Last Updated on 22/08/2023

The Lancaster programme is approved by the HCPC and accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). The BPS requires all programmes to teach CBT and at least one other approach over 3 years. At Lancaster, we offer CBT, neuropsychology, cognitive analytic therapy and systemic practice. Within the systemic practice teaching there are also specialist teaching sessions on narrative therapy. Teaching on other models is also part of the curriculum.

Clinical experiences are shaped to provide clinical skills development in the trainees’ preferred approach(es) wherever possible. Trainees record their experiences in a portfolio and can consolidate their relevant experience after the programme ends. The programme is currently developing pathways via which trainees can obtain the necessary the experiences to obtain membership of specific therapy model professional bodies leading to accreditation with UKCP.