Core Training (Psychiatry) Introductory CBT Course

About the programme

The Introduction to CBT course is a six month programme on Friday mornings.  It runs over two semesters each, September to February and March to August.

The first component consists of a one week teaching block.  This will be followed by two further half day lectures on a Friday morning and then group close supervision (video) also on Friday mornings.  Additional half day lectures will take place after each four week supervision blocks.

The programme will be theory based learning focusing on generic and therapeutic competences, basic CBT principles and some specific CBT and problem specific competences.  The programme will involve lectures, experiential and reflective learning via role plays and video work.


Programme Participant Criteria and Clinical Practice Requirements

Programme Participant Criteria

The teaching component is open to CT2-3 trainees who work or have worked within GMMH.

Any spare places will be offered to those at a higher grade or non-GMMH for a fee of £500.

The supervised practice component is open to a maximum of 6 internal trainees.


Course Clinical Practice Requirements

Participants will have access to one adult client with a primary problem of anxiety and depression, who are likely to find CBT a helpful approach.

Training supervision is video based, so participants will need to have access to appropriate equipment and must agree to, and comply with, the relevant Information Governance policies of GMMH in relation to the storage and transportation of clinical material.

How to apply

If you meet the programme participants criteria, you must email Dr Adam Dierckx ( expressing an interest. 

Please note there is no application form to complete and Dr Dierckx will decide on the allocation of places.

Programme Administrator

Clare Molyneux

Please note that we are unable to give advice on what programme is best for you or give career advice.