20 credits at level HE7
The course is designed to enable participants to gain a good understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and to acquire skills that they can use in their current practice. It is developed for people who practice in one or more of the following settings:
• a helping/medical profession
• management (where working with people is the prime focus)
• psychology (particularly Clinical, Counselling, Educational or Occupational)*
• counselling (where the training is of or equivalent to the Accreditation requirements of BACP )
Participants should have experience of working with clients, usually for at least two years and have current access to clients in a setting amenable to the practice of CBT. They should be committed to taking responsibility for their own learning. The course can contribute to the minimum training standards for accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP)
*Student following the BPS Qualification in Counselling Psychology can use the course as part of the required training in CBT
• basic principles of CBT – including related systems (thoughts, emotions, behaviours, physiological sensations and contexts); positive and negative cycles; collaborative approach
• aspects of sessions: agenda setting, psychoeducation, socialisation to the model, goal setting, homework, phasing out therapy, relapse prevention
• assessment and formulation
• CBT techniques e.g.
o guided discovery and Socratic Questioning
o eliciting key cognitions; identifying, recording, monitoring examining and modifying negative automatic thoughts
the module will be delivered in the general format of lectures (approximately one third of the time) and skills training and practice (approximately two thirds of the time). Students will develop their knowledge and therapeutic skills, and their ability to critically evaluate literature, models and therapeutic practice. Assignments and feedback will be a key part of the learning process. Assessment will involve one essay requiring an academic and critically evaluative approach to the theories underpinning CBT and a case study to demonstrate application of skills and learning in participants’ own workplace.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||describe and critically evaluate the major theoretical approaches in CBT and their effectiveness and value in the context of professional practice||Justify the utility of major theoretical approaches to CBT in professional practice with reference to the relevant literature; Critically evaluate the effectiveness of approaches based on current research based literature|
|2.||critically evaluate and reflect upon your use of fundamental skills of CBT within your practice and professional role and with attention to the user perspective and stage of development||
Evaluate how effectively you have used CBT skills at Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the Mental Health system. Demonstrate a a high level of awareness and responsiveness to the service user perspective and their stage of development as child, adolescent or adult. Reflect on issues critical to the integration of CBT within your professional role.
|3.||give evidence of your practice of CBT, developing and deploying your skills appropriately for the service user with regard to, for example, age stage of development, vulnerability||produce a case study with recorded element or process reporting, verified within your place of work|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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|Host Subject Group:||Psychology|
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