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How do I become qualified in CBT?

To become an accredited BABCP CBT therapist, you will need to train in CBT. CBT training will be at least the equivalent of a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or Masters’ degree. Therapists applying for accreditation must obtain at least 100 taught CBT skills and theory hours from a single, coherent and assessed Post Graduate programme of study from a higher education institution/validated training course. This is Level 11 in Scotland, Level 7 in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and Level 9 in Ireland.

You will need to have a prior background in mental health to be accepted on to these trainings.  

There are CBT courses available at lower academic levels but these may not allow you to meet the criteria for accreditation. Accreditation with us is a requirement for many CBT jobs .

How to choose a CBT Training Course

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