Associate Lecturer in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 

Location: High Wycombe

Contract type: Atypical

Salary Range: £44.57 per hour

Part time

Ref No: 766

The School of Human and Social Sciences is pleased to invite applications for the role of Associate Lecturer in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Applications are invited from clinically active BABCP accredited CBT Therapists who are passionate about delivering student-focused evidence-based CBT education. We are looking to build a team of Associate Lecturers to contribute the following key areas:

  • Clinical teaching and clinical skills development
  • Clinical supervision
  • KSA support and development
  • Dissertation support and supervision
  • Academic support and marking.

The roles are flexible, and you can choose the areas and roles you would like to contribute to (or combination of roles). It is anticipated that Associate Lecturers will meet as a team on occasion, to ensure the smooth running of the programme and there is a team ethic.

Our psychology portfolio includes full time British Psychological Society accredited undergraduate degrees such as Psychology, Criminological Psychology, and Counselling Psychology. Our postgraduate courses include MSc programmes in Applied Positive Psychology; Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education; BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PGDip; and Applied Forensic Psychology.

You will form part of the teaching team for the MSc/PG Diploma /PG Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy delivered at our High Wycombe campus. The programme is a BABCP level 2 accredited course, and you will contribute towards the maintenance of the minimum training standards for CBT.

You must be accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. You will understand the UCL CBT competency framework, the minimum training standards for CBT, and the national core curriculum for CBT. The training must be delivered in accordance with these national standards. Specialism or expertise in a key problem area (e.g. PTSD, Depression, OCD, Social Anxiety etc) would be desirable to ensure the delivery of up to date teaching, informed by clinical practice. You will need a good understanding of both cognitive & behavioural models, in order to provide comprehensive and balanced teaching in both cognitive & behavioural approaches in CBT.

This would suit an applicant who wishes to expand their clinical portfolio with an academic role or work towards a career in an academic setting.

For an informal discussion, please contact Head of School Dr. Ciaran O’Keeffe on 01494 522141 ext 3285, or email or Caroline Dugen-Williams, Associate Professor in CBT and Course Director for the CBT programme –

Closing date: ongoing.

All applications are to be made in full and online. The University operates an anonymised shortlisting process and therefore any uploaded CV’s or supporting documents must not include your name and personal details.

At Buckinghamshire New University equality of opportunity and diversity is at the heart of all we do and fully integrated into our values. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone thrives and feels a sense of belonging. We are committed to diversity and welcome applications from different backgrounds and experiences.

Buckinghamshire New University is a Disability Confident employer and as such you will be given the opportunity to declare a disability as part of the application process.

The University is also committed to achieving the Race Equality Charter.


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