I want to do Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for a degree but I'm unsure...

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The thing is that I want to become a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist in the future, but all I know is that I need a BSc Psychology (which is 3 yrs at University Of Birmingham), but I need to do another or maybe two more degrees and I don't know which ones to do. Has anyone any idea what degree to do and for how much years? Can anyone please guide me?
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I don't know very much about this tbh but I know that counsellors and just general psychologists work with CBT lots of the time anyway, so you could become a psychologist and then specialise?
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You cant do a degree just in CBT, you would have to do a degree in Counselling and Psychology and then specialise in CBT.

One example : https://www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/cours...ng-psychology/
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Some healthcare professions like Mental Health Nurses and Occupational Therapists can also specialise in CBT if you wanted to consider going down that route.
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A route is a postgraduate diploma after Psychology.

I am NOT recommending that route though.
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How many years would that take?
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How many years would that take?
A postgraduate diploma in low intensity therapy and variants thereof usually takes 1 year. You do this after undergraduate.

It's theoretical though. It's basically a training job and you study on the job. It's competitive to get on it. Many wait 1/2/3 years after graduation to get on it.

There's also a semantic problem. What the public call CBT is 1-1 generally. Many people don't regard groups, talking about sleep hygiene and various other topics as CBT. Nor do they regard things like on-line stuff as CBT. The NHS and private companies see it differently.
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