Counselling for Depression Training

Counselling for Depression (CfD) is a manualised form of psychological therapy as recommended by NICE for the treatment of depression.  It is made available within the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services to support patient choice and ensure there is a range of therapies to meet patients' needs.

The Counselling for Depression (CfD) programme trains counsellors to provide a depression-specific therapy for individual clients in an IAPT setting. It provides CPD for Counsellors who are already trained in person-centred or humanistic approaches and who have significant clinical experience.

York St John University is one of only a few organisations in the country to run this training.

Dates and Location

Dates

Course dates for 19/20 are still to be confirmed. Applications are provisionally being added to a waiting list (subject to acceptance).

Location

York St John University

Further Details of the course

The CfD CPD training provides continuing professional development for counsellors who are already trained in person-centred or humanistic approaches and who have significant clinical experience.

The course consists of a five-day taught programme, followed by a period of supervised clinical work.

The CfD programme trains counsellors to provide a depression-specific therapy for individual clients in an IAPT setting.

Eligibility Criteria

Essential  Desirable
Qualifications  

Diploma in humanistic or person centred counselling or psychotherapy

Evidence of working towards BACP Counsellor/Psychotherapy accreditation or equivalent

Postgraduate qualification in humanistic or person centred counselling or psychotherapy.

Current BACP counsellor/psychotherapy accreditation or equivalent.

Qualification to provide clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists (e.g. Certificate or Diploma in Supervision).

Experience  

Minimum two year post qualifying experience to providing brief counselling to clients with common mental health problems, particularly depression.

Experience of providing clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists in organisational settings.
Other  

Opportunity to undertake 80 hours of client practice with depressed clients.

Support of Line Manager to participate.

Support of Supervisor to participate.

Support of SHA/Commissioner to participate, if funding is being sought.

 

How to Book

Bookings are taken on a first come first served basis.

We accept applications of the word document attached below, via email to theadvantage@yorksj.ac.uk

Your application will then be assessed against the eligibility criteria, we will then notify you via email if you have been successful in securing a place on the course, or not.

Closing date for applications is three weeks prior to the start of the course.

Joining instructions will be sent out two weeks prior to the start of the course.

Course dates for 19/20 are still to be confirmed. Applications are provisionally being added to a waiting list (subject to acceptance). 

To book your place download and complete the  YSJ Counselling for Depression Application Form 18-19 (DOCx, 0.7MB)

Fees and Funding

Fees for Self-funding Individuals:

Please contact us on theadvantage@yorksj.ac.uk for details of fees for self-funding individuals.

 

Funded places: Limited funded places are available from Health Education England for the following regions in the North:

Yorkshire and Humber (including North Yorkshire and York, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire and Humber)

North East (including County Durham, Newcastle, Northumberland and North Cumbria)

North West (including Lancashire, South Cumbria, Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester)

 

Funding for Yorkshire & Humber region - see funding criteria.

For any queries for North East or North West regions - please email theadvantage@yorksj.ac.uk to check your eligibility

Contact us

T: 01904 876506  

E: theadvantage@yorksj.ac.uk

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