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Short courses
Nursing & Health

Clinical Supervision for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practice
University Certificate in Postgraduate Professional Development


Course overview

The award is suitable if you are a health or social care practitioner who has completed cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) training and are BABCP accredited or working towards this.

You gain a theoretical understanding of the factors that make up and influence supervisory functioning enabling the provision of CBT supervision, which enhances the clinical practice of others and ultimately, improves psychological therapies for people experiencing mental health difficulties.

HEE funding for 2021/22
Please note: funding for this module may be available from your trust but this not guaranteed. If funding is not available, you will be informed.

Where you study

Online and at Teesside University Darlington campus.


Course details

What you study

You study theories of learning, education and models of supervision and learn how these can be integrated into supervisory practice. Other influencing factors such as the supervisory relationship, culture, and legal and ethical issues are explored. You build a portfolio which involves achieving supervision competencies and reflection on your supervision practice and the context within which you deliver it.

How you learn

The award consists of a series of lectures and seminars some of which are delivered online.

Assessment is through a 3,000 critical commentary and achievement of supervision competencies which are signed off by a practice supervisor.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You must have completed CBT training and be BABCP accredited. You will require a CBT supervisor to oversee your development as a clinical supervisor and sign off supervisory competencies.



Career opportunities

The award prepares you for delivering high quality CBT supervision to trainee or qualified therapists.



2021/22 entry

Fee for applicants:

Limited funded places available

  • Start date: January
  • Credits: 30

Apply online