The Postgraduate Professional Development in Evidence-based Psychological Treatment course is designed for those who wish to improve their clinical knowledge of effective psychological treatments.
Run by the Charlie Waller Institute for Evidence-based Psychological Treatment within the Department of Psychology, a key aspect of this course is flexibility in psychological treatments.
You can attend specific modules according to your 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.
Description of entry requirements: Normally a relevant undergraduate degree and some experience within a mental health profession.
What will you study?
Fundamentals of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Foundation skills for working with trauma
Advanced skills for working with trauma
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: £ per year
New international students: £ per year
See Charlie Waller Institute website as these vary by module.
The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in the 2021/22 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 postgraduate professional development course is 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.