Are you a member yet? Membership is open to all and is the first step towards accreditation.
The requirements for Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Accreditation are set out in the Minimum Training Standards. The Core Curriculum gives further information on the expected content of training.
You must complete at least 200 hours’ individual CBT assessment and therapy under CBT clinical supervision.
You must use evidence-based case conceptualisation and protocols. These are described in the Core Curriculum.
You must have training in the way that the therapy is delivered. For example, face-to-face, video-conferencing or other remote methods.
You must show that you have completed at least eight cases including assessment and treatment under CBT clinical supervision.
The eight cases must include -
The interventions used for the eight training cases must be based on core CBT evidence-based protocols or formulation driven CBT treatment.
At least four of the eight training cases must be presented and formally assessed as case studies. Written case studies should be between 2000-4000 words.
Some training courses will specify whether the case studies must be the same cases as the ones which are ‘closely’ supervised. To meet our standards, the case studies can cover the same ones that are ‘closely’ supervised or they can be different.
Two of your case studies may be delivered as a ‘live’ case report or presentation using supporting information such as slides or a written summary. They must be formally assessed.
For accreditation, case studies must be marked as a ‘pass’, whether this is part of a formal programme or completed independently. The completed mark sheets for the case studies must be submitted along with the application or the assessor must sign section 3f of the application form.
All four case studies must meet our academic standards for formal assessment. When marked independently, the assessor must have recent experience of marking case studies in an academic setting. for accreditation. You can find more information in the links below.
Case Study Marking Guidelines
Part B of the Core Curriculum lists specialisms and approaches which can be included in up to half of your 200 hours CBT taught hours – see below.
They may also be used within your supervised practice and case studies during training with the following provisos –
Areas listed in Part B of the Core Curriculum