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PSYC6091 CBT for Psychosis

Module Overview

The aim of this module is to extend your knowledge and understanding of CBT assessment and formulation and to examine CBT change methods in depth - as applied to psychosis.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Have a systematic knowledge of CBT models for specific presentations - psychosis
  • Know how to interrogate and critically appraise the evidence base - psychosis
  • Critically evaluate clinical practice and develop CBT skills to a high level - psychosis


• Phenomenology of psychosis • Theory and development of cognitive models for distressing psychosis • First person accounts and principles of recovery • Collaborative engagement and assessment • Situation specific and developmental formulation and treatment planning • Current clinical treatment models and approaches to intervention

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching and learning methods include lectures and workshops, which incorporate demonstrations, role-play, experiential learning and small group work. In addition, private study and assigned reading forms an important source of knowledge and understanding. We use a range of teaching and learning methods, and recognise that students have different preferred learning styles.

Independent Study150
Total study time200

Resources & Reading list

Kingdon, D.G., & Turkington, D. (2002). Psychosis and cognitive-behavioral therapy: case studies and clinical experience. 

Gumley, A. & Schwannauer, M. (2006). Staying well after psychosis: A cognitive interpersonal approach to recovery and relapse prevention. 

Freeman, D. & Garety, P. (2004). Paranoia: The psychology of persecutory delusions. 

Chadwick, P., Birchwood, M., & Trower, P. (1996). Cognitive therapy of delusions, voices, and paranoia. 

Larkin, W. & Morrison, A. (2006). Trauma and psychosis: New directions for theory and therapy. 

Lam D.H., Jones, S., Hayward, P. & Bright, J. (1999). Cognitive therapy for bipolar disorder. 

Chadwick, P. (2006). Person-based cognitive therapy for distressing psychosis. 


Assessment Strategy

Knowledge and skills will be assessed by a range of methods, including essays, presentations, experiential work, therapy recordings, case reports and supervisor reports. University assessors are responsible for marking all summative assessments. University assessors include academic members of the CBT team as well as CBT practitioners who have been approved by the University.


MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (4000 words) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Essay 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Tuition Fees

Module Fee (UK/EU)

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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