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BABCP sets Minimum Training Standards (‘MTS’) for accreditation as a Cognitive and/or Behavioural Psychotherapist. We use these standards to assess whether someone meets the minimum criteria to become accredited. People who use CBT services; employers and members of the general public can use them as a benchmark for CBT training, and can expect someone who is accredited by us to meet these standards.
The standards give details about the level of training, experience and practice that therapists must have in order to become accredited. We use these standards to assess applications for Accreditation as a Cognitive and/or Behavioural Psychotherapist and CBT Course accreditation.
Applicants who successfully complete accredited CBT courses will be assessed against the Minimum Training Standards in force when they were selected to the CBT training programme. Individual applicants for accreditation are subject to the MTS that are in force at the time that they apply for accreditation.
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Minimum Training Standards [PDF]
Other documents and resources to read alongside our Minimum Training Standards are:
BABCP Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics
BABCP Complaints process
BABCP Core Curriculum 2021
The CBT Register UK and Ireland
This summary information is intended as a helpful overview of the MTS, and should not be used as a substitute for the full Minimum Training Standards
Section 1: Summarises the aims of the MTS
Section 2: Overview of accreditation requirements
To become accredited as a Cognitive and/or Behavioural Psychotherapist, you must show that you have met the standards, as well as providing evidence that:
Section 3: Your professional background in mental health
Section 4: Evidence of CBT training
Section 5: Personal development
Section 6: Assessment of knowledge, theory, research and/or publication
Section 7: Supervised clinical practice