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BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy

Post by Sushiroll » Wed May 17, 2017 11:41 am

Hi all,

I will be starting the DClinPsy this september (yay!!) and am intrigued to know people's views on some courses offering a BABCP CBT pathway within the course? I understand that for psychologists that hope to go on to work in IAPT this may be beneficial however I can't see the need and relevance for this as a Clinical Psychologist. Apologies if I have missed something here! What do others think?

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Re: BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy

Post by maven » Thu May 18, 2017 7:26 pm

Why not be accredited in an evidence based therapy technique as well as the more general clinical training?

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BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy

Post by Bela » Fri May 19, 2017 8:42 am

There is also an argument that one of our drawbacks is that we are currently unable to supervise IAPT CBT therapists for their CBT work and therefore in some settings, may struggle to demonstrate our worth over another professional who IS able to offer this supervision.

I also agree with Maven and think there is a huge amount of value in gaining accreditation in our own 'specialist' therapeutic approaches once qualified, rather than being seen as a jack of all trades and master of none.

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Re: BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy

Post by Sushiroll » Fri May 19, 2017 10:34 am

Ah these are great points. Thank you for your responses - I have applied for it so hoping I get it now! Great point about supervision and another way of demonstrating our worth!

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Re: BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy

Post by Alexander » Fri May 19, 2017 11:49 am

Accreditation is quite arduous though and requires an ongoing caseload of (i think) 50% CBT. I too was interested but have been a bit dissuaded by the ongoing requirement.

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Re: BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy

Post by Fluffy92 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:57 am

Great to see there is a thread on this!

I have got a place to start on the doctorate this year. My university are allowing some people to do CBT training whilst completing the doctorate. I am just wondering whether anyone has done this before and what your experiences has been like of this? Is it a struggle to do both at the same time? How have you balanced the demands of each?

I’m aware the doctorate is very intense and don’t want to push myself too much. However, this sounds like an amazing opportunity as CBT training was something I would have been keen to do post qualifying anyway. I would be really interested to hear people’s thoughts on this.

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Re: BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy

Post by Alex » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:37 pm

BABCP accreditation is the gift that keeps giving -it has opened up so many opportunities as a psychologist in jobs (not just iapt), supervising, teaching and training. You can confident in CBT competency at end and as Bela said you can get past over as a supervisor if not babcp accred in some services. From what I heard, is that it depends on course but there is not a large amount of extra work (if it is BABCP accredited pathway on doctorate). Certainly don't think about it as 'just for iapt'. However, I think the department of health has/wants clinicians who work in iapt to have babcp accred as a requirement now.

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Re: BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy

Post by workingmama » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:47 pm

Workingspouse did this (the BABCP accreditation off the back of the DClinPsy) and was pleased they did. There was a bit of to-ing and fro-ing about evidencing the hours and teaching, but all went through. Hope this helps.
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Re: BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy

Post by hawke » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:18 am

I'm on a doctorate course that doesn't offer an accredited CBT route - and indeed, I'll soon be a 1/3 of the way through without doing any formal CBT as it wasn't my placement or supervisor's speciality, although I've got got 3+ years as a PWP underpinning my CBT experience.

Can anyone give more detail on what is needed to get BABCP accreditation following the course? Either through a formal qualification, or through getting accredited for the hours & training we've already done. I'm particularly wondering if there is anything I should be doing during my training that might make my life easier later on down the line?

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Re: BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy

Post by Northernlad » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:25 pm

You can do this on the course I am on. Basically, CBT teaching counts toward the 450 CBT training hours required for accreditation and the 200 clinical hours can be made up on placement - but would mean elective placements would need to be very CBT-oriented. I'd imagine you would also need to write a few more case studies and do other bits and pieces. The minimum training standards are published on the BABCP website under accreditation.

Hope this helps!

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