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The BCTC Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy is a two-year part-time course. In Year One , CT theory and skills are taught one day each week from 9am until 5pm. Year One assessment consists of a 4,000-word personal essay, in which CT theory and skills are applied to trainee personal development. There is also a simulated client Viva and a psychopathology class test at the end of each semester. In Year Two theory and skills training continue one full day each week. An additional day each week is spent in practice placements, counselling three patients. The placements, all of which are usually arranged by BCTC staff, are held in GP surgeries or in psychiatric hospitals throughout Northern and Southern Ireland. Supervision is by BCTC approved clinical psychologists, who have a specialist interest in Cognitive Therapy. Year Two assessment consists of a 3,000 word Process Report, video presentations of client work and a 3,000 word Cognitive Case Study. Applicants for academic year 201011 The course will commence on Monday 6th September 2010. The closing date for applications is Friday 11th June 2010 and interviews will take place on Monday 28th June - Friday 2nd July 2010. Information Seminar Evenings Prospective applicants may wish to attend evening seminars. These are held three times each year, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the training room at BCTC. A 90-minute PowerPoint presentation, outlining elements of the BCTC Diploma, Cognitive Therapy and career opportunities in Cognitive Therapy is delivered. Seminars are relaxed and informal and refreshments are available. Staff and present and former BCTC trainees meet with seminarians for informal discussion about the Diploma. A fee of ?20 is payable. Upcoming Seminar Dates ? Thursday 4th March 2010 ? Thursday 3rd June 2010 Entrance Requirements Essential Criteria ? Minimum 23 years ? Primary degree preferably in relevant subject (e.g. psychology) or professional qualification in relevant subject (e.g. nursing, social work) Desirable Criteria ? Previous counseling qualification ? Relevant voluntary work Duration 2 years (part-time) Fees BCTC Course fees for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy are ?3,960 per annum (excl. VAT). This includes placement arrangement and back-up support for client work. Supervision fees of ?75 per month during Year II are also a professional requirement.

The BCTC Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy is a two-year part-time course. In Year One , CT theory and skills are taught one day each week from 9am until 5pm. Year One assessment consists of a 4,000-word personal essay, in which CT theory and skills are applied to trainee personal development. There is also a simulated client Viva and a psychopathology class test at the end of each...

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