Psychological Therapies Training Centre

The Centre

The GMMH Psychological Therapies Training Centre (formerly Salford Cognitive Therapy Training Centre) 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 Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, 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 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.

The Courses

At GMMH we offer a range of courses, with a variety of access routes -

Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive & Behaviour Therapies - Cognitive Therapy Pathway is an advanced  programme to which individual applicants can apply directly.

Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive & Behaviour Therapies (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 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 Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services. It is currently unavailable to external applicants.

Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP IAPT) is a programme for those who are employed in associated Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Children & Young Peoples’ (CYP IAPT) services. It is currently unavailable to external applicants.

Foundation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT (Adult & CAMHS) is an introductory programme to which individual applicants working with either adult clients or children and young people can apply directly.

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.

All the programmes are based in Psychology Services on the Prestwich site of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. 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 Greater Manchester Mental Health Psychological Therapies Training Centre is committed to the principles of lifelong learning and continuing professional development.

Please use the navigation bar on the left to find out more about our courses or Contact Us and we'll be happy to discuss our programmes with you.