Thanks, Faye, Can you tell me which the more clinically oriented degrees are in the school? Or whom to contact to find out? Many thanks.
There are a number of courses which train people in practicing cognitive behavioural therapy and information can be gained from the school website about these.
There is also the Clinical Psychology Doctorate programme. For this candidates would need to have 1 years full time equivalent of clinically relevant experience (being supervised by a clinical psychologist), in addition to a bachelors degree in Psychology (usually of 2:1 or above). There is not an automatic route onto this programme, it is competitive through a clearing house:
Hello, Can you tell me what courses are available if I would like to work as a therapist? Is there anything other than CBT at university of Birmingham? Is the MA the correct route for psychotherapy?
As you say there are a number of courses which focus on CBT training here at Birmingham. (see the school website for further details)
However the Clinical Psychology Doctorate has a broader therapy base. As with all training courses to become a Clinical Psychologist CBT is one model of therapy that is required. However here at Birmingham we also teach and support placements using Psychodynamic therapies, behavioural frameworks and systemic thinking. There are also opportunities depending on availability to gain experience of other therapeutic models such as CAT, ACT, REBT…
Do have a look at the school of psychology website for further information about this course and the Clearing House website for information about Clinical Psychology courses nationwide, application criteria and process.
Hello, I am interested in practicing psychotherapy, can you tell me if there are any courses in the school of psychology to train in? What are the more clinical routs at the university for this? Thank you
Thank you for your question.
In terms of becoming a practicing psychotherapist the UKCP (http://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/16/therapists-section/) might be able to offer more information about courses and routes.
In terms of courses here at the University of Birmingham there are a range of courses that might interest you, including a variety of courses focusing on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, on Compassion Focused Therapy and also the Clinical Psychology Doctorate. Further information can be found on the website under ‘postgraduate courses, school of psychology’
I hope this is helpful
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Hello. I have a question regarding language criterion. I’m EU national and completed my BSc (sandwich) in the UK. Do I still need IELTS or equivalent?
That is a good question.
I am not certain of this but, I think that completion of a degree in the UK grants the candidate ‘proof’ of their ability to study in english and therefore does not necessitate IELTS.