multiple co-occurring diagnoses, including Axis II psychopathology).

Duration: 5 days chosen from 8 workshops

Date range: April–July 2018

Module code: PYMTM2

Cost: £585

Assessment: £175

Treatments and Models 3

The aim of this module is to enable students to use advanced evidence-based psychological treatments for cases with multiple psychological disorders, and to train students in the use advanced evidence-based psychological approaches that cut across specific diagnoses (i.e. transdiagnostic disorders).

Duration: 4 days chosen from 5 workshops

Date range: Autumn 2018

Module code: PYMTM3

Cost: £470

Assessment: £175

 

Foundation skills for working with trauma

This 4 day module will cover the core knowledge and skills that participants will need in order to work with clients who experience PTSD (following type I trauma). Participants will gain an understanding of psychological theories and current evidence-based interventions for treating PSTD. In particular, participants will gain skills in the assessment and formulation of PTSD as well as in specific therapeutic techniques for working with PTSD.

Duration: 4 days in one block

Date range: w/c 26 March 2018

Module code: PYMBWT

Cost: £470

Assessment: £175

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Advanced skills for working with trauma

This 5 day module will build on the basic trauma module above, but each day offers training for specific populations e.g. children; shame-based trauma;veterans, sexual abuse. Attendance at the basic module is a prerequisite for the advanced module (subject to APEL).

Duration: 5 days

Date range: w/c 4 June 2018

Module code: PYMAWT

Cost: £585

Assessment: £175

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