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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy CBT & Motivational Interviewing MI for Practice



The Masters of Science in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) for Practice programme is an 18 month programme that arises from a requirement for health and social care professionals to provide effective evidenced based interventions for a range of health and social problems.

The programme is of particular interest to those working in health related fields including mental health nursing, social care, addiction services and voluntary organisations.

CBT is widely utilised for a range of psychological problems. Cognitive and behavioural treatments are among the most extensively evaluated of psychosocial interventions for problem alcohol and drug use. They have an impressive evidence base with many studies placing them at the very pinnacle of efficacious interventions.

Motivational interviewing (MI) grew out of the substance abuse and addiction treatment fields in the 1980s and continues to be widely used approach in this area. In the past 25 years, Motivational Interviewing has been adapted to the medical and social service fields and has now proven to be a significant tool for facilitating positive behaviour change in people with a range of addictions and others seeking to make positive changes in their lives.

CollegeWaterford Institute of Technology
Course LocationWaterford, Ireland
Course CategoryBusiness
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Course FeePOA
Course Duration18 months Blended
Carear PathThe central aim of the programme is to foster and develop both the conceptual and practical skills needed to contribute, succeed and lead in the area of therapeutic practice. Many of the candidates for this programme will be already working in a variety of settings in which people problems are a key issue.This course will afford participants to develop personally and professionally in the specific area of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, and provide a springboard for career advancement.
Phone051 302471
Course CodeWD587
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