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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
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Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the degree of Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy requires that the candidate will:

(a) have met the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree from a New Zealand tertiary institution, or equivalent; and

(c) have completed relevant work experience in mental health, undertaken within five years of application for admission to the programme, as approved by the Academic Board or their delegate.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy shall follow a flexible course of study, which shall consist of 700-level courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) courses specified in the Schedule to the Diploma; and including

(b) attending contact courses, block courses, workshops, tutorials and carrying out supervised practice as required.

Specialisations

3. The Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is awarded without endorsement.

Academic Requirements

4. Every candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy shall perform to the satisfaction of the Academic Board or their delegate clinical practice in accordance with the requirements of the following course: 175.765 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Clinical Practicum.

Student Progression

5. Before enrolling in the Clinical Practicum, candidates shall provide evidence to the satisfaction of Academic Board or their delegate that they have prior experience in mental health and a current supervised caseload in an institution or institutions approved for this purpose by the Academic Board or their delegate.

6. In cases of sufficient merit, the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy may be awarded with distinction or merit.

Completion Requirements

7. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

8. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Compulsory Subject courses (60 credits from)

175.761 Theory and Practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 15 credits

175.762 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Depression 15 credits
P 175.761 C 175.761

175.763 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety Disorders 15 credits
P 175.761, 175.762

175.764 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Chronic and Complex Disorders 15 credits
P 175.763 C 175.763

Compulsory Practicum course

175.765 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Clinical Practicum 60 credits
P 175.764

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