This module can also be taken as a short course that is not credit-bearing. You are not required to do the summative assignments if you take this module as a non-credit bearing course.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Understand and critically evaluate the differences between types of CBT formulations
- Understand the basic concepts and methods used in CBT
- Do a basic assessment of a person’s problems using CBT methods and concepts
- Distinguish between types of change techniques and evaluate which techniques are effective for different problems
- Understand the basic principles of therapeutic engagement and building and sustaining an effective therapeutic alliance,
The curriculum for this module will comprise the following components:
- Historical development and fundamental principles of CBT
- Generic models of depression and anxiety
- Information gathering - style and assessment (including guided discovery)
- Cognitive change techniques
- Behavioural change techniques
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching will comprise a number of different methods including lectures, experiential workshops, problem-based learning, e-learning, directed reading, and independent study. Skills-based competencies will be taught through demonstrations, simulated role plays, small group work, multimedia resources. This module will be assessed by a combination of formative and summative methods. The module includes a significant amount of experiential learning through role-play and other individual and group exercises. These experiential exercises have an important role in allowing you to put your theoretical knowledge into practice and will prepare you for applying CBT to patients if you decide to train as a CBT practitioner.
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Resources & Reading list
Learning Resources. The University Library holds CBT texts (both journal papers and books) from beginners to competent therapists. Most academic papers are available as electronic copies that can be downloaded from a University computer.
Greenburger, D. & Padesky, C. (1995). Mind Over Mood. New York: Guilford Press.
Hawton, K. (1989). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychiatric Problems: A Practical Guide. New York: Oxford University Press.
Westbrook, D., Kennerly, H. & Kirk, J. (2007). An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Skills and Applications.. London: Sage.
Beck, A.T., Rush, A.J., Shaw, B.F. & Emery, G. (1979). Cognitive Therapy for Depression. New York: Guilford Press.
This module will be assessed by a combination of formative and summative methods.
Formative assessment will include:
- Feedback on role play exercises
- Use of clinical vignettes to practise formulating problems using different types of CBT formulations
- 2000 word critical review
The module includes a significant amount of experiential learning through role-play and other individual and group exercises. These experiential exercises have an important role in allowing you to put your theoretical knowledge into practice and will prepare you for applying CBT to patients if you decide to train as a CBT practitioner.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Role-played CBT assessment
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal