Kerry Smith

Clinical Lecturer/ Programme Director, PG Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Faculty of Health Sciences

01483 463534

Kerry Smith is an HCPC-registered clinical psychologist and a BABCP-accredited cognitive behavioural therapist.

She has been the programme lead for the PG Diploma in CBT since 2009 when the course was set up to deliver training for IAPT High Intensity Therapists.

Kerry has led the way in developing the programme in the light of NHS changes and new guidelines to provide trainingfor CBT in secondary care and severe mental illness conditions.

She continues to work closely with services and maintains her own clinical work with clients with complex needs. Kerry has close links with the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training course.


Research Interests

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

  • Supervision in CBT

  • Personality disorders

  • Eating disorders


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Basic CBT theories and Skills

  • CBT for Common Disorders and Processes in SMI

  • CBT for Specific Disorders: Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder

  • CBT for Specific Disorders: Personality Disorders and Complex Presentations

  • CBT: Supervised Practice Modules

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA Psychology, University of Sheffield

  • MSc Clinical Psychology, Newcastle University

External roles

  • External Examiner, Manchester University (current)

  • BABCP Course Directors group

  • Member, Regional Early Interventions in Psychosis network steering group

  • Chair, East Riding and South Humber BABCP (previous)

  • External Examiner, Canterbury Christchurch University (previous)