Psychological Therapies Training Centre

ABOUT THE TRAINING CENTRE

The Psychological Therapies Training Centre (formerly CBT Training Centre and Salford Cognitive Therapy Training Centre) is part of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) and was established in 2000 as part of what was then Mental Health Services of Salford, with the aim of creating a centre of excellence for cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) training in the northwest region. This aim has been achieved and maintained with the support of local clinicians, managers at what is now GMMH, the University of Manchester, and that of regional, national and international leaders in CBT.

All centre staff are experienced in CBT and have extensive training from centres in Oxford, Newcastle and California. The Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate programmes include workshops led by experts in the field of CBT many of whom have international reputations. The programme supervisors all have extensive knowledge and experience of CBT practice, training, supervision and research.

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAMMES

At the Psychological Therapies Training Centre we offer a range of programmes, with a variety of access routes.

All the programmes are based on and/or nearby the Prestwich site of GMMH. They are designed to fit in with NHS recommendations regarding the development of clinical practice as stipulated in the National Service Framework. Skills and knowledge gained on these programmes will enable Practitioners to meet the objectives set out in Clinical Governance.

The Psychological Therapies Training Centre is committed to the principles of lifelong learning and continuing professional development.

Below is a brief description of each programme and detailed whether applications are only accepted from certain services. 

 

For more details on a course that interests you, please use the navigation bar on the left.

Please also see the list of Frequently Asked Questions.

The name(s) of the Programme Administrator(s) for each of the programmes is detailed at the bottom of each page should you need any further information.  Please note that we are unable to give advice on what programme is best for you or give career advice.

ADULT TRAINING PROGRAMMES - PLEASE CLICK TO OPEN

PG Diploma in Cognitive & Behaviour Therapies – Cognitive Therapy (CT) pathway: Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive & Behaviour Therapies – CT Pathway is an advanced programme to which individual applicants can apply directly.

 

PG Diploma in Cognitive & Behaviour Therapies – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) pathway – BABCP Level 2 Accredited: Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive & Behaviour Therapies – CBT Pathway.  This pathway is our Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) High Intensity programme and is a programme for those who are employed as therapists in training in associated IAPT services. It is currently unavailable to external applicants.

 

PG Diploma in Cognitive & Behaviour Therapies – CBT for Psychosis & Bipolar Disorder (CBTp) pathway: Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive & Behaviour Therapies – CBT for Psychosis & Bipolar Disorder (CBTp) pathway is predominantly for current staff within EI Services, who have the support of their EIP Manager/Clinical Lead, however staff outside EI Services (public sector services which specialise in working with service users with psychosis & bipolar disorder) may apply, and any unfilled places will be open to those applicants.

 

PG Certificate in Advanced Applications of CBT for Psychosis & Bipolar Disorder: Top-up CBT training: Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Applications of CBT for Psychosis & Bipolar Disorder: Top-up CBT training is predominantly for current staff within EI Services, who have the support of their EIP Manager/Clinical Lead, however staff outside EI Services (public sector services which specialise in working with service users with psychosis & bipolar disorder) may apply, and any unfilled places will be open to those applicants.

 

CBT in the Context of Long Term Distressing and Persistent Health Conditions: There are two pathways within this programme a CPD pathway and an accredited pathway and is a programme for those who are employed in associated NHS services (and partnership agencies) across the North West (details of which are detailed on the programme webpage).  It is currently unavailable to external applicants.

ADULT & CYP TRAINING PROGRAMMES - PLEASE CLICK TO OPEN

Foundation in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT): Foundation in CBT (Adult & CYP) is a continuing professional development programme.  It is an introductory programme to which individual applicants working with either adults or children and young people can apply directly.

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (CYP) TRAINING PROGRAMMES - PLEASE CLICK TO OPEN

PG Diploma in Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP IAPT) – 0-5’s pathway: Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP) is a programme for those who are employed in associated CYP Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) services.  Application forms are sent to the CYP IAPT Service Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the North West Collaborative.  It is currently unavailable to external applicants.

 

PG Diploma in Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP IAPT) – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) pathway – BABCP Level 2 Accredited: Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP) is a programme for those who are employed in associated CYP Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) services.  It is BABCP Level 2 accredited.  Application forms are sent to the CYP IAPT Service Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the North West Collaborative.  It is currently unavailable to external applicants.

 

PG Diploma in Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP IAPT) – Parent Training for Conduct Disorders (PT) pathway – BABCP Level 2 Accredited: Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP) is a programme for those who are employed in associated CYP Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) services.  Application forms are sent to the CYP IAPT Service Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the North West Collaborative.  It is currently unavailable to external applicants.

 

PG Diploma in Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP IAPT) – Systemic Family Practice (SFP) pathway – AFT Accredited: Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP) is a programme for those who are employed in associated CYP Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) services.  Application forms are sent to the CYP IAPT Service Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the North West Collaborative.  It is currently unavailable to external applicants.

 

PG Diploma – Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP): Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment – Educational Mental Health Practice for Children & Young People (EMHP).  This is a recruit to train programme and applicants will be applying for a new job.  Applicants apply via NHS Jobs.

 

PG Certificate – Interpersonal Therapy with Adolescents (IPT-A) pathway: Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP) is a programme for those who are employed in associated CYP Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) services.  Application forms are sent to the CYP IAPT Service Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the North West Collaborative.  It is currently unavailable to external applicants.

 

PG Certificate – Learning Disability and Autism Pathway: Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP) is a programme for those who are employed in associated CYP Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) services.  Application forms are sent to the CYP IAPT Service Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the North West Collaborative.   It is currently unavailable to external applicants.

 

PG Certificate – Wellbeing Practitioner (CYPWP): Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-based Psychological Treatment – Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Practitioner.  This is a recruit to train programme and applicants will be applying for a new job.  Applicants apply via NHS Jobs.

 

 

 

PG Certificate – Service Leadership: Postgraduate Certificate in Service Leadership for Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP) is a programme for those who are employed in associated CYP Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) services.  Application forms are sent to the CYP IAPT Service Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the North West Collaborative.  It is currently unavailable to external applicants.

 

 

 

PG Certificate – Service Supervisor: Postgraduate Certificate in Supervision Skills for Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP) is a programme for those who are employed in associated CYP Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) services.  Application forms are sent to the CYP IAPT Service Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the North West Collaborative. It is currently unavailable to external applicants.

 

 

 

Enhanced Evidence Based Practice (EEBP): Enhanced Evidence Based Practice Programme (EEBP) for Children and Young People.  This programme is part of the national Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) initiative.  Application forms are sent to the CYP IAPT Service Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the North West Collaborative. It is currently unavailable to external applicants.

OTHER TRAINING PROGRAMMES - PLEASE CLICK TO OPEN

Core Trainee (Psychiatry) Introductory CBT Course: Core Trainee (Psychiatry) Introductory CBT Course is an introductory programme for CT2-3 Trainees in Psychiatry. Priority is given to Trainees who work or have worked at GMMH.  External candidates and higher grades are considered if places are available.  Information is sent out to all Trainees via local tutors and the Deanery.